Cafe con Pam Podcast

By Pam Covarrubias, Briguel, Gracie Laboy, Max Tuchman, Tanya Ramos

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Cafe con Pam is the weekly podcast featuring fearless Latine/x and People of The Global Majority that break barriers, change lives and make the world a better place while living in the US. Cafe con Pam is the platform where Latinx are able to share their stories and inspire one another through conversation of course while enjoying a fabulous cup of coffee.

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227 - Too Happy To Be A Sad Girl with Angel Aviles
01:09:57

Listeners, we're back this week with Angel Aviles.

In the early 90s, Angel Aviles boldly decided to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. The Bronx native moved from New York City to Hollywood, and landed roles on projects with up-and-coming directors like Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Michael Patrick King, and many others. In 1993, she nabbed a starring role in the cult classic “Mi Vida Loca,” directed and written by award-winning filmmaker Allison Anders. Her big break in the role of “Sad Girl” cemented Aviles legacy in Chicano culture.

Following her acting career, Aviles became an entrepreneur. Today, she is a transformational life coach, a motivational speaker, and an advocate for social justice, leading workshops and master classes and encouraging others to live their best lives.

The former actress-turned-life coach is the author of “Too Happy to Be Sad Girl,” The title is a nod to Aviles’ most famous role in “Mi Vida Loca.”

“Mi Vida Loca,” centers around young Mexicanas and Latinas growing up in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. It offers a slice life and the everyday struggles for a group of Latino youth -- including their friendships, romantic entanglements, and  motherhood -- in a neighborhood ravaged by gang violence. For almost 30 years, the portrayal of “Sad Girl”  by Aviles in this classic film has become an iconic representation of both strength and vulnerability in Chicano culture. “Mi Vida Loca” is currently available for viewing on YouTube.

In 2009, Aviles suffered from depression, anxiety, and panic attacks, which began her own journey of mental, physical, and spiritual wellness. Healed and happy, Aviles is proud to say that with years of therapy, she’s no longer a “sad girl,” finding herself, her sanity, and most importantly, her purpose.

“Too Happy to Be Sad Girl” offers readers some valuable techniques to reduce stress, improve communication, intensify focus and help individuals become more present. The book features heartfelt and sometimes comical anecdotes of understanding, offering readers the keys to the power of forgiveness, acceptance and love. Ultimately, “Too Happy To Be Sad Girl,” is an invitation for individuals to stay present, and have an active role in the celebration of their own life.

Aviles facilitates dynamic workshops across the country, helping hundreds of people connect with their inner “chingona” – that is,  badass. At her company, Angel Awakened, Aviles and her team provide safe spaces for people to learn and share experiences that foster creativity, promote unity and inspire hope.

When she's not at work, Aviles is a mom, a traveler, a volunteer, a tech evangelist, a food justice advocate, a mentor, a soulmate, a seeker, and, most importantly, a human being.

During our conversation, we talked about:

  • Growing up in NYC and moving to California
  • Her heritage
  • Choosing to leave Hollywood
  • Writing her book
  • Next steps in her life

 

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Oct 10, 2021
226 - Rewriting Your Story with Norma Newton
01:14:32

Listeners, we're back this week with Norma Newton.

Norma is a former attorney, New York Times published writer and Latinx-book publisher. She is also a first gen, avid reader and artivist. Her heart is in L.A. with her family and multiple plants. When she isn’t reading, Norma can be found in a museum or practicing yoga.

 

During our conversation, we talked about:

  • Growing up in a small town in California
  • Leaving town to go to college
  • Challenging limiting beliefs
  • Her New York Times essay about colorism
  • Embracing her heritage
  • Starting her book publishing company, Fabian Flores

 

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Relevant timestamps:

7:47 - Growing up in Watsonville

12:36 - her father's pride

17:44 - graduating

18:57 - her expectations and experience with law school

20:38 - having kids

21:47 - getting on a creative path and her limiting beliefs

22:46 - her essay

34:05 - a very important lesson she learned

37:41 - Fabian Flores - the heart of it

41:55 - Fabian Flores - The beginning of the company

52:45 - How she tries to make decisions now

56:57 - business sustainability

57:49 - Fabian Flores' ideal writer

 

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Oct 03, 2021
225 - Making change one student at a time with Eduardo Vilaro
00:57:26

Listeners, we're back this week with Eduardo Vilaro.

Eduardo Vilaro is the Artistic Director & CEO of Ballet Hispánico (BH). He was named BH's Artistic Director in 2009, becoming only the second person to head the company since its founding in 1970, and in 2015 was also named Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Vilaro has infused Ballet Hispánico’s legacy with a bold brand of contemporary dance that reflects America’s changing cultural landscape.

Mr. Vilaro’s philosophy of dance stems from a basic belief in the power of the arts to change lives, reflect and impact culture, and strengthen community. He considers dance to be a liberating, non-verbal language through which students, dancers and audiences of all walks of life and diverse backgrounds, can initiate ongoing conversations about the arts, expression, identity and the meaning of community.

Born in Cuba and raised in New York from the age of six, Mr. Vilaro’s own choreography is devoted to capturing the Latin American experience in its totality and diversity, and through its intersectionality with other diasporas. His works are catalysts for new dialogues about what it means to be an American. He has created more than 40 ballets with commissions that include the Ravinia Festival, the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Grant Park Festival, the Lexington Ballet and the Chicago Symphony.

A Ballet Hispánico dancer and educator from 1988 to 1996, he left New York, earned a master’s in interdisciplinary arts at Columbia College Chicago and then embarked on his own act of advocacy with a ten-year record of achievement as Founder and Artistic Director of Luna Negra Dance Theater in Chicago.

The recipient of numerous awards and accolades, Mr. Vilaro received the Ruth Page Award for choreography in 2001; was inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame in 2016; and was awarded HOMBRE Magazine’s 2017 Arts & Culture Trailblazer of the Year. In 2019, he received the West Side Spirit’s WESTY Award, was honored by WNET for his contributions to the arts and was the recipient of the James W. Dodge Foreign Language Advocate Award. In August 2020, City & State Magazine included Mr. Vilaro in the inaugural Power of Diversity: Latin 100 list. In January 2021, Mr. Vilaro was recognized with a Compassionate Leaders Award, given to leaders who are courageous, contemplative, collaborative, and care about the world they will leave behind. He is a well-respected speaker on such topics as diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts, as well as on the merits of the intersectionality of cultures and the importance of nurturing and building Latinx leaders.

 

During our conversation, we talked about:

  • Coming from Cuba as a 5 year old
  • Growing up in the Bronx
  • Figuring out he wanted to be a performer
  • Focusing on his ultimate goal despite the opportunities that presented themselves
  • The power of dance
  • Machismo
  • And so much more!

 

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Relevant Timestamps:

06:55 - New York in the 60s and 70s

09:08 - Going to catholic school

10:33 - Assimilation

12:49 - Machismo

14:03 - The importance of building a platform for young people

19:37 - Bullying

26:45 - Studying dance and starting his career

28:33 - The 'superhero power' of being an immigrant

31:40 - Being quieted

32:35 - A message to younger generations

36:54 - Finding family at Ballet Hispanico

43:42 - Being the artistic director and CEO at the same time

 

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Sep 26, 2021
224 - Juntos Crecemos with Esperanza Teasdale
00:28:05

Listeners, we are back this week with Esperanza Teasdale.

Esperanza Teasdale is currently the VP/GM Hispanic Business Unit for PBNA responsible for the overall Hispanic strategy, engagement and sales for our +$2 Billion Hispanic business in North America.

Esperanza has an extensive history at Pepsi Beverages Company and began her career as a Brand Manager.  Over the past 18 years she has demonstrated excellence in a range of roles driving business results across brands including Pepsi, Propel, Aquafina and Lipton to name a few.  Prior to the HBU she led the shopper marketing agenda for 7-Eleven and Circle K where she successfully led Joint Business Planning, delivered innovative shopper marketing solutions and accelerated business results. She is a proud founder of the PepsiCo Demand Accelerator where she helped build the shopper marketing capability and drive our brand must win battles with retailers.  Under the leadership of Esperanza, our core brands have accelerated revenue growth while transforming the marketing experience.  She has a legacy of growing talent and recognized as a leader in driving Diversity and Engagement.  She is the executive sponsor to the Adelante ERG for PBNA.

Esperanza started her career as an Industrial Engineer at Unilever where she worked for 5 years in manufacturing/operations in a bakery for Arnold bread.  She then moved to a district sales manager role selling bakery products which led to her first regional marketing role.  From there she continued her career in marketing across various brands and innovations.

Esperanza was born in Long Island, NY and is a first-generation Ecuadorian/Colombian daughter to Pablo and Esperanza Escobar.  She is married to Jeff Teasdale and has two children.  She enjoys yoga, traveling and spending time with family.  She is a graduate from Rutgers University, College of Engineering and The University of Connecticut, MBA.

She is a board member for two non-profits that are focused on youth higher education and leadership development:  AMBYESE and Kids Helping Kids.  She is also a member of the Bennett Cancer Center Hope In Motion Executive Committee.

She was recently named to the 2021 People en Español’s 25 Most Powerful Women Poderosa list.

 

During our  conversation, we talked about:

  • Her experience working at Pepsico.
  • The juntos crecemos program and the commitment to support the Latinx / Hispanic community.
  • How she felt when she realized her Latinidad was fading away.

 

Relevant Timestamps

3:44 - Her role in PepsiCo

4:58 - Her latinidad fading away

8:08 - the nuances of the latino culture

8:41 - Juntos crecemos

11:42 - The marketing machine of big corporations

16:27 - getting the word out

 

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Sep 19, 2021
223 - For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts with Prisca Mojica Rodríguez
01:08:44

Listeners, we're back this week with Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez.

Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez was born in Managua, Nicaragua but calls Nashville, Tennessee home. She got her Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt University in the Spring of 2015. The bulk of her work is around making accessible, through storytelling and curating content, the theories and heavy material that is oftentimes only taught in the racist/classist institutions known as academia. To date she has published over 200 articles online and participated in the Young Adult anthology "Nevertheless, We Persisted." Recently Prisca also participated in an anthology edited by Lynda Lopez titled, "The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez."

She started the platform Latina Rebels in 2013, and currently it boasts over 300k organic followers online. She has been featured in Telemundo, Univision, Mitú, Huffington Post Latino Voices, Guerrilla Feminism, Latina Mag, Cosmopolitan, Everyday Feminism, and was invited to the White House in the Fall of 2016. She is unapologetic, angry, and uncompromising about protecting and upholding the stories of Latinx communities. Que viva la gente!Currently Prisca is writing her first full length book with Seal Press a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, and due to be out September 7, 2021.

During our conversation, we talked about:

  • The process of writing her book
  • An unpublished interview  that never aired at Cafe con Pam
  • Her experience of living in Tennessee
  • Her college experience
  • Impostor syndrome
  • Starting Latina Rebels
  • And more

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Sep 12, 2021
222 - On Making Music, Investing, and The World with Sonia Erika
00:54:28

Listeners, we are back this week with Sonia Espinoza.

Sonia Erika is a serial entrepreneur focused on solidarity economics who is currently making music for the revolution. She currently spends her time traveling during the pandemic, recording music with “Death is a Business,” collaborating with local communities, and coaching female executives to create cooperative business structures.As an undocumented entrepreneur, worker, and musician, her work has been all about creating systems that work to eliminate violent systems. Sonia's life work has focused on building and creating systems that pay people equitably for their time and labor. Before graduating from Harvard, Sonia, co-founded 3 weed organizations, the Cannabis Cultural Association, the Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council, and EatMe.Land. She is ready to build this world with you!

 

This  episode is brought to you by JustGYV
GYV is about more than just giving, it is more than a verb, more than an acronym.|
The sophistication and strength of the Mesoamerican culture are infused into every luxurious fragrance and personal care product designed by GYV Mesoamerican Beauty. JustGYV’s mission is to celebrate the rich history of the land, spanning from Central America to Mexico, by showcasing the voices, scents, flavors, and places of this historic region. Mesoamerica is the cradle of civilization in the Americas, and the rich culture continues to flourish in the 21st century. The deeply rooted knowledge of the ingredients that define Mesoamerica has flourished for centuries, and GYV is here to share that beautiful story with the rest of the world through our diverse line of proprietary formulas.

 

During our  conversation, we talked about:

  • Her experience making music in Mexico and Peru
  • Creating an NFT
  • Sonia's take on investing
  • How she's navigated traveling and existing during the pandemic

 

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Sep 04, 2021
221 - On Writing with Sandra Cisneros
00:22:43

Listeners, we're back this week with Sandra Cisneros.

Sandra is a poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, performer, and artist whose work explores the lives of the working-class. Her numerous awards include NEA fellowships in both poetry and fiction, a MacArthur Fellowship, several honorary doctorates, and national and international book awards, including Chicago's Fifth Star Award, the PEN America Literary Award, and the National Medal of Arts. Most recently, she received the Ford Foundation's Art of Change Fellowship, was recognized among the Frederick Douglass 200, and won the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. In addition to her writing, Cisneros has fostered the careers of many aspiring and emerging writers through two nonprofits she founded: the Macondo Foundation and the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation. She is also the organizer of Los MacArturos, Latino MacArthur fellows who are community activists.

During our conversation, we talked about:

  • Mental health
  • Becoming a writer
  • Her new book Martita, I Remember You
  • What she does when she finishes a project

 

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Aug 30, 2021
220 - What Is Your Purpose
00:10:26

Listeners, this week we're back with a solo episode. Pam shares her perspective on what finding your purpose means.

This is more of an exploration and invitation for you to think about what your purpose is, rather than a lecture on how to find yours.

 

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Aug 24, 2021
219 - Do it on purpose, Nopalera with Sandra Velasquez
01:05:13

Listeners, we're back this week with Sandra Velasquez.

Founder of Nopalera, a Mexican Botanical bath & body line. Sandra’s main ingredient, the nopal (cactus) is more than an ingredient; it is an ancient symbol of Mexican culture: strong, resilient, beautiful, and has always been here. Just like us. She founded Nopalera to elevate and celebrate Latin@ culture and remove cultural stigmas in body care. Her core mission is to fight racial injustice by showing up in the face of racism and anti-immigrant mentality and helping immigrants at the non-profit, Casa Cornelia.

During our conversation, we talked about:

  • Making a decision early on  about her brand being a luxury brand.
  • Her experience working in the CPG industry.
  • Getting pushback from people in the community calling her brand "too expensive."
  • How to know when your brand is ready for a retailer.

 

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Aug 15, 2021
218 - Surrendering To Your Inner Voice with Charisse M. Williams
01:01:54

Listeners this week we have a conversation with Charisse M. Williams.

Charisse M. Williams is a certified leadership coach, speaker and mindfulness teacher who has dedicated her career to advancing social justice and well-being for all.In launching her coaching practice she truly found her dream job by aligning her passions, strengths and values.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law. As a certified yoga instructor, she brings a mindfulness lens to all of her work. 
A travel enthusiast, Charisse once traveled across Europe with no itinerary, starting in Amsterdam and ending in Marrakech five weeks later. She is insatiably curious about the mind and loves nerdy podcasts like The Hidden Brain on NPR Radio. Charisse lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

During our conversation we talked about:

  • How she decided to write a book in the middle of a global pandemic, after the murder of George Floyd.
  • Writing her first draft.
  • The power of accountability.
  • Mental Health.

Relevant Timestamps

7:38 Why she started writing this book

12:30 Doubts & fears

13:57 Yoga Nidra and Sankalpas

17:56 Being guided by what you're hearing

19:57 The 'revision mode' anxiety

25:02 Balance effort and ease

27:19 Interviewees selection

36:06 Average book sells

38:13 Supporting the successful

40:51 Her experience with COVID-19

42:03 The line between structure and rigidity

44:22 Depression

51:09 Safe spaces

 

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The sophistication and strength of the Mesoamerican culture are infused into every luxurious fragrance and personal care product designed by GYV Mesoamerican Beauty. JustGYV’s mission is to celebrate the rich history of the land, spanning from Central America to Mexico, by showcasing the voices, scents, flavors, and places of this historic region. Mesoamerica is the cradle of civilization in the Americas, and the rich culture continues to flourish in the 21st century. The deeply rooted knowledge of the ingredients that define Mesoamerica has flourished for centuries, and GYV is here to share that beautiful story with the rest of the world through our diverse line of proprietary formulas.

 

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Aug 08, 2021
217 - A Mother's Resilience with Lisbeth Garces
00:54:10

Listeners, we're back this week with Lisbeth Garces.

Since 2007, Lisbeth Garces has sought to provide dance therapy exercise for people with disabilities in memory of her late son, Juan Carlos Garces, who suffered from Muscular Dystrophy. Lisbeth was born in Venezuela, the youngest in a family of seven siblings. At the age of twenty she gave birth to her son Juan Carlos. After five years she received the devastating diagnosis of Muscular Dystrophy. At this point Lisbeth decided to devote all her time and energy to improving her son's quality of life. Lisbeth is not without personal experience in living with people with disabilities. 

Lisbeth's sister lives with cerebral palsy, her mother suffered with Parkinson's before she passed away and her brother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at age 60 and passed away at 68 in 2020. Her sister did not receive any medical support or an education, and had no social interaction outside of the immediate family. She witnessed the slow decline in her mother's health while caring for her daughter. 

Having seen the disturbing way in which people with disabilities live in Venezuela, Lisbeth made a vow to give her son a life full of physical and social activities that would enrich his life. She made the courageous decision to leave her native country and come to the U.S. 

The totality of Lisbeth's life experiences began to merge after Juan Carlos' death. Returning to her love of dancing and Latin musical roots, Lisbeth became certified as a Zumba® instructor. As a natural trajectory, she began to teach low- income special needs students about the joy that can be achieved through joyful dance therapy exercise. Her repertoire expanded to people living with Down's syndrome, Parkinson's, Autism, Muscular Dystrophy, even people in wheelchairs. She envisioned a program that would provide regular classes for people with disabilities. 

With drive, inspiration, and a gift for dance, she recruited a Board of Directors to form a new non-profit, Juan Carlos Organization, in May of 2012 www.jcorg.org. Lisbeth learned about the Parkinson’s Network, which certified her to teach physical exercise to people with Parkinson’s. Not ready to stop there, in 2019 Lisbeth received a scholarship from the Mohammed Ali Foundation to learn how to reach out to the nonEnglish speaking Latino community so they could receive help. 

 

During our conversation, we talked about:

  • The process of leaving her country to help her son
  • Finding out his diagnosis
  • Dealing with the pain of the diagnosis
  • Talking about death
  • The birth of her non-profit

 

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Relevant timestamps:

07:50 Her son's diagnosis in Caracas

09:09 What is Muscular Dystrophy

10:42 Juan Carlos' first symptoms

18:44 Accessing medical attention in the US

25:49 Her mother's Parkinson diagnosis

25:49 Feeling guilty

27:31 Learning to deal

31:19 Juan Carlos' personality

34:46 Death conversation

36:41 Starting her non-profit

43:54 'The miracle child'

45:10 Acknowledge them

 

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Aug 01, 2021
216 - On Men, HIV, and Wellness with Guillermo Chacón
00:58:38

Listeners this week we have a conversation with Guillermo Chacón.

Guillermo is the President of the Latino Commission on AIDS and founder of the Hispanic Health Network.

Since 2010, Guillermo Chacón has served as President of the Latino Commission on AIDS, where he is a vocal advocate on the impact of HIV, viral hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Infections in Hispanic/Latinx communities. Under his leadership, the Commission has invested in national community mobilization programs to promote HIV testing and linkage to care and capacity building programing nationwide and special investment in our regional work in the South of the United States.

Guillermo's work focuses on developing agendas on health policy issues affecting the health of Hispanics. Chacón was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve in the NYC Commissioner of Human Right in November 2019, to the HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) community advisory board and the Committee on New York City Healthcare Services. Governor Cuomo appointed Chacón to the New York State AIDS Advisory Council and re-nominated him for the New York State Minority Health Council, where the New York State Senate later confirmed him in July 2020. Guillermo Chacon also serves on various Boards and Committees, NYS COVID 19 Vaccination Equity Taskforce, NYC COVID19 Vaccine, Test & Tracing (T2) program as part of Community Advisory Committee (CAB T2), the National Hispanic/Latinx Health Leadership Network, New York Immigration Coalition, the New York City AIDS Memorial, advisor for Alianza Americas, AIDSVu.org, and co-chairs the Latino Jewish Coalition in New York.

During our conversation we talked about:

  • Him growing up in El Salvador and we briefly touch on the civil war. If this is triggering for you, please fast forward the conversation.
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Mental health and the stigma in our community
  • His process to reaching and helping people with HIV
  • And more

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RELEVANT TIMESTAMPS:

07:23 - Living through the war

10:14 - His faith-based background

11:18 - The transition to peace

12:32 - The mental health stigma

13:50 - The do's & don'ts for genders

14:37 - How he starting working in NY when he came back

19:10 - HIV Virus

20:16 - Faith-based communities in El Salvador

28:31 - Immigration system

32:33 - Sexual education in the world

42:08 - Power of listening

43:50 - The task ahead of us

47:02 - Life is a one way ticket

47:55 - The power of love

50:34 - Wisdom & experience

 

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Jul 25, 2021
215 - Empathy Is Your Super Power with Ber-Henda Williams
00:49:19

Listeners, we're back this week with Ber-Henda.

Ber-Henda is a Visionary+Empath Coach. She supports empathic creative visionary empaths to find their voice, embrace feminine power, and create mission-based businesses in service of social transformation, justice and equity. When she is not doing that, she runs a girl’s leadership program, The Power of Girlhood for girls 8-18. Además, ella es una poeta bilingüe. She is a bilingual poet. She believes feminine empaths are here to disrupt the patriarchy and oppression with their mission-based businesses.

During our conversation, we talked about:

  • Anti Blackness in the Latinx community
  • Celia Cruz
  • How she became a teacher
  • Being an empath
  • Her journey with fibroids
  • Hiring a coach aka your board of directors

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RELEVANT TIMESTAMPS:

5:50 - Black people in Mexico

13:25 - Getting interested in Spanish

15:08 - Black presence in History

16:27 - Realizing she was an empath

19:30 - Starting picking energy from pictures

20:23 - "Never let them see you sweat"

20:47 - Learning and love

22:35 - Breaking up with cultural agreements

28:03 - Her fibroid

29:27 - Fibroid statistics in relation to Black women

31:59 - Life-changes after healing

33:52 - How the death of a close friend made her look at her life

36:03 - Family background

38:13 - Investing in yourself

 

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Jul 12, 2021
214 - Dutidú with Marie Claire Vasquez Durán & Maria Victoria Abreu
00:59:26

Listeners this week we have a conversation with  Marie Claire Vasquez Durán and Maria Victoria Abreu.

~ Este es un episodio en español ~

Marie Claire Vasquez and Maria Victoria Abreu, both born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, studied Economics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), and as adults emigrated to the United States, each pursuing their own personal and professionals goals.

Marie Claire went to California, earning a master's degree in International Policy Studies from Stanford University, and then a PhD in the same area of study, from the University of Maryland. She worked for several years in research related to Latin American democracy and development, as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank and Brookings Institution, and then radically changed her career, dedicating herself to being a wedding planner and designer (Claire Duran Weddings & Events), recognized by some of the leading and most prominent experts and publications in the industry (Martha Stewart Weddings, Vogue, Brides, among others). On a personal level, Marie Claire married a Dominican engineer, a doctor in his area as well, and had a daughter, who is now 7 years old. She has always been very artistic, passionate about classical ballet and piano. She has lived in Maryland since 2010.

On the other side, María Victoria, after graduating from PUCMM, went to Spain where she pursued a master's degree in International Cooperation for Development at the Complutense University of Madrid, and later received a Fulbright scholarship to get another Master's degree in International Political Economy and Development, at Fordham University, in New York City. She has spent many years consulting with international organizations such as the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the World Bank and the IDB, as well as with non-governmental entities, both in the Dominican Republic and internationally. Since 2014, she has lived in Maryland, where she married an American engineer (wedding organized by Marie Claire!), and they have a 2-year-old son. Maria Victoria loves to write and enjoys urban art.

During our conversation we talked about:

  • Non-linear careers and being multi passionate
  • Their careers as economists
  • Their business story
  • Splitting roles as business partners
  • Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

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Jul 05, 2021
213 - Thoughts May Vary with Gabriela Ulloa
01:00:26

Listeners, we're back this week with Gabriela Ulloa.

Gabriela Ulloa is a Cuban-American journalist and mental health advocate. After working at Architectural Digest as the Assistant to the Editor in Chief, Gabriela went off to pursue her passion of sharing stories, focusing primarily on stigmatized topics. She’s been published in publications such as The New York Times, Byrdie, Architectural Digest and more.

Gabriela is also the co-host of Thoughts May Vary, a podcast that illuminates stories and lessons about personal development and mental health.

During our conversation, we talked about:

  • Being a latina in the US
  • Being white-passing and privilege
  • Mental Health
  • The nuances among Spanish speakers
  • Code switching
  • Impostor syndrome
  • Working in the fashion industry
  • We recorded during mental health awareness month (May)


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Relevant Timestamps:

05:28 growing up in a bubble

09:05 proving her 'latinindad'

11:47 different latin parts of her family

14:42 'aclimate'

16:35 code switching

18:28 the deal with her mom about college

20:02 her mother pressure about work

21:33 impostor syndrome

25:39 'the digestible latina'

30:07 checking our egos

34:48 mental health throughout her life

36:01 the Hoffman process

37:23 how she decided to go through the Hoffman process herself

38:44 mental health stigma

40:08 'a-ha moment' career-wise

43:43 breaking down the walls

46:04 privilege and accessibility

 

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Jun 27, 2021
212 - Breaking Through Your Own Glass Ceiling with Linda Gonzalez
00:54:55

Listeners this week we have a conversation with Linda González.

Linda González recently published Breaking Through Your Own Glass Ceiling, based on both hers and her coaching clients’ efforts to live a full-hearted life despite daily inequities. Her award-winning memoir The Cost of Our Lives is a family story of unearthing secrets in search of family and redemption. She has published many essays, served as a judge for the Latino Books awards, and is a contributing editor for aaduna, an online literary magazine.  

Linda firmly believes in the ‘danger of a single story’ about any group of people. She works tirelessly to write and support writing that enriches the current canon of literature. She constantly challenges the narrative that she cannot include Spanish in her work without explaining it or italicizing it.

You can learn more about her writing and her thriving practice as a life coach at www.lindagonzalez.net

Linda has lived in the Bay Area for over thirty years and is currently in San Rafael on the unceded land of the Coastal Miwok nation. She is originally from Los Angeles where her immigrant parents, a Colombiana and a Mexicano, met and raised her family. Her 24 year old twins inspire her daily to be her best self.

During our conversation we talked about:

  • Shattering glass ceilings
  • "We thrive or we are burdened by our community"
  • The trauma of carrying our people
  • Intersectionality of our identities
  • Safety
  • Rest
  • Power in words
  • The "get over it" mentality
  • The puritan foundation of this country
  • How productive grieving is

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Jun 23, 2021
211 - What happens when you invest in yourself?
00:13:21

Listeners this week we have a solo episode with Pam.

We talk about the power of investing of yourself and the questions you can ask yourself before making a decision. 

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Jun 21, 2021
210 - Healing Your Inner Child Is Necessary with Luis Aguilar
01:17:09

Listeners this week we have a conversation with Luis Aguilar.

Luis Aguilar is the co-founder of Molcajete Dominguero, a monthly pop-up event for Latinx vendors to showcase and sell unique items. Originally from Mexico City, Luis came to the United States when he was 3 years old. During a trip to Seattle, he attended a pop-up event and realized that Latinx vendors did not have a dedicated space to promote their products in Los Angeles, where he lived. As a result, he founded Molcajete Dominguero with only $50.

Luis and Pam are really good friends, so this is a more candid conversation where they explore a lot of topics.  

During our conversation we talked about:

  • The end of Latinos Who Lunch
  • Luis' healing journey
  • The impact of COVID and losing people
  • Letting go of people in our life
  • His multiple businesses
  • The lessons he's learned from Noa Noa Place
  • Stay until the end because Luis gives a shoutout to some Latinx queer brands you can support

 

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Jun 13, 2021
209 - Flamin' Hot with Richard Montañez
00:56:17

Listeners this week we have a conversation with Richard Montañez.

Richard Montañez is an inventor, entrepreneur, philanthropist and business executive whose inspirational journey has taken him from the barrio to the boardroom. A sought-after motivational speaker, he may be best known as the creator of Flamin' Hot Cheetos--the billion-dollar brand and worldwide phenomenon. Hailed as the Godfather of Hispanic Marketing, Montañez began his tenure as a janitor at Frito-Lay/PepsiCo before rising up through the ranks to head his own division. He serves on several non-profit boards and is widely recognized as one of the most influential Latinos in corporate America. Richard Montañez and his family live in SoCal California.

During our conversation we talked about:

  • Why he kept his life private for a long time
  • The cookie story and how he grew up in Guasti California
  • Growing up Latino in the 60s
  • Of course, the Hot Cheeto story
  • How his wife Judy influenced his drive
  • How he decided to begin practicing the future him, and how he started acting as such
  • Habits he's cultivated throughout the years
  • We played a fun intuition game
  • "Hood Leadership"
  • We geek out on the etymology of words, if you know me, I love exploring the roots of the words
  • His framework of Pioneer, Settler, and Purposeful Leader

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TIMESTAMPS:

12:11 living as a community when he was a child

12:52 being latino in the 60s

14:25 learning that 'dark people get treated differently' as a child

15:13 the cookie story

16:43 get in the cookie line

17:18 the antidote to fear

19:55 'how smart you are' vs. 'how you are smart'

21:09 the importance of faith

22:42 getting the janitor job

24:28 'Act like an owner'

28:23 latinos are born entrepreneurs

29:29 his goals with his children

30:45 practice a future you

33:50 the type of books a leader should read

35:00 influencing 'the right ones'

35:31 write everything down

39:43 growing up in the barrio

42:19 how to survive poverty vs how to scape it

43:50 his relationship with money

46:04 impostor syndrome

47:20 the legacy

49:44 levels of leadership

 

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Jun 09, 2021
208 - Being an Artist and Listening to Your Inner Voice with Juliet Menéndez
00:57:59

Listeners, we're back this week with Juliet Menéndez.

