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Beyond Bitchy: Mastering the Art of Boundaries

Vicki Tidwell Palmer, LCSW

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Beyond Bitchy: Mastering the Art of Boundaries

Beyond Bitchy: Mastering the Art of Boundaries

Vicki Tidwell Palmer, LCSW

27
Followers
186
Plays
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Beyond Bitchy: Mastering the Art of Boundaries is a weekly podcast hosted by Vicki Tidwell Palmer, LCSW, author of Moving Beyond Betrayal and Creatrix of The Radiant Threefold Path. Beyond Bitchy dispels the common misperception that boundaries are selfish, rigid, and controlling, and offers a fresh vision of personal limits as a source of freedom and liberation. Get expert information about how to identify, create, and establish effective personal and relationship boundaries so that you can get the space you need, and the connection you crave.

Latest Episodes

#101 - What to Do When Loved Ones Don't Wear a Face Mask (Pandemic Episodes)

Has someone close to you made the decision not to wear a face mask? I experienced this recently, and I know that many of you have faced this issue as well. Today’s episode is dedicated to the topic. To help you understand how you can respond to this situation, I’ll walk you through exactly what I did and said, how it turned out, and the choices you can make when you find yourself in a similar position. And a quick announcement: I’ll be holding another amazing live video call — Clarity Circle —

52 MIN1 w ago
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#101 - What to Do When Loved Ones Don't Wear a Face Mask (Pandemic Episodes)

#100 - 100 Episodes, One Baby Step at a Time

I’m so grateful, amazed, and happy to be here releasing episode #100 of the podcast! And I’m truly humbled by some of the responses I’ve received, and the impact this podcast has had on listeners. Let’s celebrate by looking back on how all this came to be, and exploring some powerful concepts around quality over quantity and creating transformation one choice at a time. Biggest Takeaways From Episode #100: This podcast came from a quick decision, and was launched within a couple months. Since then

24 MIN2 w ago
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#100 - 100 Episodes, One Baby Step at a Time

#99 - Back Off, I Need Some Space!

Can you believe that next week will already be Episode #100? Wow! Stay tuned for something special. But for now, let’s talk about a topic inspired by the listener questions archive. Even if you love to get up close and personal with others, there has probably been a time when you wanted someone to just back off and give you space. And yes, this even applies during the pandemic! Tune in to learn how to navigate this situation and create the space you need. Biggest Takeaways From Episode #99: Both during

26 MIN3 w ago
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#99 - Back Off, I Need Some Space!

#98 - 7 Questions to Ask Before Speaking Your Authentic Truth

It’s important to speak your authentic truth, but that doesn’t mean you should do so blindly or recklessly. Today, I want to share seven questions to ask yourself before sharing your authentic truth with someone else to get clarity and ensure that you’re doing it in a relational way. Biggest Takeaways From Episode #98: It isn’t always easy to share our authentic truth. We may not even know what it is, or we may be unwilling to admit to ourselves what it is. Or we may mistake a knee jerk reaction

38 MINJUL 15
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#98 - 7 Questions to Ask Before Speaking Your Authentic Truth

#97 - Quick Tips #14: For Clarity, Check It Out!

Last week’s episode was a marathon, so I'm going to balance it out this week with a quick tips episode. This one was inspired by a listener’s question that came from a miscommunication around something I said about children having the right to choose their friends. The miscommunication brings up a broader point about checking things out, which I want to explore as a relational tool. Biggest Takeaways From Episode #97: Young children do not get to decide who their friends are. When I said in a prior ep

13 MINJUL 8
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#97 - Quick Tips #14: For Clarity, Check It Out!

#96 - Listener Questions Marathon!

