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Bold as Love with April Boyd

English, Education, 9 seasons, 135 episodes, 1 day, 22 hours, 19 minutes
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Toxic friends. Frustrating partners. Boundary-breaking in-laws. 3 am questions. Honest answers.This podcast is like having a life-changing chat with your BFF who loves you unconditionally - but will also give you a kick you in the butt when you need it. Oh and she’s also a therapist & relationship coach. Listen in as April Boyd shares tips and tools from her private practice to help you step into the kindest, wisest, and bravest version of yourself – in your relationships, in your life, in your conversations and conflicts, with the ones you love and the ones who drive you crazy.
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Staying Silent or Taking it Too Far? Here's an Easier Way to Set Boundaries

Do you ever get mad or annoyed when you have to say no to someone?  Like you're angry that they would even put you in the position of having to say no? The discomfort & anxiety that comes with boundary setting can sometimes send us into one of two positions:  staying silent to keep the peace or blowing up because you just can't take it anymore.I'm here to tell you- there's an easier, happier, kinder way.You can be super kind AND not turn yourself into a doormat. Today's episode is for you if:** you ever tell yourself how rude someone is for making you have to set a boundary** you bounce between staying silent & taking it too far  **  you want to be able to say no without feeling mean or escalating a conflictGet the Bold As Love Boundary Workshop: Come join me for a in depth boundary workshop.   Bring your notebook because here's what we're going to be working through together:** kind & courageous boundary setting ** getting clear on where you stand** how stop putting other people’s needs above your own** finding the right words to be clear, kind & self-protectingGet the workshop here._________________________ Our 4th round of Reset Your Mindset is starting soon!This is a group for women who want to heal, grow and connect at a deeper level with other women along the way.Get the details here:https://aprilboyd.ca/reset-your-mindsetReach out to me with any questions or comments via email [email protected] or on Intsa  @with.love.aprilhttps://www.instagram.com/with.love.april/Sign up to get tips & tools sent to your inbox.https://aprilboyd.ca/Please note: This show is not a replacement for therapy, assessment, treatment or diagnosis.  This show is intended for educational and entertainment purposes only.   See your physician, counsellor or local crisis support centre if neededAll identifying details about the people and the stories shared here are removed to protect confidentiality.Have a topic or question you'd love to hear about?Message me and let me know.email [email protected] @with.love.aprilhttps://www.instagram.com/with.love.april/Sign up to get tips & tools sent to your inbox.https://aprilboyd.ca/ Please note: This show is not a replacement for therapy, assessment, treatment or diagnosis. This show is intended for educational and entertainment purposes only. See your physician, counsellor or local crisis support centre if neededAll identifying details about the people and the stories shared here are removed to protect confidentiality.
11/23/202119 minutes, 18 seconds
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Your Sensitivity is Perfect - Stop Trying to Toughen Up & Try This Instead.

Do you see your sensitivity as a flaw or problem to be fixed?  Do you ever catch yourself wishing you could just toughen up and be more like those people who seem to be totally unaffected by the same things that you find to be really upsetting, depleting or draining?In today's episode, you'll hear about:** how I used to see my sensitivity as a problem and embarrassment  ** the lies we tell ourselves about our sensitivity & our over-functioning** practical tools to monitor and manage your wellness & energy ** the questions to ask yourself to make life easier as a sensitive or empathetic personIf you love today's episode and found this helpful, I would so appreciate it if you took a moment to share it with someone who could benefit from it or take a screen shot and tag me on insta @with.love.aprilOur next round of Reset Your Mindset is starting January 2022.This is a group for women who want to heal, grow and connect at a deeper level with other women along the way.Sign up to get your invitation:https://lovelossproject-com.ck.page/1e9c05c959Reach out to me with any questions or comments via email [email protected] or on Intsa  @with.love.aprilhttps://www.instagram.com/with.love.april/Sign up to get tips & tools sent to your inbox.https://aprilboyd.ca/Please note: This show is not a replacement for therapy, assessment, treatment or diagnosis.  This show is intended for educational and entertainment purposes only.   See your physician, counsellor or local crisis support centre if neededAll identifying details about the people and the stories shared here are removed to protect confidentiality.Have a topic or question you'd love to hear about?Message me and let me know.email [email protected] @with.love.aprilhttps://www.instagram.com/with.love.april/Sign up to get tips & tools sent to your inbox.https://aprilboyd.ca/ Please note: This show is not a replacement for therapy, assessment, treatment or diagnosis. This show is intended for educational and entertainment purposes only. See your physician, counsellor or local crisis support centre if neededAll identifying details about the people and the stories shared here are removed to protect confidentiality.
9/28/202111 minutes, 37 seconds
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Change the Way You See Your Body

