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Mother’s Day – A day of conflicting emotions

Despite what Hallmark would like us to believe, Mother’s Day is a day filled with conflicting, difficult emotions for many adults.  The day is a reminder of the love we didn’t receive or didn’t give enough of.  Adults who seek treatment for their addictive relationship pattern suffer from early attachment injuries that are painful to feel, and …

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Grandma’s experience leaves a mark on your genes

Dan Hurley’s article, originally Trait vs. Fate, examines epigenetic imprinting, which speaks to “Mother Hunger”.  In Ready to Heal, McDaniel asserts that the original bond, or lack of bond, with Mom is the underpinning to intimacy challenges.  A troubled relationship with Mom creates a hunger that weaves its way into each and every relationship a …

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An Essay on Female Friendships from Kelly McDaniel, author Ready to Heal

 Female Friendships: A Complicated Terrain  Scientists, sociologists, and psychologists agree that women are wired for relationships. The female brain is finely tuned to human faces, voice tone, and body language.  Even as infants, baby girls are tuned into the emotions of their caregivers. Neurological fine tuning allows women to understand people in depth and feel …

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