Remembering Mother Finding Myself

In this breakthrough book, author Patricia Commins, who lost her mother at 26, shows readers that the key to escaping the sorority of sorrow is by understanding their mothers as women and by feeling an ongoing connection with them.

Remembering Mother  Finding Myself

The loss of a mother is one of the most traumatic experiences of a woman’s life. At any age, a mother’s death may leave a daughter with feelings of anger, abandonment and profound sadness that taint the way she views herself, her world and every other relationship around her. In this breakthrough book, author Patricia Commins, who lost her mother at 26, shows readers that the key to escaping the sorority of sorrow is by understanding their mothers as women and by feeling an ongoing connection with them. From this perspective —outside the parent-child relationship that is so fraught with conflict and complex emotions — women gain key insights into their mothers and themselves. By addressing the psychological and spiritual connection that remains after a mother’s death, Remembering Mother, Finding Myself offers the essential element that is missing from other books on motherless daughters. The Path of Understanding —a unique experiential process based on journaling, conversations with friends and relatives, and meditative exercises— does not seek to negate the loss a woman feels when her mother dies. It instead gently leads her beyond the grief and pain to a new awareness, freeing her from forever trying to be the perfect daughter. Through her own illuminating experiences and those of other women, Commins shows women how to reconnect their deceased mothers while finding peace and self-acceptance. Included are interviews with dozens of women, including such notables as writers Joyce Maynard and Nancy Friday and psychiatrist Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.

Experiencing the Loss of a Family Member

[4] Patricia Commins states in Remembering Mother, Finding Myself: Whenit comes to our relationships with our deceased mothers, manyof us are locked in an ...

Experiencing the Loss of a Family Member

Your Guide Through the Valley of Loss Losing a family member is one of life's most difficult experiences, and the weeks and months that follow such a loss can be overwhelming. Experiencing the Loss of a Family Member is a trustworthy companion for your journey through grief. With gentle honesty and wisdom, bestselling author and respected family therapist H. Norman Wright discusses topics, such as: · The World of Grief · The Loss of a Spouse · The Death of a Child · Parent Loss · The Death of a Sibling · The Death of a Friend · The Death of a Pet · And More You are not alone as you travel through the valley--God's Spirit, the Comforter, walks with you every step of the way. He will guide you toward true peace and renewed hope.

Motherless Daughters

Remembering Mother, Finding Myself. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, 1999. Cowan, Carolyn Pape, and Philip A. Cowan. When Partners Become Parents ...

Motherless Daughters

The classic New York Times bestseller that has helped millions of women cope with and heal from the grief of losing their mothers Although a mother's mortality is inevitable no book has discussed the profound lasting and far reaching effects of this loss until Motherless Daughters, which became an instant classic. More than twenty years later, it is still the go-to book that women of all ages look to for comfort, help, and understanding when their mother dies. Building on interviews with hundreds of mother loss survivors, Edelman's personal story of losing her mother, and recent research in grief and psychology, Motherless Daughters reveals the shared experiences and core identity issues of motherless women: Why the absence of a nurturing hand shapes a woman's identity throughout her lifespan How present day relationships are defined by past losses How a woman can resolve past conflicts and move toward acceptance and healing Why grief really is not a linear passage but an ongoing cyclical journey How the legacy of mother loss shifts with the passage of time

Loving Your Mother without Losing Your Mind

Patricia Commins, Remembering Mother, Finding Myself (Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc., 1999), 54–55. 12. Fiona Marshall, Losing a Parent ...

Loving Your Mother without Losing Your Mind

Trusted counselor H. Norman Wright and his daughter, Sheryl, reveal why the mother-daughter relationship doesn't have to control your life or your future. With godly wisdom and practical insights, this book shows readers how to start building a new relationship with their mothers--today.

Making Peace with Your Past

Patricia Commins, Remembering Mother, Finding Myself (Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc., 1999), 54–55. 12. Fiona Marshall, Losing a Parent ...