Juliet Menéndez is a Guatemalan American author and illustrator living between Guatemala City, Paris, and New York. While working as a bilingual teacher in New York City’s public schools, Juliet noted the need for more books that depicted children like the ones in her classrooms. She studied design and illustration in Paris and now spends her days with her watercolors and notebook. Latinitas is her first children's book.

During our conversation, we talked about:

  • Heritage and identity
  • Growing up moving between countries
  • Non-linear career and listening to your inner voice
  • Having a career in art and finding your style
  • Being an illustrator
  • Her book Latinitas and how the project evolved.
  • I love her mission of elevating Latina voices

 

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Jun 06, 2021
207 - Revolutionary Women of Texas and Mexico with Kathy Sosa and Dr. Jennifer Speed
00:55:52

Listeners this week we're back with Kathy Sosa and Jennifer Speed.

Kathy Sosa explores the artistic expression of mestizaje, the blending of peoples, races, ethnicities, languages, ideas, habits and cultures that characterizes the Texas-Mexico border region that has been her home since childhood.

Dr. Jennifer Speed is a native Texan and a historian with a special interest in biography and storytelling. Her work ranges in space and time from medieval Spain to early twentieth century Mexico and the U.S.

During this episode we talked about:

  • What sparked the curiousity to create their book "Revolutionary Women of Texas and Mexico"
  • How history is written by men and it was important for the stories to be told by women
  • The creation of this book, how long it took and the lessons they learned.
  • The Malinche, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and Nahui Olin

 

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Timestamps:

06:11 - How the idea of the book came about

10:31 - This isn't in Texas' history books

12:51 - San Antonio as a majority-minority city

16:30 - Why the book took longer

18:10 - The mixed genre of the book

20:39 - Assist people to tell their stories

21:57 - History is dominated by men

28:28 - The process of making an anthology

32:48 - Selecting the subjects

 

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Jun 02, 2021
206 - We Need More Fertility Education with Lilliana Vazquez
00:59:30

Listeners this week we have a conversation with Lilliana Vazquez.

Emmy-winning host and TV personality Lilliana Vazquez is a trailblazing interviewer, style expert, and author. Capturing the audience’s attention behind the microphone, she earned kudos from Bustle with its headline “NBC's Golden Globes Red Carpet Host Is One to Watch.” The enterprising star has curated a career that began from a small blog to being seen by millions daily on numerous platforms including America’s #1 Morning Show, TODAY.

At barely five feet tall, Vazquez brings a larger-than-life presence to everything she does --her upbeat personality and approachable style combined with her natural ability to connect with audiences, earned her a highly coveted spot on TODAY, the longest-running #1-morning news show in the country. For the last five years, Vazquez has shared her experiences and expertise with millions of viewers each week, covering the latest in technology, business, travel, entertainment, and lifestyle. 

In 2008, she launched her bargain-hunting blog, CheapChicas.com, where she offered innovative ideas on how to shop smart along with a fresh perspective on fashion. The unexpected wild success of her site drew attention from a variety of daytime television producers which has brought Lilliana’s aspirational, yet accessible style advice to millions of viewers nationwide. 

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas to a Puerto Rican father and Mexican mother, Lilliana is a first-generation Latinx who radiates gratitude for the dedication and sacrifices that her family made for her.

“My greatest inspiration is my family—especially my wealth, my tías, and of course, my mom. I wake up every day motivated to make them proud. It’s paramount to honor the sacrifice many generations of women before I have made so I could pursue the life and dreams they could not”, says Vazquez, whose first language is Spanish. Among the first in her family to attend college, her parents insisted on investing in her early education, paving the way for her to earn a full academic scholarship at The George Washington University, where she earned a double-major in international business and entrepreneurship. 

Lilliana Vazquez released her pregnancy announcement after struggling with a six-year-long battle of infertility. The road to getting pregnant wasn’t easy, and what started as a simple blood test in 2015, later led to six years of IVF treatments and multiple injections to finally conceive a child.

Through her experience and research, it led her to realize how infertility disproportionately affects the Latinx community - her beloved community does not have the same access, education, or financial resources when it comes to advanced reproductive technologies (ART). This inspired her to collaborate with a fertility clinic, Kindbody, to create a community initiative that’ll help 12 Latinx women receive free hormonal tests, and one couple receive one IVF treatment.
 

During our conversation we talked about:

 

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May 31, 2021
205 - Being A "Coconut" with Manny Padilla
00:59:55

Listeners this week we're back with Manny Padilla.

Manny wrote his first short story when he was 8-years-old and has been writing ever since. Despite his parents' protests ("You'll starve to death!"), Manny earned a journalism degree, and has since worked consistently in the media and publishing fields with over 36 years of award-winning writing experience, working as a newspaper reporter and editor; marketing, public relations and advertising professional; and public speaker.

Manny "retired" from his position as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union in 2019. There, he was responsible for extending the not-for-profit financial institution’s work within the Los Angeles Police and Sheriff’s departments, as well as law enforcement communities.

Prior to that, Manny held roles as First Vice President of Marketing, Metrocities Mortgage; Marketing Communications Manager, The California Endowment; Vice President of Marketing, City National Bank; and Writer/Editor/ Supervisor, Los Angeles Daily News Special Sections.

In 2021, Manny added the title of "author" to his resume, with the creation of  his debut novel, "Coconut."

During this episode we talked about:

  • Growing up third generation Mexican American
  • How he decided to make writing his career.
  • The changes that have happened to the Latinx experience
  • Mental health and the dichotomy of the Latinx experience in the 70s
  • Profiling
  • Bad bosses
  • Supporting each other

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May 26, 2021
204 - Rewriting The Latinx Narrative with Thatiana Diaz
00:56:54

Listeners this week we have a conversation with Thatiana Diaz.

Thatiana Diaz leads editorial strategy, ideation, and execution for Refinery29's first Latinx cross-platform channel, Somos. In addition to serving as the senior editor of Somos, Thatiana is a beauty contributor, producing deeply reported beauty pieces and exclusive celebrity features. She has covered beauty through a wide lens, including product reviews, debunking beauty myths, and igniting conversations on inclusivity and diversity within the industry. Thatiana joined Refinery29 from People en Español, where she launched Chica, Meredith's first brand targeting Latina millennials, with video and social media extensions. She is also the former Miss New York USA 2015 and finalist at Miss Dominican Republic Universe.

During our conversation, we talked about:

  • We talk about her panic attack when she decided to switch majors in college
  • Being first gen in the US and to graduate from college
  • Switching majors and choosing a different career
  • Internships and how she found a way to make things happen for her
  • Fitting into the fashion world

 

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09:18 Learning from her mother

11:08 Her parents wanting her to get a college degree

12:29 Navigating college applications and college life as a first gen

14:27 Having a panic attack and realizing she didn't wanted to be a lawyer

19:57 The importance of good advisors

23:44 Her parents reaction to the change in majors

27:22 Having a latino boss at seventeen magazine

33:48 Impostor syndrome as a Latina in the fashion world

35:14 POC navigating workspaces

40:54 White people moving faster than her in the industry

45:45 Whitewashing

49:00 Taking our narratives into our own hands

 

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May 23, 2021
203 - For the Love of Books with Lincy Ayala
01:00:15

Listeners this week we're back with Lincy Ayala.

Lincy Ayala is Co-Founder and CEO of BookSloth. Lincy began her career as a biologist, whose love for animals had her working at a Nonprofit Wildlife preserve. Soon after, she re-discovered her passion for design when preparing graphics for the wildlife enclosures. From there she became a freelance UX/UI Designer for Web and Mobile. Lincy has collaborated with projects that inspire other women to pursue tech careers while also advocating for more inclusive work environments. If she’s not working, you’ll find her cuddled up reading Young Adult Fantasy or Sci-fi books.

This year is the 10th anniversary of Apple’s student scholarship program at the Worldwide Developers Conference taking place June 7-11. Lincy has worked closely with Apple on various occasions, including their immersive Entrepreneur Camp which focuses on optimizing the apps of women and People of Color.

During this episode we talked about:

  • Life in Puerto Rico
  • Bilingual life-brain
  • Doing business in English
  • Watching movies with subtitles, it's actually great for ADHD
  • Lincy's love for animals
  • Changing careers
  • How Lincy reads one book a week

 

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Important timestamps:

6:18 america's pop culture in PR

14:03 how working with the animals started her design work

14:55 choosing majors

19:10 telling her mom she didn't want to be a biologist anymore

23:55 she can't leave a book unfinished

39:33 hurricane Maria & turning to books

43:33 the perks of running a startup

45:36 understanding the need of investors

46:50 the world of funding

47:54 diversity

 

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May 19, 2021
202 - The Answer is Always No Until You Ask with Kim Cordova
01:00:20

Listeners, we're back this week with Kim Cordova. 

Kim Cordova was elected President of the UFCW Local 7 in 2009 and is currently serving her fourth term. She is the first woman, in its 150-year history, to ever lead Local 7 and serves as Vice President of UFCW International. Cordova believes when there is a strong labor movement, there is a strong middle class – the key to rebuilding the economies of Colorado and Wyoming.

Cordova, a Local 7 union member for 35 years and counting, has dedicated her career to fighting for the health, safety, and wellbeing of working people. In 1985, while still in high school, she began her career as a grocery bagger for Safeway. While working at the store she was held at gunpoint, an experience that sparked her passion for workplace safety. After eight years at Safeway, in several positions including stocker, checker, and baker, she was hired in 1993 as a Local 7 union organizer and later union representative. She served in that position until May 2009 when she returned to work at a Safeway.

Later in 2009 as a rank-and-file member, Cordova ran for President of UFCW Local 7 on a reform platform to implement ethical practices and other financial controls to restore credibility to Colorado’s largest private-sector labor union. Following a stunning upset victory of a longtime incumbent, Cordova assumed office in 2010.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been a vocal advocate calling for enforceable safety measures for her members, America’s essential workers. Under her leadership during the pandemic, the union has called for increased onsite COVID-19 testing, improved workplace safety measures, paid sick leave, and maintaining hazard pay until the danger has subsided for her members—many of whom are considered essential workers.

As one of the few Latinas elected to union leadership in the United States, Cordova is helping pave the way for a new generation of women of color in organized labor. UFCW Local 7 represents more than 25,000 grocery, meatpacking, food processing, health care, cosmetology and barbershop workers in Colorado and Wyoming.

Cordova resides in Denver with her family and two dogs. The family enjoys tennis, riding bikes, and driving in the mountains. She’s often cheering on her home state teams including the Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, and the Colorado Rockies.

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During our conversation, we talked about:

  • Her life in Colorado
  • Her relationship with her mother
  • How she started her career and got introduced to the union
  • The importance of labor workers

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May 10, 2021
201 - Weed is Therapy with Sonia Erika
01:08:54

Listeners, we are back this week with a conversation with Sonia Erika.

Sonia Erika is a serial entrepreneur focused on solidarity economics who is currently making music for the revolution. She currently spends her time traveling during the pandemic, recording music with “Death is a Business,” collaborating with local communities, and coaching female executives to create cooperative business structures.As an undocumented entrepreneur, worker, and musician, her work has been all about creating systems that work to eliminate violent systems. Sonia's life work has focused on building and creating systems that pay people equitably for their time and labor. Before graduating from Harvard, Sonia, co-founded 3 weed organizations, the Cannabis Cultural Association, the Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council, and EatMe.Land. She is ready to build this world with you!

This was a super fun conversation filled with lots of nuggets.

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During our  conversation, we talked about:

  • Coming to the US and moving to Colorado
  • Living in a predominantly white neighborhood
  • How she got into Harvard
  • Navigating privilege
  • How she was introduced to weed and how it changed her life
  • Lobbying
  • The need to share power in our communities

And so much more.

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May 05, 2021
200 - Your Story Matters
00:13:24

Listeners we are back this week with episode 200! 

What a milestone! Instead of a celebration, Pam comes in to share a part of her story that catapulted her passion for listening to other's stories. It only took 200 episodes for her to feel safe enough to share this story, and  by synchronicity, episode 200 landed during April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

 

TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual Assault.

 

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Social leaders often face-off with a Colombian government that refuses to admit its failures, and they stand up to armed groups terrorizing their communities. Hundreds of Afro-descendent and Indigenous social leaders have been killed in Colombia for their work advocating for their communities, yet they persist. In a new documentary podcast series, you will hear why directly from four of them. REBUILDING PEACE IN COLOMBIA, created by the Washington Office on Latin America and in partnership with Peabody-nominated Lantigua Williams & Co as part of the digital advocacy campaign CON LÍDERES HAY PAZ. The four-part, bilingual podcast series follows the stories of social leaders in Colombia who, every day, under threat to their lives, search for truth and work toward reconciliation, fight for justice for victims of the Colombian conflict, and ensure the government lives up to the guarantees it made to ethnic and rural communities in the historic 2016 peace accord. Subscribe now to REBUILDING PEACE IN COLOMBIA wherever you get your podcasts. With social leaders, peace in Colombia is possible. They are asking us to support their work and protect their lives. Sign up for related updates, advocacy actions, and the action group guide at conlidereshaypaz.org.

 

Please understand this episode was shared to empower others to share their stories as long as they feel safe. It is our role as citizens of the world to create safe spaces for survivors and thrivers. The goal of this episode is to create awareness of sexual assault and provide resources like those listed below: 

 

Resources:

https://mcsr.org/

https://www.nsvrc.org/

https://www.rainn.org/

 

Data from NSVRC.org

  • One in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives (a)
  • In the U.S., one in three women and one in six men experienced some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime (o)
  • 51.1% of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance (a)
  • 52.4% of male victims report being raped by an acquaintance and 15.1% by a stranger (a)
  • 91% of victims of rape and sexual assault are female, and nine percent are male (m)
  • In 8 out of 10 cases of rape, the victim knew the perpetrator (j)

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Apr 20, 2021
199 - When The Mountains Called with Dania Rivas
01:02:16

Listeners, we're back this week with Dania Rivas!

As the founder of Inclusively Outdoors, LLC, Dania Rivas specializes in working with organizational leaders who want to cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace culture that fosters a sense of belonging among historically underrepresented voices in the environmental and outdoor industries.She focuses on preparing individuals and institutions for rapid demographic change and firmly believes that diverse representation is vital to our environment and communities' health.Acting on her commitment to community, culture, and connection to nature, she is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School, holds a Master of Education degree in Environmental Studies, and is a Certified Professional Diversity Coach (CPDC) as well as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC).Dania is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and holds a position as the first and only Latina Board Member while serving as the Pro Bono Coaching Initiative Client Director for the ICF Oregon Chapter. Dania happily resides in Portland, OR, with her dog, Bella, her cat Willow, her tortoise "Pedo," and her two rabbits, Bruja y Brujo!

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During our conversation, Dania and I talked about:

  • Her first exposure to  nature
  • Safety as a woman of color
  • The power of making decisions
  • Listening to her inner voice
  • The outdoor industry
  • Her work in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Healing and self-responsibility

Also, the documentary Pam mentions is "Lorena, la de  pies ligeros"

 

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Apr 11, 2021
198 - You Are The Star Of Your Own Story with Kiana Estevez
00:56:27

Listeners, we're back this week with Kiana Estevez.

Kiana  is an Afro-Latina founder, who's determined to create inclusive and empathetic solutions through food experiences. She created Aisle Mine, a social food movement, empowering people to step outside of their comfort zones and equalizing cultural differences through community experience.She went to Boston University receiving her Bachelor’s in hospitality administration as a first-generation student. Kiana worked at Fenway Park where she managed 40 union employees and became the first minority department head handling an account bringing in over $1 million in annual recurring revenue. Then went on the restaurant tech sales, where she facilitated workshops for Sales Associates, which focused on lead generation, co-lead a six-person committee designed to enhance the workplace experience within the larger Sales Associate team.Kiana dedicates much of her time to a multitude of initiatives ranging from strengthening the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) movement in the corporate tech world to finding innovative solutions supporting sales teams through revenue-generating events with clients and internal workplace experiences.She finds purpose in being a resource for her audience and educating them on the cultural differences by spotlighting global cuisines as a means to change the ratio by experiencing food and community like never before.

During  our conversation, Kiana and I talked about a lot of things!

  • Her experience with 9/11
  • Forgetting English when she lived with her grandmother in Dominican Republic
  • What it means to her to be Afrolatina
  • Claiming your identity
  • And more...

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Apr 04, 2021
197 - Trans Day of Visibility with Rachel and Frank Gonzales
01:03:29

Listeners, we're back this week with Rachel and Frank Gonzales.

Frank and Rachel Gonzales live in Dallas, Texas with their three children and two great Pyrenees. They have been fiercely advocating for the transgender community since their daughter, Libby, transitioned 5 years ago. Their efforts have been amplified significantly over the last years as the Texas legislature attempts to attack and discriminate against trans youth with several discriminatory bills. They have testified several times at the Texas Capitol, spoken at rallies and protests, and held a media presence in the fight for equality for transgender Texans.As the parents of a transgender child, equality for LGBTQ youth is their passion. They are members of DFW Trans Kids & Families, Rainbow Roundup, and serve on the Human Rights Campaign Parents for Transgender Equality Council.

Listeners, this is a much-needed conversation we need to have in our community and I'm grateful Rachel and Frank were so gracious to come and share their experience  with us.

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During our conversation we talked about a lot of things:

  • Being comfortable with being uncomfortable
  • Boundaries
  • Affirming your child
  • Raising a child
  • Facing judgment
  • Acknowledging privilege
  • And more... 

Rachel and Frank shared resources for us to continue to learn:

Texas Anti LGBTQI Legislation

Parents of Transgender Youth Have Important Advice for New Parents Starting their Journey

Conservative War on Transgender Rights Has Reached a New Low

Texas "bathroom bill" galvanizes advocates for transgender people

Welcoming Schools

Gonzales Family Facebook

Be an Ally and Support Trans Equality

 

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Mar 29, 2021
196 - Querer es Poder with Sarah Farzam
01:05:29

Listeners we're back this week with Sarah Farzam.

Sarah  is the Founder and CEO of Bilingual Birdies Sarah is half Mexican and half Iranian and grew up speaking Spanish, Farsi, and English. She’s from L.A. and graduated from UCLA with a BA in English. From there Sarah moved to Mexico City and later NYC where she taught high school and waited tables for a year before getting the idea to start her own educational company when she was only 24 years old. 

A lover of music, language, and culture, her intention was to create a space to celebrate diversity with children. In 2006, with zero business experience, Sarah launched Bilingual Birdies, a foreign language and live music program for children up to age six in NYC after months of passing out fliers in public playgrounds which yielded a total of three enrolled students (two of which were her twin nieces). 

She bootstrapped every step of the way and even invested her own saved-up tip money to start. Soon after she became the recipient of the Lenovo Heart of Business Entrepreneurship Award ($25K prize) as well as the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition ($20K prize). After completing Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Businesses Program, Sarah began to set the framework to build an online platform that would help her expand nationally. 

Today Bilingual Birdies teaches Spanish, French, Mandarin, and English to thousands of children per week across 21 cities in the US, Canada, and Australia through their online training program which certifies and licenses bilingual and educators to launch their own Bilingual Birdies businesses in their own city. Enrolled families benefit from original Bilingual Birdies products such as bilingual ebooks, music albums, and the most adorable bird puppets you have ever seen in your entire life. 

Under the leadership of Sarah, Bilingual Birdies educators have traveled to Guanajuato, Mexico to volunteer and perform in the children’s section of La Calaca Festival. They have also journeyed to Paris, France to train early educators on how to implement their methodology to teach English to children in a fun and musical way. 

Most recently they traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to volunteer at Little Ray of Hope, an informal preschool in Kawangware, the country’s second-largest slum. Nearly 13 years after Sarah started Bilingual Birdies she is more motivated than ever to identify bilingual educators with an entrepreneurial spirit who are looking to share their language and culture with children, make money doing what they love, and transform their communities to encourage future generations of global thinking, open-minded humans.

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During  our conversation, Sarah and I talked about:

  • Identity
  • Not speaking Spanish as a kid
  • Using language as a bridge
  • Business school vs hustle
  • Leaving her other jobs to "go for it"
  • Investing in the internal dialogue
  • Kids and mindfulness
  • The art of the pivot
  • Treating money as a friend
  • Mentors
  • And more...

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Mar 22, 2021
195 - Amplify Your Voice with Ronsley Vaz
00:45:27

Listeners, we're back this week.

Ronsley is the founder of the award-winning audio marketing agency Must Amplify. He is also the executive producer of The Psychology of Entrepreneurship & host of Should I Start A Podcast. 

Must Amplify is best known for helping leading brands, personalities & businesses raise their voice through podcasting while positioning their message to stand out in a crowded marketplace

Ronsley is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience to those interested in adding a podcast to their business profile. It’s that very passion that helped build his vast network of podcasting professionals all over the planet. 

Along with his team at Must Amplify, Ronsley produces the unique audio docuseries The Psychology of Entrepreneurship. This innovative podcast dives deep into the minds of creatives using research and data to explore complicated concepts.

As the executive producer and host of the show Should I Start a Podcast, Ronsley offers tactical advice and information to podcasting newbies and those curious about the medium. Along with his first podcast, the mega-successful Bond Appetit, Ronsley has been downloaded more than 5 million times across 133 countries. 

His TEDx Talk, “The Perfect Recipe for a Deep Conversation”, touches on his passion of exploring the world through his voice, and the voices of others.Ronsley’s first book, Amplify, has helped countless companies, organisations and business-minded individuals raise their voices while expanding their reach. 

To top that off, in 2015 he founded We Are Podcast, the first podcasting conference in the Southern Hemisphere. This annual event brings together the most extraordinary, inventive people and companies in the podcasting world. Ronsley’s overall message, above all else, is to use your voice. And he does everything he can to make sure everyone knows how.

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During our conversation, Ronsley and I talked about:

  • Seeing himself as a minority
  • Breaking down our perceived notions
  • Giving our power away + being thankful
  • Operating on failure every day
  • Having multiple professions and his mom's influence
  • Appreciate your creations and who you're helping
  • And more...

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Mar 01, 2021
194 - Sexy is Timeless with Luisa Diaz
01:11:30

Listeners, we're back this week with Luisa Diaz.

Luisa is an actress, who has been featured in Oscar-winning movies such as The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook. She is the former Ms. Venezuela International and is known in North Carolina as “Luisa Su Voz Latina” (Luisa your Latin voice), where Luisa was the host and producer of the first and longest-running Spanish language TV program produced in a major network. It ran for three years in North Carolina with interviews of celebrities in the Latin community such as Jorge Ramos, Cristina Saralegui, and Oprah Winfrey, among others. Through her success with her show, she became a personality and a brand name. 

Luisa produces and hosts her third entertainment talk show called, “Luisa,” which incorporates a live band and a studio audience. Luisa also created a foundation to help unprivileged children called “Luisa Su Voz Latina Foundation,” with toy drives for Christmas and food drives for Thanksgiving. Luisa was also the director of the Miss North Carolina Latina beauty pageant. 

Her comprehensive organization was dedicated to assisting young Latin women to grow and develop the confidence they need to achieve their personal dreams. Luisa came to the United States not knowing the English language, but this did not stop her from attending college and graduating with a B.S. in Business Administration along with a concentration in Marketing. This was the greatest challenge she had ever faced. Then she moved to Hollywood to explore the world of entertainment. 

Being very talented and creative, she is a natural both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Luisa chose to create awareness for domestic violence with Mi Amor Gala in honor of her beloved grandmother who was mentally and physically abused. She was inspired to found and produce Mi Amor Gala, which is a celebration of kindness: angels that empower other angels with broken wings through the gift of love. These glamorously themed events benefit various charities that empower women and bring them hope. 

Two of the main charities Luisa collaborates with are the Maria Suarez Foundation, which exists to end modern slavery, and Safe Passage, which brings compassionate transformation to victims of domestic violence. Now, she debuts as the author of Sexy Is Timeless: Ten Timeless Sexy Assets That Lie within You to share her inspiring insights. In this new, empowering guide, Luisa Diaz shows how to survive in this transformative time from a male-dominated society to a female-dominated society while still retaining femininity. 

Through her simple advice, Diaz outlines ten different characteristics of sexiness that make women feel validated and more assertive. Interestingly, none of these aspects specifically address body type or images of traditional beauty. Instead, Diaz shares fun and relatable personal examples of what she has worked to improve her own life and the lives of others. Her insight and support help bring understanding to the reader’s unique attributes and own self-worth. She also is Mrs. New York International 2019.

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During our conversation, Luisa and I discussed:

  • The language barrier with her first husband
  • Her family's fears when moving to the USA
  • Having no regrets
  • How the Universe unfolds when you're passionate
  • Kindness and weakness
  • How she shakes herself up to act.
  • Doing things in spite of fear
  • And more...

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Feb 21, 2021
193 - Explorando el Instante con Camila Ibarra
00:38:07

Listeners, this week we're back with Camila Ibarra. 

[Episodio en Español]

Camila Ibarra (Ciudad de México, 1994) guionista, directora y showrunner. Es la creadora de la serie “El Club” de Netflix, de la cual escribió y dirigió 13 episodios. Ha creado contenido digital para Chivas, Cultura Colectiva, MTV y Yoamo Media. Actualmente se encuentra desarrollando proyectos con Vice Studios, Sonoro Media, Matador Content y Mash Entertainment

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During our conversation we covered: 

  • Sentirse colonizada por USA
  • Sindrome de impostor
  • Reconocer entre intuición y ansiedad
  • La actuación y el miedo al fracaso
  • Escribir con dislexia

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Feb 16, 2021
192 - Demystifying Diversity with Daralyse Lyons
01:10:20

Listeners, this week we're back with Daralyse Lyons.

Daralyse Lyons, aka the Transformational Storyteller, is a journalist, an actor, and an activist. She has written more than two dozen full-length books, a handful of short stories, and countless articles, performed in various plays and in improv comedy shows. A member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and a summa cum laude graduate of NYU, with a double-major in English and Religious Studies and a minor in History, she is passionate about exposing the painful side of history, the side that is not written by oppressors. Through her studies, she has come to see the beautiful and overlapping philosophies of Judaism, Islam and Christianity and wonders why people so often use religion as a battering ram, instead of a source of solace and support. As a Biracial woman, she has made it her mission to stand for a more integrated world. As a sexually fluid person who has had relationships and experiences with both men and women, she has had to find her place amidst a multitude of communities that attempt to erase her orientation and has been a voice within the darkness. After writing an award-winning children’s book (I’m Mixed!) about embracing her multiethnic heritage, Daralyse found her passion and her purpose educating others about the need to embrace all aspects of themselves. Since then, she has written and spoken extensively on the subject of diversity. Her perspective is one that looks to acknowledge the past while refusing to become incapacitated by it. As a Biracial, multiethnic and sexually fluid woman, she is uniquely empowered to use her seemingly disparate background as a catalyst for cross-cultural understanding.

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During our conversation, Daralyse and I  talked about the following:

  • Racial reconciliation and binarism
  • Cancel culture
  • Comfort zones and growing pains
  • Educating yourself in diversity issues
  • Finding your own way to stand up for yourself
  • And more...

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Feb 15, 2021
191 - Always Moving Forward with Angie Carrillo
00:53:21

Listeners, this week we are back with Angie Carrillo.

Angie Carrillo is a serial entrepreneur, advisor, investor, philanthropist, life and business coach.

After founding 2 companies in Silicon Valley, Angie traveled the world as an advisor for Fortune 500 companies and meeting top spiritual teachers.

Angie provides online education and reskilling through business training and self-development tools backed by science.

On a mission to level up the playing field for an inclusive future, Angie is a limited partner at an investment fund for diverse founders and the host of the bilingual show Going Forward Podcast.

Angie is a graduate of Singularity University, Draper University, Tecnológico de Monterrey, and UC Berkeley, and was selected as one of the “Next Generation Women Leaders” by McKinsey & Co.

During our conversation, we talked about:

  • Having a big goal as a teen
  • Living alone as a teenager
  • Impostor syndrome
  • Realizing what kind of company is best for you
  • Investors biases + visibility
  • Definitions of success
  • Remembering that you are capable despite the lack of representation

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Feb 07, 2021
190 - Your Productivity Comes From Within
00:10:16

Listeners, this week we're back with a solo episode!

First, unbelievable we made it to episode 190, all thanks to you!

Second, I am showing up here to invite you to Integrate, I decided to host the masterclass once again after the success we had last week.

Let's learn how to channel our inner productivity using the power of our inner seasons.

Register for Integrate at integratemasterclass.com on January 29th at 9:45 am PST!

Y como siempre, Stay Shining!

Jan 25, 2021
189 - Living Boldly with Arianna Davis
00:44:35

Listeners, we're back this week with a conversation with Arianna Davis.

Arianna Davis is the Digital Director of O, The Oprah Magazine, overseeing all of OprahMag.com's editorial, social, and video content and strategy. She is also the author of "What Would Frida Do? A Guide to Living Boldly," inspired by the life of artist and icon Frida Kahlo, available now!

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During our conversation we covered: 

  • How her upbringing informs her work
  • Coming to terms with her story in NY
  • Following her gut in her career
  • Old school mentality
  • Impostor syndrome
  • Writing about Frida

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Jan 25, 2021
188 - Don't Take A Job, Take A Vision with Tanya Ramos
00:56:10

Listeners, we're back this week with Tanya Ramos!

Tanya is a leader of color who has devoted her career to improving educational opportunities and life outcomes for young people in the most low-resourced communities around the world. A tireless advocate for educational equality, she currently serves as the CEO of Pencils of Promise, a global nonprofit, and has successfully guided the organization to international recognition as a key player in the philanthropic world.

