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Terri Cole on How to Create Healthy Boundaries & Inner Peace

Terri Cole thought she’d find happiness by achieving success as a top talent agent, but instead, she was met with a surprising twist. Her journey of self-discovery led her to leave her job, pursue grad school, and start a new career in the mental health field – and in doing so, she learned how to prioritize her own needs and desires and set healthy boundaries for a more fulfilling life. What will Terri do next on her inspiring journey of personal growth?

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“I realized through therapy that I could create a meaningful life on my own terms. And that required me to be honest with myself.”

Terri COle

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Terri Cole Joins Me To Discuss How To Create Healthy Boundaries and Inner Peace

In this insightful episode of the Passion Struck podcast, I speak with Terri Cole, a renowned licensed psychotherapist and relationship expert. The conversation delves into the crucial topic of setting healthy boundaries in both personal and professional aspects of life. Terri shares her expertise on identifying when boundaries have been violated and provides practical guidance on enforcing them properly. We also discuss codependency and how it can negatively impact emotional well-being.

Terri’s therapeutic journey helped her understand the importance of setting healthy boundaries, both personally and professionally. She realized that her over-giving and codependent tendencies were rooted in her need for external validation, which only led to bitterness and resentment. Embracing radical responsibility for her own happiness, Terri made a life-altering decision – she quit her job, enrolled in grad school, and forged a new path in the world of mental health. Terri now helps others live mentally healthier lives by teaching them how to prioritize their needs and desires and set boundaries that promote a more fulfilling existence.

By listening to Terri and John, you will be able to:

  • Grasp the significance of striking a balance between personal and professional boundaries for success.
  • Master techniques to detect and address breached boundaries with confidence.
  • Manage emotional triggers effectively to foster personal growth
  • Skillfully tackle life’s pivotal moments and warmly welcome meaningful changes.
  • Triumph over codependency by nurturing self-care and establishing healthy boundaries.
  • And much, much more!
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More From My Conversation With Terri Cole

The Importance of Setting Healthy Boundaries

Setting healthy boundaries is a vital skill for anyone seeking a balanced and fulfilling life. By defining and enforcing healthy boundaries, individuals can ensure that they are respecting their own needs and desires while also fostering meaningful connections with others. Properly established boundaries not only promote self-respect but also form the basis for healthy communication and mutual understanding within relationships.

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During our conversation, Terri Cole highlights the significance of setting boundaries in both personal and professional settings. She underscores the fact that failing to set boundaries can lead to feelings of resentment, exhaustion, and emotional stress. Cole also discusses the idea of boundary-first timers and boundary destroyers, emphasizing the importance of distinguishing between these two types of people and responding appropriately to maintain healthy boundaries.

Understanding Boundaries
Boundaries are essential aspects of personal and professional relationships that enable individuals to maintain their sense of self and protect their mental and emotional well-being. The establishment of clear and effective boundaries helps to delineate personal preferences, needs, and limits, allowing for improved communication and more satisfying interpersonal connections. It is crucial for individuals to understand the concept of boundaries, as they play a significant role in overall emotional health and quality of life.

During the podcast, Terri Cole explains that boundaries can be thought of as personal rules of engagement. She notes that understanding one’s own boundaries and effectively communicating them to others allows for an authentic representation of oneself and facilitates genuine connections. Cole emphasizes the importance of recognizing and honoring one’s emotions and needs as the first step in developing stable and healthy boundaries within relationships.

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  • Reflect on your life and identify any transition points or areas where you may need to make a change.
  • Consider seeking therapy or counseling to help you navigate through these transition points and gain a deeper understanding of yourself.
  • Assess your boundaries and relationships, and consider whether they are healthy or need improvement.
  • Develop a plan to improve your boundaries and communication skills, using Terri Cole’s book Boundary Boss: The Essential Guide to Talk True, Be Seen, and Finally Live Free as a resource.
  • Identify any shadow addictions or unhealthy coping mechanisms that may be holding you back from embracing change and growth.
  • Practice radical responsibility for your own happiness, emotions, and actions rather than blaming others for your struggles or discontent.
  • Listen to Terri Cole’s podcast, The Terri Cole Show, for additional insights and guidance on personal growth and mental health.
  • Explore Terri Cole’s blog and social media platforms for more inspiration and practical advice on living a mentally healthier life.
  • Consider enrolling in one of Terri Cole’s signature courses to dive deeper into the topics of boundaries, relationships, and personal growth.
  • Share your journey with others, whether it’s through conversations with friends or family members or joining a supportive online community, to help hold yourself accountable and learn from the experiences of others.
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About Today’s Guest, Terri Cole

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As a licensed psychotherapist and global relationship expert, Terri Cole is passionate about helping others establish healthy boundaries in their personal and professional lives. With a diverse clientele that includes celebrities, Fortune 50 CEOs, and stay-at-home parents, Terri’s expertise and approach to emotional well-being have resonated with many. In addition to her over 450,000 weekly followers across various platforms, Terri is also the author of the bestselling book Boundary Boss: The Essential Guide to Talk True, Be Seen, and Finally Live Free. Combining practical advice with actionable strategies, Terri empowers individuals to develop and strengthen their boundary-setting skills to live more fulfilled lives.


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John R. Miles is globally recognized as an expert in intentional behavior change, leadership, personal mastery, and veteran advocacy. He founded and serves as CEO of PASSION STRUCK®. This media company boasts a significant social media following and tens of millions of annual views on its podcasts and YouTube channels. His podcast, Passion Struck with John R. Miles, sets records and has held the top spot among alternative health podcasts. Furthermore, John is the author of the upcoming book “Passion Struck,” which is set to be published in early 2024.

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