This upcoming weekend, I have a trip to Disney World planned. Disney is one of those places where it’s perfectly acceptable and normal for adults to be kids.  What if the rest of the world was like that?

Sometimes, people forget what it’s like to be little.  Inside of each of us lives the innocent and adventurous child we once were.  When you dig deep down inside, you are able to fully embrace that part of your life.   Then you can let your inner child out to play. 

What if you could take your inner child to work every day? How would you show up differently? Would you listen to Disney music all day and celebrate small successes with a piece of chocolate? I bet employee relationships would improve because when people relate to each other on the level of the inner child, it is without judgment, resentment or anger. It’s out of pure love, enjoyment and fun.

What if you could bring that carefree attitude into your relationships? What if your main goal was to engage and interact with other people that would get your inner child excited? It might look like board games after dinner or coloring with markers.  It might be telling a joke when the tension has gotten too high during a discussion. It might include eating ice cream every night of the weekend!

How easy it is to forget the connection with your inner child.  So as a reminder, take time for yourself today to connect with your inner child, the innocent part of you, who is dying to go to Disney and sing all of the songs from their favorite movies.


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Amanda Patterson, LMHC, CAP decided to become a therapist while attending Nova Southeastern University. She saw the need to help people achieve the life they wanted to live, while creating a life of her own. She completed her master’s in Mental Health Counseling and started a career in the juvenile justice arena. Since then, she has started a private practice in Pembroke Pines Florida, specializing in depression, anxiety relationship issues, and substance abuse. Amanda is a believer in holistic treatment and she practices veganism, meditation and yoga in her life. Find out more about her practice here. For a free 15-minute consultation, call or text Amanda at 954-258-8845 or email her at