Boundaries form a vital part of survivor self-care and self-preservation, especially for those who have experienced trauma and significant moments of life hardship. As survivors gain further insight into the people in their lives that have caused harm or may not align with their values, they are challenged by societal expectations to maintain those relationships at the detriment of their mental health and personal well-being. Caroline believes that by creating and maintaining boundaries, communicating them clearly and holding them in place, survivors can create a space of safety that enables them to thrive. In this keynote, Caroline shares how she has developed and maintained her boundaries by creating her ‘Island’ and how this has formed a vital framework to maintain her ongoing healing as both a survivor and as an ongoing act of deep personal resilience and self-love. This keynote is a constructive yet vulnerable presentation suited to audiences of women who are wanting to create clear boundaries and communication tools to improve their self-care and self-preservation. The presentation can be adapted to smaller audiences and women circles as well as delivered as a keynote for larger event settings.