Making the most of my "Dash"

Personal Bill of Rights

Sometimes I need a reminder!  Here’s a good place to “stash” it!

From Mark Sichel‘s book, “Healing from Family Rifts”

I Have:

  • The right to feel good about who I am
  • The freedom to say what I please and the wisdom to know when to say it
  • The freedom to protect myself in a responsible and mature manner
  • The right to ask for what I want, and the wisdom to know where and whom to ask
  • The right to exercise my innate creative abilities
  • The freedom to say no to a family member when dictated by my best interest
  • The right to respectful and dignified treatment
  • The right to know who I am
  • The freedom to know what I want
  • The right to choose the life I want
  • The right to assert my likes and dislikes
  • The right to accept myself for who I am
  • The freedom to regulate my thoughts and feelings without the input of another person
  • The freedom to cultivate interests and points of view
  • The right to tolerate points of view that differ from mine
  • The ability to accommodate another person without losing my own identity
  • The freedom to assert my rights without fear of loss of love
  • The freedom to assert my rights without fear of rejection and abandonment
  • The freedom to assert my rights without fear of physical or mental punishment
  • The right to say no
  • The right to feel alive
  • The right to believe I am likable
  • The right to make choices in my life
  • The freedom to choose my own friends
  • The right to set boundaries that will be respected
  • The right to follow my own interests
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Comments on: "Personal Bill of Rights" (7)

  1. What an awesome idea!! ❤ your rights!!

  2. Girl we are living parallel lives! Your bill of rights made me think about Virginia Satir’s 5 Freedom. So I’m shamelessly attaching a link to a post I wrote about them 😉

    http://maydecembersecrets.com/gayles-posts/looking-for-some-advice-about-whether-on-not-to-go-the-may-december-route/

    • First, yes you do need to make a badge! I went to look for one yesterday, but when I didn’t see one I wasn’t sure if you were just wanting to focus on A Beautiful Mess. As soon as you get a badge for it, you know I’ll have it on my page! =)

      Second, that post is fantastic!! I am lucky in that Brad knows how much I tend to do all those sorts of things and he works extra hard to make sure I am living according to those “rights”. I hadn’t heard of Virginia Satir before, but I’m going to be doing some internet researching now! Thanks for posting that link!!

  3. Dang… I need to make a badge for May December Secrets don’t I?!

  4. […] so many memories for me… I am grateful for the new awareness of my own rights that it gives me: https://brilliantlyred.wordpress.com/personal-bill-of-rights/ This, of course, is not the only Personal Bill of Rights out there in the ether.  A quick search […]

  5. […] the new awareness of my own rights that it gives me: And here, if you missed it, is the link:   https://brilliantlyred.wordpress.com/personal-bill-of-rights/ Institute of Mental Health 7, Nov 06 (Photo credit: […]

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