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The Power of Owning Your “Bigness”

Throughout history we have been given the message that an acceptable woman is a “small” woman. In response, we’ve been trying to squeeze ourselves into a smaller and smaller forms […]

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Happy “Inner Mother’s” Day: Acknowledging the Myth and Embracing Your Truth

We live in a culture that either idealizes mothers or undermines them. Through this distorted cultural lens that there’s not much space for mothers to be real human beings, with […]

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Progressing on the Sacred Spiral of Healing: The Importance of Long-term Support

“Why am I STILL healing this issue??!!!” “I thought I was done with this!”   “Why aren’t I healed yet?” “Here it is again! Why can’t I just get over […]

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Creating the New “Mother Line:” Birthing a World that Values Women

Years ago, I came across an incredible book that was published in 1980 called “Among Women” by Louise Bernikow. It is filled with insightful and inspiring essays about women, exploring […]

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Coming Home from the Inner War: Crossing the Threshold to the True “Motherland” Within

Self-care can be very challenging for women. So many of us have watched our mothers be depleted and deprived on many levels. Giving to ourselves can cause guilt or shame. […]

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Women Leaders, “Good Girls,” and the Illusion of the Benevolent Patriarch

As little girls, many of us felt the terror of “no one at the wheel” of our families. For a variety of reasons we may have gotten the message that […]

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Mother Wound Healing: Why It’s Crucial: Bethany Webster
Mother Wound Healing: Why It’s Crucial For Women

The core issue at the center of women’s empowerment is the Mother Wound. Difficulty and challenges between mothers and daughters are rampant and widespread but not openly spoken about. The […]

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When Shame feels Mothering: The Tragedy of Parentified Daughters

The road between a little girl and her mother is supposed to be a one-way street with support flowing consistently from the mother to the daughter. It goes without saying […]

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