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.

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

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

Peeling Away the Layers, One Brick at a Time 

At some point in our lives we are faced with an important decision. To either face the pain that we have stuffed and hid behind for years or just face it.  When I use the word "we", I am among the countless numbers of individuals that have faced some form of emotional, physical, or spiritual, … Continue reading Peeling Away the Layers, One Brick at a Time 

Monday Motivation- Living In The Moment

How often do you live in the present moment? Right now. This second. Not thinking about what happened before or thinking about what you would like to happen. Being focused on what is around you in this very moment. Not thinking about where you would like to be. Society encourages us to focus on and … Continue reading Monday Motivation- Living In The Moment

I’m Not Crazy!

"Even as a writer I'd be ashamed to put it on paper because I didn't want people to think that I was crazy. But what I've learned is that my battles are never for me."   I'm a big advocate for healthy mental health within the African American community. Unfortunately, we tend to stick with … Continue reading I’m Not Crazy!

Are You Mentally Healthy?

~"Would you describe yourself as mentally healthy?" According to the World Health Organization, an individual's mental well being is an integral part of an individuals' ability to form relationships, study, work, and to pursue work and leisure interests, as well as make daily decisions and choices.  The state of one's mental health is shaped by … Continue reading Are You Mentally Healthy?