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 

In the City: City Winery Atlanta

If you are looking for something new to do in Atlanta then you have to check out City Winery. City Winery has dining and entertainment in one place.  The night I went, we were there to see a comedy show.  Yet, on most nights, there is a featured artist performing, typically live music.   You … Continue reading In the City: City Winery Atlanta

In the City: I Love Pho

Some years ago, while working at the CDC, my coworkers were always boasting about the great restaurants on Buford Highway. This area is well known for many international food options to enjoy.  The first time I took someone's advice to try a restaurant on Buford Highway, I was not impressed. The health department score was … Continue reading In the City: I Love Pho

In the City: Busboys and Poets

Last week I had the opportunity to try a new restaurant in Washington, DC. It is called Busboys and Poets. My cousin recommended that I check them out and after going, I  see why she did. The place boasts positive energy and love, according to our server. They offer a host of food options. There … Continue reading In the City: Busboys and Poets

Christmas in Savannah

This year, I decided that the holidays would be spent very differently than what I am traditionally used to.  For the Thanksgiving holiday, I spent time relaxing poolside in Orlando with family.  I was not interested in slaving in the kitchen and then begging my kiddos to help clean up afterward.  So, it worked out … Continue reading Christmas in Savannah

Expecting Amazing Things in 2017

I am writing this blog post during a perfect time of year for me.  My kiddos are away with their dad for a week which means the house is quiet.  Meditation music is playing.  Candles are lit. My yoga mat is in the middle of the floor. Pure bliss!! Well, today is the first day … Continue reading Expecting Amazing Things in 2017

Can a Man Thrive Without a Woman?

I heard a really interesting perspective a few weeks ago that had me throwing my hands up in praise because it is SO true. And it goes a little something like this.. A man can survive without a woman.  He cannot thrive without a woman.  So, I asked CLS writers to chime in and give … Continue reading Can a Man Thrive Without a Woman?

Beauties and Books: An Evening with Stacey Covington-Lee

"We shared stories that demonstrated the strength and courage of women that learn from  experiences of the past and forge their own path." Saturday night was an amazing evening full of adult conversation and fun!  Several ladies gathered at B. Fulton's Beauty Lounge to meet author, Stacey Covington-Lee and get a sneak peek into some … Continue reading Beauties and Books: An Evening with Stacey Covington-Lee

What Does It Mean To Be a Ride or Die Chic?

"I definitely agree that some women give up too much of themselves and risk too much of their lives for the wrong dude." Several weeks ago, a friend and I start chatting about some random subject that led to me saying that I have the potential of being a ride or die chic.  He did … Continue reading What Does It Mean To Be a Ride or Die Chic?