This special episode is a little different than usual! Last week, I did a live call to answer the massive backlog of listener questions from the podcast, and this episode is a recording of that call. If you’ve ever submitted a question, tune in since I might have answered yours directly. And if you haven’t, I’m going over such a broad range of questions that you’ll still find something relevant to you. So settle in with a cup of tea, and enjoy! Biggest Takeaways From Episode #96: There are themes

88 MINJUL 1
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#96 - Listener Questions Marathon!

#95 - Don't Bite the Bait! How to Respond When You're Feeling Baited

From time to time, everyone struggles with biting the bait. And usually the people we feel most baited by are the people we care about the most. But there’s really no benefit to biting the bait, especially if we want to stay connected. Today, I’ll dig into what exactly bait is, and share 11 ways to avoid biting it. Biggest Takeaways From Episode #95: The dictionary definition of bait causes us to focus on the wrong thing in interpersonal reactions: the other person’s intent. Instead, think of bait a

34 MINJUN 24
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#95 - Don't Bite the Bait! How to Respond When You're Feeling Baited

#94 - How Far Can You Go? Sometimes, Boundaries Are Not the Answer

This is a scary time. So many of us are dealing with fear about what’s happening and what may happen, as well as not knowing what’s going to happen or what the future will look like. So let’s talk about something uplifting, forward-thinking, and expansive, that will stretch us beyond our limited mindset, beliefs, or fears. How far can you go? Biggest Takeaways From Episode #94: The future has always be

17 MINJUN 17
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#94 - How Far Can You Go? Sometimes, Boundaries Are Not the Answer

#93 - Listening When Trauma Speaks (Dedicated to the Memory of George Floyd)

Right now, in the United States, trauma is speaking. Prejudice and racism wounds, and are potentially traumatizing to anyone who experiences them. But listening to another person’s trauma is a challenging thing to do, especially if we perceive that we may have played a part in their experience — even when remaining silent or looking away. Let’s talk about how to listen when trauma speaks. Biggest Takeaways From Episode #93: The listening boundary is the most challenging boundary for most of us. When

41 MINJUN 10
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#93 - Listening When Trauma Speaks (Dedicated to the Memory of George Floyd)

#92 - How Face Masks Became Patriotic & Sexy

The title may be wishful thinking, but I want to make a case for it! Boundaries are about protection, and in boundaries terms, wearing a face mask is about protecting other people. I want to dig into this today, and talk about wearing a mask as an act of compassion, courage, honor, strength, and patriotism. Biggest Takeaways From Episode #92: Two factors, among many, that contribute to our COVID-19 death rate in the US are our failed healthcare system and our rugged individualistic mindset. In the US, we

20 MINJUN 3
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#92 - How Face Masks Became Patriotic & Sexy

Latest Episodes

#101 - What to Do When Loved Ones Don't Wear a Face Mask (Pandemic Episodes)

Has someone close to you made the decision not to wear a face mask? I experienced this recently, and I know that many of you have faced this issue as well. Today’s episode is dedicated to the topic. To help you understand how you can respond to this situation, I’ll walk you through exactly what I did and said, how it turned out, and the choices you can make when you find yourself in a similar position. And a quick announcement: I’ll be holding another amazing live video call — Clarity Circle —

52 MIN1 w ago
Comments
#101 - What to Do When Loved Ones Don't Wear a Face Mask (Pandemic Episodes)

#100 - 100 Episodes, One Baby Step at a Time

I’m so grateful, amazed, and happy to be here releasing episode #100 of the podcast! And I’m truly humbled by some of the responses I’ve received, and the impact this podcast has had on listeners. Let’s celebrate by looking back on how all this came to be, and exploring some powerful concepts around quality over quantity and creating transformation one choice at a time. Biggest Takeaways From Episode #100: This podcast came from a quick decision, and was launched within a couple months. Since then

24 MIN2 w ago
Comments
#100 - 100 Episodes, One Baby Step at a Time

#99 - Back Off, I Need Some Space!

