Being Well Podcast: Building Healthy Boundaries with Nedra Tawwab

Being Well Podcast: Building Healthy Boundaries with Nedra Tawwab

One of the hardest, and most important, parts of creating great relationships is setting healthy boundaries with other people. Boundaries expert Nedra Glover Tawwab joins the show to explore how we can trust our instincts, work through codependency, and build better boundaries. 

About Our Guest: Nedra has been a therapist for 13 years, and focuses on helping people build better relationships by teaching them how to implement healthy boundaries. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Psychology Today, Self, and Vice, and she’s the author of Set Boundaries, Find Peace, on sale now.

You also might have encountered Nedra’s work on Instagram, where she has an extremely popular page that shares wonderful content. 

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Key Topics:

1:40: What drew Nedra to her work on boundaries. 

4:25: Early signs that your boundaries are strong or flimsy.

6:20: Honoring the needs of children.

8:45: Trusting your instincts. 

11:40: Codependency.

13:05: How healthy boundaries support intimate relationships.

15:15: Distinctions between different kinds of boundaries

17:20: Working with feelings of selfishness. 

19:45: Walking through a process of setting a boundary. 

23:30: Anxiety associated with setting boundaries. 

26:00: Dealing with people who won’t change. 

30:40: Self-esteem and self-worth.

35:55: Fear and guilt.

39:50: Teaching people that boundaries are okay.

44:30: Respecting the boundaries of other people.

46:30: Accepting and letting go.

51:00: Creating healthy internal boundaries.

54:00: A message to your younger self. 

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