I love Erica Komisar’s words from her wonderful book Being There; Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters. “I often hear working mothers say how great it is for young women to see their mothers in high-powered careers. That may be true, but when it comes to babies and toddlers, they don’t care …
During a pandemic, understanding the female fear response is really helpful. Because sometimes, as women, our behaviors make us feel crazy. Even if we intellectually know that it’s okay to be in a heightened state of anxiety, the standard theory of fight and flight doesn’t quite explain the intensity of our emotions as we fold …
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.