Archive for Personal Growth

Quiz – How Much Love Are You Giving Yourself Today?

On a day when love is in the air, in our hearts … or trying to find its way, it makes me think of about how much love we give to ourselves. This is a re-post from the Mother Whisperer archives. May love find its way for you. xoxo Some of you may have missed […]

What is the the Greatest “Relationship Changing” Skill You Can Learn and Apply?

This is a popular re-post and useful perspective for dealing with difficult situations and people. Val xoxo Q. What is the greatest “relationship changing” skill you can learn and apply? A. Understanding “The Three Realities” This is one of the first skills I learned when I was training to become a coach. Over the years […]

The 3 Steps to Break Free of Guilt in the New Year

As I’m writing about guilt I realize that this is the time when we set resolutions for the New Year. Are you yearning to break free of the mother daughter guilt trap in 2012? For many of you it may seem impossible, but I know that it is possible and comes down to these three […]

Guilt, Mothers and Daughters – Break Free of This Gruesome Threesome

Mothers making daughters feel guilty has been coming up in conversations lately. It must be the Season! If you got the gift of guilt from your mother for Christmas this year, then you won’t want to miss our next posts and article about guilt. What is guilt? Why does feeling guilty feel so bad? Why […]

Finding Peace of Mind

When we come to realize that peace of mind is already within us, our journey changes from searching for it, to one of letting go in order to reveal it.

I love the idea of shedding rather than striving for. It doesn’t seem so unattainable … although it can be hard for those of us who feel the need to be in control.

The Truth About You

I’m inspired to share this post from The BridgeMaker today. For all of us who have ever felt down and are hard on ourselves, these are powerful truths to bring us back. Enjoy! Val x “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne The enemy of […]

What I’ve Learned On My Mother Whisperers Journey

As most of you know, I’ve been on my own Mother Whisperers  journey for the past couple of years. I’d like to share with you what I have learned and where I am now. It started with wanting to understand more about daughters and mothers and how to master this special relationship … and it […]

Top 5 Tips for Surviving the Holidays

I hope you enjoy this timely re-post: One of the biggest stress makers during the Holidays is when you spend an extended length of time with your mother and family. Let’s face it, spending 24-7 with anyone can be stressful, so here is some Mother Whisperer wisdom to help you make it through this year […]

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?

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 […]

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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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