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Is This Really the Best My Ghost Mother Can Do?

By | September 3rd, 2014|Ghost Mothers|

This is a question that frequently comes up in therapy. Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of being ghost-mothered is coming to terms with the limitations you’re forced to deal with, and letting go of the longing to get [...]

The Healing Power of Self-Love

By | August 27th, 2014|Ghost Mothers|

Most of us remember Lucille Ball as a talented comedienne, who knew she was also so insightful and wise? I think the simplicity of her message is remarkable. She beautifully describes the powerful truth that when you develop a deep [...]

Will the Pain of Growing Up Ghost-Mothered Ever Go Away?

By | August 20th, 2014|Ghost Mothers|

Being mothered by a ghost creates a significant emotional wound. The extent to which this wound heals depends on a number of factors to include how toxic your relationship was (or is), the extent of your resiliency, and how long, [...]

The Courage to Heal From Growing Up Ghost-Mothered

By | August 13th, 2014|Ghost Mothers|

For some people the decision to explore the pain and to heal is clear, the benefits obvious. For others, it’s a much more difficult decision to make. Seeking insight and change can be challenging, as it requires being honest in [...]

Spectacular Comments From Recent Readers

By | August 6th, 2014|Ghost Mothers|

It means so much to me when someone finds help and healing in reading Ghost Mothers, and takes the time to share their reactions and experience with me, here are a few recent reviews and comments. This is why I [...]

What About Forgiveness?

By | July 30th, 2014|Ghost Mothers|

Forgiveness is an important topic in healing from a ghost mother and many people express feelings of guilt if they haven’t forgiven their mother. Let’s be honest, forgiveness is extremely difficult to do if she’s been abusive, demeaning, ignoring, or [...]

How the Practice of Yoga Helps in Healing From a Ghost Mother

By | July 23rd, 2014|Ghost Mothers|

I just returned from a yoga class, and am reminded once again of how powerful this practice is in bringing us into balance. The body is encouraged to move, the mind experiences a sense of calm, and the spirit is [...]

6 Secrets to Healing From a Ghost Mother

By | July 16th, 2014|Ghost Mothers|

Healing from the pain of a ghost mother is a powerful process that yields great results. Keep in mind that it takes time and it takes work to leave the past behind. Knowing the basics is essential, over time my [...]

Being Ghost Mothered Is Not Your Fault!

By | July 9th, 2014|Ghost Mothers|

Talk about adding insult to injury… As if not connecting emotionally with your mother isn’t painful enough, feeling that this is your fault makes the situation even worse. Make no mistake, the difficult relationship with your ghost mother is NOT [...]

7 Ways to NOT Go on a Guilt-Trip With Your Mother

By | July 2nd, 2014|Ghost Mothers|

Ghost mothers usually have the ability to manipulate us to do what they want, often by making comments intended to induce guilt. Part of the healing work is learning how not do things you end up resenting, or don’t want [...]

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