She and the star-studded list of Pencils of Promise supporters have been interviewed and featured about the cause on multiple media platforms including Forbes, CBS This Morning, Town and Country and Fast Company.

Tanya received her Master of Science in Urban Policy and Management from New School University and has been honored with the Annie E. Casey Foundation Award for exemplary work in underserved communities.

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During our conversation we covered: 

  • Growing up with little resources
  • Being diagnosed with ADHD
  • Knowing college is a destination
  • Embracing fear
  • We talk about the belief that "things come when we work hard"
  • The power of having mentors
  • The power of rituals
  • Procrastination and productivity
  • Self-talk (both positive and negative)
  • Not being afraid to say I don’t know
  • Relying on your partner as a working human
  • Being comfortable with messy

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Jan 10, 2021
187 - Using Your Privilege As A Tool For Social Justice with Max Tuchman
00:47:50

Hello listeners, this week we have a conversation with Max Tuchman!

Maxeme (Max) Tuchman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Caribu, the leading ‘educational family entertainment platform’ for kids ages 0-13 to have a virtual playdate with family and friends when they can’t be physically together. Caribu is one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions, made Fast Company’s list of World Changing Ideas, was named one of the ‘Top Ten EdTech Companies to Watch’ in Forbes, and became one of the most innovative startups in the world by winning the 1776 Global Challenge Cup. Max was named one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Female Founders in 2019, has been the winner or finalist in 30+ pitch competitions, is the 59th Latina in the US to raise over $1M in venture funding, and is the first Latinx founder, male or female, to raise $1M in Equity Crowdfunding.She has worked in almost every level of education from being a public school teacher, a consultant at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Executive Director of Teach For America, and managed strategic education projects under NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and DC Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee. Before co-founding Caribu, Max was appointed by President Obama to serve as a White House Fellow at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. She is a first-generation Cuban-American and college student, and a graduate of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs and the Miami Fellows Leadership Program. Max is a Toyota Mother of Invention and received her MBA & MPP from Harvard.

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During our conversation we covered: 

  • Her experience as a “Jewban” (Jewish-Cuban American
  • Living in the hyphen
  • Acknowledging your light skin privilege
  • Her story about college that changed her life
  • Going to Harvard Business School and why she chose that school
  • Being confident that you deserve to get into the college you want, like Harvard
  • Being the 59th Latina that raises $1M in funding

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Jan 10, 2021
186 - One Step At A Time with Gracie Laboy
00:52:20

Listeners, we're back this week with Gracie Laboy!

Gracie Laboy is a Latina R&B, Latin Pop singer-songwriter from Washington, D.C. Her classical technique and honest lyrics in pop and soul influenced-music bring rich tones and breathtaking emotion to her “soulful pop” songs. Her broad musical influences range from Rosalía to Ariana Grande to Amy Winehouse. After getting two Bachelor’s degrees from Stanford University and a Master’s degree from Berklee College of Music, Gracie worked in arts administration and marketing, and in 2019 she moved to Los Angeles to pursue music full time.

Outside of music, Gracie has continued to nurture her passion for travel and fitness, having already completed two Olympic distance triathlons, five half marathons, and one full marathon. And in the fall of 2016 she completed the Camino de Santiago, an 800km trek from France to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, in northwest Spain. She’s traveled to over 20 countries in 5 continents and is not stopping anytime soon.

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During our conversation we covered: 

  • Growing up in the DMV Area
  • Living a bicultural life
  • Singing and having a career in the entertainment industry
  • Taking care of your vocal folds
  • Gracie’s journey of doing El Camino de Santiago and who she met that changed her life
  • The power of traveling alone
  • Taking one step at a time

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Jan 03, 2021
185 - Live and Thrive with BriGuel
00:54:04

Listeners, we're back this week with BriGuel!

They are BriGuel, an artist couple, producing film and music with an uplifting message.

They’re on a mission… They want to enjoy life, and when they say “we,” they mean all humans. So they, BriGuel, create. They met a few years ago when Miguel hired Brianne to co-produce his short film “Fly Away” and they’ve not left each other’s side since. They’ve created short films, corporate mini-docs, music videos, features, and documentaries, both for themselves and for clients.

People ask if they don't like working together, and they find that hilarious. They get to do what they love, with our best friend. They’re excited to spend the next 50 years creating together. We live in such crazy times, so they wish to put a little more light in the world through our work. In Spain, they say, ‘pon tu granito de arena,’ which means make your contribution, so that’s what they do.

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During our conversation we covered: 

  • Having boundaries, Brianne goes over her very specific boundaries and the importance of having them.
  • Rejection
  • Working together as a couple

 

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Dec 26, 2020
184 - Exploring Your Identity and Creating Wealth with Joe Bautista
00:47:35

Listeners this week we have a conversation with Joe Bautista.

Joe Bautista is the author of the book, "More You Know, More You Grow: How to Get Better Every Day" and the owner of Grow With Joe, LLC, a company that combines financial planning with development coaching. He is from Oregon and had a 7-year career in the Marines, where he attained the rank of sergeant, was stationed in Hawaii, Okinawa, Japan, North Carolina, and Portland, Oregon, and did one tour in Iraq in 2007.

After graduating from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education and the University of the District of Columbia with a Bachelor of Art in Economics, he held positions at the Pentagon, did a White House Internship in the First Lady's office, was a certified personal trainer, and now works as a financial advisor and self-development coach.

If you go with Joe, you can grow with Joe, cause Joe knows dough.

 

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During our conversation, Joe and I discussed:

  • Visiting Mexico as a child and not speaking Spanish
  • His experience in the Marine Corp
  • The difference between working hard and working smart
  • Service-driven mentality
  • Why he moved to Colombia
  • Creating wealth and building your net worth

And Joe shares the questions he asks his clients when they start working on their money stories.

 

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Dec 19, 2020
183 - Owning Your Destiny with Laura Rivas
00:54:21

Hello listeners, this week we have a conversation with Laura Rivas.

Who would’ve thought a 1980 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am Bandit would be the reason why Laura's family lives in the U.S. today. Her father came to pick up the Firebird and decided to stay in the land of the free, followed shortly by her mom, her sister, and her a year after. Their first year in America was in her uncle’s living room in the city of Compton. Laura remembers looking out the second-floor living room window on Christmas day and seeing a drunk Santa Claus shooting his gun in the air shouting a cheerful “Merry Christmas Motherf*ckers.” They settled down in the backhouse of Mexican Santeria worshippers for the next fourteen years. On her tenth birthday, Laura's mother bought her a Sony Mini DVD camcorder to capture the two scarlet macaws, five Chihuahuas, four chickens, and a cat that roamed freely in their front yard. From that day forward, she was hooked on capturing the good, the bad, and craziness of life through the lens of a camera and she hasn’t looked back since.

 

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During our conversation, Laura and I talked about:

  • Navigating helping family during the pandemic
  • The Latinx experience when it comes to traveling
  • The Latina experience in the film industry

 

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Dec 19, 2020
182 - Owning Your Gifts with Vanessa Codorniu
01:15:00

Listeners, this week we have a conversation with Vanessa Codorniu.

Since the start of shelter-in-place, Vanessa has been dedicated to serving her bilingual audience. She is hosting free Monday Night Healing Circles and has certified nearly 200 new reiki practitioners virtually (at a pay what you can price) since quarantine began, empowering therapists, first responders including nurses and EMT’s, moms and dads to have a therapeutic modality at their fingertips to support their family, friends, and clients.

Known as a teacher of teachers and healer of healers, Vanessa is an acclaimed international intuition teacher, clinical hypnotherapist, and soul business mentor who has hosted more than 10,000 intuitive sessions in the US and Latin America in her 25 years of service. Vanessa is the founder of Intuitive Transformation™ an 8-week intuition boot camp that gives structure to the invisible so participants can make their sensitivity their greatest advantage in life & business. 

As the creator of The School of the Healing Artes, Vanessa has integrated her 25 years as a clinical hypnotherapist, priestess, shamanic practitioner, astrologer, and teacher of intuition, Reiki and the Akashic Records to create her signature transformative and enriching experience that yields practical tools and lasting inner shifts. The renowned Argentine-American started doing readings at 16 after her family confirmed that she was seeing and knowing things accurately about people who were no longer with them. She guides seekers to break through fears and connect to the practical power of their intuition so they can serve the world powerfully with their gifts. 

The host of the Biz Bruja Podcast since October 2019, Vanessa is a writer for The Examiner, Wild Woman Rising and a co-author of 365 Ways to Connect with Your Soul. Vanessa was on the board of REVEAL: The Next Generation of Women Spiritual Leaders Conference along with Meggan Watterson, Gabby Bernstein, Latham Thomas, Rha Goddess, and others. She’s guided souls along with other teachers including Marianne Williamson at Rock Your Voice Woman! Conference. Vanessa is proud of her work as an empowerment facilitator for over 400 future young women leaders at the Bella Abzug Young Women's Leadership Institute, creating innovative courses to support self-empowerment, inclusivity, and diversity. She has spoken and led workshops in NYC, Miami, LA, Costa Rica, and Panama and online around the globe.

For fun, pre-Covid Vanessa trained in long-form improv and musical improv and spent most of her weekends on The Harrisburg Improv Theatre stage playing and inventando and having the time of her life!

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During our conversation, Vanessa and I talked about

  • Owning your gifts
  • Connecting to the Divine
  • The accountability and responsibility that comes with using your gifts.
  • Listening to your intuition
  • Having patience with the lessons we are given.
  • Connecting with your ancestors, since this is a common question I get
  • Letting go and allowing yourself to fantasize.

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Nov 21, 2020
181 - Turning Your Passion Into Sustainable Work with Zachariah Moreno
01:03:24

Listeners, we're back this week and we have a conversation with Zachariah Moreno.

Zachariah Moreno is a technologist, podcaster, author, and co-founder of SquadCast. He and his team are on a mission to connect creatives.

This episode is brought to you by Own Your Day with a CEO Dashboard!
Pam was one of those people who would have a notebook for different things, one for notes, one for quick notes, one for client notes, one for book notes, and at the end of the day, she would be lost not knowing where she wrote what. Sounds familiar? 
If you are a business owner who wants to get organized, then you need a dashboard. After trying many systems and ways to keep track of her business and to-do lists, Pam wanted to find a way to have a centralized location for everything, so she created her CEO Dashboard. She shared it with clients and friends and they loved it. And now, you can enjoy it too, she has created the Own your Day with a CEO Dashboard workshop and as a Cafe con Pam listener, you can enjoy 11% off. Head over to myceodashboard.com  enter the code MANIS and start owning your day!

During our conversation, Zach I talked about:

  • Being third generation Mexican-American
  • The history of the United States
  • The Mendez vs Westminster case
  • Mental health
  • Zach shares what he listens to when he works to put him in the zone!
  • And more...

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Nov 16, 2020
180 - Cafe con Pam Turns 4 and Tapping For Joy
00:13:56

Listeners, we're back this week with our 4-anniversary episode! 

This year was odd, we didn't do a formal celebration, so instead, I showed up to share a tapping sequence to bring in joy during this time.

If this is your first time hearing about EFT/Tapping, I recommend you start with episode 146 and learn more there first.

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Nov 10, 2020
179 - Trusting Yourself with Kay Lopez
00:46:39

Listeners, this week we have a conversation with Kay Lopez.

Kay Lopez is the Mujer behind Latinas Poderosas! She is a first-generation Mexican-American, born in Houston, TX but currently resides in California. Everything she does is created with the desire to empower our community, amplify our history, and inspire each other. Latinas Poderosas celebrates both past and present LATINAS. The brand was created in 2017 with the  mission to always inspire the modern-day mujer by celebrating her roots and encouraging her to stay connected to her cultura, language, and sazón.

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During our conversation, Kay and I talked about:

  • Being the first in her family to leave home 
  • Listening to your inner guide and trusting the inner knowing
  • Almost giving up 
  • Existing in spaces that were not created for us 
  • And more...

 

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Oct 25, 2020
178 - On Reaching Goals with PipoBeats
00:58:18

Listeners, this week we chat with Pipobeats.

Filippo Gabella, known as PipoBeats, is of Chilean descent and is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist musician. Starting at the tender age of eight-years-old, playing on shoeboxes in lieu of a real drum set, and performing at his school talent shows and local events. PipoBeats is now a rising pop artist who was a winner on NBC’s Songland Season 2, the Luis Fonsi episode. Luis Fonsi recorded and released Pipobeats’ track “Sway” as a result, and the song hit the #1 spot on the iTunes Music Chart in the US. He has performed on national and international stages for thousands of viewers around the world while touring and on Asian and Chilean television. Pipobeats’ music has been streamed and played on over 700 college stations and has been featured in various digital and print publications. His fans can also look forward to a single in Spanish and English that will be coming soon.

 

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During our conversation, Pipobeats and I talked about:

  • Growing up with Chilean parents in LA
  • Persistence and determination
  • Believing in yourself
  • Mindset
  • Goal setting
  • His experience with Songland
  • And  more...

 

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Oct 20, 2020
177 - Vote with Love with LT and J Hilton
00:57:38

Listeners, this week we're back with LT and J Hilton.

LT - Likes to describe herself as a Bay tree with Southern roots. She was simultaneously raised as a daughter of the Deep South and a student of the iconic social justice movements that were birthed in the Bay Area. It is this teaching that’s driven her  to dedicate her career to champion social good, no matter the circumstance.

As a producer, LT has had the honor of executive producing projects and initiatives that have advocated for the equitable enforcement of civil rights, raised awareness about the harmful impacts of unaddressed trauma, and inspired voters to cast their most thoughtful and informed vote yet.

As a strategist, she’s helped raise over $30 million to support education and non-profit organizations that focus on the advancement of equity and justice.

As a leader, LT has focused her approach on building and sustaining relationships and leveraging the diverse experience of dynamic teams

Throughout her career, she’s learned the importance of trusting your people, demonstrating compassionate leadership, making decisive yet difficult decisions, and most importantly, prioritizing her health and family. LT a proud Bay Area native raised with a family tradition steeped in the values of education, faith and artistry. She loves to sing, dance and write. She’s learned her creativity is one of the most sacred parts of her and she brings her whole self into her leadership style and approach.

Her personal mission is to inspire and motivate others by sharing her journey of personal and professional growth, committing herself to life-long learning and living life to the fullest.

J - As a kid his role models were typically the folks that hustled in creative ways. As a teen he was influenced by DJs and concert promoters and developed his first brand at 14 years young.

Since then J has had unbelievable life experiences and successes while also learning his way through a ton of mistakes. All the while he has been invited to sit around some interesting tables with amazing people helping him along the way.

While an entrepreneur at heart, his corporate experiences shaped himin that they elevated his perspective ✈️ deepened his skill sets and dished him some crazy life lessons. J has been part of several great efforts that birthed iconic brands, dreamed up new products and built some crazy successful teams. 💯 He’s gone through the 🔥 🔥 and has battle scars earned next to some of the best in the biz.

As a social entrepreneur since 1995 J has been surrounded by an awesome team who has blessed him to be able to blend his purpose and his passions... professionally. JI has witnessed amazing efforts that have resulted in unaddressed trauma getting addressed, public rights being protected and legislation saving lives. And for this, he is truly thankful. 🙏🏽

Today, their team's sole mission is to support the critical work of The Ambassador's Circle, a collective of creatives, change-makers, and social entrepreneurs on a mission to do more good.

Their latest effort asks if you will #VoteWithLove this November?

 

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During our conversation Lt and J talked about:

  • Learning about your heritage and where you come from.
  • Talking to their child about what is happening in the world.
  • Representation.
  • Working together as husband and wife.
  • Gender roles
  • Their non-partisan civil engagement campaign Vote with Love

Pew Research Study about Latino Vote

 

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Oct 12, 2020
176 - Living Through Your Fears with Amalia Andrade
00:57:18

Listeners, we're back this week with nada mas y nada menos que con Amalia Andrade. 

Amalia  is powerhouse author and illustrator, known for her lively cartoons, unique artistic style, and ability to relate to fans on a deeply human level. A bestseller in Latin America, with more than half a million copies of her works sold, Amalia is at the forefront of “a revolution of emotions,” showing people how important it to truly feel all of our feelings, and how it is equally as important to encourage that in others. Her singular charm and empathetic creativity have landed her collaborations with brands like Apple, amassed hundreds of thousands of followers on her social channels, packed bookstore launches with her dedicated fans, and garnered celebrity followers like Lena Dunham.

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During our conversation, Amalia and I talked about:

  • The differences between Spanish from LatAm
  • Her new book about fear “Things you think about when you bite your nails”
  • Patriarchy
  • Gender roles and emotions
  • Mental health and the stigma that still exists in the Latinx community
  • And so much more

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Oct 09, 2020
175 - Money Matters with Jen Hemphill
00:59:44

Listeners, this week we're back with Jen Hemphill

Jen Hemphill, a military spouse & proud bilingual Latina, helps the busy career-oriented woman become the reina (queen) of her money and love her dinero more. She is a Money Confidence Coach, an AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor), author, speaker and hosts the Her Dinero Matters podcast.

The Her Dinero Matters podcast is focused on the advancement of U.S. Latinas to minimize the gender wage gap while creating a healthy, confident conversation around money.

She has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Clark Howard, USAA, Oprah Magazine and award-winning podcasts like SoMoney and Stacking Benjamins.

During our conversation, Jen and I talked about:

  • Having a gringo dad
  • Cultural differences in latam and am
  • Money
  • Privilege
  • Moving a lot due to military life
  • Money stories
  • This really cool game she played with her husband
  • Having pity parties
  • And more...

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Oct 06, 2020
174 - Dandole con Todo with Naibe Reynoso
00:57:04

Listeners, this week we talk to Naibe Reynoso.

Naibe Reynoso is a Mexican-American Multi-Emmy award-winning journalist, speaker, and author based in Los Angeles California. She has worked and contributed to various regional, national, and international networks including KTLA, France 24, Univision Network, Reelz Channel, CNN en Español, the Biography Channel, Fox News Latino, Larry King's ORA TV, and has even filled in as a co-host on ABC's "The View". She also co-created "The TRENDTalk," a one-hour talk show, and co-founded the events company Latinafest LLC which has produced over a dozen successful events in the Los Angeles Area.

In 2018 she created Con Todo Press, a publishing company that creates books to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities. Her first children's book, “Be Bold, Be Brave: 11 Latinas who made U.S. History,” was an Amazon #1 bestseller, and highlights 11 women who excelled in medicine, science, sports, the arts, journalism, and politics. Her second book “Fearless Trailblazers” highlights 11 Latino leaders including Cesar Chavez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Julian Castro to name a few.

Mrs. Reynoso has been a board member of the prestigious Peabody Awards since 2015.

Her bilingual background includes investigative reporting, hosting, entertainment reporting, radio, and TV production.

During our conversation, Naibe and I talk about:

  • Becoming a journalist.
  • Going to college.
  • Learning Spanish.
  • The power of being bilingual.
  • Why she decided to publish children’s books.
  • Naibe even tells us what do we need to do to publish a book.

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Sep 28, 2020
173 - In Luz We Trust With Linda Garcia
00:56:03

Listeners, we're back this week with a return guest, Linda Garcia.

California native, Linda Garcia is a former marketing executive in TV and film who supported well-recognized TV networks, movie studios, and streaming services specifically building programming catered to U.S. Hispanics. After 17 years, she parted ways and decided to create a weekly podcast that is aimed to channel one’s spiritual journey, Let There Be Luz. In 2019, she uprooted to Dallas, where Garcia has unraveled her life’s purpose to help heal the generational wounds in the Latinx community specifically tied to build wealth from a unique spiritual perspective.

During the Summer of 2020, she launched her first beginner's stock market course thus creating a community of Latinx investors on Patreon known as In Luz We Trust. Garcia double majored in Marketing and International Business.

Listeners, this episode is full of golden nuggets that will make you think about the way we've been raised and the way we've continued to live, especially if you are someone who lives in the United States and are POC because you know the system wasn't built for us, HOWEVER, Linda comes to show us (and guide us) that we can still show up at the arena and play the game once we learn it.

 

Episode 111 with Linda 

 

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Sep 24, 2020
172 - Checking Off All The Boxes with Lennis Perez
00:53:47

Listeners, we're back this week with Lennis Perez.

Lennis is a wellness consultant, public speaker, certified in plant-based nutrition and has a Masters in Chemical Engineering. Her mission is to help professionals and entrepreneurs become the healthiest version of themselves.

During our conversation, Lennis and I talked about:

  • Growing up in Venezuela
  • Moving and creating a life in New York City
  • Depression
  • Deciding to reinvent herself and making radical changes

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Black Americans have borne the burden of criminal justice reform, but it is becoming increasingly clear that criminal justice reform is a Latinx issue as well.
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Sep 23, 2020
171 - Changing the Narrative with Rita Bautista
00:45:47

Listeners, we're back this week with Rita Bautista.

As founder and CEO of the Latina Podcasters Network, Rita connects aspiring and established Mujeres Latinas and the Latinx community. She has been called a bold innovative thinker and cultural connector by her peers. She’s responsible for hosting the first Latina Podcasters meetup at any podcast convention.

Her passion and love for the podcasting industry came in 2019 when she launched her first podcast, Empowerment & All That. This podcast was dedicated solely to empowering women by delivering motivational interviews and episodes. Her desire to keep growing in the podcast community and find cultural relevancy was the driving force to develop Latina Podcasters Network.

Latina Podcasters is the first and only global podcast network committed solely to amplifying the voices of Latinas and Latinx mujeres.

Bautista is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and has over a decade of experience serving on civic and non-profit boards representing Latinx voices in education, government, business and sports.

 

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During our conversation, Rita and I talk about:

  • Living through Hurricane Katrina
  • Transitions
  • Building resilience
  • The power to tell your story
  • Letting go when you're a planner
  • Changing the narrative

Please note, this episode was recorded at the beginning of the pandemic.

 

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Sep 14, 2020
170 - Enfrenta Tus Miedos Con Rodrigo Gómez
01:17:55

Listeners we're back this week with an episode en español.

Esta semana hablamos con Rodrigo Gómez.

Rodrigo Gomez es creador de contenido y estratega digital pero lo más importante es su creatividad. Roo, como lo conocemos en redes sociales, ha trabajado en la estrategia social de marcas reconocidas, campañas nacionales en México y ahora aplica esa experiencia a negocios pequeños para amplificar su marca. Roo es más conocido por sus bailes de buenos días y recientemente, lanzó su podcast “Freelancer, casos de la vida real” y su canal de YouTube en el que comparte tips, tricks y behind the scenes de su vida.

Esta historia es super especial por que Roo nos comparte una etapa muy personal que nos recuerda que a veces es importante enfrentarnos a ese miedo que nos persigue.  Muchas veces lo más difícil es dar el primer paso.

 

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Sep 07, 2020
169 - Embracing Your Identity with Kimberly Bautista
00:46:41

Listeners, this week we're back with Kimberly Bautista.

Kimberly is a Colombian-American award-winning writer, director, and producer. Her feature-length documentary “Justice for My Sister” about one Guatemalan woman’s determination to hold her sister’s killer accountable was broadcast on PBS Stations and TeleSUR. Part of an international campaign with UN Women throughout Latin America to end violence against women, the film encouraged audiences to break the silence about abuse. This laid the groundwork for Kimberly to found an arts nonprofit to train women of color, gender nonconforming youth, and former foster youth to make films, heal through storytelling, and overcome financial barriers to entering the TV and film industries.

Kimberly’s comedic pilot The “SweetSpot”—about a group of friends who contend with modern-day adulthood and an unconventional love triangle—premiered at the 2017 Outfest Fusion Film Festival. She’s directed 6 music videos for feminist hip hop artists, over 30 short social justice documentaries, 6 branded content spots, and co-wrote a short film about machismo in Latino families, accumulating over 22 million views.

Kimberly’s magical realism TV pilot script about women’s power to heal “Elemental Powers” was presented as a stage reading at The Second City’s LA Diversity in Comedy Festival. Kimberly’s feature film in development about a 13-year-old girl who’s secretly in a punk-ska-cumbia band against her parents’ wishes “19.99 Plus Tax” was invited to Cine Qua Non Lab’s screenwriting residency in Mexico.

Kimberly has received fellowships from Brown Girls Doc Mafia, HOLA Mexico Film Festival, HBO, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Ford Foundation, and several U.S. Embassies. She is a multi-grant recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation and Latino Public Broadcasting.

 

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During our conversation Kimberly and I talked about:

  • Embodying multiple identities and embracing them.
  • The shared experience of the quote "ni de aquí, ni de allá."
  • Being an anti-imperialist while living in the empire.
  • Becoming an Artivist.
  • Appropriation and judging those appropriating.
  • Healing and liberation.

Trigger Warning: Kimberly shares her sexual assault experience. Please check your mental health and skip this episode if needed. Your mental health matters.

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Sep 06, 2020
168 - Being a STRONG Man with Anthony Treas
01:05:59

Listeners, we're back this week with Anthony Treas.

Anthony Treas is a serial entrepreneur and the host of the STRONG Men Podcast. He is a men's health coach and a business mentor for health coaches. Anthony has been quoted in GQ magazine and was recognized as one of the top nine health coaches dominating their niche in 2019. Anthony has a bachelor's degree in health promotion/ health behavior and a master's degree in public health. He served 8 years in the military and is an Iraq War veteran. After his deployment to Iraq, Anthony struggled with PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Desperately wanting to improve his condition, Anthony set out to rebuild his mental health and personal well-being. With 10 years of experience, research, study, and education, he developed the S.T.R.O.N.G. Method, a proven, step-by-step process for men to develop the foundational skills to achieve mental strength, confidence, fulfilling relationships and personal fulfillment.

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During our conversation, some of the topics Anthony shares:

  • What it was like to grow up in  a small town
  • Serving in the military
  • His last name
  • Dealing with PTSD and depression as a man
  • Choosing to become a coach for men

Trigger warning: Anthony talks about suicide during this episode. Your mental health matters. Please skip this episode if needed.

 

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Sep 03, 2020
167 - Challenging Expectations with Paola Mendoza
00:47:24

Listeners, this week we're back with Paola Mendoza.

Paola Mendoza is a film director, activist, author and artist working at the leading-edge of human rights. A co-founder of The Women’s March, she served as its Artistic Director and co-authored the New York Times best seller Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard around the World. Paola’s most recent book Sanctuary will be released by Penguin in 2020. Ms. Mendoza is also critically acclaimed film director whose films have premiered at the most prestigious film festivals around the world. Her films have thoughtfully tackled the complex issues of poverty and immigration on women and children in the United States. She was named Glamour’s Woman of the Year in 2017 and one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. She is a co-founder of The Soze Agency and is a co-founder of The Resistance Revival Chorus, the critically acclaimed women’s chorus that believes, “Joy is an act of resistance.”

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  • Education in the United States.
  • Self-doubt.
  • The women's march.
  • Her book Sanctuary.

 

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Aug 31, 2020
166 - Creating Your Own Opportunities with Wendy Amara
01:14:32

Listeners, we're back this week with Wendy Amara

Wendy is an accomplished transformational Strategy Coach, Speaker, Trainer, and Best Selling Author. She has coached thousands of individuals over the past 15 years into reaching powerful goals for their lives! Her results oriented, no holding back approach- has clients produce extraordinary results for their lives. She especially loves coaching Ambitious Women of Color who want to step into elevating their lives! She is a mom of 3, including twins and teaches other women how to balance all the moving parts of life and live authentically- taking courageous action. 

 

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During this conversation, Wendy talks about:

  • Going to college
  • Code-switching
  • Why it is important to fill out the census
  • Mental health
  • Listening to your inner voice
  • Creating your own opportunities
  • Manifestation work

 

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Aug 28, 2020
165 - Changing Planes and Plans with Jen Ruiz
00:52:07

Listeners, this week we have a conversation with Jen Ruiz.

Jen Ruiz is a lawyer turned travel blogger and author. She is a TEDx speaker and 2018 Readers' Favorite Award winner.

Her book, "The Affordable Flight Guide," is a #1 Amazon Bestseller and 2018 Readers' Favorite Award winner. She was named Top 40 under 40 by the Naples Herald and has been featured as a budget and solo travel expert by The Washington Post, Huffington Post, ABC News to name a few. She aims to help people travel for less and experience more.

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During our conversation, Jen and I discuss the following topics:

  • Her life in Puerto Rico
  • Growing up in Philadelphia
  • Law school
  • Not practicing law anymore
  • Solo traveling
  • The pressure of being 30 and not married
  • Letting things be and flow when you’re a planner
  • Self-publishing
  • Becoming a travel blogger

This episode is definitely packed with a lot of value that will help you make a decision to create the life you want.

 

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Aug 03, 2020
164 - More Than Ready with Cecilia Muñoz
00:42:42

Listeners, this week we're back with Cecilia Muñoz.

Cecilia Muñoz is Vice President for Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives at New America. Prior to joining New America in 2017, she served for eight years on President Obama’s senior staff, first as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs followed by five years as Director of the Domestic Policy Council. Before working in government, she was Senior Vice President at the National Council of La Raza (now UNIDOS US), the nation’s largest Hispanic policy and advocacy organization, where she served for 20 years. She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2000 for her work on immigration and civil rights, and serves on the Boards of the Open Society, MacArthur and Kresge Foundations, as well as the nonprofit Protect Democracy Project. She is the author of More than Ready: Be Strong and Be you....and other lessons for women of color on the rise, to be published in April 2020.

This interview is at the top of my list and I hope it becomes one of your faves too. During our conversation, Cecilia and I cover the following:

  • Her Latinx experience.
  • The responsibilities that come with being "The first."
  • Adopting behaviors to fit in the male-dominated world.
  • Conquering fear.
  • Mom guilt.
  • Womxn supporting womxn.
  • Womxn taking on leadership roles.
  • And more...

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Jul 27, 2020
163 - Finding Your Way with Odilia Rivera-Santos
00:51:16

Listeners, this week we're back with Odilia Rivera-Santos.

