Archive for Mothers and Daughters

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 […]

Its All About Me – She May Be My Mom, But It’s MY Peace of Mind

When I want peace of mind, I try to remember that its MY peace of mind not anyone else’s. Our peace of mind belongs to each one of us. Anything that bothers us is our issue. So, if we want to have peace of mind then its up to us to do something about it. […]

Self Compassion For Daughters – Connect With Our Inner Mother

Thinking about our last post about self compassion, I had a new insight that I’d like to share. Dr Kristin Neff wrote: “When our inner voice continually criticizes and berates us we end up feeling worthless, incompetent and insecure, and we often end up in negative cycles of self sabotage and self harm.” Wait a […]

How Good are You at Letting Go of Self Criticism and Discovering Self Compassion?

I’m really enjoying reading Dr Kristin Neff’s research and insights into Self Compassion. Here at Mother Whisperers we’ve talked about accepting and loving ourselves so we are able to accept and love others, especially our mothers or daughters. Kristen looks at self compassion more deeply and writes in a recent article in Psychology Today: “When […]

Daughters, How to Keep Your True Power – A Final Word About Boundaries

Over the summer I’ve been sharing insights into how we can express our true power as daughters. Today I’ll share a final word of advice. Before I do, here’s a summary of the strategies that we’ve covered so far: 1. Be aware of your interactions and how much your mother is still influencing you. 2. […]

Put Aside Your Mask and Own Your Feelings

Getting in touch with our feelings is an important step in our Mother Whisperers journey. How come it’s hard to know exactly what we are feeling?
Two reasons come to my mind about why its hard, and also why we shouldn’t feel bad about not being able to fully feel!

When An Aging Mother Becomes Hard to Love

John Welwood shares a story about his mother and how over time, an old wound became a  grievance that poisoned everything and took away the joy and beauty in her life. If you are dealing with an aging mother who is difficult to love and its getting you down, then read on. In the book […]

Labeling Keeps Daughters and Mothers Stuck! (and I’m not talking about post-it notes)

Thanks for all the feedback on the recent post Venting About Mom Won’t Bring You Peace. When we vent it feels good for a short while. It’s healthy to express our anger too. But for many daughters it’s difficult to move forward, and so the cycle of  hurt-anger-venting continues. Rather than looking at what’s going […]

Accepting Your Narcissistic Mother

In reading about maternal narcissism, one of the common issues for daughters of narcissistic mothers is how hard it is to accept that their mothers are not how they had always hoped they would be – accepting Mom as she is not! Coming to terms with the reality of a “less than perfect”‘ mother is […]

Is Dwelling on the Past Holding you Back?

At Mother Whisperers we’ve been asking the question “Are you still giving your power away to your Mother? and sharing ways to access your internal power. This can only happen if we come into the present and let of go of things that pull us back into the past. Here’s a except from a recent […]

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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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