Don’t Let Your Relationships Lauryn Hill You

Lauryn Hill came out with one solid album damn near twenty years ago. And yet, in 2017 she still has promoters booking her for events. It makes me wonder. Why? Of course, her name is a draw, and for those of us that loved every word on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, I guess there … Continue reading Don’t Let Your Relationships Lauryn Hill You

Living On Purpose

A question that I get asked repeatedly is "How did you figure out your purpose?" I don't really know the real answer to that. I've always just kind of done what feels good to me. To others, it looked like I am the kind of person that goes with the flow. I've been called a … Continue reading Living On Purpose

Love Don’t Love You

February. It's still the beginning of the year. We just finished setting resolutions. Now we are supposed to spend a lot of money to tell someone I love you. The concept of love is already abstract enough. No one person loves the same. There are countless books written on the art of love, how to … Continue reading Love Don’t Love You

He’s Mine, I’ll Love Him The Way I Want

I remember watching a few people who I know as they weathered long distance relationships. When I was married, I remember thinking 'I could never do something like that.' Now being divorced, long distance would be totally alright. People have these picture perfect views of what a relationship should be. Faithful, spending all of your … Continue reading He’s Mine, I’ll Love Him The Way I Want

#NotMyPresident w/Victoria Christopher Murray

When President Obama was sworn into office I was filled with an unbelievable amount of pride. He brought with him so much hope for the country. We all knew beyond any shadow of a doubt that Mr. Obama was going to be a president for all people. Now the Obama Presidency has come to an … Continue reading #NotMyPresident w/Victoria Christopher Murray

Don’t let winter blues ruin your happy hands and feet!

Living in Chicago, winter is the worst on our hands and feet. Don’t let the season take away from time caring for your precious nails.  Often, we slam our hands and feet in thick gloves and boots and forget to take extra care to stay smooth and soft throughout the brutal season in Chicagoland. I’ve … Continue reading Don’t let winter blues ruin your happy hands and feet!

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

A Super Sexy, Sultry artist: Brian McKnight is still relevant after a couple decades in the music game!!

A few weeks ago, I got an alert from City Winery-Chicago that Brian McKnight  was gracing the stage in an intimate solo performance. In that moment, my movements were fluid and without regret. As I slammed the keys on my computer, I reminisced in my mind about the last time I saw him in concert. … Continue reading A Super Sexy, Sultry artist: Brian McKnight is still relevant after a couple decades in the music game!!

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?