The Daughter Journey

one daughter's journey as the adult child of an emotionally absent mother

Birthday Blues

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It’s my mother’s birthday on Friday. I never considered her birthday to be a trigger for my childhood trauma, but alas it is. When I say …

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Getting rid of the icky

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So what’s been helping my mood? Rituals for Transformation is the biggest reason and it’s because the book calls for twice a day meditation and journaling. …

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There’s just something about her

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I’m on a journey. I guess you could call it a daughter journey. Some days I forget that I’m a daughter (I also have no contact …

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108 Day Journey

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“Let me know, let me know when I’ve got room to run” – Dermot Kennedy I’m very much moved by music. I easily cry during my …

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Winter in Spring

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“Feels like winter follows you around.” There’s a song by Dermot Kennedy and that is a line in one of his songs. I relate to that …

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Mental Health Woes and Wanderings

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Currently close to 2:30 a.m. I’m sitting outside, with my laptop of course, and I’m just enjoying the night. While listening to Dermot Kennedy. I actually …

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The Other Scarlet Letter

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A. A for abortion. This post is about abortion. So, if that is a topic that offends you or you feel strongly about, I’m telling you …

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Making Waves: Keep Moving Forward

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I have no idea why I’m sitting outside, in the sunshine and fresh air, writing. Yesterday I was in bed until 2 pm, then I went …

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Sunrise

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My Instagram feed told me that Michelle Obama just turned 57. Some may say she’s at the peak of her life. Her beauty, inside and out, …

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The Emotionally Absent Mother Class

During a search for support groups for daughters of borderline or emotionally absent mothers, I came across Motherless Daughters Ministry. As I read through their website, …

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Oldie but Goodie: Counseling Avoidance

The following blog post was written in October 2018. I used to be an infamous canceler of counseling appointments. Infamous because of timing and repetition: always …

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On the journey of med adherence

I’ve been trying to find a way to say without saying that I have a problem taking prescription drugs as prescribed. I overtake the uppers to …

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