Summary of “The Guide to Strong Boundaries”

PSA: Setting strong personal boundaries are not a cure-all for your relationship woes.
People with high self-esteem have strong personal boundaries.
Practicing strong personal boundaries is one way to build self-esteem.
It’s a hallmark of a codependent relationship and usually represents two people incapable of strong personal boundaries.
It’s like an addiction they fulfill in one another, and when presented with emotionally healthy people to date, they usually feel bored or a lack of “Chemistry.” They’ll pass on healthy, secure individuals because the secure partner’s solid boundaries will not excite the loose emotional boundaries of the needy person.
A person with strong boundaries understands that it’s unreasonable to expect two people to accommodate each other 100% and fulfill every need the other has.
A person with strong boundaries understands that they may hurt someone’s feelings sometimes, but ultimately they can’t determine how other people feel.
A person with strong boundaries understands that a healthy relationship is not controlling one another’s emotions, but rather each partner supporting each other in their growth and path to self-actualization.

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Summary of “The Guide to Strong Boundaries”

PSA: Setting strong personal boundaries are not a cure-all for your relationship woes.
People with high self-esteem have strong personal boundaries.
Practicing strong personal boundaries is one way to build self-esteem.
It’s a hallmark of a codependent relationship and usually represents two people incapable of strong personal boundaries.
It’s like an addiction they fulfill in one another, and when presented with emotionally healthy people to date, they usually feel bored or a lack of “Chemistry.” They’ll pass on healthy, secure individuals because the secure partner’s solid boundaries will not excite the loose emotional boundaries of the needy person.
A person with strong boundaries understands that it’s unreasonable to expect two people to accommodate each other 100% and fulfill every need the other has.
A person with strong boundaries understands that they may hurt someone’s feelings sometimes, but ultimately they can’t determine how other people feel.
A person with strong boundaries understands that a healthy relationship is not controlling one another’s emotions, but rather each partner supporting each other in their growth and path to self-actualization.

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Summary of “A Parent’s Guide To Setting Boundaries”

Children, of course, need boundaries for acceptable behaviour for their own sense of security.
Where do you start if you have not been setting firm boundaries from the beginning? I spoke with Jamie Glowacki, a parenting expert and author of the forthcoming book Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler.
“Your child’s developmental job right now is to test those limits. And you can bet your bum that if you’ve been permissive, your child is going to double down on her limit testing. Boundaries are like emotional swaddling; they keep your child emotionally safe. Your little one is going to have to check and recheck that you are serious about this.”
Boundaries are like emotional swaddling; they keep your child emotionally safe.
Work is another area of life that demands boundaries.
If you work at home and cannot completely shut the children out, there are other tricks for creating a little space, from physical boundaries to distraction techniques.
“If you’re building a resentment that’s gonna stay under the surface until she spills her milk at dinner and you lose it, that’s not cool. And that’s what happens when we let our boundaries be stepped over. And that’s what I see in most parents I work with. They have no boundaries, the resentment builds up, and then they overreact to small infractions making them seem psycho.”
Glowacki says boundaries for children’s safety and development, boundaries for a parent’s down time and self-care, and boundaries with people outside the family who make demands on our energy are the key to healthy living.

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Summary of “Climate change: Boundary between humid East, dry West shifts 140 miles”

A boundary that divides the humid eastern U.S. and the dry western Plains appears to have shifted 140 miles to the east over the past century due to global warming, new research suggests.
Scientists say it will almost certainly continue shifting in coming decades, expanding the arid climate of the western Plains into what we think of as the Midwest.
The boundary line was first identified in 1878 by the American geologist and explorer John Wesley Powell.
“Powell talked eloquently about the 100th meridian, and this concept of a boundary line has stayed with us down to the current day,” said Richard Seager, a climate scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Seager is the lead author of two new studies about the shifting climate boundary.
To the more humid east, more people and infrastructure exist.
Now, due to shifting patterns in precipitation, wind and temperature since the 1870s – due to man-made climate change – the boundary between the dry West and the wetter East has shifted to roughly 98 degrees west longitude, the 98th meridian.
In Texas, the boundary has moved approximately from Abilene to Fort Worth.

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Summary of “In Northern Minnesota, Two Economies Square Off: Mining vs. Wilderness”

Mining advocates stress the hundreds of tangible construction and mining jobs this copper-nickel operation could create in the coming decades.
In the land of iron and water, opposition to copper-nickel mining is more than just a protect-the-wilderness stance; it also reflects a deeper desire to change the area’s character, from hardscrabble mining region to tourist destination that prioritizes protecting the wilderness over creating more mining jobs.
Neighboring storefronts display yard signs: “We support mining. Mining supports us.”
Steve Piragis has run this shop a decade longer than Dan Forsman has been alive, but Forsman’s family still considers Piragis an outsider – a “Packsacker,” the local term for people who moved here for wilderness instead of mining.
The mining trucks, with their 12-foot-tall tires, can haul 240 tons of rock from the open-pit mines into the processing facility.
Rom has become the most prominent foe of copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters.
A fancy new restaurant, a spa, a gift shop that also sells saunas, a renovated historic theater looking for a tenant – Rom regards all these small businesses as evidence that the future here will not replicate the mining past.
The jobs may be seasonal or not pay as well as mining jobs; on the other hand, they are not as backbreaking and they foster a local creative class.

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Summary of “Help Your Team Achieve Work-Life Balance”

How often do you cancel it due to what seems a more urgent work demand? Recent research from Boston University and Harvard Business School faculty shows that with the unrelenting pace and volume of work, setting and keeping boundaries has never been more challenging – or more important.
To the firm, I was the “Ideal worker” – a phrase sociologists use to describe a problematic archetype of a fully committed employee with no personal “Entanglements.” I was single with no children, and had almost unlimited capacity for all things related to work.
One client in San Francisco who works with a fast-growing tech company shared that she gets up at 4 a.m. to work.
Teams worked together to create a shared goal around each person having time off, with team members covering for the person who elected to spend with family, go to a movie or whatever.
By allowing your team to have a breather without feeling as if things would fall apart, it reinforces trust, collaboration, and efficiency on teams and can lead to better work satisfaction and greater perceived value addition to clients.
Research by a team from Duke University, University of Georgia, and University of Colorado in 2015 found that managers underestimate how much time it takes to get something done and assign more work to those who are seen as more competent and responsible.
So the only reward for doing good work is the addition of more work.
Reassigning work to others on the team can help prevent burnout and turnover.

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