Things Don't Have To Be So Heavy

A Zen student asked his master, "Is it OK to use email?"

"Yes," replied the master, "But no attachments."

Fun fact about me: I think I am really funny. When I used to teach yoga, I would always tell jokes during my classes.

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LaTisha Cotto
The #1 Excuse Used Across the World That Stops Dreams Dead In Their Tracks

Last month, much to my surprise and delight, Beyoncé released “Homecoming,” a documentary sharing the preparation that went into her epic performance at Coachella. There were so many things that I took from this inside look into her world (so many that I may do a blog post dedicated to the topic in the future), but one thing that really stuck out to me is how aligned Beyoncé is with her priorities. She knows what she wants and she has completely aligned her life and time management to the people and things that mean the most to her.

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Can You Take This?

When I was younger, I had a very hard time with compliments. I didn’t quite like the way they made me feel -- this strange mix of pleasure and discomfort that made me want to both hide under the table and bust out into song, all at the same time.

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We’ve All Been There

Have you ever based your lovableness on outside factors? I know I have. In today’s blog post, I talk about how each time one of my romantic relationships ended, I would blame myself for not being lovable enough. I was too demanding and so scared of being left that I’d do everything in my power to make them leave first (kinda reminds me of that movie “Fools Rush In” with Salma Hayek and Matthew Perry).

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Put Your Affirmations Front and Center

It’s no secret that I love affirmations. What many of you may not know is that I have struggled with negative thinking pretty much my entire life. When Negative Nancy strikes, I turn into a pessimistic, aggressive and impatient version of myself. Even though I can’t stand this version of myself, I often feel powerless, like I can’t help myself.

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Your Relationship With Numbers

Let me ask you a question: are you defining yourself by your numbers?

“What numbers, LaTisha?”

I’m glad you asked, HB. The number you see when you step on the scale. The number you see when you log into your online checking. The number you see when you look at your GPA. The number of followers you have on Instagram (Speaking of which, are you following me yet?)

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How to Replace Negative Self-Talk with Loving Self-Talk

I often get so caught up in the details of life that I forget to live. I am so obsessed with getting to my destination that I don’t smell the roses. Mama Terry is always reminding me to stop and smell the roses. After all, the best part of the journey is the traveling: the people you meet along the way, the things you learn (and, more importantly, unlearn!) and the person you become as a result.

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Loving the Unlovable

I love social media because it has connected us more than ever. It’s given me a platform to connect with my clients, readers and followers so that I can share helpful tips and perspective. I always say that my intention is to give you tools and techniques that you can use to live your best life right now. When you live your best life, you change the lives of those around you and inspire them to do the same. Next thing you know, we are living in a world where people have finally realized that only love is real.

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