Advice, Essays, and other bits of wisdom
One of the most insidious things that gets passed down to us through our maternal lineages (whether our mothers are "difficult" or not) is the fear of talking openly about issues that are important...
The most powerful part of you? The most brilliant? The most compelling? The most talented? Those are the parts your mother told you (and may still tell you) are the worst. The parts you need to...
"All forward motion disappoints someone." ~ Seth Godin Question from a reader re Why Rehashing The Past Doesn't Work: "What if my mother doesn't understand that I am moving on from the dynamic and...
Rehashing the past, even the recent past, with someone (your mother) who is unaware of their trauma tends not to end well. Her unresolved trauma and triggers make it nearly impossible for her to...
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