Category Archives: Womanhood

“The fact remains that we are siblings.”

“The fact remains that we are siblings.” That was one of the messages that I received. It pierced right to my heart and gut! Condescending. Imposing. Guilt-tripping. Invalidating. Dismissive. Marginalizing. You may as well replace the word ‘siblings’ with ‘family,’ … Continue reading

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The Void — The Death Of A Child Vis-a-vis Having An Unloving Mother

“When you lose a child [particularly through death], the void will always be there.” I have heard that uttered by grieving mothers. And it is no different when a daughter is/was not loved by her mother. The void left by … Continue reading

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In Reverence To Mother Mary [On The Occasion Of Her Birthday, 8th of Sept.] And The Sacred Feminine

I was born and raised Roman Catholic in the Philippines, a country that, despite being in Asia, is the only one in the region whose culture is so westernized. Influence from Eastern mysticism and religious teachings are quite limited. The … Continue reading

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Some Mothers Are Unloving. Motherhood Is Optional. Dealing With Dismissive Reactions.

It isn’t so much anymore the wounding or wounds from my mother’s unloving ways per se that’s triggering me or hurting me. It is more the reactions coming from others. From members of the family who refuse to acknowledge the … Continue reading

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Dealing With The Guilt Of Going No Contact. Myths About Mothers And Motherhood. [Part 2/2]

[This is a continuation of my previous post, Dealing With The Guilt Of Going No Contact. Myths About Mothers And Motherhood.] There is a section in Susan Forward’s “Mothers Who Can’t Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters” that describes accurately one … Continue reading

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Dealing With The Guilt Of Going No Contact. Myths About Mothers And Motherhood. [Part 1/2]

I seldom talk about my family estrangement. On the rare occasion that it comes up in the conversation, one question that would usually pop up is, “Don’t you miss them?” Harsh as this sounds, I don’t. I don’t miss my … Continue reading

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#MeToo – Inspiring And Encouraging Wounded & Unloved Daughters

I had been estranged from my birth mother since 2010. With her demise last February came the end of a long era of rejection, deception, manipulation, falsehoods, and betrayal — among others. [Condolences unnecessary, please. More about that in future … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Celebrate Mother’s Day (Or Other Similar Occasions)

Last year, when I was still a member of the committees assisting the Board of Directors of our building, I came up with the idea of giving out roses to the mother-residents of our building on Mother’s Day. All women, … Continue reading

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The Emotional Root Cause of the Malignant Tumor In My Left Breast

I knew right away that it had something to do with my mother wound. Issues with my mother and female figures in my life. The imbalance in the energies of giving and receiving. That’s not rocket science to figure out. … Continue reading

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Feeling Fulfilled & Ready To Go

I don’t have anything else in my bucket list — a list that has gotten much shorter because I have reached the point in my life where I know what truly matters, none of which can be found in the … Continue reading

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