The mother lode:
a conversation about
emotions, power & creativity

 “From the time you were born, and even when you were in the womb, your relationship with your mother served as a blueprint for your relationship with yourself. Your mother’s beliefs were the basis for your own. You learned to treat yourself the way your mother treated herself, and the way she treated you. This is generally an unconscious process. ~ Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters: A Guide For Separation, Liberation & Inspiration

You have been your mother’s student for decades. You have learned so much from her, directly and indirectly, explicitly and implicitly, by her telling you and by her modeling. She handed you values and beliefs about bodies, food, work, career, religion, sexuality, gender, men, women, people who are different than you, marriage, money, friendship, etc. 

You learned what is good and what is bad, what is right and what is wrong, what is acceptable and what is unacceptable. In some cases you took what she handed you without thought or question. In others? Not so much. Maybe you rejected outright what she handed to  you.  

Let’s take it deeper and make it conscious.

The Mother Lode: A Conversation About Emotions, Power & Creativity is about what we learned (or didn’t learn) about creativity, power, and emotion from our mothers, about how we’ve taken what we learned and how we use it in our lives, relationships, and work, as well as about what we want to pass on, teach, and model, consciously, for others.

The Mother Lode is a conversation about where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going (because we sure as hell are not going back).

Join me and 21 other intentionally emotional, powerful, and creative humans who have stepped up to answer these questions:

What did your mother teach you, specifically, about emotion, power, and creativity? And how do you take that and use it intentionally in service to what you, yourself, are creating in the world?

Why does this matter?

If women and those who identify as women are to have more of a say in the world, more power (in the true sense of the word), and more leadership, more of us need to understand and teach, directly and explicitly and by consciously modeling, the true nature of emotion, power, and creativity, not the current patriarchal definitions.

Emotion, power, and creativity are profoundly and inextricably linked.

And yet we’ve been taught that emotion is weak, that power is not for us, and that creativity is elusive and mysterious. For millennia we’ve been burnt at the stake (literally and metaphorically) when we wield our emotions, power, and creativity intentionally. Many women in our maternal lineages suffered mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically as a result of the unexpressed emotion, the unused power, and the untapped creativity within them.

The Mother Lode is about changing that dynamic. Forever.

How It Works

  1. Sign up below.
  2. You will receive an email with a link to the password-protected Mother Lode home page where you will find links to each contribution, sharing with you what they learned from their mothers about emotion, power, and creativity and how they apply it in service to their own power and creativity.   
  3. Join the Facebook group to continue the conversation, ask questions, and share your own story about how you use emotion, power, and creativity in your life.
  4. (Optional) Apply the teachings from The Mother Lode contributors to your life, your art, your relationships, and let us know how it goes!

Leesa Renee Hall

Laura Munson

Susie Stonefield Miller

Rebecca Rush

Nicole Lewis-Keeber

Jennifer price Davis

Becky Mashuta

Ann Sheybani

Tzaddi Gordon

Mary Anne Radmacher

Leela Sinha

Deb Nicholson

Sharon Shelton

Mary Rogers

Patrice Dunckley

Monica Rodgers

Leah Campbell Badertscher

Serena Sterling

Janette Dalgliesh

Heather Condomitti

Trista Hendren

Karen C.L. Anderson

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