Odilia Rivera-Santos was born in Puerto Rico, At the age of five and a half, she migrated to NYC with her family. Rivera-Santos learned English with Mr. Rogers, imagined the future while watching The Jetsons, and saw her purpose in life through reading Abraham Maslow and Viktor Frankl. Rivera-Santos's mother taught her to appreciate what people do, not what they have, and her father told her to persist regardless of obstacles. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction has appeared in online and print journals. She studied Comparative Literature and Writing at Smith College and Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Jul 19, 2020
162 - Finding Your True Purpose with Griselda Beck
00:41:18

Listeners, this week we're back with Griselda Beck.

Griselda Beck, MBA. Entrepreneur, Expert Strategist, Motivational Speaker, and #LatinaBossCoach. A proud Chicana and 1st generation American and ON FIRE for the empowerment of young girls and women!

She is dedicated to the empowerment and personal development of Latinas and women of color through speaking engagements, volunteer work, and Latina Boss Coach, where she helps female entrepreneurs and professional career women be authentically aligned and gain freedom through her "MAP-Mindset to Action Plan" workshops, intensives and individual coaching programs.

She is the owner of Beck Consulting Group, a boutique firm specializing in business advisory for small business owners, business and marketing strategic planning and implementation for companies looking to grow, launch new products and reinvigorate their brands.

Serves as Director of Membership on the board of directors for MANA de North County, a national nonprofit organization empowering Latinas through leadership development, Hermanitas(R) mentoring programs, community service, and advocacy.

Griselda and I talk about her career in Corporate America, overworking, and finding alignment. 

 

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Jul 12, 2020
161 - Identity and Healing with Maria Elena Perez
01:02:35

Listeners this week we have a conversation wth Maria Elena Perez.

Maria Elena is a bilingual intuitive energy healer that guides women and people to heal the core wounds at the root of their stuckness in business and life. A licensed social worker and certified emotional freedom techniques (eft) practitioner, she uses traditional healing with energetic tools to support folks in their unique healing journey. Her roots are in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico and she brings forth generations of spiritual and healing wisdom into her work.

Maria Elena and I talk about: 

  • Identity. Finding out your heritage is not what you thought it was.
  • Healing and living with ancestral trauma.
  • Experiencing racism in college.
  • Sprituality
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) / Tapping

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Jul 05, 2020
160 - Living in Alignment with Charisse M. Williams
00:58:12

Listeners, this week we have a conversation wit Charisse M. Williams.

A lawyer by training, Charisse worked in the nonprofit and social justice sectors for 25 years at organizations focused on human rights, education, criminal and juvenile justice reform issues. In her executive leadership roles, she consistently attained ambitious goals including launching program sites in new cities, raising millions of dollars and recruiting dozens of board members and volunteers.

Over the course of her career, Charisse has taught and facilitated retreats and workshops for adults and teens in settings as diverse as board rooms, juvenile detention centers, alcohol and drug rehab centers, and college and university campuses.

Her first stint as an entrepreneur was as a consultant. She eventually decided to embrace the role of “coach” because coaching is a partnership driven by her clients. She is at her absolute best helping others find their own answers while she offers facilitation, guidance, tools and resources.

In 2015 her personal health and wellness journey led me to become a certified yoga teacher. This began a new chapter in her quest to become a more mindful leader on and off the yoga mat. It is in part because of yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness practices that she has come to create the career and life of her dreams. Charisse no longer needs work/life balance, because she has something even better—alignment. Everything she does personally and professionally is aligned with her values, her gifts and her calling.

Charisse is destined to be a resource to others who are on a similar journey of personal and professional discovery and growth.

I truly enjoyed my conversation with Charisse, she is a fellow coach and we went to the same coaching school. Even though this interview was recorded before the murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd (among all others), Charisse and I still talked about systemic racism and how women of color exist in the workplace. 

Charisse and I cover a lot of things including:

  • Growing up in the south side of Chicago
  • How Charisse knew Michelle Obama 
  • Embracing a non-linear life
  • Impostor syndrome
  • Systemic racism in the United States
  • Asking for help

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Jul 02, 2020
159 - Exploring Your Mother's Difficulties with Jasmine Cepeda
00:40:57

Listeners, this week we're back with Jasmine Cepeda.

Jasmine is a licensed psychotherapist and social worker, working in private practice in Brooklyn, NY. She specializes in anxiety disorders, past relational traumas, coping with life transitions, and also does couples therapy.

She is also the author of the book: "12 Ways to cope with your latina mom and her difficulties,"

 

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Manis, during my conversation with Jasmine we talked about all the things New York City, code switching and how she came about writing her book.

 

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Jun 30, 2020
158 - Understanding Your Body Signals with Dr Anayibe Ramos
00:48:24

Manis, this week we're back with Dr. Anayibe Ramos.

Dr. Anayibe Ramos is a Naturopathic Doctor licensed in the State of California. She is the co-founder of Kyra Kare Health & Wellness, a Naturopathic clinic, where she sees individuals of all ages and practices individualized medicine. Her philosophy involves seeing the body as a whole and looking for the root cause of illness in order to help the individual come back to balance. 

She specializes in endocrine imbalances, women’s health, fertility,  thyroid and adrenal imbalances, environmental toxicity, autoimmunity and utilizes Intravenous vitamin therapies and injections to replenish nutrient deficiencies. 

She takes pride in being able to bring Naturopathic Holistic medicine to the latino community. 

Dr. Ramos was born in Cali, Colombia, raised in NYC and attended medical school in Illinois, and currently resides in San Diego, CA. 

In her free time she embraces her other passions of connecting with the energy of nature, being an avid animal lover, painting and exploring the world with her husband and dog, Lucy!

Manis, I had a lot of fun talking to Dr. Ramos because as you know I love natural remedies and  ways to heal our body. Her story of healing is pretty amazing.

 

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Jun 23, 2020
157 - Using Your Voice with Chelsea Rendon
00:59:11

Manis, this week we had cafecito with Chelsea Rendon.

Born and raised in Montebello, California, Chelsea Rendon has been a working actress since the age of six. Her first role was a lead in the feature film  No Turning Back, which won the Alma award for Outstanding Independent Feature Film in 2002. Recipient of a Young Latinos In Hollywood award, Chelsea has been known to portray dominant roles for over a decade. Most recently, she is recognized for her role as a young “woke” activist ‘Mari’ in STARZ’s hit drama Vida. The series premiered to stellar reviews and was named one of the top shows of 2018 and 2019 and received 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. One of the fan favorites, Chelsea’s character is from the Eastside of LA where Chelsea herself grew up.

Chelsea was born for drama on television. At a young age her television work kicked off with guest roles on E.R., The Shield, and Judging Amy. She went on to recur on Freeform’s The Fosters and the hit Showtime series Shameless. Most recently, she guest starred on the brand new CBS series All Rise.

Equally as dedicated to film, Chelsea has brought her talents to Disney’s McFarland, USA, and the Oscar-nominated film A Better Life. She can also be seen in Netflix’s original hit Bright alongside Will Smith and Netflix horror film Thriller. Chelsea recently starred in the immigration drama, The Infiltrators. The film mixed documentary with narrative dramatization premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in early 2019. Directed and produced by Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra, the film centers on a small group of young undocumented immigrants who embark on a high-risk mission inside America’s for-profit detention system in order to set people free. Teaming up again with Bright director, David Ayer, Chelsea stars in the upcoming gritty American crime thriller, The Tax Collector, alongside Shia LaBeouf, Lana Parilla, and George Lopez.

As an actress who is attracted to empowering female roles, Chelsea draws inspiration from the likes of Viola Davis and Mariska Hargitay, and hopes to one day produce her own content and try her hand in directing.

During our conversation, Chelsea and I talked about her story, growing up in Los Angeles, her love for Latinx brands, and how her character Mary in Vida changed her. 


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Jun 20, 2020
156 - The Gift of Struggle with Bobby Herrera
00:47:02

Manis this week we're back with Bobby Herrera.

Bobby believes that everyone deserves an opportunity to succeed and is an unwavering champion for the underdog. He’s cofounder and CEO of Populus Group—one of the fastest-growing HR services companies in the United States with annual revenue of $500 million and many Fortune 100 customers. As one of thirteen children in a migrant family he learned the value of hard work, rising early and putting in long hours in the fields. After high school, boot camp became his ticket of opportunity.  He serves on national community organization boards and is a regular speaker at corporations and service groups. He is a proud Army veteran.  Bobby is most proud of his family—his wife Roslyn and their three children Santino, Griffith, and Sofia live in Portland, Oregon.

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During our conversation, Bobby shares his infamous bus story and why that day at 17 years old, his life changed. Bobby talked about his days in the military, being the son of a bracero and  how he reframed what happened to him into leadership lessons. 

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Jun 15, 2020
155 - Being The Strong One with Angie Sanchez
01:01:30

Listeners, this week we're back with Angie Sanchez' story. 

Angie was born and raised in Sonoma Valley as the oldest of 7 children and proud daughter of Mexican immigrants. Coming from a low income, mixed immigration status household she experienced firsthand the struggles and inequalities that many Latino families continue to live with today. At a young age, she understood that to overcome discrimination and inequalities we needed to ensure that Latinos have a place and a voice. That experience led to her commitment to non-profit work for more than twelve years focusing on enhancing the Latino economic, cultural, and civic leadership that reflects the population of the Latino community in Sonoma County. Most recently Angie was awarded the 2019 North Bay Business Journal Latino Leadership Award and North Bay Young Professionals 'Ones to Watch' for 2020.

Currently, Angie has been working on building a foundation to amplify and deepen the voice of Latinos through civic engagement. With the support of the Latino Community Foundation, she created a game called Censotería which is based on the popular Mexican game Lotería. The game was designed as a creative initiative to teach about the upcoming census in an educational, fun, and culturally relevant way. The game is now being used as part of the outreach strategy by other Latino led organizations all over California and other states to educate predominantly Latino immigrant communities about the importance of participating in the 2020 Census.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, attending live music concerts, and BBQing with family and friends.

This episode was recorded as the pandemic began. I want to thank you for supporting the previous episode for non-Black Latinx and how to talk about race with your kids and family. I am continuing to educate myself to continue to show up with content that can help us dismantle our own racial biases. I want to do it with respect to our Black brothers and sisters and our Afrolatinx community also.

Dismantling our own racial bias will take work and I understand one episode is not enough to complete our work. The work must continue on and offline, when the protests are happening on the street and when people decide to go home. At Cafe con Pam we are committed to standing by our core values: Community, Freedom, Curiosity, Impact, and Integrity. This show began with the purpose to amplify Latinx and People of Color. 

Below are new resources we have found to help you with your unlearning process towards ending systemic racism in the U.S. and the world.

https://decolonizeallthethings.com/learning-tools/race-ethnicity-racism/

https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race

https://thecreativeindependent.com/guides/how-to-begin-designing-for-diversity/

https://nyulocal.com/where-to-donate-your-money-and-time-to-help-protesters-ef2727d7a9d2

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Jun 08, 2020
154 - As Non-Black Latinx How Do You Talk To Your Loved Ones About Race? #BlackLivesMatter
01:16:49

Manis, today we grieve and we mourn and we stand with solidarity with our Black and Afro Latinx brothers and sisters.

We are joining the Podcasts For Justice Campaign

As you start your journey to take action and stand in solidarity, consider donating to the following causes and organizations:

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Jun 02, 2020
153 - Let's Tap About Mom
00:12:40

Listeners, this week we're back with another rapidín episode.

This time we tap (Emotional Freedom Technique) about the feelings we get around Mother's Day. 

While EFT and its various applications have produced remarkable results, practitioners and members of the public must take complete responsibility for their use of it. Individuals need to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing. EFT is not a substitute for competent consultations with medical doctors, psychologists or psychiatrists. As EFT is not meant to replace qualified medical advice, please consult medical professionals regarding your health. If using EFT while you are taking medication for conditions such as diabetes, high or low blood pressure, thyroid conditions or heart conditions it is advisable that you be closely monitored by your doctor. Do not alter your medication dosage without consulting your doctor. EFT can have an effect on you that may require adjustments to your medication on medical advice. EFT is a complementary aid for improving wellbeing.

 

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May 11, 2020
152 - On Being A Modern Spiritual Latina with Jasmin Alejandrez-Prasad AKA Esoteric Esa
01:03:10

Listeners, we are back this week with nada mas y nada menos que con Jasmin Alejandrez-Prasad AKA Esoteric Esa.

Esoteric Esa is an intuitive mystic, conscious content creator, podcast host, YouTuber and spiritual healer. She's contributed astrology and metaphysical pieces for BeLatina and HipLatina’s bruja content columns. Her past collaborations feature projects with MiTu and We All Grow Latina. She curates an award-winning weekly podcast for manifestors titled, Better Work Bitch!, which is now on its fifth season, and dedicates her time towards empowering others through the knowledge of crystals, lunar cycles, numerology and more.

During our conversation we cover:

Also, we talk about an event we were planning on doing before COVID arrived, and while we had to postpone it, the conversation is still there and we will plan it once we are able to gather in groups again.

 

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May 04, 2020
151 - Living In Flow With Cindy Rodriguez
01:07:42

Listeners, this week we're back with Cindy Rodriguez.

Cindy has worked in journalism for over 10 years for companies like NBC, CNN, Latina magazine, and  Vivala.com, which she co-launched. One of her greatest successes was assisting in the launch  of HuffPost’s LatinoVoices. In 2015, she and her childhood friend co-founded the award-nominated feminist podcast Morado Lens where she and her cohost discuss sex, culture, and embracing intuition as a form of empowerment, all from a Latina’s perspective. She loves creating impactful and diverse content for English-dominant Latinos. Recently, she’s collaborated with two women to launch Only in NoHu, a community project bringing together locals and highlighting North Jersey’s best local events, eats, and more. When she’s not at her 9-5 at PBS as a digital producer, she’s working on Reclama’s spiritual hikes and retreats for women of color. Cindy was born and raised in New Jersey by her immigrant Peruvian parents and identifies as indigenous.

We had so much fun talking, manis. During our conversation Cindy and I talk about:

  • Living in the U.S. as a woman of color.
  • Becoming a journalist and a professor.
  • The beginning and ending of her podcast Morado Lens.
  • Collaboration over competition.
  • Embracing spirituality.
  • Living in flow.

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Apr 27, 2020
150 - Create Your Daily Routine During A Crisis
00:16:15

Listeners, this week we come in with a rapidín episode to share with you all the things that have helped me recalibrate during the crisis we're living in.

During this episode we'll go over

  • Why it is important to have a daily routine.
  • Why it matters to fulfill your needs.
  • Learn how to create your own.
  • Learn how to create boundaries when working from home.

This episode is pretty visual so I've created a journal entry that can help you see the hierarchy of needs in a visual way. 

If you like what you hear, join me on April 27, 2020 at 6pm PST where I'll go deeper and teach you how to create your daily routine. This free workshop includes a workbook you can use moving forward to keep you on track!

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Apr 23, 2020
149 - Providing Access with Vivian Nava-Schellinger
01:01:15

Listeners, we're back this week with Vivian AKA Lori Nava-Schellinger!

During our conversation, Vivian shares her story of assuming a caregiving role, living with people with chronic illness and the importance of having access.

Lori, as her family and friends call her leaves us with lots of wisdom and perspective on living a life filled with purpose and authenticity.

Vivian Nava-Schellinger, leads the National Council on Aging’s ecosystem of national and community partnerships, external engagement of NCOA’s policy priorities, and programs focused on vulnerable populations of older adults. For over a decade, Nava-Schellinger has used equity as a baseline principle when working on large scale reimbursement programs in the private sector, securing funding for health literacy programs in vulnerable communities, and advocating for greater health and economic security across the lifespan for underrepresented populations.

A proud Tejana, born and raised along the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, Vivian has utilized her cultural assets and legal training to efficiently and successfully merge business strategy, development, organizational management, and health policy to ensure that all communities have access to the information they need to make informed decisions about their healthcare and financial well-being.

Before her tenure at the National Council on Aging (NCOA), Nava-Schellinger worked in partnership and fund development within the non-profit sector for an organization aimed at reaching the hard-to-reach and connecting them to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso, and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Vivian resides in Washington, DC, with her husband Jake, and their two rescue dogs (Fernando and Phil-Chepito).

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Apr 13, 2020
148 - Beyond Resilience Life with Dr Lydiana Garcia
01:09:59

Listeners, we're finally back this week with a new episode with Dr Lydiana Garcia.

Dr. Lydiana Garcia is a Boricua licensed psychologist in LA that specializes in facilitating healing trauma and overcoming life’s adversities via her private practice, The Beyond Resilience Life podcast (bilingual En/Sp), and through her digital program The Healing Village. She has been featured in Univision 34, Telemundo 52, FierceByMitu, EstrellaTV, The Los Angeles Psychological Association and HipLatina. She is also a wife and a mom of a 4.5 energetic son, and a soon-to-be daughter (due in May 2020). On her free time, she enjoys reading and learning about spirituality, somatic approaches to healing trauma, dancing, traveling and acting.

During our conversation, Dr Lydiana shares her experience of growing up in Puerto Rico, moving to Los Angeles and how she ended up specializing in the area of trauma. 

I asked Dr Lydiana her thoughts about trigger warnings because they could sometimes isolate people rather than integrate them.

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Apr 09, 2020
147 - Creer Es Crear con la Dra. Carmen Román
01:03:44

Hola manis, this episode is 97% en español so here we come with sharing the show notes in Spanish...

La Dra. Carmen Román es la presidenta de la organización sin fines de lucro Emotions in Harmony. Anfitriona de tres podcasts: Emociones in Harmony, Armonía Emocional e Inspírame.

La Dra. Román es un psicóloga clínica con licencia en California y México y 27 años de experiencia. Ella ofrece una combinación de ambas culturas y ambos mundos de la psicología. 

La Dra. Román se especializa en temas de trauma, abuso sexual e inmigración. Además, ha capacitado a líderes comunitarios durante 20 años en México y EE. UU. Utilizando el modelo de empoderamiento sugerido por la teoría de la educación popular.

La Dra. Román trabaja principalmente con parejas y familias. Algunos de los problemas clínicos con los que trabaja son: ansiedad, depresión, miedo, trauma severo o baja autoestima.

Basado en la terapia Gestalt, ella ayuda a sus clientes a vivir con conciencia, responsabilidad y en el aquí y ahora. Ayudada por la psicología transpersonal, aborda temas de espiritualidad, el uso de la meditación y las experiencias chamánicas. Es especialista en expresión creativa en terapia a nivel de maestría y doctorado. Por lo tanto, le ayuda a usar herramientas de expresión creativa que ya tenga o que aprenderá a facilitar su curación emocional. También es maestra de meditación para la comunidad Insight Timer.

Me encantó la entrevista con la Dra. Carmen por que por medio de su historia podemos aprender a cómo nuestro entorno interno crea nuestro entorno externo.

Durante estos momentos difíciles debido al Coronavirus, les envío mucha paz, amor, y ganas de seguir adelante. 

 

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Mar 23, 2020
146 - Let's Tap About It: COVID-19
00:24:30

Hello listeners, we are finally back today with a rapidín episode. I come solo to talk about this pandemic we're living in and also to share with you what EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) or also known as Tapping is.

During this episode we go over what my thoughts are on the virus and we close with a quick introduction to tapping and a quick tapping round to release stress and bring in joy for the day.

To look at the tapping points, you can go to gum.co/pamcircletap and you can also leave a donation for the tapping circles I've hosted during this time. 

One thing I didn't mention in the episode is that as we tap, you will feel your body release the energy in different ways. You can yawn, burp, sneeze, cough, and/or cry. As we tap along, allow yourself to release, that is your body's way of letting go of that which no longer serves it.

You can find the Hawkins Scale of Emotions in this post.

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Please note that EFT is NOT used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or psychological disorder. EFT is not a substitute for medical or psychological treatment. By listening to this you assume and accept full responsibility for any and all risks associated with participating in this podcast and using EFT.

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Mar 20, 2020
145 - From Family Separation and Homelessness to Running for Congress with Joaquín Vázquez
01:08:04

Listeners, we're back this week with Joaquín Vázquez!

Joaquín Vázquez is a first-generation Mexican American, born and raised by working-class undocumented immigrant parents in San Diego. 

Joaquín has a vast history in the community as an organizer, serving individually and in various progressive advocacy organizations. He’s fought to bring justice for working class and marginalized families in poverty at all levels of government; from fighting against displacement locally to achieving equitable public education funding in Sacramento. Under President Obama's administration, Joaquín worked on federal economic, environmental, and labor policy. On the international stage, he fought for refugee justice and for the most vulnerable countries to get a seat at the table at the United Nations in Switzerland. Now, Joaquín is fighting for the people of California's 53rd Congressional District to have a voice in Washington, DC and fight the Trump agenda.

TW: We talk about family separation and homelessness. Your mental health is important.

During our conversation, Joaquín shares his childhood and how he witnessed his father's deportation to now running for Congress. 

You will also hear me give you an update of what happened this week and the lessons I learned in the last few days.

The NY Times article I quoted on the show is here

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Mar 02, 2020
144 - Every Chapter Has A Lesson With Erica Courdae
00:53:37

Listeners, we're back this week with Erica Courdae.

Erica has dedicated her life to expanding how others interact with the world through powerful conversations. As an entrepreneur + licensed coach her work is frequently focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), imperfect allyship, and imposter syndrome. This work has taken her across the country onto stages and into communities as a key speaker and educator. Her support and leadership facilitates engaged conversations within 6 figure communities, international podcasts, and live events to connect people and create change.

During our conversation, Erica and I talk about the experiences she lived before she opened up her hair salon and how those experiences allowed her to expand her knowledge so she could be ready for her own challenges when she had to face them.

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Feb 24, 2020
143 - Love the melanin in your skin and the curls in your hair with St. Clair Detrick-Jules
00:43:24

Listeners, we're back this week with a conversation with St. Clair Detrick-Jules.

Born and raised in Washington, DC, St Clair is the daughter of a first-generation Afro-Caribbean immigrant father and an American mother. Growing up in “Chocolate City”—as DC was affectionately called, pre-gentrification—St Clair was surrounded by Black excellence. And by “Black excellence” this doesn’t exclusively refer to the Black people who “make it out of the hood”; but also referring to the Black neighbors who fed others when times were rough, to the next-door neighbor Sheila who cornrowed hair for all the little girls on Meridian Place, to the single Black mothers on the block who successfully, lovingly raised their kids—and then their grandkids—on their own.

St. Clair was educated (outside of the classroom) by other students of color who protested a campus presentation, and it was then that she realized the importance of fighting for justice and opposing inequalities. From them, St. Clair learned the importance of speaking up against injustice.

St. Clair toured (and still occasionally do, upon request) with DACAmented on college and high school campuses across the country.

When St. Clair studied abroad in Ecuador in 2016, she worked closely with one of her professors to create a curriculum for her semester entitled “Black Bodies in the Latin American Diaspora,” which gave her the chance to travel around Ecuador to meet with Black communities, which in turn expanded her ideas of Blackness (and, of course, hair was a part of her studies). Further, St Clair was also able to take courses across a broad range of disciplines—in the Ethnic Studies, Africana Studies, Philosophy, Anthropology, Modern Culture and Media, and Visual Arts departments, all of which have given her the traditional academic background necessary to create this project—and especially to edit, organize, and arrange the far-ranging narratives which comprise Dear Khloe.

We talk about all the things including growing up in a Black and Brown neighborhood, growing up with two cultures, and natural hair for Black women.

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Feb 17, 2020
142 - Wellness, Healing, And Liberation With Dr. Rocio Rosales Meza
01:06:15

Listeners, we are back this week with Dr. Rocio Rosales Meza.

Dr. Rocio  is a Xicana Indigenous woman and mama. She is an intuitive, an energy worker, and a coach facilitating mental, emotional, and spiritual healing to Black, Indigenous, women of color from a decolonial perspective. She is the first generation born on this side of the colonial border. Her parents are “immigrants” and her family originates from what is now known as Cuautitlan, Jalisco, Mexico. She was raised in Santa Ana and is committed to her community and working towards collective healing and liberation. She is honored to be used as a vessel for this work by Spirit, her guides, and her ancestors.

This episode is full of wisdom and nuggets of love for you. We explored what it is like to be the first to graduate from school, how Dr. Rocio went to explore a plant-based diet, and how the birth of her child began her spiritual awakening. Dr. Rocio and I talk about why some people get uncomfortable when we talk about colonialism.

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Jan 28, 2020
141 - Being a Latinx Creative
00:13:27

Listeners, this time we come with a Rapidín episode to share a bit of my experience at the Fiesta of LA hosted by Verizon and Google Pixel 4.

Not only do we get to listen to 15 creatives in LA share their thoughts on being Latinx Creators, I also share my thoughts and share one of the exercises we completed at the Vision Building Hike so you can also create the vision of your best life.

Episode brought to you by Verizon and OM Media #VerizonTeDaMas

Creators in this episode:

Myte

Addy

Dra. Lydiana

Dra. Maria Cristina

Keely

Natalie

Manny

Taylor

Alexis

Jorge

Veronica

Lina

Eddie

Cindy

Luis

Dra Mary

Roxy

 

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Jan 22, 2020
140 - Being A Manifestation Chingona with Alex Torres
00:52:41

Listeners, this week we chat with Alex Torres.

Alex Torres, M.S. is a Motivational Speaker and a Certified Intuitive Life Coach passionate about transforming an individual's life from self-sabotaging and oppressing patterns to a fulfilled life, teeming with confidence, Joy, abundance, and freedom.

Ms. Torres holds a B.S. Degree in Social Services, and a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix. Ms. Torres own life is a testament to the power of transformation. Her personal story of pain and survival has fueled her passion to help others.

A ten-year veteran working in human services, in correctional facilities, and with at-risk youth, and providing Trauma-informed training's’ to Foster Parents are just a few examples of Alex sharing the tools she learned to transform her own life with others.

Besides being an Entrepreneur, Alex is CEO of Vitality Life Coaching and founder of the Central Valley's exclusive organization, The Latina Connection. She is a member of NAMI, CAMFT and lends her voice of empowerment to countless organizations throughout California.

Trigger Warning: Alex and I talk about suicide and substance abuse. If this is a tender topic for you, please be mindful and decide to listen or skip. Your mental health matters.

During our conversation, we chat talk about creating boundaries, why it is harder for brown folxs to manifest things, and the intricacies of existing in this world carrying colonial trauma.

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Jan 22, 2020
139 - Creating An Aligned Life with Vanessa Gutierrez
00:56:01

Listeners we are back this week with Vanessa Gutierrez, also known as Prospera Mama. 

Vanessa is a Pranic Healer and Alchemist Business Coach. Her goal is to impact 1 million women's lives by teaching them how to overcome energy blocks in life and business so that they can make a financial impact in they family and community. Her vision is to reinvest her income by creating Pranic healing enrichment programs in low income communities, Exposing Mothers to rewire and remove energy blocks so they can create a Wealthy Mindset and from there impact the family through an increase in income.

Manis, this episode is packed with awesomeness. Vane and I had a great time chatting together and I hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did. 

We cover all the things: spirituality, business, mindset, knowing your worth and we even touch on our own limiting beliefs. 

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Jan 13, 2020
138 - Yearly Reflection and Vision Building
00:15:30

Listeners we are back today with a Rapidín with just you and I where we will go over how I do my annual reflection and how to visualize your upcoming year.

If you've completed the Cafe con Pam Challenge, you can access the Recovering Procrastinator Library where you'll access my template for the WWHED Goals because it is important to reflect and honor, create a vision, and most importantly the plan of action.

This is an exercise that will require you to set yourself up for success in a quiet place, with your favorite beverage, and a pen & paper.  You want to set aside 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete this.

To take this exercise a step further, register for the 2020 Vision Building Hike if you are in San Diego, or the 2020 VIRTUAL Vision Building Hike if you are elsewhere in the world.

During our time together, you will receive the following: 

  • Welcome guide with packing list and training recommendations. Sent prior to the hike.
  • Morning coffee.
  • Guided Redwoods meditation. Sent prior to the hike to integrate us as a group.
  • Vision Building Journal with prompts to use throughout the year (Delivered via fillable PDF for the virtual participants).
  • Gourmet vegan snack (Only for those in San Diego).
  • Access to the PowerSister Method Group for one month free (Valued at $18)
  • Access to the PowerSister Method Workshop (Valued at $47)

I hope you receive 2020 with much grace and ease and I hope you receive lots of health, abundance, and joy!

Episode 58 - Because Goals

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Dec 31, 2019
137 - It's All About Consent with Rosalia Rivera
01:11:04

Listeners, we are back and this time we have a conversation with Rosalia Rivera.

Rosalia is a passionate consent educator, sexual literacy advocate and survivor turned thriver. She is also the host of AboutCONSENT™ Podcast, the founder of CONSENTparenting™ and creatrix of CONSENTwear™. Her motto is to Mend The Past, Change The Present, Teach The Future™
She has three missions:
#1: To help parents & caregivers to empower the children in their lives through consent education.
#2: To help childhood sexual trauma survivors find their voice, rediscover their power and reclaim their innate sexual divinity.
#3: To dismantle shame around sexuality through education and awareness.
Rosalia stands for consent culture, sex education, shame-free sex positivity, orgasm equality, freedom, and truth.
Through her platforms Rosalia has open, transparent and inspirational dialogue about all of these important topics that will move the sexual education movement forward, help heal wounds and prevent abuse for all.

Trigger Warning: Rosalia and I talk about sexual assault and consent throughout the episode. Please make sure your mental health can handle this episode.

During this episode Rosalia shares how she has not been afraid to change directions in her life. She shares how she went from living in NYC to moving to Canada and starting her own garden. During this episode we learn that life's transitions are always leading us to the right direction. 

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Dec 26, 2019
136 - Taking A Stand On Wellness with Kayla Nedza
00:59:27

Listeners we are back this week with Kayla Nedza.

