Like many of you, I’m a bit out of sorts and somewhat disoriented right now. Our collective mental health is deteriorating during Covid-19. Recent stats report an increase from 20-40% of adults struggling with mental illness since the advent of the pandemic. Maternal mental health is particularly at risk. Helping children with distance learning, navigating …
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 …
Watch my discussion with Terri Wellbrock on Pandemic Self-Care Strategies!
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.
Listen to my conversation about early attachment trauma with Dr. Sophia Caudle.
To avoid getting stuck, it is essential to find healthy replacements for unmet nurturing, protection, and guidance.
Listen to my conversation with Terri Wellbrock on The Healing Place Podcast!