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.Read More
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.Read More
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).Read More
I want to share with you a life hack that has made all the difference in my life: stop comparing your Day One to someone else’s Year 10.
Let that marinate.Read More
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.Read More
I gotta keep it 100 with you. I love my daughter, Lyric, and … sometimes I wonder if she’d be benefit from having someone else as her mom.
There. I said it.Read More
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?)Read More
I believe that God is always speaking to us. Most of the time we aren’t paying attention because we are so focused on the loud things in our life: the screaming debt, the raging emotions and the shrieking problem that has no solution.Read More
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.Read More
I am in love with Jaiya John’s “Daughter Drink This Water.” This subject line of this newsletter is a direct quote from this ode to self-love. Every time I read it (even re-reading something I read before), I am blown away by how it pulls at my heartstrings. In other words, check it out and let me know what you think.Read More
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.Read More
One of the things that trips me up about self-love is moving from philosophy to action. How does self-love play out in my life? Do I just recite, "I love myself" a million times a day? Give myself a hug? Buy myself a new coat? Will these actions really have an effect and make me love myself?Read More
There is a space in between “no longer” and “Mama, I made it.” This is where Life gives you the environment and the catalyst (aka the push that makes you take action) that you need for the greatest growth.
This in-between space feels friggin’ scary.Read More
Today I share with you my best self-love hack on my blog.
It occurred to me back in September when Lyric and I took Mama Terry for breakfast at Magnolia Table in my hometown of Waco, Texas. It was a magical day: beautiful breeze, a 10 minute wait and a dope server named Diana. As we were headed home, one of my favorite Marc Anthony songs played on the radio.Read More
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I am gifting you some of my favorite things in the world: quotes. I have created 20 wallpapers for your computer using some of my favorite self-love and confidence quotes.Read More
I’ve gotten some really great feedback from my 01/07 newsletter about self-love (and my blog post, 100 Signs You Don’t Love Yourself). Many of you have reached out and expressed your interest in loving yourself more. You’ve told me how your lack of self-love has manifested in your lives (body image issues, confidence issues, relationship issues, personal finance issues, etc).Read More
Our lack of self-love has the ability to manifest in different areas of our lives: our finances, our career, our health, our relationships, to name a few. What trips me up may not even make you blink an eye. That’s why it’s important to develop self-awareness so that we can identify the areas in our lives that are suffering because we are not loving ourselves unconditionally.Read More
How are you loving 2019 so far? How have you chosen to show up this year? What things are you up to and excited about?
You may notice that I have changed “Maven Musings Monday” to “From the Front Row with LaTisha Cotto.” Whether it’s in a blog post, e-course, or newsletter, this phrase has become my way of letting you know that, as you take center stage and rock out your best life, I am right there in the front row jamming with you as your #1 fan. It is an honor to support you on this beautiful journey called life.Read More