Archive for March, 2011

Announcing – Collaboration with Author Rayne Wolfe

In April Val will be sharing posts and collaborating with author and journalist Rayne Wolfe on her 8WomenDream site. Rayne is researching daughters of toxic mothers and wants to support them with her writing. How cool is that!!  

If We Can’t Be Authentic With Mom, Can We Be Authentic In Life?

If we can’t be authentic with our mothers, can we be authentic in life? When I think about being authentic, I turn to a great  coach Jay Perry. Over the past 5 years I have been in a coaching group with Jay called All4One. Our purpose is to connect and support each other in our […]

Letting Go of Trying to Make Mom Happy

I want my mother to be happy. I used to believe that I could make her happy. When I was little I learned that if I was good and pleased her, mom was happy and I got her approval and love. It’s what children believe….. and it’s often a belief that we daughters continue to […]

More Thoughts on Being Kind to Mother

Find out the one most important thing that can hold us back from being kind to our mothers.

Mothers and Daughters as Imperfect Roses

This post is dedicated to the wonderful women I was in conversation with today! Lisa, thank you from my heart for making this happen. None of us has a perfect life. We are  imperfect. Yet we manage to overcome difficulties and manage to be magnificent and triumphant. So writes Patricia Commins in her book “Remembering […]

The Good the Bad and the Daunting Legacies from our Mothers

When we think about the legacies from our mothers it’s natural to recall all of the good things that we share. For example my Mom has a lot of energy and independence. I like that about her and myself. That’s a good legacy for me to have from her! Other women have told me how […]

Why Can’t I Be Kind To My Mother?

Reading  a recent posting on the Active Kindness blog, I found myself asking this question  “Why can’t I be kind to my mother all the time?” Mother daughter relationships are complex. We feel close and depend on Mom’s love and approval, yet need to be independent and separate adults. What holds us back from giving […]

March Newsletter

Our March newsletter is published. Find out what has been happening at Mother Whisperers. If you haven’t received a copy, then sign up now to become a member, or visit this link to read it online.

Changing Our Mother Relationship

To achieve peace in our mother relationship, something has to change. When we realize that we only have control over ourselves, then that means WE have to do some changing! A good place to start is to become aware of our own attitudes and beliefs. Here are some responses that many of us tell ourselves […]

Mid-life Crises and Mother Relationships (Part 2)

Just when you thought you had it all figured out with your Mother, along comes an identity crisis at mid life that brings upset and conflict! An identity crisis can affect all of the people who have known us (and loved us) in our familiar “old” ways – especially our mothers.

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    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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