• Setting Boundaries Will Set You Free

  • The Ultimate Guide to Telling the Truth, Creating Connection, and Finding Freedom
  • By: Nancy Levin
  • Narrated by: Nancy Levin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (98 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Master Integrative Life Coach shows listeners how to set healthy boundaries for deeper connection and freedom to create life they most want. 

Do you feel like you're a "pushover"? Do you let other people make all the plans - letting them pick the movie, the restaurant, or the vacation destination? Does self-care feel selfish to you? And do you find yourself feeling resentful toward others because they don't seem to take your needs into consideration? 

Can you relate? If the answer is yes, this is the book for you! 

In this book, master coach, speaker, and author Nancy Levin will help you establish clear and healthy boundaries. This isn't easy; many of us don't want to "rock the boat". We assume setting boundaries will lead to conflict. And, unfortunately, by avoiding conflict and not setting limits, we tend to choose long-term unhappiness instead of short-term discomfort. 

This book includes exercises and practical tools to help even the most conflict-averse, people-pleasing listeners learn new habits. You'll learn how to recognize and take inventory of your boundaries, view your boundaries differently by creating a Boundary Pyramid, learn how to say "no" effectively, and set your Bottom-Line Boundary. As your supportive guide, Nancy will show you how to gather the courage to live a life of "boundary badassery". 

"This work was life-changing for me, and if you're someone who has avoided boundaries for years, it can change your life, too." (Nancy Levin)

©2020 Hay House, Inc. (P)2020 Hay House, Inc.

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Great book for suburban white women

This is a great book for suburban white women and wannabe westerners. She obviously did not have minorities as clients. If she did, she would have learned a lot about how women of color fight for their boundaries on a daily basis and succeed in maintaining it. As a therapist, woman of color and not born in the United States, I often describe to people the disease of America and that is perfectionism. This is what causes many to lack boundaries, and develop anxiety and depression. Since white people were told that they are perfect, they have to do whatever it takes to keep that title.. If you are a minority and told everyday that you will amount to nothing, watched Jim crow, be denied adequate healthcare, education, and employment opportunities, you are best to read Obama’s Audacity of Hope.

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Action-oriented and practical book

I recommend this book for those who resonate as a people pleaser, care giver, home and workplace martyrs, parents, and those who want to upgrade their satisfaction in their interactions with their significant other, school-aged and adult children, parents, in laws, coworkers, bosses, and neighbors. I also recommend this for those who sometimes feel they abandoned themselves. Examples were relatable and relevant to each step. Her suggested process seems doable, attainable and realistic. I would have appreciated downloadable PDF files of the steps, the hierarchy pyramid, etc. that she referenced in this Audible book. Worth my time!

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Two words - LIFE CHANGING

I bought this book as a student of Nancy’s in her Levin Life Coach Academy. To say this book changed my boundary setting MO is an understatement. Boundaries are no longer a “wish I had them” philosophy. They are now an integral part of my life. I am anew.

When I first started working with Nancy, she shared how she was unrecognizable from the woman that started the boundary journey. That sounded like a pipe dream to me. But today I can say I’m almost there thanks to her. But this book!! Become a boundary badass with me!

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Just what I needed!

Gave the exact encouragement & tools I needed to be more clear about setting boundaries without guilt.

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Very helpful!

I saw myself in many of he chapters. This book helped me learn to love myself and not to tolerate bad behaviors from others. I will listen to it again.

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Why did I wait so long to read this book

I started this book in May 2021 and I finished it in February 2022! Why? I simply stopped reading it because I was doing so many books which required me to stop and do lessons. This was just another one and then life happens! If I had read this book and finished the lessons I wouldn’t have taken on a new roommate which ultimately forced me to sell my house to get rid of her! I learned all the lessons in this book the very hard way and I’m grateful I learned them, but I could have learned them without so many issues! Like having to sell a house to get someone out of my life simply because they refused to leave and were very good with the law! As you go through this books keep this lesson in mind because I want you to learn the easy way and not as I had to learn it! It’s a great book and I’m telling all of my friends about plus all those who come into my place of work about it! Please spread the word!

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I love it!!!

This was such a great audio book! I love it so much. I’m definitely a boundary badass now!

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Nancy is amazing

I love you Nancy! So grateful to have you as my teacher. You are amazing! I love having Nancy in my ear with this book. I didn’t know how much I needed her wisdom until I listened and learned.
Highly recommend!!!

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  • Katie Thomas
  • 04-06-20

Mental Health

This is an amazing book. I was worried to find there was a bit about people with mental health problems, saying that 'we should not be spoken to' by our partners about their boundaries, and that 'people like this will not be able to understand them.' Have you ever thought that it's actually really hard for people with mental heslth difficulties to get their needs met? That it's helpful when someone is transparent about their boundaries? indeed for people with BPD, this allows them to feel safe and forms a large part of their treatment.

I was sad to hear an attitude such as this in such a great book. We are not in the dark ages and people with mental health problems need encouragement and support, not punishment.

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  • 02-21-20

A must read

Absolutely brilliant and daunting approach to boundary setting. This book has appeared at just the right time during this chapter of my life. I appreciate every story and suggestion outlined in this book, as I've now come to realise that I've been the one who has crossed the boundaries in my life, causing others to behave in a manner I didn't appreciate and couldn't at the time explain why - when I thought I did all the right things. Not that I have started to set boundaries, yes its been hard, but that discomfort in the short term as taught me to sit with that feelings and its ok as I'm still here and the world didn't end - Smile. For those who are going through challenging relationships whether its with: family, friends, loved ones &/or colleagues this is an ideal book to bring about awareness on what a boundary is not, as well as putting yourself first. I love this book and will be reading & listening to it again again, as well as doing the exercises. Thank you so much Nancy xXx

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  • Sophie
  • 04-05-21

I thought I had good boundaries but...

I learned so many valuable things once again about myself.
I absolutely loved this book and I believe every single young person should be taught where their boundaries are and how to maintain them.

It’s so important and key to living confidently and authentically.

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  • Mr K.
  • 01-26-21

great read. insightful and empowering.

good examples, fun narration, complete process...and each chapter was valuable in it's own way. yes.

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  • Ghada
  • 05-07-20

The best practical book about boundries

This is the best practical book I read about boundries. It has a lot of inspiring stories and practical applications.

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  • 04-23-21

boundaries

narrator good content was fresh. loved the point that we are responsible for our boundaries and when they are violated its because we have allowed it in most cases

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  • Pieta Johann
  • 08-25-20

Full and frank explanation and guide, for the need, of healthy boundaries.

This was quite wonderful, compelling, and timely. Helpful and practical examples and scripts, to understand and implement. Important for healing and self empowerment. These understandings simplify much, bringing in, greater coherence. Thank you.