The Good Enough Mother – Wounding, Sewing, and Scarring – By Kimball C. Pier

It is Sunday and I am talking on the phone with a woman who suffers from what I call the “Not a Good Enough Mother” dis-ease. She questions, labors and moans over her imagined inadequacies. Her teenage son is like a wild horse. Perhaps some memories linger at a cellular level of a war his … Continue reading The Good Enough Mother – Wounding, Sewing, and Scarring – By Kimball C. Pier

Bones and Whispers ~ An Essay on Invisible Girls – By Kimball C. Pier

Wounding Words Her mother eyed her up and down when she was eleven, her breasts tiny little buds and her body preparing itself to transition by adding an extra layer of flesh to protect her through her passage into womanhood… "I hope you don't develop a big ass like your father's mother, " pointing out … Continue reading Bones and Whispers ~ An Essay on Invisible Girls – By Kimball C. Pier

The Spa Mammogram

  As I left the diagnostic imaging center after a particularly disturbing mammogram, I wondered why men are allowed to be obstetricians and gynecologists. It never made sense to me. And I wonder why Western medicine assumes that it is perfectly appropriate for male physicians to be involved in women’s breast care, and that women … Continue reading The Spa Mammogram

“Why can’t I stop being worried, anxious, depressed, panicked, agitated and angry?”

  This is a question I ask myself multiple times each day. Most clients come to see me because they are asking themselves the same questions, and they find that their suffering from anxiety related to living in the world, and especially, in our American culture, seems insurmountable. Our culture valorizes and encourages competitiveness, material … Continue reading “Why can’t I stop being worried, anxious, depressed, panicked, agitated and angry?”