Inadequate maternal nurturing, protection or guidance leaves a hidden heartbreak where human connection should have been.
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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.
We are rapidly approaching the season where family life is romanticized and many of us feel painfully alone. Sights, sounds, and smells trigger powerful feelings of loss and stir up pathological hope. At their best, the holidays bring us moments to rest and be grateful. At their worst, we find untapped wells of grief waiting …
Dear Friends, One of my favorite stories that masquerades as a children’s book is Deborah Guarino’s Is Your Mama a Llama. In the story, Lloyd is a baby llama separated from his mother. With determination and perseverance, he asks an assortment of mammals (a cow, seal, swan, kangaroo, even a bat) if they are his …
Do you write in a journal? Do you feel like you SHOULD write in a journal but it’s a terrible idea?? …
Writing about Mother Hunger® fills hours that I’d much rather spend doing almost anything else. But writing is not elective. Do you know this feeling? The call to pen and paper? Journal writing, songwriting, book writing… the nagging whisper of words that want out? If so, where do you write? At home? Outdoors? Coffee shop?