Kayla is a certified International Health Coach and Holistic Nutritionist who is dedicated to helping high performing women create lasting calm with food, movement, and lifestyle through her company, Women Creating Calm. Drawing heavily from both her clients’ and personal experiences as well as her studies, Kayla presents a practical and realistic approach to stress management and performance optimization. She hosts the Wellness Glow Up Podcast, a weekly show devoted to helping women of color become their healthiest selves by providing the tools and knowledge to be their own health advocates. When she’s not researching, coaching, and interviewing health professionals, you’ll find her weight lifting, twerking around her kitchen, or watching Grey’s Anatomy.

During this episode Kayla shares with us her story of being adopted, growing up with white parents, and how she decided to address the challenges women of color face in the health and wellness space.

Trigger Warning: Kayla shares her story about being adopted from Colombia. If you have a similar story that might trigger you, please take care of your mental and emotional health

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Dec 26, 2019
135 - Nutrition con Sabor with Krista Linares
01:02:16

Listeners, we're back this week with Krista Linares.

Krista is a registered dietitian with Mexican and Cuban heritage. The mission of her company Nutrition con Sabor is to promote health equity for Latinos by elevating Latin cuisine and culture, and to empower Latinas to take charge of their own health through their culture, instead of compromising between health and heritage. Krista holds a master of public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and currently works in a private practice setting.

We had so much fun chatting about food and reclaiming our beautiful delicious dishes from our native countries. Krista shared with us how we can still eat the foods we love and grew up with as long as we balance and compliment them with other nutritious foods.

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Dec 09, 2019
134 - On learning, shifting, and creating with Edgar Carreón
01:12:29

Listeners this week we're back again with Edgar Carreón. 

Edgar is the Founder of 35 Foundation, an organization dedicated to empowering Latinx entrepreneurs across the United States. He is the host of Empresarios Latinos Podcast, a platform to discuss the challenges and solutions as shared by Latinx business owners.

He immigrated to the United States at the age of 10 and at the age of 22 he launched his first business. He has since launched 8 restaurants, in addition to a coffee import company and several coffee brands. In 2013 he began consulting for small Latinx businesses, which included funding and developing.

In 2018 35 Foundation was established. The mission of this organization is to identify challenges and develop social strategies to boost growth and long-term value, and as a result creating more Latinx success stories.

Having been a beneficiary of the opportunities in the US, Edgar is passionate about unifying and empowering the Latinx small business community.

Trigger warning: Edgar shares his experience with bullying and a pivotal moment in his life in Mexico which might be triggering for you. Please check your mental health and make sure you're ready to hear this episode

Edgar shares his experience as he navigated the U.S. when he was 10 and how living this completely shaped the way he looked at life after that.

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Dec 03, 2019
133 - Surviving Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder with Diana Curiel Bamford
01:00:20

Listeners, this week we're back with Diana Curiel Bamford.

Diana is a Maternal Mental Health Advocate and Postpartum Energy Healer - Reiki Master, Yoga Instructor in San Diego, Ca. Diana teaches Prenatal - Postnatal Yoga. Certified 200HR RYT, Certified Peer Support Specialist, Member of The Postpartum Health Alliance and volunteer.

Diana is a mother of 3. Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), formerly known as Postpartum Depression, SURVIVOR! (PPD,PPA,OCD,PTSD). Diana’s life purpose is to serve and empower mothers experiencing the challenges of PMADs. Diana created the Journey of the Lotus Postpartum Support Class, a space where Postpartum mOMs and mOMs experiencing Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorders can come and feel safe, supported, move, connect, ground and share their practice with baby. This 8 petal (part) support class takes mOM on a journey to a mindful recovery, each class is designed to explore the important matters of the path, providing tools and resources while building a blooming community. Using powerful tools such as Peer Support, Breath-Mindfulness, mOMmy-Baby Yoga and Reiki, the path of recovery is much stronger. The Benefits are endless.

Trigger warning: Diana shares her miscarriage and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder experiences. Please make sure you're ready to listen to this story

Listeners, Diana keeps her story super real with us and shares how she finally got help after she almost harmed her baby at her home. Diana's experience was so impactful that now she is a huge supporter and advocate for helping moms navigate their new baby life. 

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Dec 03, 2019
132 - You Have A Story To Tell with Diana Diaz
01:00:11

Listeners this week we have a conversation with Diana Diaz.

Diana is a skilled facilitator, keynote speaker, mitú writer, storyteller, and Founder of Real Authentic Women Wellness (RAWW), a revolutionary nonprofit focused on breaking mental and sexual health related stigmas for women. As a wife, mother of 4-year-old twins, and survivor of severe anxiety herself, Diana is an avid advocate for mental wellness. She was motivated by her life experiences to create RAWW as a way to initiate informed dialogue in safe and welcoming nonclinical spaces. Named RAWWTalks, these events draw upon the art of storytelling to cover topics of depression, anxiety, sexual empowerment, sexual trauma, sex education, mental abuse and many more subjects that are typically considered taboo. After interacting with the women impacted by RAWW’s work, she realized that there was a need for a tailored program that guides women in developing their voice. She found that most women had a story they wanted to tell but didn’t know how to tell it effectively. This led Diana to create the Your Story to Tell Academy, a 10-week storytelling coaching program to help women craft their own impactful narrative. Not only do women leave with a polished 6-10-minute personal story tested for public delivery, but they also gain skills and resources that will nourish all parts of their life moving forward. Recently, Diana was awarded the Community Champion of the Year by the Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and was selected to perform as an official Storyteller at the 2019 #WEALLGROW Summit.

Diana is amazing and I love how she noticed there was a need in the community for her to share about mental health and break the stigma. You're definitely going to love this conversation as it will inspire you and empower you to keep pushing forward. 

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Nov 18, 2019
131 - Navigating Privilege with Taylor Tieman
00:52:17

Listeners, we're back this week with Taylor M. Tieman, Esq.

Taylor M. Tieman Esq. is an Attorney & Latina Business & Brand Advocate. She played competitive softball her entire life and was recruited to play Division One softball at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

After college, Taylor returned to Los Angeles to attend Southwestern Law School, one of the most diverse law schools in the nation. As the first lawyer in her family, Taylor sought out the supportive community of the Latino Law Students Association at Southwestern, where she eventually was named president. Taylor is currently a member of the Latina Lawyers Bar Association and focuses on mentoring incoming and current Latina law students.

Taylor's legal background is in consumer protection law, but she found that she could better serve business owners and entrepreneurs by sharing her legal knowledge with them. Taylor specifically loves counseling and supporting Latinx entrepreneurs by sharing her own experiences as a fellow Latinx business owner. She assists with all areas businesses and entrepreneurs need to pay “legal attention” to, some of which include: business formation and counseling, intellectual property protection, contract drafting and review, podcast legal consulting, website legal compliance.

This episode was great and I hope you enjoy our conversations as much as I did. 

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Nov 11, 2019
130 - Existing is Exhausting with Sara Mora
00:37:03

Listeners this week we're back with Sara Mora.

This episode was recorded in the car on a trip from LA to San Diego so bare with us and the background noise.

Sara Mora is a national immigrant rights activist who began her activism at the short age of 14. Now 22 years old, Sara spends her time leading national campaigns and efforts to build consciousness and a call to action immigration reform matter.

Known as @MissSaraMora on social media globally, Sara has become a sought-after voice in the work of social change and community empowerment. A college student, influencer, digital media strategist, Sara has dedicated her youth to being a symbol of empowerment and courage in the face of adversity. From the very short age of 10, Sara served as a youth voice at her local church and community organization. In highschool, Sara led conversation around the importance of empowering young students who like her were in need of role models. When she graduated high school she debuted as an activist when interviewing at the time President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis(2014-2018) on DACA and questioning external countries role in supporting young people with DACA.

After the Trump administration cruelly terminated the DACA program in September 2017, Sara Mora decided to come out publicly as undocumented, a leader for young people who are beneficiaries of the DREAM act. She is an organizer, digital guru and media strategist.

Sara has been a model for many young people who are facing one of the most uncertain and frightening times in their lives. She has mentored youth, given presentations to hundreds of high school students on community organizing, college access and immigrant rights issues and has motivated countless others to join the immigrant rights movement.

Listeners, Sara and I had a lot of fun chatting, even though it was in the car and the sound is not the best, we hope you learn and get inspired to take action. Because every granito de arena cuenta. 

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Nov 04, 2019
129 - Launch Your Podcast
00:18:47

Listeners, this week we're back with another episode! In celebration of Cafe con Pam's birthday we are coming back this time to talk about all things podcasting. 

The launch your podcast BREPP process is designed to help you ideate and launch your podcast in 4 weeks. 

BREPP stands for Branding, Recording, Editing, Publishing, and Promoting. 

This episode is sponsored by Verizon #VerizonTeDaMas

Here are the tools and links we talked about during this episode:

Branding Episode - To learn more about branding.

Canva - To design your podcast artwork.

Skype - To record interviews/shows.

SquadCast - To record intervies/shows.

Audacity - To edit audio.

Auphonic - To equalize audio.

Podbean - Hosting (Free option).

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Oct 28, 2019
128 - There's healing in writing with Ada Perez
00:41:50

Listeners, this week we're back with Ada Perez who came back to tell us all the things about publishing a book.

During our conversation we cover what to do if you want to write a book from taking the first step to determining if you want to go the traditional route or the independent route, and we also chat about the coveted title of best seller. So if you have been thinking about writing a book, whether you’re a writer or not, this episode is definitely for you.

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Oct 22, 2019
127 - BONUS - Raw Uncut from ShePodcasts Live with Dra Carmen Roman
00:22:57

Listeners, we're back this week with a short kind of bonus episode with Dra. Carmen Roman.

We met at ShePodcasts Live in Atlanta, and recorded a quick conversation at the Buzzsprout studios. Don't worry, Dra. Carmen will come back for a full episode and she'll share her story.

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Oct 22, 2019
126 - Lessons From Nature
00:13:52

Listeners, we are back this week with a solo episode!

This time I will share my journey through a mountain I recently hiked and the lessons she taught me. 

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Let's explore and stay shining!

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Oct 09, 2019
125 - Reclaiming Your Pleasure with Ianne Celeste Rivera
01:04:10

Listeners, this week we're back with the magical Ianne Celeste Rivera.

Ianne is a southern California girl, born and raised, a proud Bruin, devoted Beyonce stan, unabashed makeup lover, and a seeker of the spirit in all.  Her whole life she’s lived with curiosity and wonder, fascinated by her own human being-ness. It was this interest that led her to a career as a research scientist.  Ianne has dedicated 10+ years to the study of the inner-workings of us! This career has taken her far and wide, across the world and back. Along the way, Ianne was guided to an even deeper study of ourselves; the study of our spiritual nature and the divinity of our sexuality and sensuality. Prompted by the experience of what she calls her spiritual awakening in 2012, she has since been intuitively guided by her eternal mantra and process, "release to receive to give".  With this intention in tow, Ianne sought to find a way to combine her science background with the spiritual. It began to unfold as she became a certified Yoga teacher as well as a Reiki practitioner, and Meditation guide. With an M.A. in Psychology in Education, Ianne has gained a mastery of knowledge in eroticism and healing along with her own personal experiential knowledge, all which allow her to support her clients as a holistic pleasure coach, to discover their sacred sexual power and to uncover the divine in their sensuality.

During this episode, Ianne and I talked about her experience as a scientist, having tough mentors, putting fear in the back seat, and reclaiming pleasure. 

Ianne shares with us some practices we can put in place so we can allow ourselves to feel and reclaim our sensuality.

Disclaimer: Ianne and I have adult conversations about pleasure and sexuality, so if you have sensitive ears about this topic, please listen to it when you're alone. 

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Sep 29, 2019
124 - So Much More with The Latina Medium Zulema Arroyo Farley
00:55:34

Listeners we're back this week with an amazing episode. This week we had a conversation with Zulema Arroyo Farley, also known as The Latina Medium.

Zulema is an author, psychic medium, sarcoma survivor, and philanthropist. Zulema was an accomplished senior advertising and marketing executive, known for revitalizing numerous Fortune 500 brands. She is the founder, board chairman, and president of Artz Cure Sarcoma Foundation, a non-profit created with her husband to raise awareness and research funds to find targeted chemotherapy treatment options for sarcoma as none exist in the United States. In 2016, Zulema was named one of People en Español’s 25 Most Powerful Women. In 2018, she surprised the world by confessing a lifelong well-kept secret—she’s a psychic medium. Since then, Zulema serves as the conduit to reconnect people with loved ones that have crossed over. She currently resides in Manhattan with her husband and continues to fight an on-going battle against sarcoma and several chronic autoimmune diseases.

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. I truly admire Zulema's resilience and passion for helping others connect with their loved ones that have crossed over.

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Sep 22, 2019
123 - Radical Acceptance With Leah Garza
00:57:02

Listeners, we're back this week with Leah Garza also known as Crystals of Altamira.

Leah is consumed with liberation. Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social. As a teacher, and as a student, she saw education as a way to spread liberation. Leah works with students and families living in poverty, in the cycles of incarceration, domestic violence, non-traditional economies. She teaches because she knows that when people who live in dire conditions are given the power to think critically, they can understand that they are not condemned to live the life society has identified for them. They can become power agents and advocates and they become liberated and liberate the people around them. This is the crux, the very heart of education for Leah. With each student, lesson, class, syllabus, mistake, reflection, piece of research, with each day she teaches, she becomes more and more free too.
Crystals of Altamira was born at first to make crystal accessories that people could use to tap into crystal healing. As time passed, and the election of 2016 happened, Leah delved ever deeper into finding her purpose- what is her role as a teacher and how is spirituality involved. The answer has been the evolution of Crystals of Altamira into a house of healing. This is a place designed to help you believe, when you feel like you’re losing faith. Leah believes we can transform society, in fact we are being pushed to do it now. But if we never heal the traumas and wounds that reside in us, we will never find true liberation. Amid the chaos and despair, Leah has confidence in your ability to heal yourself. She believes radical healing is possible because you are powerful, and after all, healing is your birthright.

During our conversation, we talk about her dad, hitting rock bottom, surrendering, and radically accepting who we are. Leah also talks about her work with the Akashic Records and when/how to work with them.

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Mentioned in this episode:
Magic Mama episode

Fent Podcast

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Sep 16, 2019
122 - Rewriting Your Story And Becoming A Latina Inventor with Norma Rapko
00:59:44

Listeners we're back this week with the incredible story of Norma Rapko Vargas.

When it comes to innovation & design, Norma Rapko Vargas is a tour de force within the creative community. Artist, inventor, designer, author, speaker and on-air talent, she is a style icon across many platforms. Her artful presence transcends the expected. A curator of ethereal beauty in all facets of her life, Norma’s creativity is a masterful blend of intention & whimsy. Her renowned eye for aesthetics helped parlay her passion into a stint as an interior designer. As a stylist, she helped beautify spaces throughout California, including those of television and film producers. She shared her interior design styling’s with the world in her book, ‘Embellished Memories: Decorating Mats & Frames’ published by Martingale & Co. As a Latina crafting celebrity, and inventor Norma has been featured in several eminent media outlets and she was awarded the National Latina Business Women of the Year for Arts & Production. This honor earned her the designation of being the first featured designer of Plaid Craft Television. As a philanthropist, she lends her hands & heart to Mission work in Mexico, building homes for those in need. A creative force to be reckoned with, her latest contribution to the crafting industry has revolutionized the fine art of embellishing throughout the creative world. She has launched her new crafting tool invention, The Crystyler, debuted in 1,100 Michaels craft stores and has become a #1 Best seller and Most Favorited product on It’s first airing at HSN. And Norma is just getting started.

Trigger Warning
During this episode Norma and I talk about suicide. If you have sensitive ears around you or you feel this topic might trigger you in any way, please select another episode to listen. Your mental health matters.

Listeners, Norma shares her inspiring story with us and we talk about being a businesswoman, one of the very few Latina inventors in the U.S., and she reminds us to nurture our creative side.

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Important Suicide Prevention Links
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If you're outside of the U.S. visit IASP
The Trevor Project for LGBTQ+ youth

Our Partner of The Week:
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Mentioned Episodes
077 - Coping with Suicide with The Humbled Therapist
019 - Hanging Secrets with Frances Prado

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Sep 03, 2019
121 - Becoming An Evolving Woman With Jessy Furniel
00:57:45

Listeners we're back this week with Jessy Furniel.

Jessy is a former Grupo Punta Cana concierge strategist who’s hosted the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Anna Wintour and the Assouline Family. She’s also the Founder and Formulator of new Int’l Award Winning opulent organic skincare line, Adélie®️, which empowers women to age with confidence. Adélie®️ is proudly Latina-owned, Leaping Bunny certified, Vegan-Friendly, over 95% organic, utilizing all-active specialty ingredients such as Amazonian Passion Fruit seed oil and Moroccan Prickly Pear Seed oil for maximum potency and efficacy.

We talk about her journey, how much she loves change, moving, and finding herself in new unknown places, the births of her daughters, and creating Adélie®️ her award-winning skin care line for womxn over 35.

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Aug 27, 2019
120 - The Foreign Language of Financial Literacy with Natalie Torres-Haddad
00:57:01

Listeners, we brought Natalie Torres-Haddad back to the show! Because it is so important to dismantle our money traumas and mindset, this is why Natalie is back to share her knowledge of this foreign language most of us are not taught: Financial Literacy.

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TEDx Talk

Books mentioned on the show:
Overcoming Underearning by Barbara Stanny
The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason
The Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo
Option B by Sheryl Sandberg

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Aug 19, 2019
119 - Choosing To Be A Warrior with Dario Guerrero
00:59:08

Listeners this week we're back with Dario Guerrero.

Dario Guerrero was brought to this country when he was two years old and like a true bad hombre overstayed his tourist visa. His story first received national attention in September 2014 when he published an essay in the Washington Post titled “I told Harvard I was an undocumented immigrant. They gave me a full scholarship.” Following up on this story, a Telemundo news crew reached out to Dario and found him living in his grandmother’s home, some 3,000 miles away from school in the crime-ridden, massive slums of Nezahualcoyotl just outside Mexico City. Dario’s story again made headlines, this time under the guise of “Harvard student took his dying mom to Mexico, now he’s not allowed to leave.” This is the subject matter of the present film. This is the story of ROCIO. Dario runs a mentoring and boxing class in his hometown of Carson, California.

Dario shares his journey living in the U.S. and finding out he is undocumented. He shares how he made it to Harvard and how he made the desicion do do whatever it took to save his mother like a true warrior.

This week's partner is Raw Love by May and the owner is nada mas y nada menos que Maydelli from episode 91.

Watch Dario's short.
Get The Outliers by Malcom Gladwell - Book mentioned in the episode.

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Aug 14, 2019
118 - Achieving goals by being flexible with Adacelis Perez
00:44:26

Listeners we're back this week with Adacelis Perez.

Mrs. Perez is an Author, Certified Life Coach and Entrepreneur. She is the CEO and Founder of Breathe Publishing, Inc. A native Puerto Rican, she is a communication expert, with previous experience working for CNN, and for CDC as a consultant. A recipient of two certificates from Peabody Awards for her collaboration in CNN's coverage of the Arab Spring and Hurricane Katrina, Ada has worked as a publicist for internationally renowned news anchors, orchestrated major public relations and social marketing campaigns, and helped develop successful communication programs for some of the world's leading organizations. Both bilingual and bicultural, she was born in Puerto Rico, and has called Georgia home for the past twenty years where she lives with her son. Mrs. Perez offers book coaching and life strategy coaching services for women, and through her practice, she wants to help Latina women write the book of their dreams.

Trigger Warning Ada talks about the tragic loss of her father during this episode, so if you are currently grieving, please be mindful of this.

Listeners, Ada shares about her healing journey and how she had to give up her life to help her mother after the loss of her father. We talk about having an attitude of gratitude and how living this shaped her career. Ada also tells us about her book "Anxious Mom, Anxious Child" and she inspires us to believe we can also write a book.

Stay tuned for an upcoming episode where Ada will come and tell us all things writing books. We need more Latinx authors in the book space. If you'd like to leave an anonymous question, you can do so here.

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Aug 05, 2019
117 - Dr. Janet Brito Answering Listeners Sex Questions
00:50:48

Warning for the sensitive ears: This episode will cover sex-related conversations that might not be appropriate for little humans.

Listeners, Dr. Brito came back to Cafe con Pam to answer all your questions. Thank you to everyone who submitted anonymous questions, even though it was anonymous it was really brave of you to be vulnerable and ask.

This time, Dr. Brito came solely to answer your questions and my favorite tools she shared were:

HALT: Hungry/Horny, Angry, Lonely or Tired. How are you currently feeling?

I love french FRIES: Freely given, Reversible, Informed, Enthusiastic, Specific. This is your consent card. It's so important for everyone to know this.

Our partner this episode was Pisqueya, my new favorite hot sauce.

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Jul 28, 2019
116 - Mentors And Shifting Focus To Positively Impact Our Community with Eddy Gramajo
01:11:17

Trigger Warning: Domestic Violence. This episode contains some mention of a domestic violence instance. Please check in with yourself if this is a sensitive topic to you

Listeners we're back from our much needed summer break. This week we bring you Eddy Gramajo.

Eddy was raised by a single Guatemalan mom. Lived in poverty most of his life but made it to the largest public accounting firm in the world. Now Eddy is a CPA and has worked for amazing companies like Pandora and Glassdoor. Eddy finally started his own tech company because he believes there are so many ways to impact our community and bring others with you.

Eddy shares some insighs on what small business owners must do when it comes to their money. He also shares his journey to entrepreneurship and what inspired him to create Canasta, an online platform that sends invoices on behalf of small businesses.

This week we also talk about Scout Books our partners this episode. We love their products and we love that they are a Certified B Corp.

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Jul 28, 2019
115 - Mid Year Review
00:22:56

Listeners we're back this week with a solo episode!

We are going to to over our Mid Year Review.

If you'd like to download the template, head over to bit.ly/midyearreviewconpam

Our Mid Year Review consists on 11 steps:

  1. Reflect on your annual intentions. What did you commit to in the beginning of the year?
  2. This year's word and/or affirmation.
  3. Quarterly intentions.
  4. What can you celebrate?
  5. Review your life wheel.
  6. Reflect on what is working.
  7. Evaluate what you need to let go of.
  8. Lessons learned.
  9. Progress report.
  10. Moving forward, next steps.
  11. Who can hold you accountable?

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Jul 03, 2019
114 - Improving Your Health Through Movement with Anthony Cruz
00:42:17

Listeners, we're back this week with Anthony Cruz!

Anthony grew up a multi-sport athlete. One thing he wanted to achieve was becoming bigger, faster, and stronger (like any other athlete). Anthony began looking up anything and everything about working out and sports performance. When his teammates noticed the increased muscle and quickness on the field, they wanted in on the action so Anthony started training them. Seeing them get similar results, his love and journey for coaching began. Anthony's mission is to improve health, performance, and ultimately safety to all military, fire, and police in Southern California. He currently works with over dozens of veterans, first responders, and active duty military. Anthony also works with these populations online all across the country to get them and keep them performing their best in their respective service fields.

During this episode we talk about Anthony growing up in a military town, then joining the army, and now giving back through his knowledge of proper body movement.

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Jun 24, 2019
113 - Cuando Se Quiere, Se Puede with Beto Perez
01:01:46

Warning: Explicit words on this episode.

Listeners, we're back this week with Beto Perez.

Beto was born in Tijuana, Mexico and raised in South San Diego. His passion for music started at a young age when his cousins gave him vinyl records to play. This led him to a career as a DJ. He has worked as a producer, an on-air DJ for both Spanish and English markets and has done some voice over work. When Beto is not behind the microphone or DJing, you can find him eating, and most likely his favorite food: BBQ. He enjoys outdoor live concerts, outdoor activities, watching plays, fixing up old cars, video games, reptiles, and he is a huge sports fan.

You will laugh and you'll be inspired with this episode. Beto shares the story of when he got inspired to be on radio and how he did not stop until he started working at a radio station at the young age of 17. We talk about all the things.

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Jun 17, 2019
112 - You Are Worthy Of Having It All with Eva Macias
00:48:55

Listeners, we're back this week with Eva Macias!

Eva is a powerful leader and sought-after speaker in the financial industry. Eva’s speciality is helping women create a “simple-to-follow” financial plan in 60 minutes or less.
Eva believes that all working families deserve access to the same financial information that few families receive.
After learning her parents were retiring with just $1,100 in savings, Eva decided to dedicate her life to teaching women and working families on how to achieve financial freedom. Eva is committed to “leveling the financial playing field” for all women so that everyone can reach their financial goals.
Eva's passion to support women has influenced her in becoming #1 Amazon Best Selling author of A Latinas Guide to Money, a spokesperson with Fortune 500 Companies and also has done TV appearances.

Listeners, Eva shares about the time when she realized that wealth exists, how she began shifting her limiting beliefs around money, and why she is so passionate about helping women learn and navigate this financial world.

During this episode, I talked about a money book that changed my life. In case you're interested, you can find it here. This is after you read Eva's book first, because I'm all about supporting a Latinx business first.

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Jun 10, 2019
111. The Healing Quest of Luz Warrior with Linda Garcia
01:22:34

Listeners, this week we have a conversation with the one and only Linda Garcia, AKA Luz Warrior!

Linda, a California native, born to immigrant parents, double majored in Marketing and International Business. During college she was on air talent for Telemundo and Univision and began to write, produce and direct local TV commercials. Fascinated with storytelling she pursued a career in film and formed part of the startup team that launched the first major Latino Hollywood movie studio, Lionsgate’s, Pantelion Films. In 2012, Linda accepted a position at Netflix in Content Operations where she managed one of the company’s largest accounts. She was the driving force behind Spanish subs and dubs for Netflix U.S. originals and the launch of telenovelas. She most recently launched AT&T’s, Fullscreen and Lionsgate’s, Pantaya streaming service. As of September she closed the door on Hollywood to focus on her podcast, Let There Be Luz, full time. Linda or Luz Warrior as most of her listeners call her, has been strongly embraced by her community developing her avid listener. Last year she began her journey as a motivational speaker, She held a Red Tent at We All Grow Latina, spoke at LA Times Women’s Empowerment, meditation and journey insights at The Nielsen Company and was chosen to be one of We All Grow’s 2019 Storytellers.

Ah listeners, this conversation with Luz was so amazing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Some notes about the episode:

  • We cover a lot about Linda's life, from moving to a whole new state at the early age of 12, to her teen pregnancy, bleeding, and her life growing up .
  • Trigger warning, Linda does mention her sexual assault during this episode, we don’t go into details. I do want to be conscious of anyone that might be sensitive about this topic.
  • And Linda just returned from her amazing retreat: Mujer Llena. It was amazing, so opening and so healing for all the womxn that attended. Now Linda is focusing on an upcoming event on September 13, 2019 so stay tuned for more details.

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May 27, 2019
110 - The Power of Relationships with Ricky Rosario
00:47:33

Listers, we're back this episode with Ricky Rosario.

A New Jersey native, Ricky Rosario is an independent Producer and Director who resides in Los Angeles, CA. His experience spans across commercials, music videos and films. Ricky got his start in the film industry by working as . Production Assistant on various projects. With a degree in Marketing and Finance from Seton Hall University, Ricky is highly budget conscience when it comes to efficient and powerful storytelling.
Before getting into the film industry, Ricky worked at NBCU/Telemundo as an Affiliate Relations Analyst. Outside of his experience in Production, he is also an avid photographer. Ricky is currently promoting and showcasing his critically acclaimed short film, “Abuela’s Luck” in which he was the Writer, Producer and Director. The next short film that he produced and directed is "It's Who You Know" starring Emmy and Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman. The film is currently hitting the film festival circuit.

We dive deep in his story and how building relationship could really propel you and open up doors.

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May 20, 2019
109 - Planning With A Purpose with Carolina Burquez
00:36:59

Listeners, this week we're back with Carolina Burquez!

Planning With A Purpose was created from a dream & desire to educate and empower our community through financial & business workshops.
Carolina Burquez CEO and Founder, quickly realized that there was a huge need for this in our community after her many years of experience in the industry.
Before becoming a business consultant, Carolina was a financial advisor that enjoyed helping her clients create a personalized roadmap that would help them reach all of their goals. And throughout her many years of experience in the financial planning world, she found her passion in helping business owners, entrepreneurs & startups plan with a purpose in every area of their lives; personally, professionally & financially so they can build a business that aligns with a life filled with identity, passion & purpose.
That is they key to Planning With A Purpose. To live purposefully in every area of your life.

Carolina shares with us her story of growing up in San Diego, the three things we need to have ready before reaching out to get help, and how her company Planning with a Purpose got started.

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May 13, 2019
108 - Having Courage To Overcome It All With Isaac Collins
00:52:20

Listeners, we're back this week with Isaac Collins!

Isaac is a Kansas City entrepreneur passionate about giving back to the community. In addition to his business experience and undergraduate degree in business, Isaac is a certified yoga instructor, and he has previously worked with kids programming at a non-profit and also has taught yoga in Kansas City.
Isaac recently joined a startup company, and after 19 months, they launched Serv Nutrition at the end of 2018.

We chat about his upbringing as an African American man in the MidWest, finding out he had siblings later in life, almost giving up, and joining a new venture that gives back.

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May 06, 2019
107 - Reinventing Yourself With A Strong Mindset with Dayhanna Acosta
00:52:12

Listeners, this week we're back with Dayhanna Acosta.

Dayhanna, is an energetic communication expert, a powerful speaker, and a dynamic educator who helps nonprofit and mid-size businesses scale and reach their target audience.
Her clients and students say she can turn mundane, geeky topics into something relevant that people can get excited about! Her company Chase Your Fears manages the marketing and P.R departments of U.S based nonprofit and mid-size businesses. In a world that's divided by our differences, Dayhanna strives to bring people together, to teach tolerance and communication skills that can break barriers and help us better understand one another. She is passionate about women empowerment and works with organizations such as The Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation to create initiatives that support education, entrepreneurship and social justice.

