Pichi Hernandez: Releasing Hurt, Forgiving, and Moving On
My guest today is Priscila Hernandez, or more commonly known as Pichi.
Pichi is from the beautiful country of El Salvador in Central America. She works for the US Embassy in San Salvador, her country’s capital. In addition to a busy job in the consular services section of the Embassy, Pichi is also part of the Adjunct Faculty program, conducting training for colleagues at embassies and consulates throughout Central and South America and in Fort Lauderdale where we first met.
Pichi has a presence that is notable from the first moment of interaction. She has an energy that naturally connects people, she’s quick to shine the light on the talents of others providing encouragement and affirmation, and she’s deeply knowledgeable about the topics she teaches.
A couple of months ago, in April 2023, we were together for a training in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the topic of my podcast came up. We chatted for a bit about the podcast and why I do it. And as Pichi heard me talk of the impact stories can make on others, helping make life a little less difficult when we know we aren’t alone, she told me with a solemn clarity that she indeed had a story she could share.
Today, as Pichi shares this story, I didn’t know the details before we begin recording. My breath was taken away as she revealed a story of betrayal, heartbreak, and relationship loss, and her journey to letting it go, forgiving, and finding healing.
We talk about the emotional fitness Pichi embodies, the self-awareness, and personal responsibility she has embraced in such an inspirational way.
Pichi, thank you SO very much for sharing these pieces of your journey with us here. Your wisdom, strength, emotional resolve, and humility are incredibly inspiring. You are a living model of making life less difficult for others by sharing your story and encouraging others through theirs.