Mother Hunger is a symptom of systemic gender inequality that diminishes the critical role of mothering.
Love is supposed to feel good, so what happens if Mom is unpredictable, unavailable, or frightening? We turn to something else for comfort.
Research shows that children who have a safe, attuned primary caregiver can weather life’s adversities with less risk of emotional trauma.
To avoid getting stuck, it is essential to find healthy replacements for unmet nurturing, protection, and guidance.
Mother Hunger® names a corrosive, intolerable, hidden injury that sabotages well-being and craves a quick fix.
The restoration of nurturing, protection, and guidance builds hope and rewires the brain. Women report new physical and emotional well-being as their lives improve.
Women easily feel discouraged, even defeated, while repairing Mother Hunger® because it’s an invisible wound.
Unsafe human connection also damages the receptor sites for essential hormones like dopamine and serotonin, which are meant for focus and well-being.
Blame is a normal reaction to the grief that is part of Mother Hunger but it can become a cycle that is hard to exit, and it is not an effective remedy for emotional pain.
Many of us struggle during the holiday season. As such, we’re vulnerable to powerful neurological processes that help us manage stress. Over-eating and over-drinking promote a parasympathetic response (hypo-arousal) that makes us hazy and lets us disconnect from unwanted feelings. Or we lean toward deprivation ~ ketosis provides us increased fuel (hyperarousal) for holiday events …