4 Crucial Words for a World of Chaos

An Interview With Nedra Glover Tawwab

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S&H editor at large, Stephen Kiesling, interviews Nedra Glover Tawwab, a therapist who quietly helps empower clients to speak up for themselves, set boundaries, and find peace.

Nedra Glover Tawwab is a therapist who quietly helps empower 15 to 20 clients each week to speak up for themselves. “What’s ironic,” she says, “is that therapists don’t get to talk much. Instead, we listen.” But Nedra does have passionate words to share—“some information that’s just really amazing!”—and she now reaches over 600,000 people on Instagram. Her own journey to speak up for herself led her to what may be the four most important words in our increasingly chaotic world. Those four words are the title of her new book: Set Boundaries, Find Peace. Setting even a small boundary gives you courage. And you need courage to get to those bigger boundaries. —NEDRA GLOVER TAWWAB At one point in your life, you felt something was seriously wrong, but you thought the problem was you. That’s right. Before I understood boundaries, people were taking advantage of me. When I tried to speak up for myself, to give people an operating procedure about how to be in relationship with me, I got a lot of pushback. I thought something was wrong with me, but the real problem is that the people in my circle didn’t kn …

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Stephen Kiesling

Stephen Kiesling is a former Olympic rower, co-creator of the Nike Cross Training System, and editor at...

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