No matter how imperfect your relationship with your mother is or how flawed, your mother gave you the gift of life.  It’s down to you to achieve your dreams and fulfil your life’s purpose independent of her.  Whether you have experienced rejection, being ignored, intim...

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....

April 27, 2017

More than three-quarters of the case studies shared in Mothers and Daughters, indicate daughters feel like an emotional rescuer in relation to their mothers.  Whether it is trying to keep the peace and not upset her, listening to her talk about her worries and fears an...

March 24, 2017

Emotional support is something which goes hand in hand with the physical needs of a child.  Not having this emotional support means the infant will attempt to find an alternative source of nurturing or try to parent themselves from an early age with no role model to le...

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...

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 23, 2017

Mothers or a mother figure are our primary source for learning the daughter role.   A daughter’s individual identity depends on her capacity to adopt her mother’s characteristics, much of which happens subconsciously. 

A daughter’s natural inclination is to id...

January 15, 2017

Words, especially yelled in anger, can be very damaging to a child’s self-confidence.  The child probably already feels bad enough just from seeing the consequences of his or her behaviour.  Our sons and daughters don’t need more guilt and self-doubt heaped upon their...

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