I’m gonna be honest with you: in the past, each time one of my romantic relationships failed, I blamed it on me not being lovable enough. I was too difficult, too demanding, too unrelenting. No one would ever be able to love me that way.Read More
From the moment we are born, we learn the importance of our numbers.
What was your weight and length at birth?
How many teeth do you have, little guy?
How many words do you know?
What did you get on your report card?
The first time I tried Ashtanga yoga, I went home and cried after class.
It was so hard and I felt so out of shape. I didn’t even do much, either. My teacher, Tim, showed me Sun Salutation A and B, which I clumsily stumbled thru the best I could.Read More
“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?”Read More
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.Read More
The older I get, the more I realize that I don’t know shit about life.
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.
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.Read More
In school, working in groups was always hard for me.
You know the drill: in a four person group, you tend to have 1-2 people do the majority of the work and 1-2 people do just enough work to be marginally okay. Then there’s usually that one person who just kicks back and coasts.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
My bonus son, James, is an amazing kid.
He is funny, kind, creative, and silly. James loves to draw and ask lots of questions. He also tries to answer those questions and I’m always amazed by his answers. We laugh a lot and he reminds me not to take myself and everything else so seriously (which I have a tendency to do).
When I first met James, we struggled. We were trying to find our flow and get to know each other. We struggled especially when it came to one of my favorite things in the entire world: food.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More