In recent weeks 'Getting Naked With Your Feelings' has been the key theme of my blog posts.  Sadness is a natural part of life.  We can either let the emotion of sadness work for us or against us. 

We have many kinds of relationships and experiences which may...

Fear is often at the root of all other feelings.  When you are unable to meet your own needs, or those you depended on as a child couldn’t be there for you emotionally or physically, a deep sense of insecurity may leave you feeling scared and unsafe in the world....

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...

April 10, 2017

Your family is unavoidable.  You cannot escape them or trade them in for another family.  You also can’t change them...but you can change your response to them - Jami Attenberg

It’s ok to admit there may be things about your mother you don’t like and find hard to a...

March 18, 2017

Receiving your mother's love is not guaranteed.  It is possible, when a mother has experienced her own traumas that she is unable to love or give her child what is required ‘in the moment.’ 

As a child there may have been times when you felt rejected or unloved and...

February 25, 2017

Many of you will have heard of the fight and flight response though not everyone is aware of the freeze response.  We are animalistic creatures and when we think there is a threat of danger (real or imagined) our bodies naturally go into fight, flight or freeze respons...

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...

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...

January 9, 2017

Binding mothers often do not have the confidence to live their own lives and to make independent decisions without the support of their daughters.

Over protective mothers can also be classed as binding and frequently gain a sense of self when their daughters make the sa...