Archive for October, 2011

Communication 101 for Daughters and Mothers – #9 Share How You Feel (eek!)

One of the toughest communication skills from Dr Susan Campbell is to  “Speak our pain without blame”. Sharing how we feel is a very vulnerable place for most of us. We are revealing our true selves, without knowing how the other person will respond. When we share how we feel we open our heart. Even […]

Make an Agreement to Make Your Relationship Work

When a mother and daughter commit to working on their relationship together, its important to have common understanding and agreement on things that both of you are willing to commit to doing. This will help you   maintain the integrity of your relationship when the going gets tough. Here are some suggestions. I agree to: 1. […]

When Building a Better Relationship With Your Daughter Isn’t Enough.

In my conversations with mothers, I’ve witnessed the strong drive to not repeat the frustration and pain that they experienced with their mothers. I’ve heard the powerful urge to right a perceived wrong that was done to them and make it better for the next generation.

However, focusing on your daughter relationship may not be enough to fill the hole within you or heal the legacy of hurt and disappointment with your own mother. It helps, but may not be enough to bring you peace of mind.

Warning – Catching Inner Peace by Saskia Davis

This is a great example of humor lending itself to a powerful subject. My thanks to Saskia for starting this movement for being on the lookout for symptoms of inner peace! SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE Be on the lookout for symptoms of inner peace.  The hearts of a great many have already been exposed to […]

Mother Whisperers Vision

The vision of Mother Whisperers is to inspire adult daughters to create the relationship they want with their mothers and find peace of mind. Its a journey that many women are on…. but how do you know when you have become a Mother Whisperer?   You are a Mother Whisperer when: You become aware of […]

The 4 Keys to See Things Differently and Open Up New Possibilities

When we accept that a relationship (or any situation for that matter) isn’t working and things need to change, it can sometimes be hard to know what to do next. Change is difficult, even when we know its for the best! I know. I’m a coach with a change challenge myself! However, I’ve learned that […]

Honoring Brene Brown and her Movement for Wholehearted Living

Over the past year, Brene Brown has built an authenticity movement on her ordinary courage blog and we wanted to create a space here to honor her work. “Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning […]

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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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