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

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

No Doubt

I can be honest. I doubt myself a lot. Question and over analyze. To the point where there are many times that I talk myself out of things. I convince myself that there is a reason that something can't or won't happen and then I throw obstacles in my own way. Negative thoughts creep in, … Continue reading No Doubt

Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

So many times we are presented with opportunities that we do not see or that we do not acknowledge. Sometimes that opportunity does not come packaged the way that we want it to. Sometimes we are busy looking at something else and completely miss the opportunity altogether. Then we are left with the "shoulda, coulda, … Continue reading Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

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

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

Thank God For Small Steps: The Makings of a Social Butterfly

  My son just turned thirteen. He has been dreaming of being a teenager since he was about four. At four, he was diagnosed with a speech and learning disorder, which later turned into a diagnosis on the Autism spectrum. Unsure what that meant, his father and I trudged ahead. My son was one of … Continue reading Thank God For Small Steps: The Makings of a Social Butterfly