Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we'll ever do. --Brene Brown, PHD, LMSW Loving Ourselves
Mother’s Day is a day of festivity, joyful reflection, and special moments between mothers, their spouses, and their children.
For some, it is a time of sorrow and pain.
As a global community, we’re now discovering that many of our wounds and triggers can be traced back to childhood. Some of us grieve over our lost early years, having had parents who were ignorant in the ways of insightful child-rearing. Perhaps they married and had us too young. Still being kids themselves, they made many mistakes that, sadly, left us scarred in some way. They emulated the ways of their own mothers and fathers, which typically included physical and/or corporal punishment and expected us to be small adults. You know… the whole “I’m going to give you something to cry about” routine. Believing things such as “Don’t pick the baby up when he or she cries because then they’ll expect…
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