Me in the Middle of #AtoZChallenge ~ Letter B

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My theme for the A to Z Blog Challenge @AprilA2Z during the month of April is ~ My Life Is My Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned

 

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(c) Mary Lou Q

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Of all the lessons I’ve learned this is one of the lessons that took me a long time to learn…… And this is one of the most important lessons.   The art of trusting your intuition and of learning how to spot manipulative behavior so boundaries can be set to protect yourself  is not easy.  As awareness has been growing more recently in how to recognize abusive behavior and how to respond to it, setting boundaries is a healthy way to go.  In  psychological talk it amounts to … “Please don’t feed the narcissist, you’ll only get your hand bitten.”  It all gets mixed in with the desire to please people and/or to avoid confrontation by loving too much.   

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Be there for others

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Brene Brown

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 “To create boundaries we must speak up.  These moments can easily escalate into confrontation, which  is why so many women stay quiet, rendered virtually mute by unexpressed rage and unable to articulate any needs at all.”

Sarah Ban Breathnach

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The 2016 A to Z Challenge #atozchallenge@aprila2z  is 26 Days in April (No Sundays) of blogging using each letter of the alphabet as a prompt for each blog.  My theme for this Challenge is My Life is a Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned  
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* Note:  My letter sketches were made from ideas I found on Google Images. *

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58 thoughts on “Me in the Middle of #AtoZChallenge ~ Letter B

  1. Hi there!

    I’m stopping by from the #AtoZChallenge. There was a time in my life when my boundaries were so small as to limit my right to an actual life. I’m better at those boundary lines now that I’m older…and wiser? ;~)

    I have two blogs in this challenge…my author blog at THE STORY CATCHER (www.donnalmartin.com) and my KICKS Kids Club blog (www.kickskidsclub.blogspot.com) . If you get a chance, check them out and good luck with the challenge!

    Donna L Martin

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  2. The painted B at the top seems to be some sort of a rope. It’s a great symbol for what you wrote because sometimes protecting your boundaries while you want to please the others feels like dancing on the rope and trying to keep the balance. Nevertheless it’s worth it to find out how to do both while keeping your balance.

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