Finding Our Own Edges
It seems to be in the air lately. “What do I do about Uncle Bob? He keeps telling me that I’m going to ruin my son the way I’m parenting. It isn’t working for me, but I have no idea what to do about it. I need to preserve this relationship, so I can’t tell him to go fly a kite or whatever else I’d like to tell him to do, but I’m not sure how to navigate it. I don’t really have the tools.”
This question has been repeated over and over again with my clients and with the families in my membership community with some variations.
Sometimes it’s their mother-in- law, a well-meaning brother, a teacher, a neighbor…
But the questions are the same: how do I handle this with respect?
Our next podcast series explores this topic with The Unruly Woman, Christy Farr.
In this first of our three part series, we look at how to find your own edges, yeses, and nos.
In our second conversation, we’ll move on to what to actually do about Uncle Bob to handle it with love and respect for us and for him.
And finally, we’ll explore boundaries in our own homes with our own kids and what that looks like when implemented with love and respect for what they’re showing us at any age.
About Christy Farr
What makes me an Unruly Woman? It’s the same as what makes you an Unruly Woman. You are unlike the others. You rebel against convention. You care more about doing what’s true than what society says you “should” be doing. You not only dance to the beat of your own drum, you probably built it with your own two hands.
The ache to live your truth consumes you. I understand all of this because it’s my truth, too. You can read more about this approach in my book Is Home Your Happy Place?
I love to dig in the dirt and hope to never stop feeling profound awe that actual food grows from the unidentifiable nubs I bury in the community garden each spring. I am a priestess who seeks the divine in people, spaces, and experiences of every day life.
I am an artist. My partner and I co-create sacred art out of rusty metal and scrap wood we collect from the streets of Minneapolis. I love the earth and her people so deeply they take my breath away. I am a storyteller who cultivates healing with my dance, my voice, and the written word.