The Strong Woman’s Guide to Getting Out of Your Own Way

I recently had a friend tell me recently that I need to get out of my own way.  At first, I wanted to get a little salty with the feedback I was hearing.  But then realized that it is so freakin true!  Ha!  Okay, I admit it. I have a tendency to get in my … Continue reading The Strong Woman’s Guide to Getting Out of Your Own Way

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 

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

Rainy Day Blues

Today has been a rainy one in Atlanta. I'm happy that I work from home and don't have to spend too much of my day stuck in traffic or on the roads. I always see people talking about how the rain puts them in a sexy mood, makes them want to cuddle. No doubt, I … Continue reading Rainy Day Blues

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

Spring Cleaning…How I Declutter (Or Maybe Not)

My kids are 13 and 6. So I don’t have to tell you how much “stuff” we accumulate around the house. If there are not a thousand small stuffed animals, then there are an ever growing collection of Legos. And just when I think I cleaned up all of the Legos, I find some small … Continue reading Spring Cleaning…How I Declutter (Or Maybe Not)