When I hear my baby cry, when he’s hungry, wants that toy, needs to be held NOW, I think about how we all have a little bit of that within us. It’s worsened with smart phones and our instant gratification culture. And it explains why many of us are okay with popping a pill, but skeptical about seeing a therapist.

I think within each of us is a wish for a magic wand. Deep within our unconscious there’s a dream for a secret recipe to happiness and an easy solution to remedy all of life’s problems. Instead of getting our hands dirty in the mess of our lives, we’d rather take a short cut leading straight to happiness, health, love and success.

The truth is if we allow the travesties in our lives to mold us, we will change for the better. Lasting permanent change comes from within. We need to change in order to be changed. We need to do the work in order to grow. But when we’ve done what’s necessary to improve our lives, change our thoughts, address the real issues, the courage it took to face our fears will transform us from fearful caterpillars to limitless butterflies.

{Etsy print by LJA Photography}

{Etsy print by LJA Photography}

10 Incredible Quotations About The Power Of Your Thoughts
(Therapy Soup) – You are what you think. What you think of yourself, your life, and your circumstances has the power to create your reality. Let these wise words remind you to be mindful and cognizant of your thoughts.

Do You Believe in Miracles? Here’s Living Proof!
(Building Relationship Skills) – If you had a traumatic childhood and a difficult adulthood, it’s hard to imagine a life filled with joy, love and well-being. Yet this is the true story of two incredible people who not just overcame a debilitating illness and tragic childhoods, but cultivated a beautiful life together through hope, support and love.

7 Strong Women To Inspire You
(Psychology of Women) – In the deepest throes of despair, it helps to know that other people have suffered tragedies and rose above them. Let these heroic women inspire you.

A Quick and Easy Way to Feel Better Today
(After Trauma) – One way to feel good is to do something nice for someone else. Try one of these three ways to use the healing power of words to brighten up someone else’s day and consequently feel better yourself.

Addicts Will Always Find a Way to Get High
(Addiction Recovery) – Here’s why reformulating one drug to make it less addictive won’t help eliminate or even reduce addiction. This blogger shares what really works.