We talk about college, how she met her husband, how she became a mom, and all things mindset, especially about having an abundance mindset.

Listeners, the book I talk about during the show is Overcoming Underearning which my PowerSister Rita shared it with me and we actually read it together.

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Apr 29, 2019
106 - Breaking Mental Health Stigma with Adriana Alejandre
00:57:05

Listeners this week we have Adriana Alejandre!

Adriana Alejandre, MA, LMFT talks about her journey to mental health and the inspiration to help others break the mental health stigma in the Latinx Community.

Adriana, is a relationship therapist and counselor, speaker on sexual assault, sexual violence and trauma. Her specialty is working with women, men and adolescents dealing with relationship issues, identity issues, depression, anxiety and any traumatic event that has occurred in their life.

Adriana gained her clinical experience at intense trauma sites, the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley and Strength United. She has experience and passion for treating survivors of sexual assault, torture, child abuse and court-mandated individuals. Adriana helps people through their toughest moments in their lives, at a time when they are afraid to change but know it is necessary to.

Adriana is also the founder of LatinxTherapy, a platform that provides education and resources for the Latinx population about mental health. This project started as a weekly bilingual podcast, and it grew to now be this amazing platform and directory of culturally competent mental health therapists that can serve Latinx.

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Apr 22, 2019
105 - Discovering Your Calling When You Least Expect it with Candy Calderon
00:59:52

Listeners we're back this week with Candy Calderon!

Candy is a certified holistic health & wellness coach, passionate about health & wellness and an avid healthy lifestyle social media influencer. Through her page www.candycalderon.com she shares her popular and outspoken takes on healthy living from the modern, busy woman-entrepreneur's perspective and taboo subjects very few talk about while still having fun, and a few glasses of wine in the process!

Candy comes from a business background and worked for several years with international corporations traveling the world developing their business, but always felt in her heart that health & wellness were her true calling.

After her mother's breast cancer diagnosis, she took it upon herself to learn everything needed to help her heal faster and naturally, this is when Candy decided to go back to school to study holistic nutrition, and her health & wellness career began.

She has coached thousands of people all over the world through her signature programs about detoxing and healthy living and regularly keynote speaks on how to prevent and reverse diseases, instead of reacting to them. Her insights are often featured in TV, and written media as well.

Candy is passionate about transmitting her message to everyone in need, but especially to the women in her community.

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Apr 19, 2019
104 - Retired at 32 through Real Estate Investing with Kendra Barnes
00:49:41

Listeners this week we're back with Kendra Barnes.

Kendra is a full-time Real Estate Investor and founder of The Key Resource. Her real estate investments afforded her the ability to retire from the 9-5 life at the age of 32. She created The Key Resource to inspire, empower and educate people about the power of home ownership and Real Estate investment. She currently owns and manages 4 properties (8 rental units total).

Her key message to anyone looking to buy a home or a rental property is: “You don’t have hit the lottery or be left an inheritance to buy property. You can start with what you have right now. You are worthy of wealth.”

When she's not working, or looking for her next investment, you can find her thrift shopping, baking some gluten-free goodies or binge-watching Netflix with her husband.

This episode is so good! So inspiring and I cannot wait for you to share your thoughts.

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Apr 07, 2019
103 - Navigating Academia as a Latina Mom with Maricela Becerra
00:54:10

Listeners, we're back this week with another episode, this time we have a conversation with Maricela Becerra, AKA Academic Mami.

Maricela shares her journey to the United States, how her passion for reading now has become her career, motherhood, life in Academia, and Mari also shares about her dissertation topic: How the younger generations are processing and "translating" the Tlatelolco student massacre of 1968.

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Apr 01, 2019
102 - What's Better Than Prime with Manny Gonzalez
00:52:05

Hello listeners, this week we're back with Manny Gonzalez

Manuel "Manny" Gonzalez is the founding father of The Way I Dad: a predominantly visual resource for new parents geared to provide the answers to parenting's everyday decisions from the perspective of a dad of three French-Mexican toddlers. His daytime work helps him provide a unique and thorough perspective on sustainably consensus and gentle parenting.

During our conversation, Manny shares how he met his wife, their decision on getting married, parenting, and how they manage life with now three little ones.

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Mar 27, 2019
101 - Brand Strategy: Branding 101
00:20:01

Listeners we are back this week with another solo episode and this time we’re going to talk about all things branding!

As a brand strategist committed to serving small business, especially those created by recovering procrastinators, I wanted to create an episode specifically on brand strategy. During this episode, I will share a portion of my brand strategy process.

We explore Phase II: Develop and we learn about your Brand Container, your Brand Archetype, and developing your Humans (or Client Persona)

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Mar 18, 2019
100 - 5 Steps to Get Organized
00:16:54

Listeners we made it to 100 episodes, can you believe it? To celebrate we’re going to go over the 5 steps to get more organized as we also close the #getorganizedchallenge we just hosted.

If you have #fomo because you missed the challenge, it’s ok, take a listen to the 5 lessons we went through these last 5 days:

  1. Download
  2. Prioritize
  3. Evaluate
  4. Plan
  5. Reflect

Thank you so so much for these last 100 episodes! I’m so grateful for you!

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Feb 25, 2019
099 - When You Have No Room For Doubt with Ed Blunt
01:06:54

Hello listeners, we're back this week and we have a conversation with Ed Blunt.

Ed is A former Broadway, Television, Film and Voice Over Artist, Ed Blunt has worked with Les Brown, trained for T. Harv Eker’s Peak Potentials and a has been a featured speaker at George Fraser’s International Frasernet.

Has also worked with pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Columbia University Medical College, Yale University, the Trinidadian Congress of Insurance Agents, Volunteers of America, and Another Choice among many others.

Ed Blunt is the only Les Brown Platinum Speaker to have the distinction of earning 6 Figures in speaking fees in one month implementing Les Brown’s teachings.

Listeners, this episode will leave you thinking about your mindset and hungry for financial literacy.

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Feb 21, 2019
098 - Finding your identity, honoring your heritage and GYVing with Horacio Portillo
00:52:20

Listeners, we're back this week with Horacio Portillo.

Horacio tells us so many stories of resilience, resourcefulness, and strenght. We learn about his company GYV, and his passion for developing a brand that reflected and honored his culture.

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Feb 11, 2019
097 - Plant Healing, Polyamory and Living La Vida Divine with Jhoselyn Thomas
00:52:50

Listeners, we're back this week with another great episode. This time we talked to Jhoselyn Thomas.

Jhoselyn is a Licensed Registered Nurse with over 16 years of experience, a Sacred Sexuality Guide, Sexual health advocate, and Certified Tantra Practitioner, a Shaman training with the indigenous Shuar culture, plant medicine retreat facilitator, and intuitive healer. She has worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds in both Spanish (her native tongue), and English. Sharing her medical and holistic knowledge about health, healing and emotional balancing life. Working with knowledge passed down from her South American Indigenous lineage, as well as her western training.

When Jhoselyn is not living her path as healer, she spends her path as a nurturing parent to 2 wonderful girls, a wife to her amazing husband and girlfriend to her lovers in a polyamorous union of 18 years. She also enjoys traveling, teaching, and growing her own edible garden and cooking healing meals for her loved ones.

This episode covers a lot of topics, from Jhoselyn's healing journey, to her polyamory relationship, cancer, and plant medicine. Let us know your thoughts about this episode.

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Jan 29, 2019
096 - Raising Bilingual Children with Maritere Rodriguez Bellas
00:33:21

Hello listeners, we're back this week with Maritere Rodriguez Bellas.

Maritere is an award-winning author, bilingual and bicultural parenting expert, influencer, features writer, and speaker with a master’s degree in communications from Pepperdine University in California. Realizing she could combine her two life passions, writing and motherhood, Maritere became a voice for Latino parents long before the existence of online parenting resources. For twelve years, Maritere wrote a highly regarded and influential parenting column for La Opinión, the largest Spanish language newspaper in the country. During that time, she also wrote for the national magazines Ser Padres and Healthy Kids en Español and Exito! Chicago.

For four years, her articles appeared in Vista magazine, distributed nationally and online via the ImpreMedia group, in the top 15 U.S. Hispanic markets. A parenting blogger since the fall of 2014, she is a contributor to online publications like Connect Her Media, Dual Language Schools Organization, and HipLatina, and she is a guest writer for Huffington Post. Maritere has been featured in Alegria Bilingual Magazine, Latina Style, todobebé.com, mamásporelmundo.com, El Nuevo Día, and El Post Antillano, among others. She has also been featured in many popular podcasts: Super Mamás, Bilingual Avenue,and the New 30 Podcast. Most recently, she has been collaborating Dual Language Schools organization on a video series in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, and she has collaborated with MomsRising.org/MamásconPoder as a bilingual resource for parents.

Her website www.maritererodriguezbellas, where she blogs, is a place where she shares her wisdom as a Latina author and as a mom. Maritere appears regularly on Spanish language media (Univision and Telemundo) sharing her parenting expertise. She was just named Hispanic Style 2018 Latina of Influence and was nominated for a 2018 Tecla Award in the parenting category by the Hispanicize Media Group (HMG). Most recently, Mari won a Puerto Rico Blog Award under the education category.

Listeners, Maritere and I talk about her life growing up and how she got into writing. Mari shares a beautiful story of someone becoming her champion and how this instance propelled her writing career, we talk about Puerto Rico and the devastation after Maria, and of course, we talk about raising bilingual kids in the U.S.

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Jan 21, 2019
095 - Having better conversations for healing with Luis Miranda
00:50:13

Listeners this week we're back with Luis Miranda

Luis s a peacebuilding professional specializing in capacity building, youth leadership development, and restorative justice processes with communities affected by armed conflicts and historical harms.

Luis has facilitated dialogues and leadership development workshops for youth-oriented initiatives in North America, Europe, East Asia, and Latin America. He has also participated in the efforts of the United Network of Young Peacebuilders in 2014-2015 which lead to the Amman Declaration and the passing of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security. As an activist under the #JusticiaYa movement in Guatemala, Luis organized waves of peaceful demonstrations nonviolent demonstrations which managed to oust the country’s presidency in 2015 and then led a series of workshops to shift the movement's advocacy efforts towards legislative reforms.

Under the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace in Colombia, Luis conducted extensive field work with eight regions affected by the armed conflict in a project aimed at preparing civil society actors to participate in the implementation of the Colombian Peace Agreement. Along with UNDP Colombia, Luis organized a national summit for young people working for youth across Colombia, served as organizer for the national network, and conducted capacity building work.

Over the last year, Luis has been involved with projects preparing members of religious groups for dialogues, including the Intereclesial Dialogues for Peace in Colombia (DiPaz) and the Madrasa Discourses project at University of Notre Dame. Currently, Luis is doing grassroots capacity building work with refugee and migrant families in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he is also a faith community organizer for the sanctuary movement, helping distressed migrants find refuge.
Luis is a graduate from the London School of Economics and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the Obama Foundation international network.

Listeners, Luis and I have an amazing conversation and we cover his childhood in Guatemala, losing his dad and the tragic story of losing his sister.

TRIGGER WARNING!

Luis shares his experience growing up in Guatemala during the Civil War in the 90s and he describes the time he lost his sister due to the crime and violence the country was experiencing at the time.

Please take it easy with this episode if you don't think you can handle painful memories.

Luis also shares about his experience with DKMS, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating blood cancers and diversifying the bone marrow registry.

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Jan 14, 2019
094 - The Cost of Our Lives with Linda Gonzalez
01:04:55

Happy 2019!

Listeners, the first episode of the year is a great one to get you inspired to take action this year. This episode we had a conversation with Linda González

Linda is the author of the memoir The Cost of Our Lives. She has published essays in literary journals and books, served as a judge for Latino Books awards and guest editor for aaduna journal, she is a storyteller, and received her MFA from Goddard College. Linda is developing a solo performance piece that draws from the memoir and incorporates the complexities of educational privilege and stereotypes.

We talk about her childhood, navigating college, and how her life changed with she answered the knock on the door when she was 16 years old.

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Jan 07, 2019
093 - Believe in yourself with Krystal Guerra
00:55:11

Listeners we're back this week with Krystal Guerra!

Krystal Guerra is a Utah native and first-generation Latina and holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Management with a Marketing Emphasis from Utah Valley University.

Krystal has always had a passion for leadership and serving her community both locally and nationally. While attending UVU she worked closely with campus administration as the VP of Clubs and Organizations and advocated for community colleges in Washington DC as the Utah South Regional Representative with ASACC. She was also an AmeriCorpsVISTA member, an organization aimed at alleviating poverty through volunteering and the mobilization of resources. Locally, she served as a volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club at Capitol West in Salt Lake City, where she worked with culturally diverse teens and presented with the SMART girls initiative.

Krystal has over seven years’ experience in B2B tech marketing and thrives on recommending solutions that drive results. She has worked with hundreds of clients ranging from mid-size to large enterprise Fortune 500 companies and has been involved in raising over $4 million in venture capital. In 2012 she served as the VP of Events for the Utah American Marketing Association and in 2017 was a Women Tech Awards Nominee.

Krystal’s work to advocate for women in business and mentor youth have fueled her success and notoriety. Known for keeping it real with a side of sassiness—she shares important topics dedicated to the power of self worth, networking, leadership advancement, overcoming adversity and engaged learning. You can most likely catch Krystal at the airport boarding her next adventure.

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Dec 22, 2018
092 - The Terrible Twos!
00:50:31

Hello listeners! After a 3 week restoring break Cafe con Pam is back and llego para quedarse!

During this episode, we bring back The Humbled Therapist Priscila and we talk about being in this growth stage of the podcast.

We keep it pretty casual and simply have a conversation about what has happened in the last two years.

Stay tuned for amazing guests coming up in the next weeks and fun things ahead!

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Dec 10, 2018
091 - It All Starts With Self-Love with Maydelli Mendoza
01:10:59

Listeners, we're back this week with Maydelli Mendoza.

Maydelli is the founder of Healing with Self Love and Raw Love by May. She is passionate about healing at all levels, this comes from her own personal struggle with depression after finding out she was undocumented. Her journey to healing came from a variety of places. As she healed at a spiritual, mental, emotional and physical level, she became a Reiki Master and a Soul Synchronicity meditation expert from the Oneness University in India. Maydelli graduated with a B.A. degree in Sociology and she is eager to start her Master Program in Clinical Psychology. With more than ten years experience in the Restaurant Industry, she hopes to revolutionize the way we look at food which is the reason why she started her Vegan Catering company Raw Love by May. Maydelli realized the major role her food choices were playing in the way she felt physically. Once she understood that, she made food one of her healing tools. She wants others to find healing from past childhood traumas, traumatic events thru yoga, meditation, energy healing, good high vibrational foods and finding their way back to self-love. As well as helping other women to live on purpose for their purpose.

Maydelli shares her incredible story with us and we can't wait to hear your thoughts.

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Nov 12, 2018
090 - Living a Diferente Life with Maribel Quezada-Smith
00:59:43

Listeners, we're back this week with another episode and this time we have a conversation with Maribel Quezada-Smith.

Maribel Maribel is a creative entrepreneur who has spent too much time hopping between cultures, never truly feeling like she fit in anywhere. Until she gave up her ideas of who she thought people wanted her to be and embraced her authentic self. Her passion is to inspire people through meaningful content and stories. And she’s doing it in her work, and through her podcast, Diferente. She earns her living as a television producer, writer, and marketing consultant, and yes, she always has three jobs… in case you were wondering.

We talked about all the things during this episode, from living in Mexico to moving to he MidWest, online dating and living a diferente life.

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Nov 05, 2018
089 - Rapidín, She is me and I am her
00:09:30

Hello listeners, we're back with another rapidín episode and this time I've been dragging sharing it because talking about my spirituality is hard for me. Also, because this podcast is not about that, however, I've been called to share this story and I hope you find it useful.

During this rapidín, we learn about the ancient Hawaiian practice of clearing Hoʻoponopono:

I'm sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you.

I chat about the beautiful voice of Carrie Grossman and I play a bit of her amazing song Thank you. You can find the whole song below and I invite you to sit and meditate while you listen to the words: http://bit.ly/carriegrossmanthankyou

Ah, let me know your thoughts on this episode and always always stay shining!

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Oct 29, 2018
088 - Providence St. Joseph Health
00:23:04

Hello listeners, we're back this week with an episode brought to you by Providence St. Joseph Health.

Providence St. Joseph Health is one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in America, comprising a diverse family of organizations driven by a belief that health is a human right and everyone should have access to live the best life possible, regardless of how much money they have.

Every day they serve patients with compassion and excellence. They share a singular commitment to improve the health of all, and are strong advocates for those who are poor and vulnerable. To learn more visit future.psjhealth.org

During this episode, we chatted with Ali Santore, who is vice president of government and public affairs for Providence St. Joseph Health. Ali leads advocacy and public affairs, which includes managing government affairs operations across seven states and in Washington, D.C. Her national advocacy and engagement strategies have successfully advanced federal priorities that preserve and expand access to care for the underserved, positioning PSJH as a leading advocate for mental health, advance care planning, and the Medicaid program.

Ali and I chatted about the services Providence St Joseph Health provides to the community, where can people find them and who can receive services.

I am excited to share this episode because I think people often times overlook their health because of lack of resources. I hope Providence St. Joseph Health serves as a provider to your needs.

Please share this episode with a friend you think they'd benefit from and listeners, stay shining!

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Oct 29, 2018
087 - Allowing Your Creative Expression to Flow with Tatiana Velazquez
00:38:52

Hello listeners, this week we're back with Tatiana Velazquez.

Tatiana is a former Pow! Wow! Long beach participant whose work can be found on the west-facing wall of the market at the northeast corner of Broadway and Cherry. Her work, bordering the lines between graphics and cubism, plays with female identity, beauty, and the interconnection of all humans.

She's a mixed media artist and creates art ranging from collage, watercolor, photography, ink, cyanotype, pastel, film, acting, screenwriting, and she's also a musician(bass, piano, vocals.). Tatiana does it all and enjoys it all. Through her story she teaches us that listening to what your body needs to express is powerful, sometimes that could come through visual art and sometimes through music.

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Oct 12, 2018
086 - Using your Divine Talents with Shaun Cassidy
00:55:07

Hello listeners, we're back this week with another episode and this time we chat wit Shaun Cassidy.

Shaun is the chief developer of Cassidy Creative Solutions. A speaking, training, and consulting firm that helps professionals, nonprofit organizations and corporations leverage social media, internet sales and marketing strategies through storytelling across platforms.

Shaun specializes in SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT and INTERNET SALES AND MARKETING STRATEGIES. He holds professional and social media networks for over 500,000 people from within over 40 different countries around the world. Shaun’s LinkedIn profile is listed within the top 1% of profiles viewed worldwide with over 30,000 first level professional connections and he is the developer of one of the largest Facebook groups within Southern California.

Shaun’s clients and partners have been featured in the following global sites: The New York Times, Forbes, WGBH Boston, Univision, ABC News, CNN, CBS News, NBC Latino,The Huffington Post, the front page of Yahoo!,UT San Diego, San Diego Reader, KPBS San Diego, iHeart, Fox 5 San Diego,Channel 6 San Diego,The Times of San Diego Magazine,Los Angeles Times,BBC Ireland and UK

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Oct 03, 2018
085 - The Value of Storytelling with Giovanna Sarquis
00:50:23

Listeners we're here this week with some tea and Giovanna Sarquis!

Writer / Director, Giovanna Sarquis was born and raised in Mexico City. Her cultural background has played a major role in the way she approaches storytelling and filmmaking. Ever since she was a little girl she remembers writing stories and poems; however, while growing up filmmaking was not an encouraged career. Filmmaking gave her happiness though and she believed that she had no other option but to follow her passion and become a storyteller. She pursued her dream and graduated from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles with an MFA in Screenwriting in 2017.

Culture continues to play a large role in Giovanna’s filmmaking career. Giovanna likes to call her genre magical realism. In this, she explores the human condition and the adversity that can be seen in the world. She hopes that through her films, people can feel empathy or connect with the struggles faced by the main character. In her films, she likes to blend the rawness of humanity with fantasy or magic. Her hope is that through her films she can give other the emotional outlet that she felt when she watched some of her favorite movies, such as Blue Jasmine, growing up.

Since beginning her career, Giovanna has been involved in numerous film and new media projects, both on her own and in collaboration with others. She has written and directed short films and she’s received two awards and five nominations, including “Best Short Film” and “Best Director”.

Giovanna was the co-creator of her latest project, “Before I Got Famous,” a web series of which she directed all ten episodes and is currently streaming on Revry, and other platforms.

Her recent scriptwriting projects include “Ascension” a sci-fi/thriller feature film, “Lipstick” a television pilot and coming-of-age drama entitled “Starry Night.” She is currently writing a full-length script called “Cupcakes,” a short comedy she created in 2016 that is now being developed as a feature film.

So many topics were covered during this talk and also Giovanna asks me what my remedy is.

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Sep 24, 2018
084 - Taking Action with Xochitl Oseguera
00:51:48

Hello listeners! This week we're back talking to Xochitl Oseguera.

Xochitl is the Senior Campaign Director of Mamás con Poder, the Spanish sector of momsrising.org. Xochitl was born and raised in Mexico, and moved to the U.S. to earn a Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Xochitl has more than 18 years experience working with the U.S. Hispanic/Latinx population in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. In addition to her commitment to justice in the world, she is passionate about books, technology, traveling and her family.

During our time together, Xochitl shared her story of living in the US. Navigating the Midwest and her current work with Mamás con Poder. We talk about #FamilySeparation and how it's still happening. Xochitl shares quick actions we can take to make a difference today.

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Sep 15, 2018
083 - Rapidín, How to Prioritize Your Tasks
00:10:15

Hello listeners! We're back this week with a Rapidín Episode.

During this solo episode, I talk about my top 3 methods I use to prioritize. This episode was inspired by the questions I received from the Webinar I recently did for #WeAllGrow. Lots of the questions that I was asked had to do with prioritizing, so I created this episode to elaborate on what we talked about and inspire you to get things done this week.

Don't forget to subscribe, rate, review and share this episode widely with your friends. Thank you to all of your 5-Star reviews and please keep them coming so I know you're listening and I can continue to create more content like this.

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Sep 10, 2018
082 - On Creating Your Own Story with Rudy Guisbert
00:44:28

Hello listeners! This week we're back and we have a conversation with Rudy Guisbert.

After 14 years of being a Systems Administrator, Rudy decided that he needed a break from the routine and quit his job to travel to Latin America.
This journey allowed him to meet beautiful people, explore amazing sites and venture into the most extraordinary coffee farms. Rudy found something in common that unites most Latino countries, this is called coffee. Rudy developed a strong bond with a number of farmers and producers across several Latin American countries such as Bolivia, Peru and Colombia. The more he connected with these farmers, the more he felt responsible for sharing their stories and product with the world.
Now Rudy is an exclusive coffee merchant, he brings coffee directly from small coffee farms in Latin America, and works only in small batches of top-quality beans. The product comes in ready to sell, all the roasting, packaging, and branding is done in Latin America. Rudy is now proud of his company Cocotu because he’s able to offer chemical-free, exclusive organic coffee beans that are produced through sustainable means.

Listeners, Rudy tells us how he went from working in Corporate America to creating the business of his dreams by traveling to South America.

I hope you get inspired with this one and share it if you think someone you know needs this message

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Aug 26, 2018
081 - The Power of Serving with Dr. Angelica Perez-Litwin
00:55:55

Listeners, we're back this week with a great guest, Dr. Angelica Perez-Litwin.

Dr. Angelica Perez-Litwin, PhD, is an accomplished Dominican-American psychologist, entrepreneur, educator, and an advocate for the career advancement of women. She has created the largest online network of Hispanic professionals and entrepreneurs in the nation with over 18,000 members worldwide. As the Founder and CEO of Latinas Think Big, Dr. Perez-Litwin has pioneered partnerships with today’s leading technology companies and universities, including Google, Twitter, Columbia and Harvard University, collaborating on initiatives designed to help women accelerate their careers and ventures. Featured in NPR, CNN, The NBC Today Show, Forbes, Scientific American, The Huffington Post, and across Hispanic media, her success as a social entrepreneur and masterful connector have earned her the title of ‘Latinalogist’ -- a passionate advocate for the personal wellbeing and economic prosperity of Latinas. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Top 40 Hispanic Leader in the U.S. by Hispanic Business Magazine, while serving as a pillar of success in the Latinx community.

During this conversation, we talked about growing up with a feminist father, success, and Dr. Perez-Litwin's passion for helping other Latinas succeed.

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Aug 20, 2018
080 - Changing Your Lifestyle and Creating a Business Around It with Jocelyn Ramirez
01:07:41

Hello listeners, we're back this week with Jocelyn Ramirez!

Todo Verde founder, Jocelyn Ramirez, is a vegan chef, college professor, yoga instructor, and advocate for healthy food access in her community.

Jocelyn founded Todo Verde in 2015 with a mission to create delicious and healthy plant based food inspired by her Mexican and South American roots. She left her career in higher education to pursue a new path in foodways related to culture and tradition. She has referenced traditional recipes passed down for generations within her family, and has explored new techniques using native ingredients. As she continues to learn about the health benefits of nutrient dense food and healthy ecosystems, she offers knowledge on healthy living with the community through workshops, dialogues, food demonstrations, and speaking engagements.

Jocelyn has also trained at the Matthew Kenney Culinary Institute specializing in plant based cuisine. She now sits on the Leadership Board for the Los Angeles Food Policy Council.

We talked about all the things food, Ayurveda, healthy life changes and their current Indiegogo campaign. If you're listening before August 3, 2018 head over to https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/todo-verde-to-raise-50-000-for-plant-based-cafe-restaurant-food and support!

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Aug 02, 2018
079 - Rapidín, Life Update
00:12:46

Hello listeners, we're back this week with a rapidin episode. You're getting a life update, a quick recap about the Let There Be Luz Red Tent I attended and facilitated the dance by the fire practice.

I give you an update on my new product: Snoozet.com and I explain every part of the pocket so you understand the intention behind it, and there's a little sorprecita at the end of the episode so make sure you stay until the end.

Thank you for being here and we'll see you next week. Stay shining!

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Jul 28, 2018
078 - Intuition, Dreams and Sex Therapy with Dr. Janet Brito
01:05:50

Hello listeners, this week we're back with a new episode and we talk about sex with Dr. Janet Brito!

Janet Brito is an AASECT certified sex therapist who also has a license in clinical psychology and social work. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship from the University of Minnesota Medical School, one of only a few university programs in the world dedicated to sexuality training. Currently, she’s based in Hawaii and is the founder of the Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health. Brito has been featured on many outlets, including Huffington Post, Thrive, and Healthline.

During our conversation, we talk about her journey, how she listened to her intuition which saved her life, enduring hard times and how she became a sex therapist.


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Jul 05, 2018
077 - Coping with Suicide with The Humbled Therapist
01:03:46

Listeners, we're back this week with The Humbled Therapist.

Trigger Alert This week we talk about suicide/self-harm so if you feel like this content is not going to help you right now, please disconnect right now or at any time during this episode. Your mental health matters. You matter.

If you feel like you need professional help, you can call 1-800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741741

Priscila and I talk about the alarming statistics about suicide in the US. She also shares a really personal story with us and we talk about coping strategies when we face the loss of a loved one.

Also, I talk about how you can get involved to help #StopFamilySeparation

June 30 is a families belong together national day of action, and you can find your nearest event if you go to http://bit.ly/attendfamiliesbelongtogether hosted by moveon.org

If you’re listening after June 30, 2018. It’s ok, from June 29-July 8 Members of Congress will be home in their districts for congressional recess. This is your chance to make sure Members of Congress listen. There are events hosted by indivisible.org and you can find your nearest event http://bit.ly/indivisibleevents

Also, #WeAllGrow has also opened up connections for volunteer opportunities. Head over to http://bit.ly/weallgrowguerreras to find out how you can get involved.

Lastly, you can find out more information at spreadideasmovepeople.com/blog

Listeners, stay shining! xo Pam

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Jun 29, 2018
076 - It's Never too Late to Knock on a New Door with Chef Emmanuel Piqueras
01:09:57

Hello listeners! This week we have a conversation with Chef Emmanuel Piqueras.

SPANISH EPISODE AHEAD! Time to practice your skills and enjoy my Mexican and his Peruvian accents.

As the Culinary Ambassador to the U.S. and Canada through Peru’s official tourism authority, Chef Emmanuel Piqueras has generated a new appreciation for Peruvian cuisine in North America. Highly regarded for Sabor y Fusion, his popular food show on Latin America’s largest international cable network, Piqueras began his career at Arzak (Michelin Guide Three Stars; World’s 50 Best Restaurants). Chef Piqueras went on to lead the kitchens as Executive Chef of Andina (Portland, OR), Mixtura (Seattle, WA), Limon (San Francisco, CA),
and Panca (New York City, NY) among others. Now, as Executive Chef/Partner of Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria, Piqueras is excited to bring his Novoandina-style cuisine, largely influenced by his experiences growing up in Lima, to Southern California.

After the success of the flagship Pisco Rotisserie &
Cevicheria in Liberty Station, Chef Piqueras has launched its second location in Carlsbad in January 2018 alongside business partner and veteran restaurateur Sami Ladeki.

I had so much fun talking to Chef Emmanuel and getting inspired with his story. If you have ever thought that it was too late for you to start something, listen to this episode. You can create opportunity simply by knocking on that door you've been staring at for a while.

Don't forget to let me know your thoughts through DM or via the anonymous link.

Find Chef Emmanuel on all things social:
www.instagram.com/emmanuelpiqueras/
www.instagram.com/piscorotisserie/
http://piscorotisserie.com/


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Jun 20, 2018
075 - When You're Addicted to Healing with Jennifer Ibarra
00:56:17

Listeners, we're back this week with Jennifer Ibarra.

