We’re so busy these days. There are five minute workouts and quick and dirty cleaning tips. We try to fit in all in under the clock so we can live balanced, whole lives. But we can’t treat happiness and joy the way we attempt everything else. Fast, easy and minimal effort doesn’t equate into a meaningful life.

All the really good stuff in life like love, growth and happiness requires work.

Before I had my first son, I naively believed labor would be easy. All I had to do was let go and my body would take care of everything. I soon learned that was far from the case.

When I was willing to commit to the work, I was rewarded with a brand new baby.

I realized that part of the joy in life was the risk and work I took to gain it.

If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and re-engage with life, the payback will catapult you into the life you really want. Read our posts to get tips on therapy, and a refreshing take on happiness and relationships. We’re all about living life with all the pain and heartache. No fast food living here.

Unloved Daughters and The Fixer-Upper Relationship
(Knotted) – Finally you’ll understand why you get stuck in relationships, jobs and situations that don’t serve you.

Top 10 Misguided Perceptions of Therapy
(The Exhausted Woman) – Before you head to therapy, you might want to read this. It’s all the misperceptions of therapy that will prevent you from getting the most out of it.

Want To Be Happier? Three Surprising Things You Haven’t Tried
(Leveraging Adversity) – Achievements, accomplishments and material things. Many of us believe they are the keys to happiness, but read what really will get you there.

4 Ways Trauma Can Complicate Mental Health Treatment
(Caregivers, Family & Friends) – It’s the thing standing in the way of your treatment. Here are the ways trauma can be a real obstacle to therapy.

Anxiety or Anger? How Can You Tell?
(Don’t Call Me Crazy) – A loved one’s irritability may be a sign of anxiety, not anger. Here’s how to tell.