1. Relationships Require Boundaries Rayna Neises 19:43

Rayna Neises, ACC, host, reflects on the topics shared during last week’s interview with Debra Hallisey. She revisits the concepts around relationships that Debra shared from her book, The Caregiver’s Relationship Contract. In addition, Rayna explores how to set boundaries and navigate renegotiating them. Be sure to download the free resource Rayna provides related to these topics.

  • All relationships require boundaries.
  • Understanding your emotions can help you see if your boundaries are as strong as they should be.
  • Healthy boundaries ask others to respect your uniqueness, your choices, and your autonomy.
  • When caregiving, the needs are legitimate and real, but your boundaries need to be there as well.
  • Remember the quote from Anne Lamont, “No is a complete sentence.”
  • When setting boundaries, say, “I want to help, and this is what I need to be able to.”
  • Check out Debra’s book to view her suggestions to better navigate these conversations.
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Rayna Neises A Season of Caring

Rayna Neises understands the joys and challenges that come from a season of caring. She helped care for both of her parents during their separate battles with Alzheimer’s over a thirty-year span. She is able to look back on those days now with no regrets – and she wishes the same for everyone caring for aging parents.

Rayna is the author of No Regrets: Hope for Your Caregiving Season, an ICF certified coach, the host of “A Season of Caring” podcast, Positive Approach® to Care (PAC)Independent Certified Trainer and speaker who is passionate about offering encouragement, support, and resources for regret-free caring aimed at preventing family caregivers from aimlessly wandering through this important season of life.

Rayna lives on a farm in southeast Kansas with her husband, Ron, and small pack of adorable dogs. She is the baby of her family, but most would never guess that. She is a former teacher who enjoys crafts of all kinds and spending time with her grandkids most of all.