Making Peace with Your Past

By integrating scriptural truth and compassionate counseling, H. Norman Wright helps you unload the burden of excess baggage from your childhood, resolve unpleasant past events, and reform your ingrained patterns of behavior.

Waiting for Wings

Mothers Who Drive Their Daughters Crazy. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing, 1997. Commins, Patricia. Remembering Mother, Finding Myself.

Waiting for Wings

"Waiting for Wings" portrays the complex journey of a daughter helping her mother reach her final days of life with grace, in the face of their thorny relationship. (Relationships)

Getting Your Book Published For Dummies

... Teen Love by Kimberly Kirberger,Taste Berries forTeens by Jennifer Leigh Youngs; and Remembering Mother, Finding Myself by Patricia Commins.

Getting Your Book Published For Dummies

There’s never been a better time to be an author. Books like the Harry Potter series create a media phenomenon, with people lining up and camping outside bookstores to purchase newly released titles. Yet book sales overall – not just those of mega-sellers – are on the rise, as more and more people seek knowledge and entertainment through reading. The Library of Congress currently registers about 60,000 new titles for copyright each year. 60,000 books by 60,000 authors. Imagine yourself as one. Getting Your Book Published For Dummies is your complete guide to realizing whatever gem of an idea you’ve been carrying with you. If you’ve ever thought, “this would make a really good book,” be it the next great American novel or a guide to naming babies, here’s your chance to put pen to paper and find out! Written from both sides of the editor’s desk – by a widely published writer and a HarperCollins veteran publisher – this guide puts in your hand the advice you need to: Pick an idea Approach the publisher Craft proposals and queries Work with agents, or act as your own Self-publish Negotiate a contract Create the actual book Sell your published book Full of examples, proposals, query letters, and war stories drawn from the authors’ extensive experience, Getting Your Book Published For Dummies shows you how to clear all the hurdles faced by today’s writers – freeing up precious time for you to refine your manuscript. You’ll get the inside scoop on: Titling your book Major publishers, smaller houses, niche publishers, university presses, and spiritual and religious publishers The 12 elements of a successful nonfiction proposal How editors read queries Submitting fiction Publishing outside the box And much more Getting Your Book Published For Dummies is the clear, A-Z handbook that makes the entire process plain and practicable. You don’t need to be a celebrity. You don’t need to be some kind of publishing insider. All you need to do is write.

Inspired Every Day

Her first book was Remembering Mother, Finding Myself: A Journey of Love and Self-Acceptance (under the name Patricia Commins, HCI Books, 1999).

Inspired Every Day

Finding extraordinary grace in ordinary moments This collection of short stories and essays celebrates reconnection, possibility, faith, forgiveness, joy, and love, encouraging readers to find moments of extraordinary grace in the midst of ordinary life.

Comebacks

She is also the author of a nonfiction book entitled Remembering Mother, Finding Myself: A Journey of Love and Self-Acceptance, published in 1999 by HCI ...

Comebacks

Gold Medal Winner, Success and Motivation, 2011 Axiom Business Book Awards Insight from leaders who experienced major setbacks and redefined success In tough economic times, when careers are derailed and leaders are forced to rewrite their professional plans, this book enlightens and uplifts. Comebacks features an all-star cast of ten leaders who endured setbacks-for some a public fall in the midst of media scrutiny-then reassessed and moved ahead with new purpose. Based on revealing interviews, the book presents a behind-the–headlines glimpse into the lives of leaders; how they drew upon resources, both internal and external, to move on; and the lessons that helped them redefine success. Leaders profiled include: Jacques Nasser, former CEO of Ford Motor Co., recently appointed Chairman of BHP Billiton, the world's largest natural resources company Patricia Dunn, former Chair of Hewlett-Packard, vilified for her alleged role in corporate espionage only to be exonerated from all charges, today active in philanthropy Jamie Dimon (JP Morgan), Herbert "Pug" Winokur (Enron Corp.), David Neeleman (JetBlue), and more Redmond, a top executive recruiter, and Crisafulli, author of The House of Dimon, show how all leaders face adversity, but true leaders turn adversity into success.

