The Yes and No of Setting Boundaries
A Tiny Practice for Self-Care

When we think about setting boundaries, we often focus on the “No” that we’re establishing in relation to others. Self-care specialist Jeanette Bronée flips that around to look at the “Yes” we’re creating for ourselves — introducing a more compassionate expression of the intention to distinguish between our needs and others’ expectations.



Jeanette Bronée, CHHC, is a nourishment expert and coach, founder of the Path for Life Self-Nourishment Center in New York City, and author of Eat to Feel Full. Her online 9-Step Path for Life Self-Nourishment Program incorporates her three essential principles for lasting personal transformation — food knowledge, mindfulness, and habit shifting. Her goal is to empower her clients to take charge of their daily well-being, performance, and future health by changing their relationship with food.

Filmed at Mindful Living, a LIfeWork event held at the EILEEN FISHER showroom in New York City, fall 2017.

This feels like a game-changer. What do you think?

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  • Bracha Fenster says:

    This feels like a perfect antidote,/ addition to the holiday drama and change of season transitions.. saying Yes both challenges and holds promise!

  • Darlene says:

    Nancy’s comment from the morning of December 1 are my same thoughts. I appreciate and find useful the Tiny Practices I’ve watched. I see the value on the “Say Yes ….” Practice; yet it seemed there was more to come.

    Thank you Eileen Fisher Life Work. You are adding valuable work to your fashion portfolio.

  • susan says:

    I like the idea, but I’m having trouble understanding it. Perhaps a slightly longer clip with some further explanation or examples of how to put the principle into practice would be easier to understand.

  • gail says:

    pretty useless

  • ix tzunun says:

    YES! for allowing myself more space within
    YES for allowing myself to accept, love and embrace it all.
    YES for the continuation of life this Natividad!

  • Barbara Waxman says:

    I don’t see how this differs from the importance of supporting ourselves and one another to say no with intention say we can say yes powerfully.

  • Iris Brown says:

    Would you kindly add closed captioning to these posts?

  • Lisa says:

    Brilliant perspective and especially relevant during the holidays.

  • Kathy says:

    I love the idea of this, and I plan to put it into practice today. This is what we need to hear to validate ourselves. Just turning how we think takes off so much pressure. Thank you!

  • Jill says:

    Sounds compelling

  • Judy says:

    I love how simple and easy this message seems to do. I like the idea of Yes rather than No and I think I can use this quite simply. thank you.

  • Bracha Fenster says:

    Thank you so much for this intro toward a more expansive “glimpse” of greater ease-
    Perfect in any season…
    – brachaleora

  • ann conyngham says:

    thank you

  • nancy says:

    not sure if clip this is meant to be a teaser or if this is the whole message? Might have appreciated a bit more context and/or a closer look at power of intension in ones own life as different from expectation.

  • Gabrielle Fox says:

    Thank you

  • Ann Ludwig says:

    Thank you for these great mini practices – this one is a great flip of perspective that I will begin using right away.