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The Elegant Warrior with Heather Hansen

Aug 7, 2023

In this episode of "The Elegant Warrior," we have a special guest, Dr. Sasha Shillcutt, an accomplished physician, author, and advocate for women's empowerment. Sasha is the founder and CEO of Brave Enough, a platform dedicated to helping women set boundaries, say no, and take control of their time. In her book, "Brave Boundaries," she shares valuable insights and strategies for establishing boundaries to lead a more fulfilled and balanced life.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Struggle with Setting Boundaries: Dr. Sasha Shillcutt discusses the societal expectations that often make it challenging for women to set boundaries for themselves. Women are often seen as caregivers and helpers, making it difficult to prioritize self-care. This tendency can lead to boundary backlash and challenges when trying to set personal boundaries.
  • Identifying Boundary Categories: In her book, Dr. Shillcutt outlines different boundary categories, such as professional life, personal life, family, social media, and more. By identifying and understanding these categories, women can take the first step toward establishing meaningful boundaries in their lives.
  • Approachable vs. Accessible: Dr. Shillcutt highlights the distinction between being approachable and being accessible. Being constantly accessible can lead to burnout and disengagement. Setting boundaries allows women to control when and how they engage with others, ensuring they can give their best to every aspect of their lives.
  • The Power of Compartmentalization: Compartmentalization can be a powerful tool for creating balance and productivity. Dr. Shillcutt shares how she compartmentalizes different aspects of her life, like work and family, allowing her to focus on one area at a time and be more present in each role.

Boundaries are essential for well-being and empowerment. Dr. Sasha Shillcutt's book, "Brave Boundaries," offers valuable insights and strategies for setting boundaries that lead to a more balanced and fulfilled life. By persuading ourselves of the value of boundaries, identifying our priorities, and learning to compartmentalize, we can create a life that aligns with our mission and purpose.

To learn more about Dr. Sasha Shillcutt and her work, visit her website at Don't forget to check out her book, "Brave Boundaries," for practical tips and inspiration to create a life with healthier boundaries.

Remember, elegance is a choice, and setting boundaries is a powerful step towards living an elegant life. Embrace your power, say no when necessary, and stand strong in setting your boundaries for a more fulfilled and empowered life.

Sasha’s book choices The Confidence Code/The Confidence Code for Girls

Sasha’s song choice Titanium



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