Archive for November, 2010

We hope you got this T shirt too!

Congratulations American friends for making it through the first stage. I was in Florida with friends. What a wonderful start to the Holidays!

An Honest Conversation Story – and we’d love to hear more!

I recall a conversation with someone close about an honest conversation she had with her mother. She was in her early 40’s when her mother came to visit from overseas. They were in a card store, and at the checkout they started a conversation with the cashier about shopping together while she was visiting. Her […]

Mother Wisdom for the Holidays

Marlene and I were talking about what we can post to support all of us who have challenges around the Holidays with our mothers and families. BOY – the stories we could tell if only our families didn’t read our blog!!! So lets start with setting expectations…… To our families, please do not assume that […]

I could never have that honest conversation with my mother!

Have you read the latest story from Dr Susan Campbell about an honest conversation that took years to surface with her mother? You can read it here. I often hear other women saying, “but I could never have that honest a conversation with my mother. It would hurt her so much….. or…. she would get […]

Does Your Mother Play the Victim?

Who knew that talking about the drama triangle could become a Pandora’s box! We’ve talked about children being victims and when we as daughters may be judged as the villain. What about the times that our mother takes on the victim role intentionally? What’s going on with her? And what happens inside of us? Just […]

Next Mother Whisperers Forum is on Tuesday December 7 at 1:00 p.m.

We look forward to bringing you our next Mother Whisperers Forum on Tuesday, December 7th at 1:00 p.m Eastern Time. During this hour, we will be meeting by teleconference telephone line to share what’s going on in our world and yours. Join the conversation to: find out how to start implementing the steps to become […]

Look out for our upcoming forum call in early December

Our next Mother Whisperers community forum call will be in early December. Right now we are planning on Tuesdays at 1pm Eastern Time. We’d like to hear if there is a better day or time that works for you.

A kindness story from “a bit more kind” in Chicago

This post appeared on the Active Kindness blog yesterday. What a heart warming story! It shows the power of seeing our mothers with different eyes … and the power of our love and compassion. Enjoy! “My mother is a challenge for me. Somehow, no matter what idea I propose, she has to change it, take […]

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

Today is World Kindness Day (who knew!) and the perfect time to bring more kindness to our relationships – especially between daughters and mothers. My good friend and colleague Lorraine Marino is working on cultivating a (genuine) kindness movement. So if you feel genuinely moved to do so, consider 3-4 things you can contribute to […]

Our Mothers as Victims

Susan’s recent comment has made me think about the times when our mothers take on the victim role. When that happens we get hooked into either the role of hero or villain. A friend of mine’s mother was lamenting how cruel her niece was for putting her mother into a home. She cast her as […]

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  • COMMUNICATION QUIZ - Can You Make These Statements?

    Ask yourself if you make any of the following 15 statements. Find out if you are expressing yourself fully and are communicating with openness and presence.
    • SCORING The highest possible score is 30, and the lowest is zero. The higher the score, the higher your likelihood of having success in all your relationships. 0-9: You probably find yourself frustrated in relationships (especially with your mother) more often than you would like. 10-15: You have a high aptitude for relating and are open to learning 16-24: You have good relationship skills. How can you apply them more to your mother relationship? 25-30: Congratulations! Your capacity for present-centered relating is at a very high level.
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