Diet Culture makes us feel like we're failing if we're not trim enough or toned enough.  Body Positivity can make us feel like we're failing if we don't *love* every inch of ourselves or want to change the way we look. All of it is a bit of a set up for disaster- that avoids the bigger underlying issue.In today's episode you'll hear about:** a 3rd option to change the way you think about your body ** what your body issues might really be all about** how to feel more free and comfortable in your own skin right nowIf you love today's episode and found this helpful, I would so appreciate it if you took a moment to share it with someone who could benefit from it or take a screen shot and tag me on insta @with.love.aprilOur next round of Reset Your Mindset begins September 26 2021!This is a group for women who want to heal, grow and connect at a deeper level with other women along the way.Sign up to get your invitation:https://lovelossproject-com.ck.page/1e9c05c959Reach out to me with any questions or comments via email [email protected] or on Intsa  @with.love.aprilhttps://www.instagram.com/with.love.april/Sign up to get tips & tools sent to your inbox. https://aprilboyd.ca/Please note: This show is not a replacement for therapy, assessment, treatment or diagnosis.  This show is intended for educational and entertainment purposes only.   See your physician, counsellor or local crisis support centre if neededAll identifying details about the people and the stories shared here are removed to protect confidentiality.Have a topic or question you'd love to hear about?Message me and let me know.email [email protected] @with.love.aprilhttps://www.instagram.com/with.love.april/Sign up to get tips & tools sent to your inbox.https://aprilboyd.ca/ Please note: This show is not a replacement for therapy, assessment, treatment or diagnosis. This show is intended for educational and entertainment purposes only. See your physician, counsellor or local crisis support centre if neededAll identifying details about the people and the stories shared here are removed to protect confidentiality.
8/25/202114 minutes, 14 seconds
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Vulnerability Hangovers: Opening Up, Over-Sharing & Over-Exposure

If we are going to connect really, then we have to risk being seen & known.  But what happens when you feel like maybe you shared too much?  If you have ever walked away from a conversation or group conversation only to replay it all in your head and wish you could take some of it back, this episode is for you. In today's episode you'll hear about:** how to stop spiralling into self-doubt and regret** how vulnerability hangovers showed up in our last Reset Your Mindset Group** why feeling overly exposed is a inevitable part of true belonging and connection** how to get better at protecting yourself-  and others- from over-sharing and self-sabotageIf you love today's episode and found this helpful, I would so appreciate it if you took a moment to share it with someone who could benefit from it or take a screen shot and tag me on insta @with.love.aprilOur next round of Reset Your Mindset begins September 26 2021!This is a group for women who want to heal, grow and connect at a deeper level with other women along the way.Sign up to get your invitation:https://lovelossproject-com.ck.page/1e9c05c959Reach out to me with any questions or comments via email [email protected] or on Intsa  @with.love.aprilhttps://www.instagram.com/with.love.april/Sign up to get tips & tools sent to your inbox. https://aprilboyd.ca/Please note: This show is not a replacement for therapy, assessment, treatment or diagnosis.  This show is intended for educational and entertainment purposes only.   See your physician, counsellor or local crisis support centre if neededAll identifying details about the people and the stories shared here are removed to protect confidentiality.Have a topic or question you'd love to hear about?Message me and let me know.email [email protected] @with.love.aprilhttps://www.instagram.com/with.love.april/Sign up to get tips & tools sent to your inbox.https://aprilboyd.ca/ Please note: This show is not a replacement for therapy, assessment, treatment or diagnosis. This show is intended for educational and entertainment purposes only. See your physician, counsellor or local crisis support centre if neededAll identifying details about the people and the stories shared here are removed to protect confidentiality.
8/17/202131 minutes, 43 seconds
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Are you being rude or just being direct?

Ever had someone claim to "just being honest" in order to justify what feels like a  full fledge emotional attack on you?   Has anyone ever accused you of being rude or out of line when you felt like you were just trying to politely speak up for yourself?  In today's episode I'm talking about the difference between being assertive and being aggressive and sharing some practical tools to help you stay anchored in a place of confident kindness when you are speaking up for yourself, so you don't have to second guess or wonder if you're putting anyone else down.In today's episode you'll learn:** some practical tools to use to when you need to speak up for yourself** the questions I ask myself when I want to make sure I'm not attacking others during the moments when I need to protect myself** why this is such grey muddy territory to navigate at times as women** the difference between being honest and direct and being reckless and aggressive with your words and why we sometimes get that confused.If you love today's episode and found this helpful, I would so appreciate it if you took a moment to share it with someone who could benefit from it or take a screen shot and tag me on insta @with.love.aprilOur next round of Reset Your Mindset begins Fall 2021!Sign up to get your invitation:https://lovelossproject-com.ck.page/1e9c05c959Reach out to me with any questions or comments via email [email protected] or on Intsa  @with.love.aprilhttps://www.instagram.com/with.love.april/Sign up to get tips & tools sent to your inbox. https://aprilboyd.ca/Please note: This show is not a replacement for therapy, assessment, treatment or diagnosis.  This show is intended for educational and entertainment purposes only.   See your physician, counsellor or local crisis support centre if neededAll identifying details about the people and the stories shared here are removed to protect confidentiality.Have a topic or question you'd love to hear about?Message me and let me know.email [email protected] @with.love.aprilhttps://www.instagram.com/with.love.april/Sign up to get tips & tools sent to your inbox.https://aprilboyd.ca/ Please note: This show is not a replacement for therapy, assessment, treatment or diagnosis. This show is intended for educational and entertainment purposes only. See your physician, counsellor or local crisis support centre if neededAll identifying details about the people and the stories shared here are removed to protect confidentiality.
8/9/202119 minutes, 19 seconds