We Change with Patience, Persistence and Practice
Introducing the Start of a New Era in Moving Forward!
It’s impossible to live your best life if you struggle with low self-esteem or self-confidence. So create a life filled with joy and purpose by learning to develop a positive inner dialogue to benefit your body, mind, and spirit!
When you change your self-talk, you literally change your mindset and perspective! When you go from unsupportive inner dialogue to affirming who you are as your best self, you literally change your self-identity.
By using positive affirmations, you:
-reinforce a new self-narrative
-see yourself differently
-adopt a broader definition of your “identity”
-adopt a broader definition of your roles
-define ideas like “success” differently
As you use this beautiful workbook journal, you’ll learn how to replace the negative thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that keep you stuck and hold you back. You’ll recognize your unsupportive, inner dialogue and replace it with validating, affirming self-talk to change yourself and life.
You’ll learn how to determine your current vibrational state and, using a step-by-step approach, how to raise your vibration with positive affirmations. First, you’ll discover the six essential traits of the most potent affirmations and then how to re-work them to be the highest vibrating they can be.
You’ll acquire four fundamentals to incorporate into your daily affirmational practice, making it a highly personal and powerful package for manifesting the life you want. Then, as you begin writing and speaking your most individualized, powerful, and highest vibrating affirmations, you’ll start to uncover your true, authentic self and your highest potential.
Write inside the book • Inspiring prompts and activities • Expressive Journaling
•Write in the book– This workbook journal is packed with 99 exquisite pages; a lovely place to dream, plan and explore your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Use the dedicated areas to answer questions and write and re-work your affirmations. And there are pages devoted to keeping track of new insights and creating gratitude lists. Transfer your polished affirmations to the special area in the back if you desire to cut them out for use in your daily practice.
- Explore characteristics that you want to change about yourself and your life.
- Explore your intentions and determine what you will accomplish by changing.
- Use the guided step-by-step instructions to make your very first affirmation resonate highly by the time you’re finished.
- Investigate new thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that you want to create.
- Explore the unique character traits of your authentic self and discover how to receive them.
- Understand where gratitude fits into your practice, and create a dynamic gratitude list.
• Inspiring Prompts– Unpack your new insights, thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, then connect them to your unique, personal affirmations.
• Expressive Journaling– Deepen your understanding of self-love and self-compassion to use them in the real world. With self-compassion and positive self-talk come the self-acceptance and confidence to move forward into your best life.
The Lemon Moms 3-Book Series
Are you confused or hurt by your mother?
Is your relationship less than satisfying, or even hurtful? Are you afraid of, or intimidated by her? If so, you can learn to reduce the emotional pain and take back your personal power. Let author Diane Metcalf show you how.
I call these kinds of mothers “lemon moms.” They parent mainly by manipulating, guilting, shaming, blaming, humiliating, and/or belittling. They lack the ability to properly bond with and emotionally nurture their children. The children grow up feeling “not good enough,” unloved, misunderstood, unimportant, and like they don’t matter.
For as long as I can remember, there was something “different” about my mother. She wasn’t like other mothers.
By the time I was in middle school, I’d met a lot of moms, and I’d witnessed their interactions with their kids. My mom didn’t act like them; she didn’t relate to me the way they did with their kids. She seemed to have no interest in me or anything that I did.
No boundaries, name-calling, invalidation, neglect
I stayed up as late as I wanted. I was not allowed to openly express feelings, ask questions, or show initiative or curiosity. My feelings were discounted, minimized, or invalidated. Asking questions or taking action meant that I was challenging my mother, and that was not tolerated. She re-wrote my memories and I was expected to believe her version. I was to obey, stay quiet and not question.
My mom called me hurtful names and obscenities, and at times she ignored me, not speaking to me for days, weeks, even months at a time.
In dysfunctional families, there’s an unspoken rule: don’t talk, don’t trust, don’t feel. As an adult, I was done living by those rules. I started an ongoing journey to find peace.