Jennifer, is a Soul Coach, Author, and Poet who stands for Love and Liberation. She is the Founder and CEO of MindfulMamis, a purpose-driven company focused on empowering women of color and their families through the art of healing, self-love, and unity. Jennifer Ibarra is also a Tantra Coach, Quantum-Touch Level 1 and Spirit Junkie Level 1 healer and coach. Jennifer’s professional background comes from Spanish broadcasting where she spent six years with Univision. Jennifer currently works for the Blue Zones Project in Fort Worth, Texas—a community-led well-being initiative. She is a single mom of a 4-year-old daughter who ignited her passion and fire to help women see the divine light and power within.

We explored her journey of healing and the moment she realized she was in fact, addicted to healing. Jenni tells us her journey and that moment when she had to stop taking workshops and actually applying what she learned.

You can find Jennifer at mindfulmamis.com and https://www.instagram.com/jenni9/


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May 31, 2018
074 - Coping Strategies for Change with The Humbled Therapist
01:06:41

Hello listeners!
We are back this week with the Humbled Therapist - Priscila Padilla. She's back this week and we have an overdue conversation after she moved, got pregnant and became a new mom.

After a brief catch up, Priscila tells us her birth story, how she figured she had postpartum depression and how she dealt with it.

We talk about coping strategies to help you deal with change.

Follow The Humbled Therapist: https://www.instagram.com/priscila__padilla/

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May 24, 2018
073 - You Racist, Sexist, Bigot with Pita Juarez
01:11:28

Listeners! We're back this week with another awesome interview. This time, we talked to Pita Juarez.

Pita, is an award-winning multimedia journalist based in the border state of Arizona. Pita, a Guatemalan-American, is inspired by social issues affecting underserved and Latino communities. In her current role as Director of Communications at One Arizona, Pita supports the issues that matter to the immigrant community by highlighting Arizona’s stories of resilience in international, national and local media outlets.

Pita is a contributing writer for Spanish and English publications and works across a variety of mediums including film and radio. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Hill, CNN Latino, Fusion, Univision, Remezcla and The Arizona Republic. In partnership with NPR One training, Pita develops and produces Mira Listen, a podcast "for Latino Millennials, by Latino Millennials" that serves bilingual, immigrant, LGBTQ, and activist communities. In 2015, Pita produced the independent documentary Salud Sin Papeles which motivated her to direct and produce her second documentary, You Racist, Sexist, Bigot, out in 2018. Pita takes pride in creating films that she hopes will engage and inspire diverse audiences to effect change in their communities.

Find Pita on all things social: @pitajs
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May 19, 2018
072 - Using Your Voice with Elsie Escobar
01:20:17

Hello listeners!

This week we have a conversation with Elsie Escobar.

Elsie Escobar is a ten year plus veteran in the industry and inductee into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame. She knows the heart and soul of podcasters and podcasting beyond Apple Podcasts and public media. It is with this primary point of view of the average podcast listener (via thousands of hours of podcast listening) and independent podcast producer that Elsie brings a unique perspective to the podcasting industry.

Her passion within the industry is podcasting’s rapidly-changing environment, impact, access, community building, and advocacy.

Elsie welcomes the opportunity to elevate existing conversations around podcast consumption and initiate ways to reach new listeners above focusing on metrics, advertising and monetization into social change and using podcasting as a tool for personal growth and transformation.

Elsie has a mentorship group The E-League and it went live for the Spring session this April 2017.

Elsie’s biggest focus is on "podcasting advocacy" meaning bringing awareness about podcasting and podcasters to those that don't know about it, or that don't know "all the things."

We talked about all the things from living in El Salvador to studying theatre and how Elsie got into podcasting back in 2006.

Find Elsie and all things social at
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@theelsieescobar

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May 02, 2018
071 - Overboard with Eugenio Derbez
00:14:37

Hello listeners!

This week we're back and this time we had a special guest: Eugenio Derbez!

We had the opportunity to watch the new film Overboard and we got to also spend some time with Eugenio and ask questions about his life right now in the U.S.

Entrevista en español.

To find out more about #OverboardMovie go to @OverboardMovie on all things social.

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Stay shining!

Apr 26, 2018
070 - Rapidín, Forgiveness
00:14:09

Listeners, we're back this week with a solo episode.

I have been called to tell this story for a few months now. I'm not sure why? I've been trying to avoid doing so because many times I think nobody cares about my personal story. For some reason, the Universe continues to bring this back and perhaps, I'm supposed to share this with you. It's a story about the time I learned to forgive myself when I was hurt the most and I did one of the most painful things.

Now, I express nothing but gratitude for the dark moments so I can enjoy the bright ones. If you're going through a dark moment right now, remember that there's no rainbow without a little rain.

I was vulnerable on this one.

Stay shining!

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Apr 13, 2018
069 - Let's Talk About Magic with Hanah Salas aka MagicMama
01:07:47

Hello listeners, this week dove deep with MagicMama!

Hanah Salas, also known as MagicMama, is a Mexican Witchy Woman, a full-time mama of 3 little troll-angels and she runs her own little healing business. Hanah’s business is created out of, with, for and because of love.

Hanah is an energy healer, an upcoming herbalist, and maker of magical healing products. She invests in herself and her communities, using sliding scale donations for much of her medicine and services and often giving away medicine to low-income folx, and also passing on Reiki healing knowledge.

Hanah got started when she was pregnant with her first child 5 years ago. She wanted to make all natural products to use on him. A few years later, she had twins and one was born with a hole in her heart, Hanah began taking different healing modality classes in hopes to help her little one heal. Little did she know that really she was gifting her with her Love Purpose which is healing with her hands and products. Hanah calls it Love Purpose because she believes everyone’s purpose on earth is to love and be loved.

Listeners, Hanah is truly magical. We had been following each other on Instagram for a while and a recent post prompted our conversation. You'll hear about it on the intro.

We also talk about Reiki, Akashic Records, Astroprojection, and Numerology.

To find Hanah follow her at @MagicMamaCo on all things social.

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Apr 06, 2018
068 - The 21st Century Man with Mark Halvorson
01:05:36

Hello listeners! We're back another week and this time we had a conversation with Mark Halvorson!

Mark is a computer hardware & software design engineer by trade, and an entrepreneur. He just started his third business called OkWhereSanDiego.com which helps native San Diegans, and visitors explore San Diego. It’s a database of things to do, but with each experience it provides all the needed info so there is nothing left to do but to just go have fun.

He’s also a Renaissance Man who has been able to put in his 10,000 hours in variety of areas that are all converging at this moment of his life and making his next venture possible.

He is in the process of writing a book called “The Badass 21st Century Man Handbook.” This book is the first of it’s kind. It helps men drop the straightjacket all men wear and helps them finish the job of becoming whole and complete men, who can thrive here in the 21st century where the rules have changed.

Listeners, this conversation with Mark happened outside of the coffee shop because there was a lot of music and chatter, so you will hear this time some outside noises like cars, trucks and buses driving by.

Content warning ahead, if you have the little ones in the car, please be mindful Mark and I talked a lot about human sexuality and he explained this fascinating method he came up with of identifying human identity. I first met Mark at my Toastmasters group and when he first showed me this method, I figured it was an important resource to share as support for the LGBTQ community in advocacy to end the intolerance they constantly with, as well as support social equity for everyone. I want to highlight that Mark’s hand exercise is simply to help us understand other humans and prevent our own internal questioning about their identity. Ultimately, I want to encourage everyone to always respect individual’s preferences when it comes to identity labels, always ask, and please respectful, particularly with controversial ones (or ones with troubled histories) like "queer" or "fag."

Also, Mark and I talked about his new book the badass 21st-century man handbook and he shared his insight about the men confusion syndrome.

Let me know what you think about this episode! Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review!

Find Mark at https://informationworkshop.org/

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Mar 29, 2018
067 - There's Room For All of Us Here with Lauren Villa
01:04:23

Hello listeners, this week we talked to Lauren Villa.

Lauren is a writer/artist/creative/social justice and mental health advocate/ and co-founder of One Million Wild Hearts (OMWH) - a project that captures the realities of being a womxn creative and documents these lived experiences through interviews.

The mission of OMWH is to increase the visibility of womxn’s* experiences and identities** and how it relates to their creation of art. They share womxn’s stories through interviews in order to 1.) advance womxn 2.) create community and 3.) deconstruct societal expectations.

Lauren is the co-creator of There’s Room For All of Us Here, a documentary that explores the diverse experience of being a womxn and an artist in 2017. The voices of womxn creatives must be documented and uplifted. The film is meant to inspire womxn, especially womxn of color. They dive into intersectionality and how womxn's many identities, mental health, and environment affect the creation of art in the present day. They talk to artists about relationships, politics, money, and navigating the world as a creative.

To support Lauren's documentary head over to onemillionwildhearts.com
@onemillionwildhearts

Music for this episode comes from Cumba Mela: https://soundcloud.com/cumba-mela/celia-cruz-willie-colon-todos-somos-iguales-cumba-mela-remix

Let me know if the sound improved on this episode, I used some editing tips from a Sound Engineer!

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Mar 25, 2018
066 - March for Black Women San Diego
00:47:21

Hello listeners! This week I bring you a different type of episode. I had the opportunity to attend the March for Black Women in San Diego last week and I am bringing you the amazing pre-march program that took place in San Diego March 10, 2018.

The event was organized by March for Black Women San Diego and Black Lives Matter San Diego. The event was described as follows and there's a link to support them also:

We are strong, beautiful, and demand respect.

Black Women's Blueprint, Trans Sistas of Color Project, Black Youth Project 100, and allied state anti-violence coalitions organized the March for Black Women (#M4BW) which took place September 30, 2017. In solidarity, Black women came together in San Diego for two Black Women's Town Hall to build power and community.

Now we are ready to march for black women. We are strong, beautiful, and demand respect.

Kids/Allies/Co-conspirators/Abolitionists/Non-black POCs/Men are welcome!

If you would like to donate to this cause, please use this link paypal.me/M4BWSD

PLEASE NOTE: While we welcome you into our space in the planning process as volunteers, please remember that this march is being led and organized by Black Women for ALL Black Women. We ask that you please respect this space. Thank you for supporting us!!!


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Mar 16, 2018
065 - Doing All the Things with Tanya Reyes
00:59:19

Hello listeners!

We're back this week with a live episode recorded at #WeAllGrow Summit! We had a lot of fun hanging out with listeners, our fellow podcasters and everyone that stopped by PodcaSterio lounge.

We had the amazing opportunity to record a live episode with Tanya Reyes. Thank you Latinos Who Lunch for letting us use their equipment during this recording.

No coffee break this time.

Follow Tanya on all things social:
@glamrocknails

Please share this episode with someone you love and Stay Shining!

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Mar 08, 2018
064 - Breaking the Stigma about HIV with Janeli Saucedo
01:36:20

Hello listeners! This week we have a conversation with Janeli Saucedo.

Janeli describes herself as: A mujer, but not much of a “dama.” A wife…but not much of an “esposa”. A working mommy & stepmommy trying to find that elusive work/vida balance. Janeli is full time publicist and amateur blogger. She has recently chosen to disclose that she’s been living with HIV for 7 seven years in hopes to add to the conversation against stigma and help eradicate this disease once and for all. She currently works for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation as the Director of Development, raising funds for the area’s oldest AIDS Services Organizaiton. She’s preparing for their largest fundraiser WEBB Party on April 20, 2018 at The Aztec Theatre.

Find Janeli on all things social: @janelialejandra

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Feb 23, 2018
063 - Conscious Parenting with Danellia Arechiga
01:09:14

Hello listeners! This week we had a conversation with Danellia Arechiga.

Danellia, is a single mother, full spectrum doula, childbirth educator, lactivist, placenta encapsulation specialist, and advocate for conscious, intentional, and peaceful parenting. She has spent the better part of her adult life trying to understand her cultural identity and in doing so, she has uncovered how cycles of emotional and physical abuse within our family lines can have a significant impact on how future generations can continue the cycle or break it. She is currently trying to raise awareness within the Latinx community about a more conscious way of parenting that starts as early as the birth. This parenting style encourages mutual respect between the parent and child and empowers children to speak their minds and share their ideas in hopes that they will break these cycles of abuse and trauma for future generations.

For all things social find Dani @mamiamorbirth

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Feb 15, 2018
062 - Whatever It Takes with Ruben Torres
01:25:13

Hello listeners!
Happy to be back and this week we had a conversation with Ruben Torres!

Ruben is a San Diego native deeply rooted in the Southern California's culture and lifestyle. Ruben started off his career as a musical performer and songwriter.

Ruben emerged into the business side of the music industry by sphere-heading the independent record label RESCUE RECORDS for rock band P.O.D., where he learned all aspects of the record industry.

In 2010 “Connected with Ruben Torres” was launched, which started the hype of directing, producing and shooting music videos and hosting an online cultural and lifestyle YOUTUBE TV show in which he has interviews with the Likes of Cheech Marin and clips with Musicians like P.O.D. and Snoop Dogg.

Realizing the attention and responsibility with branding a name within the community Ruben used his influence to help launch community charity events as well as his international Christmas-time toy drive “Love Thy Neighbor” for kids and families in Tijuana Mexico. These events sparked the idea to turn the LOVE THY NEIGHBOR MOVEMENT into a non-profit organization and since 2010 has been working on humanitarian efforts on both sides of the border.

Ruben has become a positive figure within San Diego / Tijuana and because of all of his efforts to help, Ruben has gained a foothold, within the Latino community as a cultural architect to empower and capture the minds & hearts of the community through visions of hope by inspiring and motivating others to pursue and fulfill their dreams.

Find Ruben on all things social: connectedwithrubentorres.com

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Feb 07, 2018
061 - You Don't Get to Complain about What You Allow with Jo Luehmann
01:33:34

Hello listeners! We are back with a new episode and this time we talked to Jo Luehmann!

Jo is a piece of the Luehmann Circus, Jo, is one of the members of the Luehmann Circus. They are a family of improving Christians. What that means is that they love God a lot, but they also have a lot of issues with Him and His church, and they are ok with that.
After Jo and her husband worked hard for years to build up a church, they did “whatever it took” and learned whatever they needed to learn to make this church “successful” they started to feel fake; they started to feel what they were doing was simply not consistent one with what they believed.
After a while, they gave into the feelings of “rebellion”, and they thought that if “submission” and maintaining the status quo made them feel like clowns playing a game of pretend, then they were going to be rebels. They needed to leave and walk towards God knows where, to figure out God knows what. They needed to become wanderers with more uncertainty than certainty, backpackers of faith who had no idea where they would lay their head for the season to come. They left in search of God and freedom and identity and destiny and a new life. They left knowing very little and with more questions than answers.
After they left the church they helped plant, the Luehmann's had to stand alone with no community and no actual direction, they discovered that they had permission to question everything. They were allowed now to be uncertain about all the things they had held as final truths because they realized nothing really was.
And this is how Jo welcomes you to their Circus. You won’t get a lot of absolutes, but you’ll have permission to be you.

Listeners, I had the opportunity to meet Jo years ago and reconnect with her when I photographed her family and I had to bring her words and wisdom to you. Her perspective of Christianity is completely different to what we are used to and I think you are going to enjoy her story.

Find Jo on all things social: @luehmannrants and Luehmanncircus.com

Dont' forget to subscribe, rate and review!

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Jan 27, 2018
060 - Who is Supposed to Be Here Already is with Alma Tilghman
01:17:07

Hola listeners! We're back another week with a new guest! This time we talked to Alma Tilghman.

Alma can best be described by her Twitter profile: Matchmaker for corporate brands, non-profits and media outlets; advocate for #diversity #arts #film #TV. With life and career experience on both coasts; the bilingual and bicultural #superconnector is well-versed in the languages of Corporate America and the Arts.

Leading up to her role as Principal for Paper Planes Collective, Alma honed her unique set of skills through 15 years’ experience in sales, advertising and event marketing, beginning with her B.A. in International-Intercultural Studies from Fordham University. She laid the foundation for her career during the iconic 90s hip-hop era in New York City, working with leading entertainment publications, The Source and Vibe Magazine. Learning first-hand from visionaries like Jay-Z, Damon Dash and Steve Rifkind how to take small independent brands and turn them into household names, Alma helped jumpstart the groundbreaking early runs of music labels Roc-A-Fella Records and Loud Records, home of the Wu-Tang Clan.

As she kept pulse with the media landscape, Alma relocated to Los Angeles where she utilized her bilingual/bicultural/bi-coastal lifestyle to manage television advertising for clients like JP Morgan Chase, Ford, and Lexus in both the general and Hispanic markets, now regarded as the new multicultural mainstream. She also collaborated with Apple to create Campus MovieFest Mexico, Mexico’s first—and largest—student film festival.

Recently, Alma partnered with The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) to secure strategic sponsorships for their annual Media Summit, and she was instrumental in producing the nationally televised ALMA Awards, the annual excellence awards of The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights organization.

The Los Angeles native serves on the advisory board for Latino Reel, a non-profit promoting Latino film at the Sundance Film Festival. She also volunteers time for United Friends of the Children, an at risk-youth program in South L.A.

Our conversation was awesome, Alma shared her experience growing up as a first-generation Mexican-American and how she always made sure to follow her dreams and her love of Hip-Hop. As an entrepreneur, Alma shares some of the lessons she's learned as well as some tips to stay organized.

If you find this episode of value to you, please share it with a friend and head over to your podcast platform and give us a rating.

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Jan 14, 2018
059 - Rapidín, Patience
00:07:02

Hello listeners! This week we're back with an espresso episode because the first week of 2018 went by too quick and I didn't want to start the second week without checking in.

How are you doing with your intention setting for 2018? I have been focusing on what is going to happen this year and as I got a bit inpatient, the Universe put this quote in front of me and I felt compelled to share it with you this week.

It is a Christian quote and even if you're not religious (I am not at all, but I believe that lessons can come in many forms)I think you can still look at the message behind the stories and trust the process.

Week 2 of 2018 we'll be back with an awesome episode and more announcements for you.

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Jan 08, 2018
058 - Rapidín, Because Goals
00:36:55

Hello listeners!

Last episode of 2017 and I wanted to bring you an episode to help you end the end right: a goal setting episode! As a recovering procrastinator, I have researched many ways of goal setting and I have found a formula that works for me.

First, we start with a 2017 review. We must acknowledge the year and be prepared to let it go.

If you were to name 2017. What would that name be?

2017 Review:
What did you accomplish?
What can you celebrate?
What lessons did you learn? If you can categorize them, that’s great
What meaningful connections did you make that helped you reach your goals?
What habits did you create or cultivate that help you spark your mind and body?
What are you excited to carry over from 2017 to 2018?

Then we set our intentions for each of the categories of our life wheel:

  • Relationships
  • Family
  • Personal Passions
  • Spiritual
  • Health
  • Business / Career

Now we're ready to set our 2018 goals. We're going to use the S.M.A.R.T. method:
S - SPECIFIC OR SIGNIFICANT
As many details as possible. What is it that you really want and why? For example, some people say go to the gym. Okay, a specific goal would be go to the gym 3x per week before work for 1 hour each time for the rest of the year.

M - MEASURABLE OR MEANINGFUL
This is the how. How will I know I completed the goal? How much change do I need to create in my life to make this happen? In the example we’re using, we can measure our small accomplishments each week, each month and ultimately by the year. We can establish parameters also, life happens. Using the gym example, you can say that you’re allowed to miss 2 workouts per month.

A - ATTAINABLE OR ACTIONABLE
Is this possible? Is it a reasonable stretch? Am I setting myself up for success?

R - RELEVANT OR REWARDING
Is this goal meaningful to me? Is this complimenting a slice of my life wheel? Is succeeding at this goal make me feel whole? Is this going to prevent me from achieving a more important goal? Am I ready to commit to these goals?

T - TIME-BOUND OR TRACKABLE
When will this goal be considered complete/accomplished?
When do I start taking action?
What immediate deadlines do I have to do today to get this goal started?

After we have our S.M.A.R.T. goals set, then we determine our rewards and feelings when the goal is achieved and we begin our milestone plan.

Lastly, we're going to write a contract where we commit to finish these goals!

Don't forget to sign up to the Cafe con Pam Accountability group where we go over goal setting and we have a community of people that are willing to complete their goals too! Head over to spreadideasmovepeople.com/accountability and sign up today.

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Dec 30, 2017
057 - Once a Caregiver, Always a Caregiver with Martha Rañon
01:15:15

Hello listeners, here we are at the last episode of 2017! This year flew by and I'm glad soon we will be able to say adios to this year.

This week, we have a conversation with Martha Rañon.

Martha, is the Director of Education & Programs for Southern Caregiver Resource Center. Martha first became a caregiver to her great aunt who was 93 and had Dementia. With little knowledge on how to be a Caregiver, Martha reached out to Southern Caregiver Resource Center and became a client they taught her the importance of self-care and knowing what the resources are. Martha now teaches classes and puts together workshops and conferences throughout San Diego County with the hopes of empowering caregivers everywhere to let them know that they don’t have to do this alone. That there is a network of care that is out there for you and you can access it and learn from others who are in the same situation.

This episode is relevant to this Holiday season because a lot of us are caregivers without realizing it. Like Martha said, just breathe. There are a lot of resources available and remember that self-care is so important.

Also, at the end of this episode, I give you a special announcement. So make sure you stay until the very end. I'm excited to launch the Cafe con Pam Accountability Group! Head over to spreadideasmovepeople.com/accountability to sign up and get updates.

Listeners, thank you for hanging out with me these last 12 months! See you again in 2018!

Stay shining!
@cafeconpampodcast

Dec 23, 2017
056 - Rapidín, Listen
00:13:23

Hi listeners!

This week you sit down with me, listen to me make a cup of coffee (literally) and I tell you a story about the beginning of Cafe con Pam. I tell you about the time nobody wanted to hear from me and the irony that now I'm part of a team that is developing a platform to help other's voices be heard.

This one is raw and personal. I almost didn't post it.

Let me know what you think, share this episode with someone you love. Remember the butter and stay shining!

@cafeconpampodcast

Music: http://purple-planet.com

Dec 15, 2017
055 - The Importance of Creative Collaborations with Susanna Peredo Swap
01:32:56

Hello listeners,

We're back another week and this time we had a conversation with Susanna Peredo Swap.

Susanna has over twenty years of experience as an arts administrator, actor, jazz vocalist, arts advocate, and public relations specialist. While working for the San Diego International Airport Art Program she curated over eighty exhibitions with some of San Diego’s best museums, artists and galleries; as well as a fantastic roster of talent for its performing arts series. She currently serves on the board of the San Diego Art Institute and has previously served as VP of the Alliance Française de San Diego, VP of the San Diego REPertory Theatre, President of the National City Public Art Committee and Vice Chair on the Port of San Diego’s Public Art Committee. Susanna is a magna cum laude graduate of San Diego State University where she majored in Humanities, and minored in French. She holds a Professional Certificate in The Cycle: Management of Successful Arts and Cultural Organizations from the Devos Institute of Arts Management, University of Maryland; a Professional Certificate in Business for Arts and Nonprofit Arts Organizations from University of San Diego; a Certificate in Photography: Images and Techniques from University of California, San Diego; studied Art History at the Université Paris Sorbonne (Paris IV); and History of Video Art at the École du Louvre in Paris, France. Her passion for the visual, performing, and culinary arts has taken her to over fifteen countries and inspired her to create an organization that aims to bring people together across different backgrounds, interests and creative professions.

We talked about Susanna's childhood between Mexico and San Diego. What it was like to live in a border town, how she travelled abroad since she was young and how discovering other cultures lead her to ultimately do what she does now. We also talked about the importance of creative collaborations and how bringing people together creates a stronger community with a richer culture.

Find out about Vanguar Culture on all things social: @vanguardculture

Let me know your thoughts! And listeners, Stay Shining!
@cafeconpampodcast

Dec 08, 2017
054 - Brown is Beautiful with Fernando Lopez
01:26:32

Hello listeners, here we are with another episode and this time we had a conversation with Fernando Lopez!

Fernando, is a restaurateur and entrepreneur. Alongside his three siblings, he owns LA’s iconic Guelaguetza restaurant and in 2014 branded and launched the delicious michelada mix, I Love Micheladas. The mix is available online and in over 150 retailers throughout the US and has been covered nationally by Vice, Los Angeles Magazine, GQ, Urban Daddy, and the LA Times.

Fernando was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, and migrated to the US with his family in 1994. His family opened Guelaguetza restaurant and by the age of 12, Fernando was doing produce purchasing every week, and eventually worked most of the positions within the restaurant. Fernando graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a focus in Business Management, Economics, and Marketing in 2009.

In 2014 Fernando was chosen as one of Zagat's 30 under 30 in Los Angeles. Fernando also sits on the Regional Leadership Board for KPCC, the NPR station with the most growth in the Latino market nationwide, where he’s been serving for 2 years now and helping guide and shape the future of the station and the region. He was asked to sit on the board because of his commitment to, and vision of, Los Angeles and his community.

Listeners, this episode has been waiting to be released for over 3 months! The original interview got accidentally deleted, and this time we recorded for 4 hours! Finally, here is our conversation with Fernando. We talked about how his family migrated from Oaxaca, how the Lopez kids took over the restaurant and improved the operations to make it what it is today, and how the I Love Micheladas brand began.

Also, this is a different format because I had to essentially break the 4-hour interview into less than half of the time. Let me know what you think!

Please share this with a friend, and submit a 5 star rating at Apple Podcasts to improve visibility of the show.

Find Fernando on all things social @ILoveMicheladas

Stay Shining!

@cafeconpampodcast

Dec 01, 2017
053 - Because You Should Always Dream with Sylvia Banderas Coffinet
01:19:25

Hello listeners! We're back this week with another episode of Cafe con Pam and this time we had a conversation with Sylvia Banderas Coffinet.

Sylvia is the Publisher and VP of Integrated Sales and Marketing at HOLA! USA, the latest magazine launch from HELLO & ¡HOLA! Media Inc., which publishes more than 31 international editions of HELLO and ¡HOLA! each week and reaches an audience of more than 25 million in print, 20 million online, and 14 million via its broadcast channel, ¡HOLA! TV.

Sylvia leads the sales and marketing teams that develop and execute strategic advertiser partnerships for all of HOLA! USA’s properties. In her first year, Sylvia landed more than 50 major advertising partnerships, including Ford, L’Oreal USA, and Carolina Herrera. Under her leadership, the magazine surpassed its circulation goals by more than 20 percent in the first year.

Prior to joining the U.S.-based HOLA! launch team, Sylvia served as National Advertising Director at Time Inc.’s People en Español. In 2013 and 2014, she was named their Number One Sales Person in overall paging and revenue. In 2014 and 2015, she was a finalist for MIN’s Director-Level Sales Person of the Year. Sylvia has also held director posts at Town & Country, Latina and Glamour.

A native of Mexico, Sylvia is passionate about being a role model in the Latina community. In 2016, she was interviewed on the Univision show Entretenimiento about her family’s journey from Guadalajara to Los Angeles when she was six years old. In 2014, she received recognition from Congresswoman Linda T. Sanchez of the 38th District of California for work as a mentor to underprivileged Latina youth through the L.A.-based nonprofit ELLAS.

Sylvia received her undergraduate degree in Latino Studies and Spanish Literature from Columbia University and completed the Publishing School for Professionals program at Stanford University. She speaks English, Spanish, and French and lives in New York City with her husband, daughter, and two adorable dogs.

Listeners, I had so much fun talking to Sylvia and I hope you enjoy it too!

Also, I want to thank you all for participating in the recent Podcasterio Fest. It was amazing meeting all of you and also hanging out with other incredible podcasts. Big shout out to Luis from Nos Vemos en el Swapmeet, Favy and Babelito from Latinos Who Lunch, and Luz from Let There Be Luz for making this happen. What started as a meet and greet table has now evolved to Podcasterio Network, a place to elevate our voices as a community of podcasters. We created magic together and will continue to write our history. So grateful for all your support.

For those of you interested in the Cafe con Pam Podcast, I will be sharing more information for the next one soon.

Please share this episode with somoene you love and listeners, stay shining!

Nov 23, 2017
052 - Rapidín, Feliz Cumpleaños!!!
00:59:47

Hello listeners! We made it! Cafe con Pam turned 1 last week and this is the episode I released live.

This episode is raw and real, I get emotional about the transitions and growth I've had in the last 12 months and I also release the #cafeconpamchallenge

Also, we are happy to announce that La Carmencita Restaurant in LA has sponsored Podcasterio and because of that, we are going to have an after party! Tickets are $25 only! The party ticket gets you access to the party, two drinks and an awesome time to hang out with your favorite podcasters! Get yours today at http://bit.ly/17PodFest

Thank you to all my guests for trusting me, for Priscila -The Humbled Therapist- for being our monthly guest and talking about mental health, and thank you so much to you, my listeners for gifting me with your ear time every week. I appreciate you so much.

Remember, stay shining!

Nov 13, 2017
051 - Be Yourself, Be Creative, and Know that You’re Beautiful with Ashley Nell Tipton
01:52:14

Hello listeners, we are back another week and this time we had a conversation with Ashley Nell Tipton.

You may have heard of Ashley when she made history after becoming the first designer to win Project Runway with a final collection designed for plus-size women.

Ashley was born and raised in San Diego, California. The youngest of four children she had an early passion for fashion. Ashley learned to sew on her grandmother’s sewing machine when she was just seven years old.

One of her goals is to help full figured women feel good in what they wear and she hopes to be “THE” Full Fashion Designer. She understands what plus women want and would like to give curvy girls a chance to show their style with chic edginess.

Ashley says: “I pictured my muse roaming the streets of Paris unabashed and feeling confident in their stride while wearing designs that are not seen in full figure fashions today. The finished line is filled with bold colors and finesse… just like me!”

This one is a lengthy one, Ashley truly dives deep into her story and shares the criticism she's had to face from her family to people in social media, while creating her brand and also having so many women look up to her for being the first contestant to ever create a plus size women collection in Project Runway.

Find Ashley on all things social: @ashleynelltipton

Stay shining!

