Author: Tisha Rivera

actor/producer/college professor - Tisha Rivera was born in Orange County, California, in a suburb of Los Angeles. She began taking acting classes as a child and was cast in her first television commercial at age 8. She continued her commitment to studying the acting craft while completing her college and graduate school education. She became a college professor at age 22 and finished her doctoral coursework in Psychology at age 24. She has studied acting and trained with many distinguished coaches in Los Angeles. Her talent, positive attitude, and strong work ethic are attributed to her landing almost three dozen roles on independent films and television shows. Tisha remains committed to working on television and film projects as both an actor and producer.

Have you ever walked into a room and immediately noticed someone who was smiling and had a genuinely positive air about them? It’s an attractive quality that we cannot help but notice. These positive people encourage us to not sweat the little things by simply being who they are. They never even have to speak to us to remind us that being happy and optimistic is a goal we should all strive for. A positive attitude is a powerful tool we should all be so fortunate to possess. Guess what? We can! And it’s free! Well, realistically, we cannot shelter…

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We have all experienced stress in our lives, right? According to Richard S. Lazarus (a pioneer in the study of emotions and stress who was named by American Psychologist as one of the most influential psychologists), stress is a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to summon. Thus, not having enough experience or resources to handle the stressors paired with a negative perception of the situation are the true culprits of feeling stressed. The simple realization that you’re in control of your thoughts is the foundation…

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Most little girls grow up dreaming of someday marrying their Prince Charming and becoming mothers. Some even have the specific number of boys and girls they want laid out in their life plan along with their names already picked out.  The point is—most kids grow up wanting to become parents at some point in their lives. What happens when a career takes top priority? Especially a career in the entertainment industry where being attractive, flexible, and available are key to success. Is it possible to still become a parent after first having established career security? That depends. Most medical experts…

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Every year I see actor friends posting on various social media outlets that they are going to “quit the business of acting because nothing is happening.”  They give themselves a few years and do not advance their careers to where they had hoped, and then they lament their career choice and seemingly give up on their dream of being a working actor. Part of the problem is never having defined “Why” they want to reach that goal. In order to pursue a dream, we first have to be clear and honest with ourselves about why we even want that dream. It…

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