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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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Why it’s Crucial for Women to Heal the Mother Wound

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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Re-defining “Honor Thy Mother and Father” in the new paradigm

“Honor thy mother and father,” says the commandment Young children are biologically predisposed to revere and honor their parents in order to survive. Yet, when children become adults and are […]

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Loving the Magical Child Within

“Caring for your inner child has a powerful and surprisingly quick result: Do it and the child heals.” ~Martha Beck There is something so pristine at our core… The child […]

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A Daughter/Mother Revolution for Personal Empowerment and Cultural Transformation

“All great truths begin as blasphemy.” ~George Bernard Shaw A very basic definition of patriarchy is “a system of society or government in which men hold the power and women […]

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Releasing the Need to Struggle

One of my biggest turning points came in the form of exhaustion. I found myself repeatedly exhausted–not the everyday exhaustion that comes from being busy or frazzled. It was a […]

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