Category Archives: Emotionally Absent Mother

To no one in particular and to you in particular

I don’t want to live like this anymore (upset, tearful, afraid). I don’t want to keep beating myself up for my failures. I was taught to mistrust my Self. I was taught to hate my Self. I can see, though, … Continue reading

Posted in adult child of alcoholics, adult survivors of abuse, Affirmations, Alcoholism, anxiety, Compassion, Ego, Emotionally Absent Mother, Empathic resonance, Grief and Loss, Grounding, Healing, Healing Power of Tears, Healthy detachment, Personal growth, Seeking the sacred, Self-affirming, self-criticism, Trapped in the Mirror, Trauma, trauma recovery, True Self, Trust | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

If you had controlling parents

For those of you who didn’t having controlling parents, you might want to skip this post (unless you are just really interested…).  For those of you who did, please, read on.    I wrote this blog post in 2011 on … Continue reading

Posted in adult survivors of abuse, Child abuse, Complex-PTSD, depression, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Self-Regulation, Emotionally Absent Mother | Tagged , | 3 Comments

The journey so far

I wrote this originally in June of 2010.  I am re-posting it now for a particular reason.  In the next blog post or few I want to talk about the idea that the worst part about growing up in abusive … Continue reading

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The ongoing healing process

Most of my family used to be energy vampires.  Sometimes, my husband has been.  Maybe, at times, I have been too.  I know, right now, I’m depleted, and it’s partly thyroid but more probably adrenal fatigue from trauma and pushing … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Authentic Personality, Broke Down Spirit, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Complex-PTSD, consciousness, depression, Emotional Self-Regulation, Emotionally Absent Mother, Grief and Loss, Hope, Love, Mindfulness, Personal growth, Soul, Soul wounds, Spiritual Teacher, spirituality, Trauma, trauma recovery, True Self | 2 Comments

Will you remember me?

The song fragment “Will you remember me?” came to my mind this morning.  I wanted to know why.  I looked up the song and then the song lyrics. I will remember you Will you remember me? Don’t let your life … Continue reading

Posted in Authentic Personality, Compassion, Complex-PTSD, consciousness, depression, Emotional Self-Regulation, Emotionally Absent Mother, Grief and Loss, Inner Child, Mindfulness, Narcissistic Mothers, Narcissistic Parents, Psychosynthesis, Self-affirming, Soul, Soul wounds, Spiritual Teacher, survival personality, Trauma, trauma recovery, True Self, Trust | 2 Comments