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Communication 101 for Daughters and Mothers – #10 When All Is Said And Done …

Is it time to let go of being right and open your heart to makes things right?

An Unexpected Word That Can Change Your Mother Daughter Relationship

As I finished our last post on sharing our pain without blame, and expressing our feelings,  I remembered a great tip from my mentor coach Jay Perry. As we learn to let go of suppressing our feelings and practice sharing how we feel, there is one simple word that can have a powerful impact. Its […]

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 […]

Communication 101 for Daughters and Mothers – #8 Recognize Your Judge

It can be tricky recognizing our own judge. When we see a situation our mind tends to leap ahead to interpret and evaluate what’s going on. Its part of our human survival mode. This is really useful when we are facing real danger, but in everyday circumstances instead of survival it often leads to misunderstandings […]

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 […]

A Daughter Ends 30 years Of Anger and Resentment Towards Her Mother

Here is a powerful confession and uplifting story for every daughter who becomes a mother, looks at the legacy she wants for her own daughters, and mends her mother relationship. Be inspired to face your truth by writer J.R. Barcyndy in Israel. She writes: “I grew up feeling that I had no mother; she resigned […]

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 […]

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 […]

Being Inspired and Vulnerable – Video for Mother Whisperers

Let ourselves be seen
Love with all our hearts
Practice gratitude and joy
Believe that I am enough

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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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