If any part of this sounds familiar, you are not alone. If there’s a pattern of manipulation, power struggles, or cruelty in your relationship, this book can help. If you find yourself second-guessing your memory, doubting your judgment or sanity, or you’re continually seeking your mother’s withheld affection, attention, or approval, this book can explain why. Your mother doesn’t need a formal “diagnosis” for you to determine that your relationship is unhealthy. If it is, you can do something about it.
Until now, you had two choices: live on her terms (focusing on her, chasing after her withheld love and acceptance) or go “no contact.” I suggest that you have a third option: allow me to walk with you through the chaos and confusion that is maternal narcissism. I’ll show you how to decode the crazy-making behavior, heal the damage and take back your personal power.
The “Lemon Moms Companion Workbook,” is your safe space for healing.
Your mother doesn’t need a diagnosis to determine that your relationship with her is unhealthy. If you like detailed writing, personal examples, and a touch of humor, you’ll love the author’s authenticity and conversational style.
Combined with the book “Lemon Moms: A Guide to Understand and Survive Maternal Narcissism,” you’ll walk through the chaos and confusion of maternal narcissism: what it is, what it does, and how to recover from its devastating effects. Thought-provoking questions and action-oriented steps help you gain insight and perspective for beginning, or continuing in, your healing journey. Heal the damage and move forward to live your best life!
You’ll learn how to:
- remove the drama from interactions with your mother
- set personal boundaries
- identify and shut down manipulative attempts
- identify gaslighting and heal cognitive dissonance
- identify dissociation
- take control of your personal power
- move forward in life and much more!;
Down-to-earth author… conversational tone… humor…compassion…current and detailed information.
“AFFIRMATIONAL THERAPY MAY BE THE ONE EFFECTIVE HEALING TECHNIQUE YOU HAVEN’T TRIED YET!”
If you live with a narcissist, dysfunctional or toxic person, or have one in your life… you already know how much it negatively affects what you think, how you feel, and how you treat yourself. You can change that!
It’s time to take your healing a step further! Start healing the damage by changing how you see yourself. When you change your self-talk, you literally change your mindset and perspective! Start seeing how good life can look. Start living your best life!
You can’t change others, but you can absolutely change yourself! When you go from unsupportive inner dialogue to affirming who you are as your authentic self, every day, you literally change your self-identity.
By using healing affirmations, you will begin to:
- reinforce a new self-narrative
- see yourself differently
- adopt a broader definition of your “identity”
- adopt a broader definition of your roles
- define things like “success” differently
This book shows you the research:
- explains how and why affirmations work
- teaches you, step-by-step, using a simple formula, how to write effective, action-oriented healing affirmations of your own.
You’ll also learn how to:
- apply the four daily fundamentals
- make your healing affirmations resonate highly
- use particular steps to make them the most powerful
- make them the most effective
Over 200 pre-written healing affirmations! Use them as-is, or personalize them using the steps and dedicated space provided in each chapter to make them your own.
Aligns with topics discussed in book #1 “Lemon Moms: A Guide to Understand and Survive Maternal Narcissism”-
- gaslighting and confusion
- betrayal wounds
- emotional abandonment
- and cognitive dissonance.
Examines emotional regulation, self-validation, boundaries, self-trust, safety, security, and discovering your authentic self.
More Resources You May Like:
I AM: A Guided Journey to Your Authentic Self
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How to write the highest vibrating, most powerful affirmations to manifest love, positivity, peace, self-confidence, motivation, success, and other wonderful things
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About the Author
As a result of growing up in a dysfunctional home, and with the help of professional therapists and continued personal growth, Diane Metcalf developed strong coping skills and healing strategies for herself. She happily shares those with others who want to learn and grow.
Her Lemon Moms series and other books and articles are a combination of her education, knowledge, personal growth, and insight from her childhood experiences and subsequent recovery work.
Diane holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She’s worked in numerous fields, including domestic violence and abuse, and is an experienced advocate, speaker, and writer about family dysfunction. On The Toolbox, she writes about recovery strategies from hurtful people and painful, dysfunctional, or toxic relationships. She has authored four transformational books about healing and moving forward from narcissistic Victim Syndrome.
Visit her author’s site here: DianeMetcalf.com
Learn about the Lemon Moms series here: Lemon Moms
This website is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional therapy.