Mother's dayThe absolute worst way to celebrate mother’s day is to be angry with your mother. But before we  discuss 4 ways to celebrate Mother’s day, allow me to answer this question.
What is mother’s day?

Mother’s day is an opportunity to celebrate, acknowledge, and be thankful for our Mothers; for not only giving birth to us but also nurturing and loving us unconditionally.

When did mother’s day become official?

A proclamation was signed by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson on May 14, 1914 designating the second Sunday in May as mother’s day.
Mothers often receive gifts on this day including flowers.

Do you know the tradition call for wearing flowers on Mother’s day?

Carnation is the flower of choice. A red one if your mother is alive, white if she has died and pink if one is not certain.

It should be noted that Mother’s day is celebrated at different times in different countries.

Let me give you an example.

The Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom acknowledge the fourth Sunday in Lent (Mothering Sunday).

So why would you be angry with your mother?

Three reasons to consider;

First she may not approve of your life partner and consequently give you the cold shoulder because you made your choice in life.
Secondly, you may have been abused as a child and you believed your mother did not do enough to protect you.
Thirdly, you believe that your mother favours other siblings over you.

Whether you want to admit it or not, the stress of anger is not good for your health.

Let me share a quick story.

When I got divorce I was angry with my ex- wife for many years but I was in denial. When I discovered the damage this behaviour had done to my health that was motivation enough for me to take action to reduce my stress.

Here’s four steps you can take to release your anger:

1. You first have to admit that you are angry and maybe in denial.
2. Secondly, you need to understand that we all make mistakes.
3. Choosing to release your anger is your responsibility, you have more knowledge now than at the time when you were hurt.
4. Forgive your mom – get on the phone and give her call.

Remember if she is still angry at you, that’s her problem. The purpose of your call was to release yourself from your bondage of fear and anger.

It’s important that you take action right now to release that burden of stress. Most importantly, you are forgiving yourself because of your ignorance of the past. So go make that phone call now, so that you can reduce your stress and enjoy peace of mind.

Cecil McIntosh, Empty Your Cup Relaxation Coach, converting fear and anger into peace and power. How  are  you dealing with the stress of being angry at Mom? Claim your copy of 21 way to reduce stress on Mother’s day. He is also the creator of the Empty Your Cup Process™. Cecil is also a Healer, gifted Teacher, Therapist, NLP Trainer and life Coach. You can reach Cecil at

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