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Self-Healing. Shining My Light. A Sacred Calling.

To be the most glorious version of myself. It is the best gift I can offer to humanity. The most important and meaningful contribution I can make. I must keep focusing on my healing, growth, and transformation. No amount of … Continue reading

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Expressing My ‘Bigness.’ Playing Small. Patriarchy. THIS IS ME!

Not taking criticisms personally is one of my biggest lessons. It is rooted in my deep need for acceptance and approval, which, among others, I did not receive from my family of origin. The rejection from my mother, which began … Continue reading

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My Thoughts On The Newly-released Book, “Discovering the Inner Mother: A Guide to Healing the Mother Wound and Claiming Your Personal Power” by Bethany Webster

I first met my inner child in 1999. Doing inner child work has since been the crux of my healing journey. Over the years, I have inquired deeply into WHY I had such a challenging home and family experience. I … Continue reading

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Revisiting Personal Beliefs And Values. Unpacking New Age Teachings.

The pandemic together with my birth mother’s death in February 2020 gave me much space and time for self-reflection and re-examination of my beliefs, values, and principles. The accompanying lock-down and being at home the majority of the time — … Continue reading

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Forgiveness — A Result Of The Healing Process Rather Than The Goal Or A Prerequisite To Healing

There is a tendency for those in recovery [from toxic parents/families] to fall into the blame game — blaming the toxic parents or family for any or all unfortunate circumstances in one’s life, not taking any accountability and responsibility at … Continue reading

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Acceptance — Not Forgiveness — Is Much More Effective & Therapeutic

Forgiveness [of others], I have now come to believe, is earned. I do not believe that forgiveness is unconditional. The offender must offer a sincere apology, express and show a genuine desire to make amends, and demonstrate remorse and a … Continue reading

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A Narcissistic Mother’s Drama

When the bedroom door closes, whatever goes on is between the couple. We can never know enough to make accurate or even fair or unfair judgments and conclude why a couple split up. Both or one of them may present … Continue reading

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“She [your mother] did the best she could.”

Countless are the times when others have said, “Your mother did the best she could.” I, too, have said that. I have told myself that — in the hope of easing the pain. Somehow, though, saying that a wrongdoer did … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Involvement. Triangulation. Mediating Between My Parents.

My mother had vehemently denied it through the years — from my father and me, in particular — her ill-chosen involvement, which lasted for more than a decade. Fortunately for my siblings, they were spared from the pain of the … Continue reading

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“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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