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EP 44: Healing the Mother Wound with Michelle Gomez

EP 44: Healing the Mother Wound with Michelle Gomez

As I sat down with Michelle Gomez for this episode of Breathe More, I felt a mix of anticipation and vulnerability. The topic of discussion was one that resonated deeply with me and countless others: the mother wound. It's a subject that doesn't always get the attention it deserves, but its impact on our lives, especially as women, is profound.

Michelle is an expert in helping women, particularly Latina women, heal from this mother wound. As we delved into our conversation, I couldn't help but reflect on my own journey and the complexities of the relationship I have with my mother.

Growing up, I idolized my mom. She navigated a toxic marriage with grace, working tirelessly to provide for her four daughters. Despite her sacrifices, there was an underlying sense of resentment and anger towards my absent father. In my early twenties, I placed my mother on a pedestal, focusing my healing efforts on reconciling my feelings towards my dad.

Over time, I realized that while my dad's absence had left its mark, there was another layer to my healing journey: the mother wound. It wasn't until I examined my relationship with my mom that I uncovered deeper layers of pain and resentment. Like many women, I struggled with feelings of obligation and guilt, navigating a relationship fraught with unspoken expectations and unmet needs.

The pressure to be the "perfect daughter" weighed heavily on me, leading to feelings of impatience and resentment. Setting boundaries became essential for my own well-being, allowing me to navigate the complexities of our relationship with greater clarity and self-awareness.

As Mother's Day approached, these emotions came to the forefront, serving as a poignant reminder of the work that still lay ahead. It was in this context that I turned to Michelle, seeking her insights and expertise on the mother wound.

Michelle's own journey echoed many of my own experiences. Like me, she had grappled with a father wound before confronting the complexities of her relationship with her mother. Through therapy and introspection, she began to unravel the layers of pain and resentment that had shaped her understanding of herself and her relationships.

For Michelle, the path to healing was not linear. It was a journey marked by rage, resentment, and ultimately, acceptance. She spoke candidly about the challenges of navigating motherhood while still healing from her own wounds, acknowledging the triggers and complexities that arose in her relationship with her daughters.

Our conversation touched on the societal expectations placed on women, particularly Latina women, to sacrifice their own needs for the sake of others. Michelle highlighted the importance of reclaiming our divinity and recognizing the inherent value of our feminine energy.

As our conversation drew to a close, I found myself reflecting on the power of storytelling in the healing process. By sharing our experiences and acknowledging the complexities of our relationships, we create space for healing and transformation. The journey to healing the mother wound is not easy, but it is essential if we are to reclaim our power and rewrite the narratives that have shaped our lives.

I am deeply grateful to Michelle for sharing her wisdom and insights with us. May her words serve as a source of inspiration and empowerment for all those who are on their own journey of healing and self-discovery. 









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