Are boundaries selfish? Will they ruin my relationship? Will I hurt someone? Which boundary is appropriate? What if I lose people? How do I stay grounded in my conviction to love and serve others as I establish them?
When it comes to setting healthy boundaries, the first questions or concerns heart-centered or service-hearted women bring to the table isn’t how they should set boundaries, but whether or not they should set them at all.
The Heart-Centered Woman’s Guide to Healthy Boundarieswill take you a step beyond teaching you what to do and what to say, and help you understand & establish a strong foundation for healthy boundaries within yourself and in your relationships. You will be invited to see your love & care for others as a super-power to leverage (rather than a liability to overcome) during the boundary-setting process, and you'll be provided with all the tools you need to establish healthy boundaries, enjoy healthier relationships, and a healthier life as you use them.
The Heart-Centered Woman’s Guide to Healthy Boundaries is a wise, practical & versatile toolkit of healthy relationship practices for women who struggle with people-pleasing, and the resentment, bitterness & burnout that seems to characterize lives leveraged in service to and love for others.
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Meet Lauren da Silva
Hey Friend! My name is Lauren - and this is my story :)
I spent the first decade of my ministry career working in unhealthy and toxic organizational structures that nearly cost me my health, my sanity and my family. There were days when I could barely bring myself to go to work, attend a meeting and I would come home nearly everyday in tears. I was worried about the monster I felt like I was becoming in order to survive, and whether or not I would be able to make it to the end of my race, or if I would burn out, and become a statistic like so many others who had gone before me. For a good period of time, I found myself questioning my sanity almost daily, my health was deteriorating and I wasn’t sure how much more I could take.
One night while wrestling with God, I decided that I would dig deep. I decided that I would commit to learning and master the skills and the mindset necessary for me to not only survive, but to flourish. I was not going to go down without a fight. I was not doing to allow the dysfunction of my environment to determine my future or my faithfulness. I was going to shine my light in love, and I was determined that the cycle of dysfunction and toxicity would end with me.
Now, I empower women - particularly those in the helping professions like ministry, missions, non-profit work, nursing and teaching - with the tools they need to stay out of bitterness and burnout, and to flourish in their callings to work or vocations where burnout and toxic culture is particularly challenging and prevalent.
I work with women who want to faithfully honor their callings AND themselves and flourish in life, marriage and motherhood. I do this holistically - and by helping them hone the skills they need to lovingly deploy their courage, authenticity and wisdom in building both boundaries and bridges.