Archive for Identity crisis

Identity Crisis – Identity Choices

“If I give up my old familiar ways, who will I be and what will become of me?” In an earlier post on mid life identity  crises, I shared John Welwood‘s three choices that we face when are in an identity crisis. Today I’ll explore more about what these can look like from a coach’s […]

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.

Identity – Artist Celia Paul and her Mother and Sisters

Another way to explore how we daughters see ourselves and our mothers is through art. Artist Celia Paul has made a career out painting portraits of her mother. But her latest exhibition in London, is an exploration of the similarities between her and her four sisters and the identity crisis that large families can cause. […]

Mid-Life Crises and Our Mother Relationships (Part 1)

So many of us go through a transformation in mid life. Some put it down to menopause, while others call it a mid life crisis where we try to cling to our youth. I came across another perspective from John Welwood which resonates with me, and possibly you too! What happens to us in our […]

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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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