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Nature

I love it when Mother Nature shows off.
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September News from Kelly

Dear Friend, Since naming Mother Hunger™, I’ve witnessed how the right term soothes an overactive amygdala and allows healing to unfold. Mother Hunger™ names a spectrum of difficult emotions. But in its most extreme, Mother Hunger™ is an absence of nurturing, protection and guidance that leads to complex trauma and disorganized attachment. I call this …

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Internal Compass

For some of us, mothers provide guidance, nurturing and protection, building an internal compass that directs our choices and self concept. If we didn’t receive one or more of these important needs, however, we may feel hungry for substitutes. Surrogate mothers come in many forms: food and romance may be the most powerful. We may …

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Relaxation

Labor Day weekend, and I’m supposed to be writing.
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Self-Expression

Mother Hunger is a consequence of systemic structures that demand compliance, submission, and seduction from women.
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August News from Kelly

Dear Friend, As summer’s heat lingers, I hope you find a spot of time for reading or listening to a podcast. I just finished Motherland. Lucky for me, it qualifies as research. Altman’s writing is gorgeous. Her memoir offers an intimate view of what it’s like to be “married to mom”. Recently, I had the honor …

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