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About Karen C.L. Anderson
She also runs workshops for mothers and daughters who wish to have healthy boundaries and is at work on a memoir, A Letter To The Daughter I Chose Not To Have.
Karen does this work because she believes it is one way women will finally achieve true equality and freedom in a world that has never valued women equally.
She lives in Southeastern Connecticut with her husband Tim and their two cats, Bella and Starla. She acknowledges that, at times, she has been a difficult stepmother, but never evil.
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#1 Amazon New Release ─ Transform Your Relationship With Your Mother
If you liked Melody Beattie's Codependent No More or Henry Cloud's Boundaries, you'll love Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters
Difficult mother? The best news on the planet is that your mother doesn't have to change in order for you to be happy. In fact, author Karen C.L. Anderson will take it a step further and say, your difficult mother doesn't have to change in order for you to be free, peaceful, content, and joyful.
Narcissistic mother? You can emotionally separate without guilt. Inspired by her own journey, Anderson's Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters shows women how to emotionally separate from their difficult mothers without guilt and anxiety, so they can finally create a life based on their own values, desires, needs, and preferences.
Learn through the experiences of others: The book is filled with personal stories and experiences, practical tools, and journal prompts that can be used now to feel better. Anderson compassionately leads women struggling in their relationships with their difficult mothers through a process of self-awareness and understanding. Karen's experience with hundreds of women has resulted in cases of profound growth and transformation.
Funny and compassionate: This book is about Karen discovering and accepting the whole of who she is (separate from her mother), and making her discoveries accessible to women struggling to redefine their challenging relationships with their mothers. Her writing is relatable, real, funny, and compassionate.
What you'll learn inside this book:
- Why mothers and daughters can have difficult relationships
- How to heal and transform your mother "wounds"
- How to tell your stories in a way that empowers
- How to handle the uncomfortable emotions that seem inevitable
- The art of creating, articulating, and maintaining impeccable boundaries
- How to stop "shouldering"
- How to "re-mother" yourself and acknowledge, honor, and meet your needs
#1 New Release in Parent & Adult Child Relationships ─ Healing for Mothers and Daughters
A compassionate guide: Karen C.L. Anderson is a storyteller, feminist, and speaker who views the world through the lens of curiosity and fascination. As a mother-daughter relationship expert, she gently guides readers through revealing painful patterns in their relationships to finding ultimate healing. Her book isn’t a quick fix. Rather, she writes to help mothers and daughters heal and either reconcile or peacefully separate.
Tips and tools for healing: Anderson comes prepared in this book to offer readers practical advice for creating a healthier relationship. Her previous book, The Peaceful Daughter’s Guide to Separating from a Difficult Mother, was an international bestseller, and she offers new practical wisdom in this journal. From setting healthy boundaries to creating a new outlook, Anderson helps readers create peace in their troubled relationships.
You’re not alone in the struggle: Studies suggest that nearly 30% of women have been estranged from their mothers at some point. It can be difficult to talk about the strain of mother and daughter relationships because they are so often glorified in our society as one of the most precious bonds. If anything, however, that makes them more important to talk about.
Anderson’s book is ideal for mothers and daughters alike, whether they read it separately or together. Open it up and find:
- Various prompts and practices for building a relationship around healthy interdependence rather than dysfunctional codependence
- A way to transform things that create pain into a source of wisdom and creativity
- An informative and intriguing self-care gift for women in the form of a healing journal
Readers of self-help books such as Mothers Who Can’t Love, Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, and Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters will find a wonderful source of help and healing in Anderson’s The Difficult Mother-Daughter Relationship Journal.
Journal Your Way to Creativity and Confidence
Journal away from anxiety and towards confidence through the power of creative writing and mind-body practices. Equal parts self-esteem workbook, adult activity book, and mindfulness journal, this indispensable guide calls all creatives to calm down and improve artistic confidence.
Anxiety relief for creatives. Do you want to live a more creative life? Are you tired of the voice inside your head saying “you’re not good enough,” “you’re not creative enough,” blah blah blah? It’s easier to be a critic than a creator, so what happens when both the anxious critic and the ambitious creator reside inside your brain? Unlike other guided journals out there, Overcoming Creative Anxiety shares unique journal prompts and practices that will help you get to know both your inner critic and your inner creator.
Banish stress, foster self-care, and improve self-confidence. There’s constructive criticism, and then there’s crippling criticism. To many creatives, self-doubt and perfectionistic tendencies only aggravate artist block. So what do we do when anxiety causes creativity to come to a halt? Here, author Karen C.L. Anderson provides journal prompts that simultaneously stimulate your inner creator and provide much needed anxiety relief for your inner critic. Whether journaling for self-care or in search of stress relief, in Overcoming Creative Anxiety: Journal Prompts & Practices for Disarming Your Inner Critic & Allowing Creativity to Flow you will:
- Understand creativity and artistry in a whole new way
- Meet, get to know, and change your relationship with your inner critic(s)
- Learn practices to calm your anxiety and discover ways to harness your emotions
If you enjoy activity books for adults or found books like Tiny Buddha's Worry Journal, The Self Confidence Workbook, Calm the Fck Down, or The Artist's Journey helpful, you’ll enjoy Overcoming Creative Anxiety.
In early 2009 she started writing with the intention of trying to figure out just what the heck was wrong. Why couldn’t she just lose weight and keep it off? And the result? Well, like many "before and after" stories, the results were NOT typical.
AFTER (the before & after) is not another "how to lose weight" book. It's Karen's quest for answers to difficult - sometimes painful - questions and it's about her belief that having a healthy body (and mind and spirit) shouldn't be a life-long struggle. It's about the power of self-acceptance, and it's about realizing that it takes as long as it needs to take. And that's okay.