*Thanks to Kim for writing the following guest post about boundaries as part of her healing journey*
Over the last two years, I learned that my boundary type has contributed to a life-long pattern of disappointment and ‘let downs’ from those that I love, from friends, to lovers, to family. Making the connection between unrealistic expectations, self talk and how that affects my boundaries was groundbreaking for me. I was also able to take this following statement to heart: “Just because there is sadness or guilt in a decision, doesn’t mean that it’s the wrong decision for me”. Keeping this statement in mind has really helped me set more healthy boundaries that are in line with what is truly best for me. I am now learning to be more true to myself with less fear of how it will affect others.
Nicole Perry is a Registered Psychologist and writer with a private practice in Edmonton. Her approach is collaborative and feminist at its heart. She specializes in healing
About the Blog
This space will provide information, stories, and answers to big questions about some of my favorite topics - boundaries, burnout, trauma, self compassion, and shame resilience - all from a feminist counselling perspective. It's also a space I'm exploring and refining new ideas.