Author of Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters: A Guide For Separation, Liberation & Inspiration

The Matriarch Mare is calm because her boundaries are impeccable. Because she knows who she is – with clarity and equanimity – the other horses respect her. She does not let herself be influenced by another horse’s fears or anxieties or aggression. She knows the right thing to do, based on her own internal signals, and she does it. She doesn’t need approval or permission. She lives and breathes from a place of integrity and certainty, because of her strong and appropriate boundaries. As a result, she is relaxed and at peace. She belongs to herself. She has an undefended heart. ~ with thanks to Martha Beck and Elizabeth Gilbert for this concept

The Re-Mothering process challenges assumptions about the way things are and can be for women, not just within the context of their ongoing or historic relationships with their own mothers (who sometimes model and foster ongoing disempowerment), but within the world at large.

Shame does not become you

I wrote this in response to a query from a writer for Martha Stewart magazine who was looking for answers from women 50+ to this question: What's the #1 piece of advice you'd like to tell your younger self? My answer wasn't used, so I am sharing it with you. Dear...

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The best news ever…

You: This is going to take me a long time to unravel and get to the root of it all. Me: Why do you think it will take a long time? You: Because it's so old and deep. Me: What if you have the answer right now? You: {stunned silence} Me: Are you there? You: How is that...

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