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Short Bio:

Karen C.L. Anderson helps women use the troubled relationships they have with their mothers and/or daughters as a catalyst for growth, empowerment, wisdom, and creativityShe is the author of Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters, A Guide For Separation, Liberation & Inspiration (March 2018), The Difficult Mother-Daughter Relationship Journal: A Guide For Revealing & Healing Toxic Generational Patterns (January, 2020), Dear Adult Daughter, With The Emphasis on “Adult”, (May 2020), and Overcoming Creative Anxiety: Prompts & Practices For Disarming Your Inner Critic (June, 2020).  She lives in Southeastern Connecticut.

“How we choose to heal individually is how we will heal collectively.”

Medium Bio:

Through her books and other writings, Karen C.L. Anderson helps women use the troubled relationships they have with their mothers and/or daughters as a catalyst for growth, empowerment, wisdom, and creativity.

She is the author of Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters, A Guide For Separation, Liberation & Inspiration (March 2018), The Difficult Mother-Daughter Relationship Journal: A Guide For Revealing and Healing Toxic Generational Patterns (January, 2020), Dear Adult Daughter, With The Emphasis on “Adult”, (May 2020), and Overcoming Creative Anxiety: Journal Prompts & Practices for Disarming Your Inner Critic & Allowing Creativity To Flow (June 2020).

Karen runs the Make It Real membership community (for women who want to “make real” the concepts in her books) and is at work on a memoir, A Letter To The Daughter I Chose Not To Have.

She lives in Southeastern Connecticut. 

I offer a process that shows women how to summon feelings in their bodies on purpose so they can wield them intentionally in service to what they say they want. This is the essence of creativity.

Long Bio:

Karen C.L. Anderson is a writer, author, and master-certified life coach who helps women use the troubled relationships they have with their mothers and/or daughters as a catalyst for growth, empowerment, wisdom, and creativity. 

She is the author of:

  • After (The Before & After) (2011)
  • The Peaceful Daughter’s Guide To Separating From A Difficult Mother (2015…no longer available)
  • Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters, A Guide For Separation, Liberation & Inspiration (March 2018)
  • The Difficult Mother-Daughter Relationship Journal: A Guide For Revealing and Healing Toxic Generational Patterns (January, 2020)
  • Dear Adult Daughter, With the Emphasis On Adult (May 2020)
  • Overcoming Creative Anxiety: Journal Prompts & Practices for Disarming Your Inner Critic & Allowing Creativity To Flow (June 2020)

Karen runs the Make It Real membership community (for women who want to “make real” the concepts in her books) and is at work on a memoir, A Letter To The Daughter I Chose Not To Have.

Prior to all of this? Karen spent seven years as a freelance writer and before that, 17 years trying to fit her right-brained self into a left-brained career as a trade magazine journalist in the field of plastics (and if she had a dime for every time someone mentioned that line from The Graduate…).

Karen and her husband Tim Anderson (a left-brained engineer) live on the Southeastern Connecticut shoreline with their dog and two cats. She is child-free by choice, and has three stepchildren, who now have four children among them.  

Certifications & Education:

  • Certified Dare To Lead Trained Professional
  • Master Certified Coach, Life Coach School
  • Healthy Boundaries for Kind People coach and facilitator
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques practitioner (EFT Training For Trauma, Levels I + II)
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Marist College

 Things we can talk about in an interview

 

  • Healthy boundaries: this is a topic that is often understood because it’s approached from a place of defensiveness and a belief that you need to be protected. And while that may be the case in some situations, the vast majority of the time, we’re setting boundaries in an effort to control other people’s behavior.

  • Why using words like “toxic” and “narcissistic” might be keeping you disempowered and stuck: while identifying and understanding our mothers’ or daughters’ issues is helpful in being able to provide context for pathology, it doesn’t always give us a path forward. It can actually limit our growth and potential. It can be a relief to have an explanation, but it can also validate us in feeling angry, sad, bitter, disappointed, and reactive.
  • Being childless by choice, abortion, women’s health and bodily autonomy
  • The micro/macro: how patriarchy, white supremacy, and misogyny inform difficult mother-daughter relationships. This is often called the Mother Wound: the pain of being a woman in cultures and societies that do not value women equally, which gets passed down from generation to generation.

  • How to tell the truth, stand on your story, and write about sensitive topics like difficult mother-daughter relationships without throwing anyone under the bus.

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