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.

5 Things To Quit Right Now

This list struck me when I first saw it. Seems like the information is pretty elementary, yet it is so very profound. 5 things. 5 things that should be simple to do, but it does not work that easily. Some of us are stuck in habits, stuck constantly doing some of the above or even … Continue reading 5 Things To Quit Right Now

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

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

Lonely vs Alone

Alone: Isolated, separated from others (Merriam- Webster) Lonely: Sad because one has no friends or company, solitary (Dictionary.com) So many times I hear people talk about feeling lonely.  Feeling like no one understands them. Feeling distraught and depressed. And then there are those that say that they can be in a crowd of people and … Continue reading Lonely vs Alone

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

Dating And Social Media

I’m new to the dating game. Not really, but kind of sorta. Let’s start from the beginning. I’ve only been dating post divorce a short time. I was married for about 11 years and dated the ex-husband for another four or so before that. So that takes us back circa 1998. We weren’t using cell … Continue reading Dating And Social Media

The Panic Room

  I've been a worrier my entire life. I can't remember a time that I didn't worry. I'm always thinking, pondering, mind always spinning. To some point that has served me. My imagination and creativity benefits. Everything else does not. I'm often tired, exhausted, and easily irritated by people. Most people don't outwardly see that … Continue reading The Panic Room

Happy Birthday to CLS!

  Last year when I started the blog, I was preparing to go through a divorce. I had just truly become a single mother and was starting to acknowledge and accept that the life I thought I had was not real. After agonizing and sitting on all of it all alone, I called a few … Continue reading Happy Birthday to CLS!