Pearl Girls

She is also the author of the book Remembering Mother, Finding Myself: A Journey of Love and Self-Acceptance (written under the name Patricia Commins).

Pearl Girls

After experiencing the death of both parents, Margaret McSweeney recognized the importance of community like never before. Through these difficult times in life, she learned how God uses gritty circumstances to conform us to the stunning image of Christ. McSweeney also realized that she was not at all alone. It is for this reason that she decided to compile essays into an inspiring book: Pearl Girls: Encountering Grit Experiencing Grace. Through this collection, readers will be encouraged by the heartfelt writings that deal with loss and hardship in a real and honest way. Respected authors such as Shaunti Feldhahn, Melody Carlson, Debbie Macomber, Robin Jones Gunn and others help remind every woman that they are not alone and that no circumstance is beyond the grace of God. McSweeney uses the metaphor of a pearl in order to better describe the situations that ail us all. When an oyster takes in a piece of sand in order to create its coveted masterpiece, it is initially painful to the soft flesh of the creature. But after the pain, appears a clean, white symbol of simplicity, purity, and endurance that any woman would be proud to wear. McSweeney believes that each woman is a pearl and together, form a necklace of great worth. In this book, readers will discover community and encouragement: women are alone in neither their pain nor victories in life.

Remembering You

It had been a couple of weeks since my mother's burial and it hit me – I was living ... often finding myself unaware of how I arrived at my surroundings.

Remembering You

As Canada’s population continues to age and lifespans lengthen, the incidence of dementia is also on the increase, with Alzheimer’s being the most common. For twelve years, author Marilyn Duncan cared for her beloved mother after she developed dementia. Remembering You Until God Whispers My Name is the moving memoir of a devoted daughter who becomes a strong health and social advocate for her mother as she gradually loses her mental faculties. Told with love, humour, poetry and through her grief, the story of Marilyn and her mother Jeannette Marguerite Sealey (née Butler) will help anyone who reads it to better understand how to show respect and give dignity to those on their final journey and their caregivers. Marilyn reminds us that grief is a very personal journey that we need to take to heal after losing a loved one. She also reminds us that laughter and joy are not disrespectful while caregiving to someone with dementia.

Rescued Mother and Baby

This time she couldn't help the tears from falling as she remembered those desperate hours, ... I find myself remembering the good times and smiling.

Rescued  Mother and Baby

Daredevil doctor to the rescue! Ever since nurse Georgie McArthur lost her husband it's just been her and her little daughter, Jess. She doesn't want another man in her life, so why do the rugged good-looks of emergency response doctor Logan Harris make her heart pound? He is a risk-taker…definitely not husband and father material! It seems Logan is on a one-man mission to challenge Georgie—making her dream of becoming a family once more. But Logan is soon to return to the army, determined to hide the scars no one can see—so how can he offer Georgie more than short-lived passion?

The Ethics of Remembering and the Consequences of Forgetting

I did not find out about what had happened to him during the war until after his death. An uncle told me. My mother knows something but she does not want to ...

The Ethics of Remembering and the Consequences of Forgetting

The Ethics of Remembering and the Consequences of Forgetting brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to address intersections of trauma, history, and memory. Methodologies include personal narrative, auto-ethnography, micro-history, psychosocial studies, critical theory, psychoanalysis, film/art criticism, and historical inquiry./span

Games

I faltered, stumbled, and fell, finding myself free-falling in a black, night sky, ... keeping me from remembering what it was like to be held by my mother; ...

