Posts in Personal Development
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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100 Signs That You Don't Love Yourself (Take the Quiz Right Now!)

Real talk: we go to great lengths to make ourselves “lovable.”

We lose 30 pounds, change our hair color, read self-help books, try to appear interesting and beautiful so that others will see our worth and love us.

We do this because we secretly believe that, if other people, especially our significant others, love us, then all of our issues will magically disappear.

After all, love is the reason we’re here, right? The truth: yes and no.

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What You Need to Know About Self-Compassion

The older I get, the more I realize that I don’t know shit about life.

I’m serious.

Think about it: even if you are the most knowledgeable astrophysicist in the world, you only know a small fraction of all there is to know about astrophysics … and you probably know a lot.


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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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Why It's Important to Be Authentically You

A friend of mine once said to me, “Don’t worry, Tish. You’re someone’s cup of tea.”

We were talking about my endeavor of scaling my life coaching practice. I was in my head, worrying about whether or not there was space for me in this industry and if anyone would actually want to work with me or learn from me.

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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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Cut It Out. Please and Thank You.

Do me a favor.

Stop letting fear run the show.

You live in a world where there are literally an infinite number of possible outcomes and you are only focusing on two: your earth shattering worst case scenario and your elusive best case scenario. You stress yourself out to no end with the first one and you use the second one as a reminder that you’re not worthy.

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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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What Momo Taught Me About Co-Creating with God

TA has been one of my best friends since we first met in junior high.

We instantly bonded during teen night at DV8. Our family would drop us off super early and we’d be some of the only kids there. Out of sheer boredom, we made up a game called, “I Bet You A Penny.” We would watch the entrance and say, “I bet you a penny that the next person who walks in is wearing a striped shirt.” We would literally spend hours doing this until more people got there and the club got hype.

Our stories are very similar because our grandparents played a very significant role in our upbringing. His grandma, Momo, was the sweetest lady you ever met. She always greeted everyone who stopped by their house with a smile and “Are you hungry? I made some food.” Oh, man, could Momo cook. My mouth waters thinking about her enchiladas.

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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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