Mary Beth Fox and Richard

Why People are Annoying or Seek Attention

Do you know somebody who is always trying to get attention, interrupts people, seems to be a troublemaker and might be annoying? I’m sure you do. I think we have all experienced somebody like that at some point in our lives. It’s easy to fire back on a person like that with a nasty comment or to make it known …

Trauma Brain

The Trauma Brain (Processing Trauma and Childhood Memories)

For those of us with a trauma brain, we have struggles that other people will never understand. It’s like we are always processing trauma, even when we are not experiencing a traumatic event. A trauma brain rarely gets a break to just relax. Not only that but having a trauma brain can mean that you struggle to remember things currently …

Start 2023

Start 2023 with a Thank You 2022 and Celebrate Yourself

How are you going to Start 2023? How do you typically start each new year? Do you tend to look over the year and think about all of the tough things that life threw at you? Do you feel like you are just waiting to be able to say, “Adios 2022?” If so, I am going to challenge you with …

Outgrowing a Friendship

Outgrowing a Friendship (3 Signs a Friendship is Ending)

Outgrowing a friendship can be a very difficult experience. It can leave you spending hours analyzing healthy vs unhealthy relationships to determine which kind of friendship you have with certain people. Often, we overlook signs a friendship is ending or signs that a friendship needs to end. Over the last ten years, there have been several times in which I …

what others think of you is none of your business

What Others Think of You is None of Your Business (Not My Problem)

“What others think of you is none of your business” is a phrase we have all heard. We are also told “don’t take anything personally.” Those two phrases are great in theory but very difficult to apply. For years, I believed that everything somebody did was aimed at me and meant something about me. That left me feeling angry and …

Children are Resilient

Children are Resilient is a Lie (Inner Child Therapy)

Children are resilient. How many times have you heard that phrase? Probably way too many to even consider counting. You’ve probably also heard “children live what they learn” or some form of that phrase. For me, those two phrases contradict one another. Recently, I started thinking about that phrase “children are resilient” and whether or not I believed it. I …

Connecting with Yourself

Connecting with Yourself (4 Easy Steps)

Connecting with yourself can be an incredibly difficult task. It’s not something that the majority of us were ever taught. On top of that, you were probably taught to do the exact opposite, which was not to focus on yourself or your feelings. If you struggle with connecting with yourself, that’s because you don’t know how to get in touch …

high-functioning anxiety symptoms

High-Functioning Anxiety Symptoms (Learning to Feel Safe)

High-functioning anxiety symptoms are something that everybody has experienced at some point in his or her life. So, don’t beat yourself up for having anxiety at times throughout your life. It is normal. The difficulty with high-functioning anxiety symptoms arises when those symptoms match the criteria for an F41 diagnosis, which is Generalized Anxiety Disorder. When the symptoms become more …

Healing the Mother Wound

Healing the Mother Wound

Healing the Mother Wound is one of the hardest things you will ever try to heal. The reason for that is that the importance of a mother in our lives is so great. Whether you want to admit it or not, we need a mother to be there for us. When that doesn’t happen in a healthy way and in …

Emotional Needs

Struggling to Get Your Needs Met

Why is it so hard for us to ask for what we need? Now, go even further than that and think about whether or not you even know what you need. Our needs are just another one of the many things society has gotten incredibly wrong. Society has taught us that we aren’t supposed to have needs for the most …