Faith and Mental Health: Is Prayer Enough?

CLS Bloggers weigh in on two important health issues - faith and mental health. They answer the question surrounding whether prayer is a sufficient strategy to deal with mental health problems.

From the Kitchen to the Bathroom: How Coconut Oil Has Become a Staple in My Home 

I guess it's been a good five years (maybe more than that) since I began to explore the various uses of coconut oil. In my quest for more natural living practices, this one seemed to be very practical and beneficial for my family and I. Today, I keep a container in my bathroom and another … Continue reading From the Kitchen to the Bathroom: How Coconut Oil Has Become a Staple in My Home 

I Found What My Soul Needed, He Just Came Too Late

Exploring relationships and love after divorce had been very interesting. I have had the privilege of experiencing a beautiful connection with a man that seems to be all my soul has been longing for.  This experience has taught me so much about myself and about the beauty of life and love. Although I have become … Continue reading I Found What My Soul Needed, He Just Came Too Late

DIY Fun: Party Craft Idea

A few months ago, my daughter convinced me to allow her to have a sleepover party for her 11th birthday. I was reluctant, but ultimately gave in knowing this was our last year in this school district and she was moving on to middle school and new changes soon.  (Reminder:It's not about you, Mom).  So, … Continue reading DIY Fun: Party Craft Idea

In The City –  Latitudes Bistro & Lounge

Tamara and I found a perfect little spot for bites and drinks in Atlanta earlier this week. We were both in need of some girl time and time away from the kiddos for a few hours.   We had no major plan but knew we wanted to hang out downtown, take a few pics, grab … Continue reading In The City –  Latitudes Bistro & Lounge

Why I Will Neva, Eva Spend Hours in a Hair Salon Again. Eva!

"So, the "me time" that we thought we were going to get turned out to be of low or poor quality.  A total waste of time really." So, my sister was on her way to visit me last week and she didn't have time to make a hair appointment or know where to go, so … Continue reading Why I Will Neva, Eva Spend Hours in a Hair Salon Again. Eva!

In The City – Augusta, GA

I have never had a reason to travel to Augusta, Georgia before last weekend.  Besides a good friend moving there a few years ago, there was no other reason why I would make my way 2 hours east to get away from city life. However, last weekend, my 12 year old was competing in a … Continue reading In The City – Augusta, GA

Woe is a NO! – 40, Single and Childless

"Why is there is no celebration for the invisible ones who help the world go around?  Since she doesn’t have a ring or child she fades into the crowded background of the miscellaneous." As a single, childless and 40-year-old woman it is rare that people say things like “Congrats on being single. I need to … Continue reading Woe is a NO! – 40, Single and Childless

What Works for Me, Works for Me

Last week, while leaving a meeting, one of the members of the group yells to me, "Happy Easter, Hilda". I respond to her, "Thank you, likewise", and make my way down the hall and out the building. Whenever the traditional Christian holidays come up throughout the year, it can become very awkward for individuals like myself, … Continue reading What Works for Me, Works for Me

Summer Vacation Countdown & Why I Am Od’ing on Self Care

"The new norm for me is to make Hilda a priority so that I can have the energy to give to my loved ones and be at my best." This time of year parents all over the country are starting to get to that point where exhaustion is starting to set in. The demands of … Continue reading Summer Vacation Countdown & Why I Am Od’ing on Self Care