The Dr. Dolores Show: How to Become Your Own Best Friend [Self Discovery Series Part 4]


 By Dr. Dolores Fazzino, Nurse Practitioner, Medical Intuitive, Energy Whisperer

Today, on the Dr. Dolores Show we talk about embracing Boundaries: Reclaiming Control Over Your Life.

This is the 4th episode of the series “Becoming Your Own Best Friend: A Self Discovery Series” created by Dr. Dolores Fazzino.

In this empowering episode, Dr. Fazzino guides listeners on a transformative journey towards setting healthy limits to reclaim control over their lives.

The Self Discovery Series:

Embark on a transformative journey of self discovery.

In this five part series, viewers explore the essence of self love and empowerment, laying the foundation for an awesome relationship with oneself.

Part One: Unveiling Authenticity invites you to embrace your true self, shedding societal expectations.
Part Two: Cultivating Compassion teaches the importance of self kindness and forgiveness.
Part Three: Nurturing Inner Strength helps you find resilience in the face of challenges.
Part Four: Embracing Boundaries empowers you to set healthy limits, reclaiming control over your life.
Part Five: Thriving in Self Love celebrates your unique qualities and journey toward self acceptance.

The Dr. Dolores Show: How to Become Your Own Best Friend [Part 4]


Through heartfelt anecdotes and expert insights, Dr. Fazzino illustrates the profound impact that boundaries can have on one’s well being.

She emphasizes the importance of recognizing when boundaries have been crossed and the subsequent effects on mental, emotional, and physical health.

Dr. Dolores offers profound insights on the significance of setting and maintaining these boundaries to lead a balanced and stress free life.

Here’s how you can embrace boundaries effectively…

How to Embrace Healthy Boundaries:

The Importance of Emotional Boundaries

Emotional boundaries are essential for individuals who are empathetic and sensitive.

These people often absorb the emotions and energies of others, leading to overwhelming stress and emotional exhaustion.

By setting clear emotional boundaries, they can protect their mental and emotional well being.

Empowerment Through Saying No

Many people, particularly those who are naturally giving and empathetic, struggle with saying no.

However, asserting oneself and setting limits is a crucial part of self care.

Remember, saying no is not an act of selfishness but an assertion of your own needs and limits.

Recognizing the Power of Choice

We choose what we decide to do moment by moment, even when it doesn’t feel like it.

Recognizing this helps us take control of our lives and make decisions that align with our true needs and values.

Reducing Stress Through Boundaries

One of the primary benefits of setting boundaries is the significant reduction in stress levels.

When we set clear limits on what we can and cannot tolerate, we protect ourselves from unnecessary stress and anxiety.

Protection from Burnout

Time management is another critical area where boundaries play a pivotal role.

By setting boundaries around our time, we can ensure we don’t overextend ourselves and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Speaking from the Heart

Authentic communication comes from the heart.

When we are present and speak from a place of sincerity, our words are more likely to resonate and be effective.

Self Awareness and Needs

Understanding and acknowledging our own needs is the first step toward setting effective boundaries.

This self awareness allows us to create a life that feels safe and fulfilling.

Clear and Assertive Communication

Effective boundaries are those that are communicated clearly and assertively.

This ensures that others understand and respect our limits.

Respecting Others’ Boundaries

It’s important not only to set our own boundaries but also to respect those of others.

Reflecting on how we respond to others’ boundaries can improve our relationships and mutual respect.

Recognizing Red Flags

Being vigilant about red flags and warning signs can help us set and maintain healthy boundaries.

These signals often indicate when our boundaries are being tested or violated.

Trusting Your Instincts

Finally, trusting our instincts is crucial.

If something feels wrong, it’s important to listen to that inner voice and take appropriate action to protect ourselves.

Dr. Fazzino encourages self reflection and introspection, empowering individuals to identify their unique boundaries and communicate them assertively and compassionately.

Join Dr. Dolores Fazzino in this enlightening episode as she guides you towards reclaiming control over your life through the transformative practice of embracing boundaries.


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What to Look for In This Episode of The Dr. Dolores Show:

  1. “Emotional boundaries are paramount especially for those that are empaths, intuitive and highly sensitive people.” Dr. Dolores (05:55)
  2. “Don’t be afraid to say no and step into your power, it doesn’t make you a bad person because you say no.” Dr. Dolores (09:01) 
  3. We choose what we decide to do moment by moment, sometimes it feels like we don’t but if you reel it back you will see that we do. (11:47)
  4. Reduce stress levels – that is one of the benefits of setting boundaries. (13:51) 
  5. Setting boundaries around time protects us from burnout. (21:52) 
  6. When you are speaking from the heart space you are in the present moment and you will always say the right thing. (26:17) 
  7. Awareness – being aware of what you need in order to feel safe, secure, calm and serene. (29:05) 
  8. Healthy boundaries are communicated clearly and assertively. (30:07)
  9. How often do people set boundaries and we ignore them? Something to think about. (34:27) 
  10. Pay attention to red flags and warning signs for setting healthy boundaries. (42:30)
  11. If something feels off for you, trust your instincts for that. (43:20)


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Dr. Dolores Fazzino, DNP is a Nurse Practitioner, Medical Intuitive, Energy Whisperer, an International Amazon Best Selling Author, TV, Podcast, and Radio host. With over 45 years-experience in the healthcare industry, Dr. Fazzino believes healing is a multi-faceted process. After witnessing the miraculous healing of her father’s physical condition as a young adult, Dr. Fazzino has dedicated her life to assist people to Heal In Ways They Never Thought Possible. Dr. Dolores takes us beyond the mind-body paradigm to include spirituality in wellness and assisting her clients to unravel the energetic discord in their life. Known as the “Energy Whisperer,” her gifts, customized programs and strategies assist her clients to move through life challenges, and reconnecting with their inner self with grace and ease, creating lasting health and true wellness. She is the author of 5 books, two which are Amazon International Best Sellers. Her latest book “Your Amazing Itty Bitty Healing in Ways You Never Thought Possible Book” became an Amazon Best Seller October 2022. Dr. Dolores Fazzino is the host of The Dr Dolores Show, a TV, Radio, Podcast with Inspired Choices Network (ICN) streaming to over 300 platforms globally. Contact her at: 760-579-2440