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The Bottom Line in Mother Daughter Relationships

I love the humor and hope in this article! There is a bottom line in all mother daughter relationships, and sometimes a few simple changes can turn around a skewed and ailing relationship. “A great many mother daughter relationships feel about as healthy as a swig of beer coupled with a joint after downing some […]

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 […]

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 […]

Its All About Me! – Life’s Biggest Lesson

Some of us go through life looking to other people to make us feel good. As long as we do that we will also blame others and circumstances when things don’t go our way. When it comes to mothers and daughters, it can certainly become a habit! When we hurt or feel attacked a usual […]

Mother Whisperers Project – Communication 101 Series for Daughters and Mothers

Starting in May we answer the question “How do I communicate with my mother in order to build a better relationship? ” But first some background…. As you may know I am a big fan of Brian Johnson and his Philosophers Notes. I met Brian last year and loved his thirst for knowledge and the […]

Important Tips When Mothers Day Hurts

Dr Karyl McBride in her latest post in Psychology Today looks at some important tips if Mother’s Day brings you disappointment, pain or sad memories. She writes: Every Mother’s Day, emails flood into my inbox. You want to be a good daughter and do something kind. But what card do you send her? Is it […]

Advice on Making Peace With Mom Before It’s Too Late

Here are Short Takes from Iris Krasnow from her book I Am My Mother’s Daughter, Making Peace with Mom-Before It’s Too Late. I really enjoyed this book. There are many women’s stories, including Iris’s own. She writes with humor and a journalistic edge! When I came across it I realized that Iris expresses everything I […]

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 […]

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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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