Games

Fourteen-year-old Jean Karona cannot stop running. In the midst of a life and death game of hide-and-seek with her two younger siblings, Vivian and Rory, Jean knows its up to her to keep them all safe from the demented Trackers who hunt them. Planet Earth is not a place anyone wants to live on anymore. The devastation of nine years of war has taken its toll on everyone, including Jeans family. As every country fights for world domination, Jeans parents are snatched by the Trackers and forced onto the battlefield, leaving Jean alone to care for her sister and brother. But after a new law passes, Jean is recruited into the War and is left with no choice but to leave Vivian and Rory behind. Her fight is not only physically daunting, but also a clash of wills, as every surrounding power demands her best. In this action-packed sci-fi adventure, Jean soon realizes that she is immersed in a deadly cat-and-mouse game where her life is at stake. With no time left for indecision or fear, Jean must learn to fight like a real soldierbefore she loses everything she has ever loved.

A Mother s Courage to Awaken

I heard one of the Grandmothers say, “We acquire the power of the animal by ... Remembering Joseph's dream of finding me in room seven dressed in white, ...

A Mother s Courage to Awaken

Ancient Methods of Healing Bring You Closer to the Other Side “Dr. Paula Petry shares her extremely personal and fascinating journey in "A Mother's Journey", a book that, regardless of your personal experiences or beliefs, is bound to resonate with some aspect of your life.” ­– Gloria Estefan A Mother's Courage to Awaken tells a story about the love and loss of a child―and the healing quest it initiated. On her search for inner peace, professor Paula Petry, PhD looks to re-emerging ancient methods that nurture positive emotional health, mental wellness, and spiritual well-being. A story about death and resurrection. What does this mean? To nurture a life? And what if that life is your own? When Dr. Petry loses her daughter Alexandra, she looks for ways to connect with loved ones in the afterlife. Along her journey, she encounters a literal and figurative resurrection, a transcendence of time and space, and a life transformed beyond whatever was imagined possible. Emotional health and mental wellness from the other side. A Mother’s Courage to Awaken confronts grief, love, and loss with holistic practices and alternative health medicine. Inside, you’ll find healing modalities outside of traditional medicine like sound healing, plant medicine, Akashic Records, shamanism, acupuncture, and healing mantras. With these ancient methods and different forms of energy medicine, join Dr. Petry to: • Re-discover the power of prayer, intention, and the imagination • Re-direct our thoughts to what we want rather than what we don’t want • Relinquish the illusion of control A Mother's Courage to Awaken speaks to women wishing to awaken to their inner truth and power, and readers of Many Lives, Many Masters; Proof of Heaven; Journey of Souls; or What Dreams Have Come.

Cry Until You Laugh

I remember after my mom died, I would find myself having a horrible day and have no idea why. Then I would see a calendar and realize it was my mom's ...

Cry Until You Laugh

There are so many things that we do not have control over, things that we would not ever choose: cancer, loosing a spouse, tragic accidents. But we can choose how we will handle these things. Joy is a choice that anyone can make but not everyone knows how. Facing cancer, becoming a widow, loosing the future as the author saw it made her recognize that she had to choose a way to deal with the present.

The Sermons of Henry Ward Beecher

Do you say , " What is the use of a babe's having a mother if it does not and
cannot understand her ? ... but two years old ( strange as it may seem :
sometimes I think I spent all my remembering power on that early period ! )
finding myself in the east entry of my father's great house , alone , coming down
stairs , or trying to .

The Sermons of Henry Ward Beecher


The Original Plymouth Pulpit

Do you say , “ What is the use of a babe's having a mother if it does not and
cannot understand her ? ... but two years old ( strange as it may seem :
sometimes I think I spent all my remembering power on that early period ! )
finding myself in the east entry of my father's great house , alone , coming down
stairs , or trying to .

The Original Plymouth Pulpit


Finding Myself in Thee

The relationship of a mother and a nursing baby. Remembering years ago when I nursed all three of my children and all the feelings that 1 felt during that ...

Finding Myself in Thee

“Finding Myself in Thee” is a book of short stories and poetry inspired by God with the help of many people who asked me to write and create for specific occasions. The short stories are practical revelations of the natural, correlating with the spiritual. Each day that I wrote a story, I consulted the Lord about what to write, and I asked for divine intervention. It not only touches the heart, but meant to move you into a new realm of life in him.