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.

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

Find Your Tribe

They always say "Birds of a Feather"...you know the rest. And it's partially true. But what I have realized is that it's the things that are different about you that bring the synergy. Some people like to have a yes man around them and that's fine. Problem is, you never learn and you never grow. … Continue reading Find Your Tribe

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

Energy Vampires

Energy. It's real.  It determines your mood. It's the reason people are drawn to you, or just the opposite. I've been enamored by vampires since I was a kid. They are sexy, mysterious, but at their core, they take. They feed. As do energy vampires. I'm not sure that they even know that they are … Continue reading Energy Vampires