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Many Mothers

By | June 25th, 2014|Ghost Mothers|

If you grew up with a ghost mother who didn’t connect with or take care of you, perhaps you’ve been fortunate enough to have other women in your life, nurturing women able to provide care, concern and guidance. I think [...]

The Gifts of Being Ghost Mothered

By | June 18th, 2014|Ghost Mothers|

When you’re struggling through the early stages of facing the pain of being ghost mothered it’s hard to believe anything positive can come from this experience. Which is why it’s so important for me to assure you that there are [...]

Advice for Joyful Living

By | June 11th, 2014|Ghost Mothers|

In the current issue of The Oprah Magazine I came across an intriguing list by psychologist Martha Beck, titled 5 Rules for Lasting Joy that simply and beautifully captures the process I advocate in healing from a ghost mother. In [...]

Why It Hurts to Love a Narcissist

By | June 4th, 2014|Ghost Mothers|

What a powerful picture! Couldn’t take my eyes off it initially, sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. This well designed graphic portrays what makes narcissism so bizarre, dealing with someone who is literally two-faced! The ‘mask’ that [...]

A Tribute to Maya Angelou

By | May 29th, 2014|Ghost Mothers|

Earlier today, this inspired poet and activist died in her home in North Carolina at the age of 86. Emotionally strong, wise, and brutally honest, I’ve long admired how she survived a painful childhood and used her hardships to fuel [...]

Here Comes the Judge

By | May 21st, 2014|Ghost Mothers|

One of the most insidious aspects of being raised by a Ghost Mother is the tendency to internalize her negative voice. Often we don’t realize this is what’s happening, and instead believe that this is our voice, and that what [...]

Introducing Schema Therapy

By | May 14th, 2014|Ghost Mothers|

I’m fortunate to be working with Wendy Behary, LCSW, Director of The New Jersey Institute For Schema Therapy, and author of the book Disarming the Narcissist. From her I’m learning wonderful ways to apply the concepts of schema therapy in [...]

Happy Mother’s Day to the Ghost-Mothered!

By | May 7th, 2014|Ghost Mothers|

Mother’s Day is only a few days away, and with it the influx of commercials encouraging us to “let mom know how special she is.” So what happens when there’s no praise to heap on your mother and no way [...]

Narcissism Well-Portrayed

By | April 30th, 2014|Ghost Mothers|

In her memoir titled Chanel Bonfire, Wendy Lawless portrays the pain of growing up with a narcissistic mother in a book that reads like a novel. It’s well done and the perfect way to share with others the drama and [...]

Don’t Get Stuck in Your Story

By | April 16th, 2014|Ghost Mothers|

One of the biggest obstacles to healing is getting so stuck in the pain of your past that it stifles your ability to move forward. Getting stuck takes many forms, to include paralyzing emotions such as sadness and anger, or [...]

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