Archive for June, 2011

Mothers and Daughters: Are You Overstepping Your Boundaries?

Here is a great article I came across from written by author Amy Bloom. She asks “How do you walk that fine line between love and autonomy, privacy and intimacy?”….. “Boundaries are the lines we draw that mark off our autonomy and that of other people, that protect our privacy and that of others. […]

Steps to Forgiveness

I wonder how this resonates with you. Do you find it easy to forgive and are a more easy going person? Or do you find it difficult to forgive and are more of a “rulebook” person who likes things to be a certain way?
Let me know if this theory stands up in real life!

Communication 101 for Daughters and Mothers – #3 Angry People Don’t Listen

Today’s tip is so simple it should be easy to remember. But, for most of us it’s easy to forget! Here it is: Angry people don’t listen. When someone experiences that trigger and rush of emotion, rational thinking goes out the window, and along with it is our ability to listen to the other person. […]

Mother Whisperers June Newsletter

In case you missed the June news – click here to read our latest newsletter! Cheers!  

Communication Quiz – What is Your Intention?

  As part of our Communication 101 series for daughters and mothers, here’s a quiz from Dr Susan Campbell that will help you get insights into the intention behind your communication. Do you relate to the other person or tend to try to control the situation? Give yourself a 1 to 5 rating for each […]

Communication 101 For Daughters and Mothers – #2 Know Your Intention

Communication is ALL about our intention. Think about it. We communicate in order to: Get attention,  inform,  have our say,  be right,  explore,  be liked,   influence,  relate,  advise,  understand,  win approval,  get our way,  be heard,  convince others …..etc etc. Its estimated that about 90% of communication is about controlling. Most of the time we […]

“Mother” is Such a Loaded Word

The word “mother” brings up many meanings as well as feelings! Even Wikipedia finds “mother” to be a challenge! “A mother is a woman who has conceived, given birth to, or raised a child in the role of a parent.[1] Because of the complexity and differences of a mother’s social, cultural, and religious definitions and […]

Throwing Light On The Dark Side Of Mother Daughter Relationships

Have you looked at your dark side recently? Our dark side, or “Shadow Effect” refers to the part of us which is the shadow or disowned part of ourselves that we keep hidden away out of shame or fear. Because we think of it as being “bad” and we don’t want to see ourselves in […]

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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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