Can you believe that next week will already be Episode #100? Wow! Stay tuned for something special. But for now, let’s talk about a topic inspired by the listener questions archive. Even if you love to get up close and personal with others, there has probably been a time when you wanted someone to just back off and give you space. And yes, this even applies during the pandemic! Tune in to learn how to navigate this situation and create the space you need. Biggest Takeaways From Episode #99: Both during

26 MIN3 w ago
Comments
#99 - Back Off, I Need Some Space!

#98 - 7 Questions to Ask Before Speaking Your Authentic Truth

It’s important to speak your authentic truth, but that doesn’t mean you should do so blindly or recklessly. Today, I want to share seven questions to ask yourself before sharing your authentic truth with someone else to get clarity and ensure that you’re doing it in a relational way. Biggest Takeaways From Episode #98: It isn’t always easy to share our authentic truth. We may not even know what it is, or we may be unwilling to admit to ourselves what it is. Or we may mistake a knee jerk reaction

38 MINJUL 15
Comments
#98 - 7 Questions to Ask Before Speaking Your Authentic Truth

#97 - Quick Tips #14: For Clarity, Check It Out!

Last week’s episode was a marathon, so I'm going to balance it out this week with a quick tips episode. This one was inspired by a listener’s question that came from a miscommunication around something I said about children having the right to choose their friends. The miscommunication brings up a broader point about checking things out, which I want to explore as a relational tool. Biggest Takeaways From Episode #97: Young children do not get to decide who their friends are. When I said in a prior ep

13 MINJUL 8
Comments
#97 - Quick Tips #14: For Clarity, Check It Out!

#96 - Listener Questions Marathon!

This special episode is a little different than usual! Last week, I did a live call to answer the massive backlog of listener questions from the podcast, and this episode is a recording of that call. If you’ve ever submitted a question, tune in since I might have answered yours directly. And if you haven’t, I’m going over such a broad range of questions that you’ll still find something relevant to you. So settle in with a cup of tea, and enjoy! Biggest Takeaways From Episode #96: There are themes

88 MINJUL 1
Comments
#96 - Listener Questions Marathon!

#95 - Don't Bite the Bait! How to Respond When You're Feeling Baited

From time to time, everyone struggles with biting the bait. And usually the people we feel most baited by are the people we care about the most. But there’s really no benefit to biting the bait, especially if we want to stay connected. Today, I’ll dig into what exactly bait is, and share 11 ways to avoid biting it. Biggest Takeaways From Episode #95: The dictionary definition of bait causes us to focus on the wrong thing in interpersonal reactions: the other person’s intent. Instead, think of bait a

34 MINJUN 24
Comments
#95 - Don't Bite the Bait! How to Respond When You're Feeling Baited

#94 - How Far Can You Go? Sometimes, Boundaries Are Not the Answer

This is a scary time. So many of us are dealing with fear about what’s happening and what may happen, as well as not knowing what’s going to happen or what the future will look like. So let’s talk about something uplifting, forward-thinking, and expansive, that will stretch us beyond our limited mindset, beliefs, or fears. How far can you go? Biggest Takeaways From Episode #94: The future has always be

17 MINJUN 17
Comments
#94 - How Far Can You Go? Sometimes, Boundaries Are Not the Answer

#93 - Listening When Trauma Speaks (Dedicated to the Memory of George Floyd)

Right now, in the United States, trauma is speaking. Prejudice and racism wounds, and are potentially traumatizing to anyone who experiences them. But listening to another person’s trauma is a challenging thing to do, especially if we perceive that we may have played a part in their experience — even when remaining silent or looking away. Let’s talk about how to listen when trauma speaks. Biggest Takeaways From Episode #93: The listening boundary is the most challenging boundary for most of us. When

41 MINJUN 10
Comments
#93 - Listening When Trauma Speaks (Dedicated to the Memory of George Floyd)

#92 - How Face Masks Became Patriotic & Sexy

The title may be wishful thinking, but I want to make a case for it! Boundaries are about protection, and in boundaries terms, wearing a face mask is about protecting other people. I want to dig into this today, and talk about wearing a mask as an act of compassion, courage, honor, strength, and patriotism. Biggest Takeaways From Episode #92: Two factors, among many, that contribute to our COVID-19 death rate in the US are our failed healthcare system and our rugged individualistic mindset. In the US, we

20 MINJUN 3
Comments
#92 - How Face Masks Became Patriotic & Sexy
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