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The topic of boundaries was one of the first things I studied in my graduate school program – how to create boundaries as a therapist and how to teach and encourage clients to create their own boundaries in order to have healthier relationships and make better choices.

Regardless of where you may be in your journey with boundaries, we can all acknowledge the importance of having healthy boundaries in our lives.

Today’s podcast guest, Melissa Urban, is a total boundary badass and an authority on helping people create lifelong healthy habits. She is the co-founder and CEO of Whole30, a 30-day program created to help you curb your cravings and bad habits, boost your metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and calm your immune system.

Melissa is also a seven-time New York Times bestselling author (including the instant bestseller The Book of Boundaries), has been featured by People, Good Morning America, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and CNBC, and is a prominent keynote speaker on boundaries, building community, health trends, and entrepreneurship.

“Boundaries aren’t selfish. They’re acts of kindness, designed with love for them and you.” ~ Melissa Urban, The Book of Boundaries

In this enlightening conversation, Melissa provides us with step-by-step instructions on how to identify healthy boundaries and set and hold those boundaries so we can feel empowered, reclaim our voices, and live a more balanced lifestyle.

She also opens up about her own Cracking Open moment of overcoming a five-year drug addiction in 2000, and how facing a childhood trauma was a huge catalyst in helping her realize the power of boundaries in staying sober and feeling more alive.

These podcast episodes always seem to show up at the perfect time in my life (can you relate??). Before I interviewed Melissa, I was struggling with some boundaries in my own life, and she helped me remember that having and holding my boundaries is actually a healthy (and necessary!) act of self-love.

I hope that today’s podcast episode helps you find the courage to create and hold the boundaries you need to live your own healthy, vibrant, and joyous life.



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