Three Tips to Support your Successes

There is a lot of advice out there on how to overcome challenges and setbacks, but many people—especially women—also stumble when faced with successes. As noted by Caroline Ceniza-Levine (@sixfigurestart), many accomplished women are hesitant to speak up about their accomplishments and speak self-deprecatingly, often for fear of being perceived as too aggressive. Your successes …

Happy (G/V)alentine’s Day!

I’m a bit of a Valentine’s Day grump- the sentiment is great, but the existence of a holiday for purely commercial purposes puts a bee in my bonnet. The focus is on physical gifts, which isn’t my “Love Language”. Really, the most romantic Valentine’s Day “gift” I ever received was when my then-boyfriend-now-husband helped me drive down …

What is a Practical Passionista?

Hello! I’m a Practical Passionista. I’ve decided to start a blog to share the latest and greatest on how folks (including me) are making their passions work. But first things first: Let’s break down the term: 1) “Practical” (adjective) is defined by Merriam-Webster as: relating to what is real rather than to what is possible or imagined likely …

About Me

Hi! I’m Tish (AKA the Practical Passionista). I spent my twenties as an educator, researcher, and academic, teaching and obtaining a doctorate in Education (focusing on Human Development and Psychology) at an Ivy League/R1 university in the United States. I spent a chunk of my thirties transitioning to being a public policy wonk, spouse, and parent. …