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Boundaries to preserve.

I live with boundaries to preserve my well-being.

Not guarded to self-protect.

Rather, boundaried to preserve.

One of the boundaries I have implemented lately to preserve my heart is to stop reading the comment sections on social media.

It is turning out to be a difficult boundary to maintain for me.

Historically the comment section was a place I learned from people who thought differently than me, I shared my perspective, I connected with people, and I laughed because, seriously, people on the internet can be freaking funny.

The comment section has recently become everything except a place to learn, authentically share, connect, and laugh.

For me, it used to be the goodness of humanity. Lately, it is simply the dumpster fire of humanity full of anger, hate, shame, unresearched opinions, and judgment because, seriously, people on the internet can be freaking mean.

And so, because I don’t want hurt, angry, and mean people to take up my heart and brain space, no more comments for me. I choose to preserve my well-being and my love for my fellow humans, no more clicking comments and scrolling down. No matter how much my courageous curiosity wants to. No more comments for me.

What is a boundary you need to put in place to preserve your well-being?


Justine is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 25 years of experience in traditional mental health and personal and professional development. Justine has been certified in the work of Dr. Brené Brown for ten years. Justine is the author of eleven books, including five Amazon bestsellers covering subjects such as infertility, faith, and grief. She has been honored to do two TEDx Talks, The Permission of the And and The Donut Effect. She travels nationally and presents virtually to global audiences delivering keynotes, workshops, retreats, and trainings on topics such as leadership, courage, resilience, mental health, preventing and coping with burnout, and courageous and curious conversation, especially in creating cultures of belonging and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Justine lives in St. Louis with her husband Chad, their three dogs, and for four months of the year hundreds of monarch and swallowtail butterflies.

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