Women often struggle to feel the often contradictory feelings & emotions they have in relationship to their mothers. In a world where mothers are often deified or criminalized, it's hard to just embrace a woman as the complex human being that she is. But honestly, I can't think of a way to honor my own mother more fully than to love myself deeply enough to allow for the full range of my emotions and human experience, as I acknowledge hers. And in that experience, I acknowledge her to not as an angel and not as a demon, but as a complex and dynamic human being. And that's what I deeply want for my own kids. I want them to love themselves enough to never need to deny any part of themselves for me or for anyone else. That means to embrace it all. And in case you need it, you have my full permission to do so.
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Learn more about Gabor Mate’s book, When the Body Says No, here, and I’ll see you down the Mate Rabbit Hole if you do decide to pick it up! It’s a fascinating read!
Let’s get more present and regulated. For that, self-regulation techniques can be extremely helpful. I have a pdf guide with 9 Self-Regulation Tools for Anxiety & Overwhelm over here!
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