For fans of the Chicken Soup series, Soul Songs reflects on the same positive perspective, but delves deeper into how an average person can find joy and positivity. Unlike so many Big Box feel-good books, it’s a realistic route to happiness and mindfulness that everyone has the power to obtain. Through a warm tone and narrative approach, Soul Songs is thoughtful and engaging at every turn, making the entire reading experience feel like a much-needed call with a long-lost friend.
Adoptive parents frequently wait years to adopt their children and may struggle with infertility, failed promises of available babies, and the stress of years of paperwork and thousands of dollars in adoption fees.
For some parents, the joy of a long-awaited child is tempered by a cloud of depression.
Infidelity can have an immediate, devastating effect on a relationship. Many couples never recover. Infidelity is among the leading causes of divorce, but even when couples choose to stay together, the pain of an affair can haunt their marriage for years.
About 40% of all marriages experience at least one instance of infidelity, making it a common weed in the landscape of marriage. But infidelity doesn't happen in a vacuum. A variety of relationship, personality, and lifestyle factors can increase the likelihood of infidelity.
Despite years of work by doctors and advocacy groups to obliterate the stigma surrounding mental health issues, some people feel a deep sense of shame because their brains work differently. The decision to take psychoactive medications can be a tough one, and fears about side effects, health insurance consequences, and a radical change in personality can compound the difficulty. But when therapy's not enough and lifestyle changes aren't doing the trick, medication can be the shakeup you need.
By Dale Schlundt, M.A.
I am sitting here in jury duty, waiting for my name to be called. I haven’t decided whether it is better not to be called, ultimately just sitting here all day, or to be picked for a case and at least be doing something. I’ll let you know on my decision later. Regardless, I began thinking, what a better time to write about a topic that we can all use, inspiration.