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You Don’t Have to Always Wear the Cape

As women we are expected to be strong. As fatherless daughters, we place the expectation on ourselves to be almost superhuman. We want to be ALL things for ourselves and for others. We do this because we have been let down. Life has shown us that in order to protect ourselves we have to wear the cape.

It can be exhausting and will eventually wear us completely down. The beautiful thing is…you don’t have to do it all. You can let others in. You can ask for help. We have developed a tribe to help us all shelter the pain. We encourage you to learn more about yourself here. Understand the good and the bad. Know your triggers and how to best use them to your advantage. You have the unique ability to turn your pain into power, but it is also okay to take a day off sometime.

 

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Congrats to Our Inaugural Team of Certified Mentors for The Fatherless Daughter Movement

WE DID IT! A huge thanks to these beautiful ladies for becoming the first certified team of mentors for The Fatherless Daughter Movement! They came form as far away as the United Kingdom to take part in our program. Read more

Read the Book: The Fatherless Daughter Project!

I wrote this book because it was the book I needed to read when I was looking for answers on how to get through the journey of fatherlessness. It meets you where you are in your own journey and carries you through all of life’s major milestones. This book will help you turn your PAIN into POWER and show that fatherlessness is not a life sentence. You can use your past to redefine who you want to become. read the fatherless daughter project book

Heal Yourself and Heal Others: Become a Fatherless Daughter Mentor!

It is finally here! Our inaugural Fatherless Daughter Mentorship Program is in my sweet little hands. I set forth my intentions to do this about twenty years ago while in the depths of my healing. I knew that the concept of one fatherless daughter healing another was something that could actually work, I just had to make it happen. Read more

My 10 Mantras for Fatherless Daughters on Father’s Day

Dear Tribe,

Today sucks. I get it.  If you are like me, you have been trying to avoid the pain leading up to this day on the calendar all month. It is the one-day where no matter how much you try to push the pain aside it is everywhere. You miss him. You feel like no-one else could possibly understand your pain. Well…I do.  Read more

Tracey’s Story

My story is one that started as a young girl. I did not lose my dad to illness, but choice — I still remember the day I knelt in my parents room, crying and praying to God for a new family. I was around 6 years old at the time. I am now 29 and my parents are still unhappily married.
My dad was always home, but was never involved with me or my younger sister. Read more

30. Single. Fatherless.

 

That’s the current stigma of my life. I’d love to tell you that these truths do not define me but they absolutely do. And at least one of them will stick with me forever.

I’ve been fatherless since I was 10 years old. Read more

Is Fatherlessness Making You Sick? 5 Ways to Take Your Health Back

According to the American Psychological Association, one-third of Americans say they have had an illness they believed was primarily brought on by stress. To narrow it down even more, it has been well documented women are more likely than men to suffer from anxiety and depression. Why is that? Because women process their emotions differently than men by overanalyzing and rehashing negative feelings, which can lead to harmful self-talk and blaming of oneself for circumstances that she may not even have any control over- like the loss of a father. Whereas men don’t want to ruminate their feelings of depression and anxiety, they find ways to “not think about” what is going on in their life choosing to ignore their feelings. They often turn to alcohol, illegal drugs or physical activity to forgo their pain.

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