Posts in Practical Tips
How to Replace Negative Self-Talk with Loving Self-Talk

Self-love is a lifelong journey.

I say journey because it really is a traversing of the self. You’ll find yourself in your own version of the Odyssey and the Iliad. You’ll be faced with circumstances, people and things that reveal to you all of the places inside of you that need your attention, healing and self-love. You will be challenged to examine and let go of any belief that doesn’t serve your highest good. You’ll be pushed outside of your comfort zone and asked to see things from a different perspective (and not the same rabbit hole you frequent day in and day out).

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Standing in the Gap: Choosing Self-Love Over Self-Bashing

Real talk, HB: you are the most important person in your life.

I’m serious.

You are the vehicle thru which your entire life is lived. You are the only person in your life that will be there from the very beginning until the very end. You are the person who is with you as you stand atop life’s mountains and you are the person who comforts you when you are in the depths of life’s valleys. You are the person who bears the brunt of your negative thinking and self-sabotage. You are the one who is affected by years of chronic stress and family drama. You are the only person in your life who knows 100% what it’s like to be you.

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A Quick Guide to Self-Love: Six Practical Ways to Treat Yourself With Loving Kindness

I think one of the reasons self-love is a tricky concept is because there is a huge disconnect between thought and action.

We think all the time, “I want to love myself more,” but then we wonder how it would actually look like in our lives. Do we just recite, “I love myself” a million times a day? Do we give ourselves a big, bear hug and call it a day? Send ourselves flowers at work? What do we actually do to introduce self-love into our everyday lives?

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Hack: Self-Love is Just Like Gardening

Back in September, Lyric and I took Mama Terry to Magnolia Table for her birthday.

We had a fantastic time. For me, there is nothing more precious than to see my two little ladies, the woman who brought me into this world and the baby who made me a mama, together. I am so very grateful for the light they shine so brightly into my life.

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And So It Is: How to Manifest Magic in Your Relationship

“He just doesn’t get it.”

My heart cringed for my beautiful client, Lisa.

“LaTisha, I’m doing all the work to keep this relationship together and I am exhausted. Then I look over at him and he is unbothered, like there is no problem. He is perfectly fine with the way things are. I feel like I’m drowning. I’m reaching out for a lifeline and getting nothing. What do I do?”

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10 Actions to Kickstart Your High Vibe New Year Rituals

The New Year is fasting approaching, HB!

I don’t know about you, but I am filled with excitement and hope for all of the things the New Year contains. Millions of people will start the New Year off with changes so that they can be their best selves. I think that a really powerful way of doing so is to establish rituals.

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Your Definitive Holiday Guide: 12 Perfect Presents for Increased Presence

The holiday season is upon us, Honey Bunny.

For the remainder of the year, we have a great opportunity to count blessings, reflect upon what’s happened this year and to dream of what’s to come. We can also give gifts to our loved ones as a way of showing our appreciation and our love.

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Your Five Minute Mile: Running The Race You Were Born to Run

I have a deck of Danielle LaPorte Truthbomb cards that I flip thru pretty much every day. These cards give me great comfort, inspiration, and hope that I am on the right path.

As per usual, today’s truthbomb card did not disappoint.

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The Truth About Feedback

After I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training, I signed up for an additional training opportunity because I wanted to keep on learning and improving my teaching.

During my training, we would often have to practice teach in front of our peers. This way our teachers could provide us feedback on our teaching and give us ways to improve.

One day, when it was my turn to teach, I had a meltdown. As I was teaching, my teacher called out to me, “Just be yourself.”

I was puzzled.

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The Next Time You Pray, Pray For This

When I was in third grade, I went to St. Louis Catholic School.

My teacher was Mrs. Stenvall. She’s the first person to ever really put me onto country music. I’ll tell you that country music has some of the best lyrics ever -- those country songwriters are able to paint a picture with their words.

When we’d have homework time, she’d play Garth Brooks’ No Fences album. The entire class would sing along to every song as we worked on our homework time. It’s one of my favorite memories of elementary school.

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The Time I Made a Priest Cry AKA How to Have an Uncomfortable Conversation

Picture it. 2007. My godson’s baptism.

I am over the moon happy that I am about to be a fairy godmother to my godson (who, if you ask me, looks just like me, even though we aren’t really related by blood).

I take my commitment very seriously. I attend the fairy godmother class in Miami, as is required by the Catholic church. I buy his christening outfit. I also get him a little baptism kit, per the recommendation of the Mexican bazaar where I purchase his outfit. The Baptism kit consists of a candle, seashell, rosary and little towel. I deliver these to my comadre (Spanish for co-mother) the day before the baptism. I am so excited.

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The #1 Mistake People Make When It Comes to Affirmations

I always knew that I wanted to be in the music business.

My earliest memories are of me sitting on my swingset in the backyard of my grandmother’s home in Waco, Texas and singing my little heart out. I would make up songs and sing them all day long. My favorite cartoon was Jem. During the summertime, I’d stay up all night watching music video stations like MTV, VH1, BET, and CMT (back when they actually played music videos) and I’d also listen to the Quiet Storm on Dallas’ R&B and Hip Hop station, K104. I’d spend hours making my own mixtapes, carefully crafting the tracklisting and waiting for what seemed like an eternity for specific songs to play on the radio.

Those were definitely different times back then, Honey Bunny!

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What I Wish I Had Known About Affirmations

I flirted with the idea of starting an affirmations practice for years before I actually did it.

I learned about the power of positive thinking and positive self-talk in ninth grade from my Trigonometry teacher. However, I didn’t really learn what an affirmation was until many years later when I was living in Miami At the time, I was working in the music business and trying out pretty much anything that I thought would uplevel my life, including ashtanga yoga and vegetarianism.

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