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 …
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Sometimes, a mother’s way of guiding her daughter is based in fear and rigid rules, which creates a lonely chasm between them. Given the cultural programming, mothering happens in the context of toxic femininity.
This is the season where family life is romanticized and many of us feel painfully alone. Sending you hope for the best this time of year can bring, and comfort during the worst.
Mother Hunger names a corrosive, intolerable, hidden injury that sabotages well-being and craves a quick fix.
Inadequate maternal nurturing, protection or guidance leaves a hidden heartbreak where human connection should have been.
Beauty is brain food. Simplicity can be pretty and heals a wounded soul.
Identifying missing maternal guidance is complicated because many adult women feel confused or guilty if they speak about their mothers in unfavorable ways, even in psychotherapy.
A sense of home must be curated for women with Mother Hunger®. This is both an internal and external process of creating comfort and protection for yourself. To feel loved and secure: this is earned secure attachment.
We first learn how belonging feels or doesn’t feel in our mother’s arms.
Research shows that children who have a safe, attuned primary caregiver can weather life’s adversities with less risk of emotional trauma.