Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers (Book Review)

Book review by: Cathy DiBella (Guest Blogger) “I could not recall attachment, closeness, memories of the scent of Mother’s perfume, the feel of her skin, the sound of her voice singing in the kitchen, the solace of her rocking, holding, and comforting me, the intellectual stimulation, and joy of being...

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Growing Through Change

By: Heather Wolper Summer, with all its lazy wonder and time spent creek wading and cannonballing, is over. And here we are trying to adjust to a new normal. Our calendar is suddenly ruled by school bus pick-ups and drop-offs, school planners and reading logs, and we are all grieving...

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I’ve Been Triggered

By: Mary Ellen Collins “I CAN SPEAK FOR MYSELF,” creeps into my brain whenever I am interrupted or they attempt to reinterpret what I have said. My internal voice is shouting, “Who do you think you are? I can speak for myself. I DO NOT need you to interrupt me...

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Fall 2017 Lineup of Classes and Events

By: Mary Ellen Collins We have been diligently working over the summer to create a fantastic fall lineup of classes and events from the Motherless Daughters Ministry. Here is what is coming up! The Road to Forgiveness Forgiveness is a journey. Ever wonder why you keep forgiving the same thing...

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Why A Diagnosis Brings Relief

By: Christine Fishel My mom received a definitive diagnosis last week. My sister drove us the two-hour drive to mom’s appointment for a PET scan. We were very fortunate to have an appointment just five hours later to receive the results, a benefit of her being enrolled in a research study...

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If You’re Losing Your Mom To Dementia…

By: Christine Fishel If you are losing your mother to the horror of dementia, let me recommend a book I just read: Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again by Kimberly Williams-Paisley. Copyright 2016 When I am suffering through something difficult, I find solace...

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I’m Taking Off My Crown

By: Mary Ellen Collins I’m taking off my crown. For almost 50 years, I have lived under a curse. “We don’t like you.” “You are not a part of our family.” “Stay away.” “You are not welcome.” I have even had birthday cards returned to me. These words have pierced...

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The Phone Call That Changed My Life

By: Julie Thompson There are certain moments in time that change our lives forever. For me, one of those moments was when I learned my mom had passed away. It was eight years ago, but I still remember it like it was yesterday. I remember waking up at 12:40 a.m....

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The Curse of the Strong Woman

By: Christine Fishel I’m not a poet. And I know it. (See?) But this week I had to find a different way of getting out what was chewing up my insides. I’ve realized that, with rare exception, Motherless Daughters are extremely strong women. Life has forced us to become that,...

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From “Slave” to “Saint”

By: Cara Barth “Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!” ~ Steve Maraboli I was doing some research recently and I came across...

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