In recent blog posts we've discussed communications in relationships and the choice to be estranged.  There may come a time in your life where you want to build bridges and work towards repairing broken relationships putting the past behind you once and for all. 

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All too often in relationships, we say one thing and the other person hears something else.  Conflicts and misunderstandings arise if we fail to communicate effectively.  Effective communication is more about listening and less about talking.  It is about focussing on...

I want you to know, you matter! 

Whether or not your parents or caregivers have shown you love, I know there is a place within you that wants to believe you are lovable, worthy and whole.  Repeat after me, ‘I matter’, say it again and again.  Let the tears flow if they...

When in conflict with your mother, consider her responses.  She may not be reacting to you personally, but speaking from a hurt place within herself.  When you respond from a place of compassion you are able to move beyond getting hooked into reacting and behaving towa...

There can be many emotional triggers when you think of your current or past relationships. 

Perhaps you have felt unwell and needed your partner or mothers love but for whatever reason they can't be be there for you or meet your needs.  On top of not feeling well you ma...

May 3, 2017


How often do you find yourself repeating relationship patterns and regretting later the choices you’ve made?  Mothers and Daughters offers insights into how and why we do this and here I share with you details relating to my work with daughters who are in conflict wit...

February 19, 2017

There are people who stay in life and people, who go.  Sometimes, it’s our mothers who can’t be there for us. 

Being abandoned at birth or later on in childhood by your own mother is one of the most devastating experiences you might be forced to go through.  Being...

February 13, 2017

Separation may be one of the hardest experiences mothers and daughters go through. 

The intimate attachments formed at birth, are past their sell-by date, as a daughter nears adolescence and the complex love a daughter experiences during the separation process with her...

February 4, 2017

Every daughter on the planet will at some time question herself as to who she is and what she wants from life.  She will review what aspects of her mother’s character and behaviour she wants to adopt. 

In adolescence generally, as young women we want to experiment...

January 29, 2017

Your mother will have her own personal identity based on the stigma of how she believed a mother ‘should be’ passed down to her by her own mother, family culture and societal influence.  Her education, upbringing, family of origin and caregivers all shaped her identity...

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