Nov 26, 2014

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A Chapter In My Life: Keeping It Together In The Midst of Change

Christmas 1995 - 1

At the age of 27, I got divorced and became a single mom to an 11-month old baby girl. This occurred three months before starting an intensive internship year in Clinical Psychology, part of my training for a doctoral degree.  It all happened suddenly, although by no means unexpectedly (except to family and friends…).  After […]

The Latina Mother-Daughter Relationship: Inspiration and Challenge

maternal bonding

I was already married with children, and for years, my mother would still call me every. single. day. “¿Comiste ya?”  (Did you eat already?) she asked daily. Bizarre?  Not really, not for a Latina mother. I couldn’t find a way to tell her that her daily monitoring was unnecessary — that I had grown up (for […]

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