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Living the life you love by setting healthy boundaries

February 27, 2023
Susie Pettit setting boundaries

Boundaries, that’s the topic of this week’s episode of the Women Living Well After 50 Podcast. Setting boundaries is healthy but for many of us we feel guilty saying ‘no’ or putting ourselves and needs first.

My guest today is the energetic, Susie Pettit founder of Strength: Mind & Body. 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

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Meet Susie

Susie Pettit setting boundaries

Susie Pettit has been helping women live lives they love for over 20 years. She is the podcast host of the Love Your Life Show, offers the super successful Parenting Teens Survival Course and runs a monthly membership for Midlife Warriors. She is a certified Parent, Life + Wellness Coach and a mom of 5 sons ages 18-25.

Susie is passionate about helping women live lives that feel as good on the inside as they look on the outside. She spent more than half her life living a life she did not love; as a people pleaser and codependent perfectionist. She reflects that it’s as if she was trying to win an award for ‘Martyr of the Year’.

Luckily she hit rock bottom and now has the breadth of experience to teach first hand about setting healthy boundaries, beating your inner critic, conscious parenting, and how to use mindfulness-based tools to beat overwhelm and anxiety. She uses two foundational frameworks: Her 5 Pillars of Wellness and the Thought Model.

Connect with Susie

Website: Home – Susie Pettit (

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I hope you enjoyed this episode and always love to receive your comments and feedback.

Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply leannelc February 27, 2023 at 11:09

    Hi Sue – it sounds like a really interesting conversation. I didn’t discover boundaries and how important they were until I hit rock bottom too. So, it looks like I have a podcast to listen to while I do my jigsaw this afternoon! 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 28, 2023 at 08:24

      It was a great reminder, Leanne. I’m not good with boundaries and I enjoyed chatting with Susie who is very energetic and full of enthusiasm x

  • Reply Toni Pike February 27, 2023 at 18:14

    Wonderful, Sue – I only learned about boundaries a couple of years ago. They are vital! Toni x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 28, 2023 at 08:26

      Thanks Toni, I agree boundaries are so important yet I struggle sometimes keeping mine x

      • Reply Toni Pike February 28, 2023 at 11:36

        Everyone does, Sue, that’s quite normal

  • Reply Retirement Reflections February 28, 2023 at 03:40

    Thank you for another excellent podcast, Sue. Creating and maintaining boubdaries without bitchiness can be a tricky balance but makes them a win-win!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 28, 2023 at 08:27

      Hi Donna, I enjoyed chatting with Susie, she is very energetic and full of enthusiasm x

  • Reply pitsa February 28, 2023 at 17:57

    this was such an interesting podcast. I had to listen twice as it caught my attention. It was so real for me and I was feeling ashamed for feeling the way I did. Now its good to know that we dont only have to be givers but should also take care. I thought of how in nature the animals wean their young off, train them and move on. Yet I find it so difficult to say no when my son asks for help. It made me realise how healthy boundaries bring more correct perspective in a relationship.
    thank you I really enjoyed the podcast.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 1, 2023 at 08:47

      Hi Pitsa! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment about the podcast. Susie was such an inspiring guest and I’m so pleased you found the topic useful. Take care and remember setting boundaries isn’t easy, especially with our children. x

    • Reply Susie Pettit August 14, 2023 at 10:15

      Oh wow – I am late to seeing these comments! I’m sooo glad the conversation helped you Pitsa. It is sooo common for us givers to feel guilty for setting boundaries and yet, setting boundaries is the path to freedom and feeling more connected in relationships. I’m so glad you listened. Hopefully you’ve listened to some other episodes of mine too – I know how much freedom this work has brought to my life, I want it to help as many women as possible!

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