How to Wear Your Boundaries Like Armor & Protect What Matters Most...Your Health with Dr. Sasha Shillcutt

podcast Oct 27, 2022

Boundaries are associated with protecting ourselves from negativity, and even great things can become toxic without boundaries.

Many of us love our jobs, but because we have so much on our plates, we’re always one stressful moment away from completely falling apart.

In healthcare, it feels like we’re caught between accepting burnout as part of the job and quitting entirely.

So is there a happier medium?

How do we overcome this internal tug-of-war between what’s healthy for us and what burns us out?

In this episode, I’m thrilled to be joined by the founder/CEO of Brave Enough and author of “Brave Boundaries: Strategies to Say No, Stand Strong and Take Control of Your Time” Dr. Sasha Shillcutt.

She shares how to set boundaries so we stop over-functioning and stretching ourselves too thin.

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • Where our over-functioning stems from
    Could our struggle with boundaries have little to do with ego or an over-identification with our careers?

  • The first boundary we have to set at work
    One major cause of burnout and stress is responsibilities that aren’t even part of our job description. How do we protect ourselves from this pain point?

  • Why our boundaries allow us to protect what’s good
    The hardest boundaries to set are with the people we care about most. How do we have those hard conversations?

Guest Bio

Dr. Sasha Shillcutt is a physician, gender equity researcher, speaker, founder/CEO of Brave Enough, wife, mom, and author of “Brave Boundaries: Strategies to Say No, Stand Strong and Take Control of Your Time”. She teaches women work-life control through courses and community.

For more information head to and buy Sasha’s book here.


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