Monday Morning Coach
Edition of 8/11/2008


Carole Billingham's Monday Morning Coach for August 11, 2008

Setting Boundaries with others

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August 11, 2008 - A publication of The WisdomCoach -

Monday Morning Coach
Written weekly by
Carole L. Billingham, MCC

Spiritual and Business Coach

In this Issue:
Quote of the Week
What People Are Saying
Carole's Wise Women Circle
Watch Carole on YouTube
Carole's Blog
Become Carole's Friend
Recommended Book
August Specials!
Contact Carole

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Good Morning!


Last week I touched briefly on the importance of setting internal boundaries. Today I’d like to mention the importance of setting boundaries with others.


Learning to set boundaries with others often takes patience and a commitment to self.  At the foundation of setting healthy boundaries is the ability to truly love yourself. Many of us have been taught that doing so is selfish, when in truth not loving ourselves first and foremost leads to resentment and an unfulfilled life. As we have been instructed to put the oxygen mask on ourselves first and then our loved ones, we come to realize that we don’t have much to give others if our own oxygen tank is empty.


Setting boundaries with the people in your life is truly an act of self love. By doing so, we are saying that we value ourselves. Whether it’s saying no to attending an event that really doesn’t interest you, or lovingly asking your partner to honor your request for some rest, boundaries are an act of respect, both for yourself and others.


Often we fear that in setting boundaries or making requests we will be rejected. In truth, by withholding our requests, we start to feel a sense of bitterness and anger. The bad news is that the person we are truly angry with is ourselves, for not honoring our own needs. The good news is that at any given moment you can start to honor yourself and ask for what you need, it’s really up to you. Let me ask you this. Which feels better?  Being mired in resentment or remembering that you are worthy and acting accordingly?


So where are you holding back in making a request or setting a boundary? What might happen if you gather up some courage, remember your value, and asked for what you want? You might be amazed at what will come of it!


Have a worthy week,





Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week:  "There would be nothing to frighten you if you refused to be afraid." -- Gandhi


Question:  What fears keep you from truly enjoying your life? What do you think might happen if you set those fears free?


Affirmation:   "I willingly let go of my fears. As I do so, I see the beauty and wonder in all things. I am truly free."


Copyright 2008, Carole L. Billingham, MCC  All rights reserved.

What People are Saying about Coach Carole

"I look forward to reading your insights every Monday. Keep up the great work!"
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  Carole's Latest Book Recommendation


Kabul Beauty School: An American Goes Behind the Veil (paperback)
by Deborah Rodriquez (Author), Kristin Ohlson (Author)
In 2002, just months after the Taliban had been driven out of Afghanistan, Rodriguez, a hairdresser from Holland, MI, joined a small nongovernmental aid organization on a mission to the war-torn nation. That visit changed her life. In Kabul, she chronicles her efforts to help establish the country's first modern beauty school and training salon. The memoir offers a glimpse into a world Westerners seldom see-life behind the veil.

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August Specials!


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Contact Carole

Speaker, Author and Spiritual and Business Coach, Carole L. Billingham, MCC

Inspires spirited businesspeople to live with Power, Passion and Purpose
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