Over 50s Lifestyle

A thought for Friday – Creating healthy boundaries

November 3, 2023

Happy Friday everyone! How is your week going? Have you been running around doing things for everyone and forgetting to take time for yourself?

As women we have been programmed to be nurturers, supporters and cheerleaders.

I saw this statement in my facebook feed and thought it would be perfect for Friday’s thought.

It’s not your job to be Everything to Everyone

A little while ago My guest on the Women Living Well After 50 Podcast was the energetic, Susie Pettit founder of Strength: Mind & Body. @smb.wellness (Susie also has a podcast)

Boundaries, was the topic of discussion and Susie had some great tips for setting healthy boundaries.

Setting boundaries is healthy but for many of us we feel guilty saying ‘no’ or putting ourselves and needs first.

During the conversation, we chatted about Susie’s story and how she is helping women:

❤ Create healthy internal & external boundaries – what is the difference?

❤Create relationship manuals and expectations

❤Boundaries without the ‘bitchiness’

❤Susie’s 5 pillars of Wellness

❤The 24 hour ‘yes’ diet

Living the Life you love by setting healthy boundaries

You can find the link to the Podcast in the Bio and search for ‘Living the Life you Love by setting healthy boundaries or copy the link below to take a listen or watch on Youtube.




What boundaries do you need to set today?

Have a beautiful day and do something for you that brings you joy.

Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply marsha57 November 3, 2023 at 13:19

    How interesting you should post this today (or maybe it was yesterday), Sue! A friend and I were just discussing how we’re so used to being the nurturers that we forget it’s OK to be upset or sad or disappointed. It’s also OK to let others know when they are the cause of those things. I love the statement, too. It’s very powerful, isn’t it?


    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 5, 2023 at 06:58

      We are certainly on the same wavelength, Marsha. Sometimes I find it difficult to stay within my boundaries but know I am more useful to my family if I take care of myself and nurture myself first.x

  • Reply Toni Pike November 3, 2023 at 19:02

    Very good podcast – good boundaries are absolutely essential

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 5, 2023 at 06:59

      Thanks, Toni. I’m replaying some of my favourite podcast episodes whilst I’m on a podcasting break. x

  • Reply Retirement Reflections November 4, 2023 at 08:51

    Ditto what Marsha and Toni said above. Thank you for another great podcast on an very important topic.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 5, 2023 at 07:01

      Thank you, Donna. I’m replaying some of my favorites whilst taking a podcasting break. x

  • Reply Debbie November 7, 2023 at 20:30

    Such an important message Sue, but we often ignore it and try to be everything to everyone!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 8, 2023 at 08:36

      It is hard to stick to our boundaries, Deb especially those times when family really needs us. x

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