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January 21, 2023 30 min

Nancy Pickard, a Master Integrative Life Coach, joins me to talk about the importance of setting healthy boundaries to help us to have relationships that are sustainable.

I hope you will enjoy “Secrets to Sustainable Relationships Part 1: The Benefits of Boundaries”, Episode #104 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. 

Highlights of our conversation include:

  • The benefit of boundaries in all types of relationships
  • The importance of teaching boundaries to children
  • Ways to articulate your boundaries
  • How to reinforce cooperation with your boundaries

Splitting her time between Aspen, Colorado and Marin, California, Nancy is a certified Master Integrative Life Coach with a myriad of coaching certifications specializing in shadow work: Setting Healthy Boundaries, Healing your Heart, Bigger, Better, Braver, Parenting, Reinvention and Worthy to name many of them.

She is the author of the international best-selling book, Bigger Better Braver:  Conquer your fears, Embrace your courage, Transform your life. She offers a digital course and an online- zoom group coaching course featuring her book. Coaching others to step out of fear and into bigger versions of themselves is her passion.
Contact Nancy at: and visit her website

To hear more concepts and tools for working with boundaries from previous Co-creating Peace guests, listen to Episodes #20, #76, & #77. For additional ideas on how to prepare for an important conversation, listen to Episode #2 on Conscious Communication, Episode #10 on I-Messages, and Episode #4 on needs-based negotiation.

Join us next week for “Secrets to Sustainable Relationships Part 2 – Living Relationally”, when Nancy and I will continue our conversation, weaving in the value of living relationally as part of relationship sustainability.

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