Should is a word to let go of It’s a thread winding between expectation and identity it adds to the fear of being found out as it watches us spin in our own heads dividing us from heart and spirit How did we learn to layer upon layer, the heft of guilt, responsibility and should? Years of self-talk […]
There has been a lot written about new moms but this post by new dad, David Sternberg, LICSW does a wonderful job of identifying the many different ways you can feel as a new father.
Mothers have a hard time taking care of themselves because they are so busy taking care of everyone else. People talk about the beauty of motherhood, but not about how hard it can be. This is because we live with the myth that motherhood is all sunshine and roses. Despite what we see in the media, being a mom is not always wonderful. It can be hard and messy and unpredictable. The way to cope with the reality of motherhood is to acknowledge our true feelings and to put our own needs into the equation. Read more of an interview I did with Valerie Young of Your Woman in Washington.