Many of us are rattled by the outcome of the Breonna Taylor decision. As a black woman what does this mean for me? This is triggering as it brings me back to the day I heard about the death of Sandra Bland. We were not as used to hearing about the lives of black women […]
Comfort Through COVID
This pandemic has affected me more than I have been willing to admit. I have to be honest, when I first heard about the outbreak, like most I did not understand the severity of it. There had been little to no reported cases in the US. Even with our first reported case I still wasn’t […]
Who is the “Conscious Sophisticate”?
When I asked a few people what came to mind when they heard the words “conscious sophisticate” I received varying responses. I’ll share a few here: “someone that thought they were better than others, stuck up, and bougie”. Others expressed, it sounded like “someone that is put together, and holds themselves to a particular standard”. […]
6 Ways to Know It’s Time to Set Firm Boundaries with Family and Toxic Friends
#1. You find it difficult to say no. We have all at some point in our lives been people pleasers. No one likes to feel like they have let down someone they love. However, when taking on too many tasks or favors has drained your resources, time, and emotions it’s time to take a step […]
How my Human Sexuality Course Challenged my Spiritual and Religious Attitudes
Being a conscious sophisticate means not neglecting all the things that make you, you. This means exploring and even sometimes challenging beliefs that are tightly wound around our hearts. Whether one calls themselves religious and not spiritual or spiritual and not religious; we all have a connection with something outside of ourselves that we can’t […]
Decorum in the Work Place For The Conscious Sophisticate
Have you ever had to have a tough conversation with your leadership at your place of work? These types of conversations can often be uncomfortable or awkward but very much necessary. Often times as women we find it difficult to stand up for ourselves in the work place when it comes to talking salary, […]
THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION: DID IT HURT OR HELP A GENERATION?
As a millennial sometimes feeling like I was born in the wrong era, there is often a liberal attitude that I find disturbing. In particular the attitudes and behaviors toward sex and sexuality that are held and displayed by today’s generation makes me wonder where we as a people are headed when it comes to […]
6 Reasons Your New Year Should Start Now!
6 Reasons Your New Year Should Start Now! Today is the official launch of my blog. If I were to be honest I was ready to quit before I even got started! I went through all the motions of “no one is going to read it anyway” and “I have nothing to talk about”. After […]