I have talked with women who are CEO’s of their own life and comfortable being in leadership roles; but get them talking about or within ten feet of their mother and they can be reduced to the feelings, emotions and beliefs that plagued them during their childhood.
Because of this, they often give in to fear based beliefs that show up as impostor beliefs, lack beliefs and the inadequacy beliefs that interfere with their goals, dreams and the future they dream of having! No matter how old you are, your inner child is always with you. If your inner child is still experiencing the emotional charges of childhood traumas and negative experiences your adult self will continue to be triggered until you learn to heal the child within. Nancy Mueller
What do others think...
"This book delves into the way the past can continue to influence the present, and not in a positive way, until we come to terms with the people, places, and things that made us who we are. In Mueller's case, there's considerable childhood pain that carried over into adult life, ultimately leading to loss, which then triggered a quest for healing and change. I think she makes an important point that it's not enough to identify an issue. As she explains, it takes effort to break old habits rooted in childhood, but the reward is a life lived from a much healthier, happier place." ~ V. McCulloh
"Mueller shares her story (which, to paraphrase her own words, is "beyond abusive") to show others how they too can thrive. One chapter is from her mother's perspective, in her own voice, which helps readers see how they have come through it all to hold no "anger, animosity, guilt or shame"; they can now love and appreciate each other. The book is also a workbook that helps readers explore their own experiences and overcome limiting beliefs. The overriding message: We can change our story and create a new reality." ~ Lynda M.
"An important book exploring a mother-daughter relationship in a she said-she said point of view that shows great humanity and compassion; thereby, leading to a much deeper understanding of what it is to be a very flawed mother doing the best she can to raise a daughter who would eventually outshine her in every way, especially in finally forgiving her mother for past pains. I have never read a book quite like this that shed an enlightening prism on what it is to forgive a parent, especially when it holds our own selves hostage to past ills. Highly recommended for any individual who has overcome adversity looking to heal the wound with a parent." ~ Aries H.