Karen C.L. Anderson is creating inspiration + advice for difficult mother/daughter relationships
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Hey...it's Karen here.

What do you get when you cross a writer and best-selling self-help author with a Master Certified Life Coach who doesn't want to actually BE a life coach (at least not in the traditional sense)?

A compassionate and kickass advice columnist.

In 2015 I wrote a book called The Peaceful Daughter's Guide To Separating From A Difficult Mother, which went on to sell over 130,000 copies.

Since then, I've worked with and received hundreds of questions from women who read the book. One of my greatest joys has been answering those questions in my weekly Love Notes, which go out every Thursday morning.

I've answered questions about having healthy boundaries, about how to deal with being manipulated, about knowing when (or if) it's time to go "no contact," about how to deal with guilt, and how to deal with friends and family who just don't get what it's like to have a strained, difficult relationship with one's mother.

I've also helped guide women through the tender process of learning how to take themselves onto their own laps...to re-mother themselves.

In March, Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters: A Guide For Separation, Liberation & Inspiration was released. It's everything The Peaceful Daughter's Guide was, and more – a true labor of love that comes from a place deep in my healing heart and from compassion and a new level of understanding that comes from having worked with hundreds of women on this tender subject.

It comes from a desire to continue to explore, understand, heal, and make whole my own maternal lineage, including my grandmother, my mother, myself, and the daughter I chose not to have.

It's about so much more than one mother and one daughter who have a difficult relationship.

This is why I am here. I invite you to come with me on a journey to explore, understand, heal, and make yourself and your maternal lineages whole. To explore how and why difficult mother-daughter relationships are a feminist issue and to help tell the truth about ordinary and complex women who never had the opportunity to speak their truths themselves.

I deeply appreciate your support for my work. Thank you.
Tiers
Inspiration + Advice
$2 or more per month
Receive...


  • My eternal gratitude!
  • Exclusive and early access to advice, essays, interviews, excerpts from my books, and other bits of wisdom before any of it goes public
  • Ask me anything!
Writing Prompts
$5 or more per month
Receive...


  • Everything listed above, plus:
  • Writing prompts to help you get clear: writing is a powerful healer. It helps you know yourself better. It reduces stress. It helps you solve problems from a more intuitive, creative place. It helps you integrate what you’re learning. 
Let's Have A Convo
$15 or more per month
Receive...


  • Everything above, plus:
  • Introductory face to face meeting (via Zoom) to talk about the issues you care most about. You are invited to schedule a 30 minute Zoom call with me.
Monthly Group Calls
$35 or more per month
Receive...


Everything above, plus:


The Re-Mothering Community…

  • is a space where women who have read (or are reading, or who want to read) Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters can gather to share their stories, practice the tools, and get support and coaching from me
  • monthly group calls (the 3rd Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. Eastern time)
  • participation in any workshops I offer
  • so you don’t have to go it alone
Monthly 1:1 Calls
$250 or more per month
Receive...


  • Everything above, plus:
  • Meet with me once a month via Zoom for down-to-earth advice, intuition, experience, resources, strategy, perspective, and my personal "how to's." There's nothing like some good old-fashioned face-to-face conversation with someone who gets it and has your back – and that would be me :-)
Matriarch Mare
$500 or more per month
Receive...


Everything above plus:


This is for women who wish to embark on a journey with me to do some deep work. As many calls as you wish and email support in between. This tier requires a minumum three-month commitment.
 
The Matriarch Mare is calm because her boundaries are impeccable. Because she knows who she is – with clarity and equanimity – the other horses respect her. She does not let herself be influenced by another horse’s fears or anxieties or aggression. She knows the right thing to do, based on her own internal signals, and she does it. She doesn’t need approval or permission. She lives and breathes from a place of integrity and certainty, because of her strong and appropriate boundaries. As a result, she is relaxed and at peace. She belongs to herself. She has an undefended heart. ~ with thanks to Martha Beck and Elizabeth Gilbert for this concept

Hey...it's Karen here.

