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Quote from Justine Froelker, a Keynote Mental Health Speaker

living boundaried

It can feel brutal when our boundary, or our no, disappoints or hurts someone.

They are allowed their feelings.

Their feelings are even valid.

Most likely, they have those feelings because they were benefiting from us not having a boundary and always saying yes.

Except, having no boundaries and saying yes when it needs to be a no only leaves us feeling depleted. Which can often lead to resentment. And that resentment is actually way more damaging to our relationships than the hurt or disappointment that may come from setting boundaries.

The depth and strength of my love and leadership only comes of my living boundaried.

I promise I am able to love you harder and deeper, leading well, because of my boundaries.


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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