Set Boundaries to Build Trust

Diane SanfilippoDirect from Diane, Personal Development2 Comments

I’m endlessly fascinated by what it means to set boundaries, both from the intent to self-protect, AND from the intent to build healthier, more honest, and more meaningful relationships. My latest musings bring me to several conclusions, one of which is that we set boundaries to build trust. When someone respects a boundary, it makes them – and us – … Read More

What I Love About Confrontation

Diane SanfilippoDiane: Direct, Personal Development5 Comments

It’s an unpopular opinion, but I strongly believe that avoiding confrontation does not create more peace in your life. It actually builds resentment, cultivates unhappiness, and *disturbs* your peace. Some mistake an enneagram type 8 (which is me) – the challenger – as people who *enjoy* arguing. I don’t enjoy confrontation for the sake of it. And I certainly do … Read More

Why You Need to Embrace Boundaries

Diane SanfilippoDiane: Direct, Personal Development3 Comments

I have been discussing boundaries a lot on Instagram lately, and have been flooded with responses from readers about how they have felt empowered to deepen their relationships as a result. I’ve heard things like: “Because of your boundary modeling, I feel empowered in my own life to do the same.”  “I have learned so much from you about boundaries … Read More

How to Improve Relationships Through Inner Work

Diane SanfilippoDiane: Direct, Personal Development4 Comments

In reflecting on the personal development work I’ve been doing for nearly a decade overall, it’s typically hard to see or experience the self-improvements in a bubble. I don’t mean better eating habits or workout routine. I mean inner work. I find it’s often only in relation to others where we realize the benefits or progress of our inner work. … Read More

Four Simple Words to Boost Confidence

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Words of affirmation are meaningful to everyone, even if they’re not that person’s primary Love Language. When you recognize effort, hard work, stepping out of a comfort zone, trying something new, or anything that makes you notice that someone is out there doing their best – say it to them. Tell someone, “I’m proud of you.” I think a lot … Read More

The one true secret to success

Diane SanfilippoEntrepreneurship, Personal Development5 Comments

The one true secret to success. | Diane Sanfilippo

Whether you’re trying to improve your health or build a business, here is a key that many of us want to deny. Success requires: consistent, repeatable action. Eeeeeeeek. I know. You want a shortcut. You want “the secret.” You want to buy a magic pill, a quick-fix, an easy way there/out. Sorry, folks, this is the truth. CONSISTENT, REPEATABLE ACTION … Read More