What do you get when you cross a writer and best-selling self-help author with a Master Certified Life Coach who doesn't want to actually BE a life coach (at least not in the traditional sense)?

A compassionate and kickass advice columnist.

In 2015 I wrote a book called The Peaceful Daughter's Guide To Separating From A Difficult Mother, which went on to sell over 130,000 copies.

Since then, I've worked with and received hundreds of questions from women who read the book. One of my greatest joys has been answering those questions in my weekly Love Notes, which go out every Thursday morning.

I've answered questions about having healthy boundaries, about how to deal with being manipulated, about knowing when (or if) it's time to go "no contact," about how to deal with guilt, and how to deal with friends and family who just don't get what it's like to have a strained, difficult relationship with one's mother.

I've also helped guide women through the tender process of learning how to take themselves onto their own laps...to re-mother themselves.

In March, Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters: A Guide For Separation, Liberation & Inspiration was released. It's everything The Peaceful Daughter's Guide was, and more – a true labor of love that comes from a place deep in my healing heart and from compassion and a new level of understanding that comes from having worked with hundreds of women on this tender subject.

It comes from a desire to continue to explore, understand, heal, and make whole my own maternal lineage, including my grandmother, my mother, myself, and the daughter I chose not to have.

It's about so much more than one mother and one daughter who have a difficult relationship.

This is why I am here. I invite you to come with me on a journey to explore, understand, heal, and make yourself and your maternal lineages whole. To explore how and why difficult mother-daughter relationships are a feminist issue and to help tell the truth about ordinary and complex women who never had the opportunity to speak their truths themselves.

I deeply appreciate your support for my work. Thank you.

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Tiers
Inspiration + Advice
$2 or more per month
Receive...


  • My eternal gratitude!
  • Exclusive and early access to advice, essays, interviews, excerpts from my books, and other bits of wisdom before any of it goes public
  • Ask me anything!
Writing Prompts
$5 or more per month
Receive...


  • Everything listed above, plus:
  • Writing prompts to help you get clear: writing is a powerful healer. It helps you know yourself better. It reduces stress. It helps you solve problems from a more intuitive, creative place. It helps you integrate what you’re learning. 
Let's Have A Convo
$15 or more per month
Receive...


  • Everything above, plus:
  • Introductory face to face meeting (via Zoom) to talk about the issues you care most about. You are invited to schedule a 30 minute Zoom call with me.
Monthly Group Calls
$35 or more per month
Receive...


Everything above, plus:


The Re-Mothering Community…

  • is a space where women who have read (or are reading, or who want to read) Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters can gather to share their stories, practice the tools, and get support and coaching from me
  • monthly group calls (the 3rd Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. Eastern time)
  • participation in any workshops I offer
  • so you don’t have to go it alone
Monthly 1:1 Calls
$250 or more per month
Receive...


  • Everything above, plus:
  • Meet with me once a month via Zoom for down-to-earth advice, intuition, experience, resources, strategy, perspective, and my personal "how to's." There's nothing like some good old-fashioned face-to-face conversation with someone who gets it and has your back – and that would be me :-)
Matriarch Mare
$500 or more per month
Receive...


Everything above plus:


This is for women who wish to embark on a journey with me to do some deep work. As many calls as you wish and email support in between. This tier requires a minumum three-month commitment.
 
The Matriarch Mare is calm because her boundaries are impeccable. Because she knows who she is – with clarity and equanimity – the other horses respect her. She does not let herself be influenced by another horse’s fears or anxieties or aggression. She knows the right thing to do, based on her own internal signals, and she does it. She doesn’t need approval or permission. She lives and breathes from a place of integrity and certainty, because of her strong and appropriate boundaries. As a result, she is relaxed and at peace. She belongs to herself. She has an undefended heart. ~ with thanks to Martha Beck and Elizabeth Gilbert for this concept