Nov 04, 2017
050 - The Uncertain Future of Heirloom Maize with Fernando Laposse
01:38:04

Hello listeners, during this episode we have a conversation with Fernando Laposse.

Fernando is a London based Mexican designer with a BA in product design from Central Saint Martins. He was born in Paris, France and his work is deeply rooted in material experimentation and craft with a great emphasis on self-production and the DIY culture. Fernando strives to transform materials which are cheap, readily available, and often waste or perishable matter, enabling him to make crossovers between product design and gastronomy. His projects aim to raise questions regarding whole system thinking, ephemerality, patterns of consumption and the politics of food production through the creation of design objects, performances, and videos.

Totomoxtle is a project inspired by the relationship of Mexico with its maize by creating a surfacing material from naturally coloured, native corn husks. The process is simple, the husks are flattened and glued onto veneer or MDF which can be sawed and laser-cut to create tiles or marquetry for interiors and furniture.
Apart from creating a sustainable material, the project also aims to raise awareness about the uncertain future of heirloom maize and the people that harvest it using traditional methods in an increasingly globalized world.

Check out Fernando's work at fernandolaposse.com and all things social: @fernandolaposse

Please share this episode with someone you love and stay shining!

Oct 27, 2017
049 - Being Aa Sacred Element Protector and Decolonizing Your Medicine with Blanca Diaz
01:24:26

Hello listeners! This week we have a conversation with Blanca Diaz.

Blanca is the creatrix of Mama Maiz, and serves the community as a sacred element protector, activist, hierberx, and traditional birthworker located in Long Beach, CA.

Blanca was called to this work after healing her body of trauma and abuse. On her personal path of healing, she felt the call to hold circles and classes that encourage all people to return to the sacred ways, to decolonize our medicine. Blanca holds space and share space with the QTPOC community, they come together to ground down into the depths of the earth and honor the stars.

Blanca also holds a deep love for teaching the little ones. Tney go out on nature walks and learn from the plants, give offerings and connect to the spirits or fairies in nature.

Blanca is inspired by the stars, mycelium, the winged and the unseen.

Amazing episode with an incredible remedio that I can't wait to practice. Let me know what you think and please share this with someone you love.

Find Blanca in all things social: @mama_maiz

Stay shining!

Oct 20, 2017
048 - From 90's Hip-Hop to Making Your Passion Into Your Career with Danny Hastings
00:57:04

Hello listeners! Episode 48 is out and this time we talked to nada mas y nada menos que con Danny Hastings.

Danny is a Photographer, Movie Maker, Content Creator, Music Video Director, Producer, Actor, Visual Artist, Husband, Father, Family Man, Business Man.

Through his lens, Danny documented one of the most iconic eras in hip-hop music: the 1990’s. The 90’s was an era of transformation that created an incredible variety of styles and sounds and images, giving birth to some of the greatest rap albums of all time.

Although we didn't talk much about his photographs, I encourage you to look him up and see the art he created back then. I'm sure a lot of you listened to those artists and owned those albums.

First of all, I did not stop asking until Danny gave me an interview and the only time available he had left was on his way to the airport. So, I took him to the airport and the episode was recorded in my car!

He gives me feedback on choosing art as a career, we talk about mental health, masculinity, feminism and his recent event The Official Latino Short Film Festival. Let him know you heard about the news he shares at Cafe con Pam.

Let me know what you think and please share this with a friend!

Find Danny on all things social: @DannyHastings

Stay Shining!

Oct 13, 2017
047 - Decolonizing Eurocentric Beauty Ideals with Nalgona Positivity Pride
01:10:00

Hello listeners! This week we had a conversation with Gloria Lucas, also known as Nalgona Positivity Pride.

Gloria is a Xicana womxn and the person behind Nalgona Positivity Pride. Straight from the Inland Empire, the DIY punk community in Riverside taught her to organize and since the age of 18 she has helped form Ladyfest IE, IE Riot Grrrls, and Women of Color for Decolonization. In 2014, she founded Nalgona Positivity Pride from years of dealing with the violent lack of women of color representation in the eating disorder awareness community. Like the chingona womxn of color that came before, she creates spaces for marginalized folks to support each other and heal from the trauma of colonialism, eurocentric beauty ideals and disordered eating in communities of color. She has lectured across the nation in different universities and community organizations. Gloria’s work has been featured at the Huffington Post, MiTú , Bitch Magazine, and The Body is not an Apology. Her most recent project is Sage & Spoon an online support group for indigenous people and people of color with eating problems. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their cats, Pepita and Mister Orange.

We talked about Body positivity, body shaming, eating disorders, HSP (highly sensitive people) and the events that Gloria is currently hosting.

Gloria hangs out mostly on Instagram: @nalgonapositivitypride

We are proud to announce that Cafe con Pam will be participating in the first ever PodcaSterio Fest 2017: A Latinx Digital Media Experience. PodcaSterio Fest was created to amplify the Latinx voices of the podcast world and as a space for the community to discuss the visibility and invisibility of Latinx digital content creators.

PodcaSterio Fest 2017 will take to the stage on Sunday, November 19th at Plaza de la Cultura in Downtown LA, and the event is presented by Molcajete Dominguero.

For more information on PodcaSterio Fest and Molcajete Dominguero please follow us on Instagram @PodcasterioFest and @MolcajeteDominguero

Don't forget to share this episode with your friends and please leave me a review on Apple Podcasts.

Tell me your thoughts: @cafeconpampodcast on all things social

Oct 05, 2017
046 - The Importance of Believing in Yourself with Luis Aguilar
01:35:19

Listeners, here is this awesome episode with Luis Aguilar, or also known as Luis Octavio.

Luis began co-hosting Tamarindo Podcast and his famous "Nos Vemos en el Swap Meet" ending inspired him to create his new podcast Nos Vemos en el Swap Meet, where he interviews people at the Swap Meet and they share their stories of living in the US.

Aside from being a podcast host, Luis shares with us his story of coming to the US, how his grandfather played a key part in his career and why he is always so willing to help other people.

During this episode, we take some time to acknowledge our brothers and sisters from Mexico and Puerto Rico who were recently hit by natural disasters and we share resources to help these places out. Cada granito de arena cuenta.

You can find Luis and all the things he does at:
@nosvemosenelswapmeet
@mercado_la
@gl0bit0s
@molcajetedominguero
@calchonies

Please share this episode with a friend or two.
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Stay Shining!

@cafeconpampodcast

Sep 23, 2017
045 - On DACA and Never Giving Up with Maya Miles
01:02:16

Oh my listeners, Maya's story is full of lessons. This week we had a conversation with Maya Miles, a business owner in Houston Texas.

WARNING: Maya shares her sexual assault story. Feel free to skip this episode if this is something that may trigger you.

We originally planned to talk about DACA and her experience, and then as Maya shared her story with us, we started unpacking different chapters of her life in which her perseverance took her one step further to get to where she is now.

The conversation was so full of information, I couldn't interrupt for the coffee break. Thank you Juan (Episode 44) for the delicious Colombian coffee.

This episode was recorded before DACA got canceled, so during the introduction, I share the 5 things we need to know about DACA now according to United We Dream (weareheretostay.org)

Maya is currently in Houston and she's working on helping survivors of Hurricane Harvey. Sending lots of love to everyone in the world who is going through the effects of a natural disaster.

Let me know what you think about this episode and share it with a friend!

If you are in Houston and are interested in speaking to Maya, find her at: Affordable Texas Roofing (281)888-8805

Stay shining!

Sep 14, 2017
044 - Being Resourceful with Juan D Ortiz-Romero
01:13:02

Hello listeners, this week we have a conversation with Juan David Ortiz-Romero.

Growing up between Medellin and Massachusetts, Juan David was raised by a hard-working father and a resourceful mother. Soon after high school in 2005 Juan enlisted in the Marines as an option to help pay for college and found himself happily residing in San Diego after 3 deployments and an Honorable discharge in 2010.

Recently he has been working as an event planner for the San Diego Mac and Cheese festival, and as the director of marketing for a start-up company, www.LendIt.io, with some friends he met while attending college locally.

Juan looks forward to an early retirement like most of us and is hoping to make up lost time with his little brother who is the motivation behind his drive. He shares with us what it was like growing up as a young Colombian immigrant learning about a new culture in America and pursuing his happiness in life.

Don't forget to share this episode with someone and stay shining!

Connect with Juan David:
IG: @el1cho
Twitter: @JuanForEvery1

Sep 01, 2017
043 - Your Second Brain with Yahaira Florentino
01:09:52

Hello listeners! This week we get serious about the food that we put in our body. We talked to Yahaira Florentino, she's an actor, holistic coach and best-selling Author and we sat down to have some cafecito and talk about food.

During our conversation, Yahaira shares how she cured herself from two auto-immune diseases only by changing her nutrition, how we actually have two brains and the holistic truth about what we eat.

Thank you to Revolution Coffee in Oceanside, CA for letting us record this episode.

Listeners, let me know if you want to hear from Yahaira, we talked about doing a once a month episode about our relationship with food.

Please share this episode with your friends!

You can connect with Yahaira on all things social @yariflor29 and @que_te_conviene

Full Disclosure: This episode is all in Español. If you understand it great! If not, this is your chance to practice, let me know how much of her Dominican Spanish and my Mexican Spanish confused you.

Aug 24, 2017
042 - Charlottesville and Listener Questions with The Humbled Therapist
01:15:14

Hello listeners, here we are another week at Cafe con Pam.

This time, we have a conversation with Priscila, The Humbled Therapist. She is back for her last episode before she gives birth. Priscila wanted me to give you a disclaimer that she was dealing with "pregnant brain" while we recorded, in case you notice a difference. She's only four weeks away from her due date!

During this episode, we talk about the recent events that happened with Charlottesville, what we can do to keep our mental health in a good place and we stress how we should continue to make our case from a place of love. We definitely encourage everyone to take action though and stay safe, strong and grounded.

Aside from touching on this tragic event, we also answer listener questions. Specifically, one question full of layers, we touch on introversion, adult add and staying organized.

Send Priscila good vibes for the upcoming weeks and let us know what you think about this episode. What action are you taking after the tragic times we're living in?

Aug 17, 2017
041 - Restoring Your Relationship with Money with Natalie Torres-Haddad
01:10:58

Hello listeners! Here we are another week and this time we talked to Natalie Torres-Haddad.

Natalie is an Award Winning Author of the International Latino Book Awards of 2016, for her published book Financially Savvy in 20 minutes. The first Salvadorian American woman to publish a book dealing with student debt.

During our conversation, we talked about how she figured at a young age that she wanted to be smart about her finances which lead her to write her book to help and empower others to restore their relationship with money.

Thank you Nancy for the coffee of the day - it came from Hawaii.

Connect with Natalie: @financiallysavvylatina on all things social

Aug 11, 2017
040 - Crafty Chica & Perseverance with Kathy
01:03:59

Hello listeners! Here we are at episode 40! This time we had a conversation at Kathy Cano-Murillo's studio in Phoenix.

Kathy is an author, artist & founder of the award-winning brand, CraftyChica. She spreads the gospel of glitter – literally through her DIY projects and figuratively through her speeches, workshops, books, and essays. A former syndicated columnist for The Arizona Republic, she is now a full-time creativepreneur which has led multiple Crafty Chica mass retail product lines, and partnerships with Coca-Cola, HSN, HP, WordPress, Disney & many others. She has authored seven craft books and two novels and has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed+ more. Kathy is Mexican-American, a native Phoenician, mom of two, a wifey, and owner of five Chihuahuas!

Kathy’s life’s mission to inspire others to bring out their inner sparkle – and to see the sparkle in others. She believes in paying it forward and setting a positive example. She uses CraftyChica.com to share all the little and big things that make life sweet!

Kathy is awesome and during our conversation, she gave us great life lessons with her fantastic storytelling. We talked about her recent quinceañera for her blog, how she purchased her kids a website when they turned 16, the importance of investing in yourself and more.

Also, we enjoyed an amazing coffee from a local coffee shop recommended by Kathy.

You can find Kathy at www.craftychica.com and @craftychica on all things social.

Share this episode with someone and let me know what you think!

Aug 03, 2017
039 - Finding Your Purpose with Rosalva Patten
01:19:07

Hello listeners! Better late than never, during this week's episode, we had a conversation with Rosalva Patten.

Born and raised in Tijuana Baja California Mexico, Rosalva Martha-Patten (a.k.a. Rosalva Vasquez) had the need to heal her own pain after receiving her first baby Noel Vasquez diagnosis with HIV when he received a transfusion with tainted blood. Noel was 4 years old.

Since 1996 until now Rosalva has been opening five HIV organizations helping women and children living with HIV in Baja California: In 2010 the new Es Por Los Ninos, A.C. center is dedicated to the memory of Noel and to the Women, to the Children and to the Adolescents whose struggles in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Listen to her incredible journey and wait until the end when she tells me a surprising story about her son Noel and the mother of his kids. Yes, he lived to be old enough to have two beautiful children.

Find out more about her organization at https://www.exn.mx in Mexico and please share this episode to someone you may think could benefit from this story.

Stay shining!

Jul 28, 2017
038 - Having Perspective with Maribel Lara
01:02:27

Hello listeners! And we are back with a new episode after a two-week vacation. This episode was a challenging one to edit due to the location where we recorded. Thank you for understanding that the audio quality of this episode is not the best.

Our guest, on the other hand, is incredible. Maribel Lara has been helping Fortune 500 brands develop and execute marketing strategies that leverage social media and other emerging channels of communication. In her current role as part of the office of the CEO at VaynerMedia, Maribel and her three counterparts help to scale CEO and Founder of the agency, Gary Vaynerchuk.

Her incredible story of resilience, patience, and love is worth a sharing. We laughed and cried on this one. Share it with a friend, let me know what you think and stay shining!

Jul 19, 2017
037 - On Being a Lawyer and Artist with Carolina Rubio MacWright
00:56:56

Hello listenters! This week we had a conversation with Carolina Rubio MacWright.

Carolina was born in Bogota, Colombia, where she lived until age 20, when a need for a safer place to call home was necessary. She went to art school but after graduation, she felt the need to understand the legal system, at which point she moved to Oklahoma City where she became a lawyer. Her time in Oklahoma's legal world opened her eyes to the realities of the broken American legal system as well as the immigration law system.

Carolina is currently an activist mixing law and art and engaging her immigrant community by empowering them with knowledge. Since the elections, she has been working harder with different organization like momsrising, chashama arts and her local counsel members.

We talked about her life in Colombia, her experience with being a young Latina lawyer, the workshops that she's hosting for immigrant moms and how the current immigration system is breaking families and traumatizing thousands of people, all while drinking coffee of course.

Learn more about Carolina at http://www.carolinamacwright.me/

Jun 28, 2017
Ep 36 - P 2 OMG It's Eddie G & Tiburcio Appearance
00:20:52

Hello listeners, here is the special episode with the one and only Tiburcio! He was kind enough to give us some time when Eddie G was in San Diego and we talked about a lot of things.

As usual, Tiburcio refused to talk about his family, and we talked about his favorite foods, his strong dislike for smart phones, why he doesn't like the term Latinx and other things

You can find Tiburcio at
http://www.omgitseddieg.com/tiburcio/ and https://www.youtube.com/user/ElShowDeTiburcio

Music by La Abeja (live @ The Bell House)

Jun 26, 2017
036 - P 1 OMG It's Eddie G!
06:51:08

Hi listeners! This week we sat down with Eddie G at a coffee shop in San Diego and we explored his story.

Carve out some time for this one as Eddie and Pam dive in to multiple conversations at once, clearly showing what it's like to be in the brain of two people that think really fast (or what doctors say ADD). We talked about leaving Corporate America, the funny story of how we met and multiple lessons that he's learned after he decided to follow his passion to create videos.

Because of the length of this episode, Tiburcio will come in a separate episode later this week.

Shoutout to Cafe Calabria in San Diego, CA for providing their space for this episode.

Find Eddie at http://www.omgitseddieg.com/

Jun 21, 2017
035 - Being a Female Producer with Sky Gaven
05:12:47

Hello listeners! Here we are at Episode 35 and this week we had a conversation with Sky Gaven.

Sky is a Latin-American Female Producer based out of Los Angeles, CA. She studied at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. In 2010, Sky formed a digital architectural company called KonRob. The company specializes in digital business strategy and creative design. Sky is currently building new forms of digital business.

During our conversation, Sky shared how her life changed when her mother lost her job, how she started selling celebrities, how the influence of her mentors helped with naming her company and she told us the time when she met Walt Disney.

Also, the coffee we enjoyed during this episode came from Cuba and it was delicious.

Find more info about Sky and her projects at https://www.konrob.com/

Jun 14, 2017
034 - La Comadre Pansha with Juana Gallo
06:29:11

Hello listeners! Here we are at episode 34 and this time we had a conversation with Juana Gallo who is Writer, Actress, and she's pursuing her Graduate Degree in History, Juana is a border-bicultural girl with a global mindset. Juana has contributed to multiple popular social media outlets such as TeleSur English, We Are Mitu and Travel Latina as a writer, talent and producer, and as writer and talent local tv shows in San Diego such as Tonight in san Diego and The Gloria Gold Show. She is also a cotton candy preacher and tamarindo lover.

Also, we had a conversation with La Comadre Pansha, a character that Juana performs. Pansha is a “mother, comadre and friend” of anyone who likes to gossip and can handle unasked advice. She believes she should belong to a higher socialite class even though her pink lipstick sometimes brushes her teeth. She sees the wrong in everything that is not traditional and conventional in everyone but herself, and will try to “fix” you in a motherly way if she is not too tipsy. She is catholic and cares about style and superficialities, but often will surprise you as she is discovering new places, people and cultures. After all, mothers always know best, especially her.

This was such a fun episode, we talked about being woke, feminism, and Pansha me regano as usual for my feminist views. Let us know what you think!

Jun 07, 2017
033 - Chicano Eats with Esteban Castillo
05:04:00

Hello listeners! Here we are at Episode 33 with the one and only Esteban Castillo better known as Chicano Eats.

Esteban is a Queer Chicano living in Southern California with his life partner and two dogs. He is a communications professional and graphic designer by day, and avid home cook by night. He is also the author of the food blog, “Chicano Eats” where he gives Mexican food a minimalist and colorful treatment and explores his identity as a Chicano through stories and food.

During our conversation, Esteban and I talked about his story, how he started blogging, the importance of having a supportive partner, about him wearing huaraches, and at the end how an innocent joke ended up being a really dirty one.

If you don't follow his beautifully curated Instagram feed, do so now at @chicanoeats

May 31, 2017
032 - On Being a Fit Couple with Gustavo and Carmen
04:54:00

Hello listeners, welcome to Episode 32!

We sat down with Gustavo and Carmen and talked about being a fit couple, how they met and their story.

They both have an incredible story that they share with us. We talk about social media, following your passion and supporting and working together with your partner.

Let me know what you think!

May 24, 2017
031 - The Humbled Therapist Q&A with Priscila
07:19:55

Hello listeners! The Humbled Therapist is back!
During this episode you'll learn why Priscila has been MIA, we answered some of your questions that you sent and we catch up after a long break of not having her on the show. This is a lengthy one, we talk about a lot of stuff and of course, we enjoyed some coffee.

May 17, 2017
030 - The Power of Vulnerability with Vivian Nunez
00:44:03

Hello Episode 30! This time we talked to Vivian Nunez.

Vivian the Founder of Too Damn Young, a resource and community for teens and young adults who have lost someone they love. She produces digital content for other creatives and entrepreneurs. Also, Vivian is the creator behind Creating Espacios, a resource for the next generation of trailblazing Latinas.

During our conversation we talked about grief, how her life changed when her grandmother (who raised her) passed, mental health, and how important it is to remember our mothers even if they're not here with us, while enjoying a cup of coffee.

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing women who raised us!

May 10, 2017
029 - Latinos Who Lunch with Babelito and Favy
05:42:40

Welcome to episode 29! I had an amazing time with Babelito and Favy from Latinos Who Lunch Podcast.

Babelito is a PhD candidate in Iberoamerican colonial art history from the University of New Mexico and Favy is an incredible Artist, Curator, and Writer.

Join our conversation in which we talk about microagressions, privilege, codeswitching, identity, art and many other things, while enjoying lunch and of course, coffee.

May 03, 2017
028 - The Power of Healing with Christine Gutierrez
03:34:08

Hello episode 28! During this episode we talked to Christine Gutierrez. Christine is a psychotherapist, love addiction expert, life coach and expert in trauma, abuse, & self-esteem.

During our conversation we talked about love addiction, the importance of healing, knowing when it is time to let go, and reclaiming our power while enjoying a cup of coffee.

Apr 26, 2017
027 - LoveBug Nation with Lizza Monet Morales
01:12:39

Welcome to Episode #27! As we were in Long Beach after We All Grow Summit, Lizza and I decided to do her interview at a cafe. Lizza Monet Morales Lizza Monet Morales is one of the top 10 International multi-platform bilingual journalists and social media influencers as designated by The White House in 2014.

Lizza shares her story, the reason why she loves Hello Kitty, what it was like to make it to Harvard, gives us news about her upcoming book and more inspiring anecdotes, while enjoying a beautiful cup of coffee.

Apr 19, 2017
026 - On Being a Female Musician with Lorena Perez Batista
03:49:17

Welcome to Episode #26! We talked to Lorena Perez Batista who started her musical journey at an early age in her hometown Punto Fijo, Venezuela. Lorena studied Drums and Commercial Music at Miami Dade College, and a few years later received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston.

During our conversation, Lorena tells us what it is like to be a female musician in a male dominated world, why she chose to play the drums, and the current situation in Venezuela, while enjoying a beautiful cup of coffee.

Apr 12, 2017
025 - Entrepeneursh*t with Stephen dela Cruz
03:46:44

Welcome to Episode #25! We talked to Stephen dela Cruz who is is an author, speaker and serial entrepreneur who specializes in helping budding entrepreneurs double their income in their first year.

During our conversation, Stephen tells us his story about growing starting his photography business at 19 years old, his life-changing stroke and how he is passionate now about living a life of purpose and leaving a legacy behind, while enjoying a beautiful cup of coffee.

Apr 04, 2017
024 - TheYumYum Foodie with Eddie Zamora
00:37:52

Welcome to Episode #24! We talked to Eddie Zamora who is a social media influencer and creator of the enormously popular travel and food blog, The Yum Yum Foodie. For nearly a decade, the former actor, singer, and caterer has traveled the globe in search of amazing and yummy foods from Bora Bora to the Bronx.

During our conversation, Eddie tells us his story about growing up in an artistic household, having to start over, and how he created his travel blog into his full time job, while enjoying a beautiful cup of coffee.

Mar 29, 2017
023 - Camila Creative with Jennifer Lopez
04:45:45

Welcome to Episode #23! We talked to Jennifer Lopez who is a first-generation Mexican-American millennial, born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She's not the famous Jennifer Lopez you're thinking of, however, she is a great individual and her story is awesome.

During our conversation, Jennifer tells us how she found herself in the world of PR and how she got the courage of starting her own firm: Camila Creative, while enjoying a beautiful cup of coffee.

Mar 22, 2017
022 - 2017 Sabor Latino San Diego with Celia Garcia
07:24:17

Welcome to this Special episode of Cafe con Pam. I had the opportunity to interview 4 Chefs and 1 Winemaker that will be present during the opening event of the San Diego Latino Film Festival: Sabor Latino.

Listen in to follow our trip and hear what each of these Chefs had to say about the food they make and a little about their story.

We enjoyed some delicious food and wine and you can too! If you are in San Diego, you can go to Sabor Latino March 18, 2017. Get your tickets today! http://bit.ly/2lhS2Vp

Mar 15, 2017
021 - Co-Parenting with Jorge and Nancy
05:03:12

Welcome to Episode #21! We talked to Jorge and Nancy Narvaez Salas who are devoted parents to their 12 year old Alexa, 8 year old Eliana and baby Aaron (You might have seen them also on YouTube). Jorge and Nancy spent 6 years separated and all of that time they co-parented their children.
During our conversation, Jorge and Nancy tell us their story of being young teenage parents, the lessons they learned from being together and then separated and how they realized that being away from each other really prepared them to the wonderful relationship they have now as husband and wife, while enjoying a beautiful cup of coffee.

Mar 15, 2017
020 - Quetzal Mama and College Education with Roxanne Ocampo
05:15:10

Welcome to Episode #20! We talked to Roxanne Ocampo, better known as Quetzal Mama. Roxanne is an award winning author, public speaker, blogger, and national college admissions expert.
During our conversation, Quetzal Mama explains her journey and how she started her non-profit in her dining room and now helps thousands of deserving students get accepted into Ivy League schools, while enjoying a beautiful cup of coffee.

Mar 08, 2017
019 - Hanging Secrets with Frances Prado
03:25:55

Cafe con Pam is the weekly podcast featuring fearless Latinx (and people of color) that are breaking barriers, changing lives and making this world a better place while living in the US.
Welcome to Episode #19 we talked to Frances Prado, inventor of Hanging Secrets which is an organizer for women's intimate apparel. Did you know that only 7% of inventors in the United States are women? Frances is among the 0.3% of sole Latinas that have ever been granted a patent in the United States!
Frances explains how she came up with the idea of Hanging Secrets and her journey to make her dream come true, while enjoying a beautiful cup of coffee.

Mar 01, 2017
018 - Herstory with Aida Barraza Jarrett
07:39:55

Cafe con Pam is the weekly podcast featuring fearless Latinx (and people of color) that are breaking barriers, changing lives and making this world a better place while living in the US.
Welcome to Episode #18 we talked to Aida Barraza who has been a history teacher for the last 16 years. We talk about her involvement with the community, he passion for teaching and how she handles questions about her not having any children of her own, and more while enjoying a beautiful cup of coffee.

Feb 22, 2017
017 - Non-Profit Sector with Mariano Diaz
06:50:23

Cafe con Pam is the weekly podcast featuring fearless Latinx (and people of color) that are breaking barriers, changing lives and making this world a better place while living in the US.
Welcome to Episode #17 we talked to Mariano Diaz who has been working in the Non-Profit sector for more than three decades, we explored Mariano's story, what it was like growing up during the Chicano Movement, being the only Latino in the Office and what he thinks about the new Millennial Activists while enjoying a beautiful cup of coffee.

Feb 14, 2017
016 - The Humbled Therapist with Priscila
07:51:25

Cafe con Pam is the weekly podcast featuring fearless Latinx (and people of color) that are breaking barriers, changing lives and making this world a better place while living in the US.
Welcome to Episode #16 we talked to The Humbled Therapist for our monthly episode and we talked about healthy relationships. Priscila explains the benefits of having healthy relationships and what we need to look for when dealing with people, while enjoying a beautiful cup of coffee.

Feb 07, 2017
015 Chula's Mission with Lyndsey Ruiz and Mayra San Juan
07:23:37

Cafe con Pam is the weekly podcast featuring fearless Latinas, Latinos, Latinx and People of Color that are breaking barriers, changing lives and making this world a better place while living in the US.
Welcome to Episode #15, we have a conversation with Lyndsey Ruiz and Mayra San Juan, co-founders of Chula's Mission.
Chula's Mission is the first of its kind 501(c)(3) organization whose main objective is to nurture and mentor motherless girls. Join us during our conversation of how they started the organization, what its like to work with a partner and we talk about how important it is for young women to have a motherly figure, while we enjoy a beautiful cup of coffee.

Feb 01, 2017
014 The Identity of She with Eboni Lacey
04:37:09

Cafe con Pam is the weekly podcast featuring fearless Latinas, Latinos, Latinx and People of Color that are breaking barriers, changing lives and making this world a better place while living in the US.
Welcome to Episode #14, meet Eboni Lacey, founder of The Identity of She. Eboni talks about growing up being different, how she overcame being bullied and the importance of loving our bodies, all while enjoying a beautiful cup of coffee.

Jan 25, 2017
013 - Rapidín 2016 Recap
04:28:01

Cafe con Pam is the weekly podcast featuring fearless Latinas, Latinos, Latinx and People of Color that are breaking barriers, changing lives and making this world a better place while living in the US.
Welcome to Episode #13, our solo episode where Pam recaps 2016, talks about the lessons of the year and goes over the upcoming plans for 2017 while enjoying a beautiful cup of coffee.

Jan 18, 2017
012 - The After-Holiday Blues with The Humbled Therapist -
04:41:01

Cafe con Pam is the weekly podcast featuring fearless Latinx (or people of color) that are breaking barriers, changing lives and making this world a better place while living in the US.
Welcome to Episode #12 we talked to The Humbled Therapist for our monthly episode and we discussed what to do after the Holidays are over. Priscila gives us great tips on what to do to overcome the "After-Holiday Blues" while enjoying a beautiful cup of coffee.

Dec 28, 2016
011 - SupaDaily with Michelle Olvera
05:22:30

Cafe con Pam is the weekly podcast featuring fearless Latinx (or people of color) that are breaking barriers, changing lives and making this world a better place while living in the US.
Welcome to Episode #11 and this time we had the pleasure of talking to Michelle Olvera, a dotcom veteran, Founder and CEO of a digital media company called SSL Media with two digital media properties: SupaDaily and LatinoDad. Michelle offers a biweekly email newsletter: SupaDaily for the English-speaking Millennial Latina in which their contributors cover topics that encourage their audience to create a cultural appreciation and awareness for today’s #boldlatina
Thanks to Michelle we now enjoy fabulous Cafe Bustero and our conversation about her story today happens of couse, while enjoying a beautiful cup of coffee.

Dec 21, 2016
010 - Project Ñ with Denise Soler Cox
04:52:49

Cafe con Pam is the weekly podcast featuring fearless Latinx (or people of color) that are breaking barriers, changing lives and making this world a better place while living in the US.
Welcome to Episode #10 and we had the amazing opportunity to talk to Denise Soler Cox, who is an indie filmmaker, national speaker, award-winning entrepreneur, cultural blogger for Huffington Post Latino and syndicated content provider for AOL.com. She is a sought-after speaker in academic, business and community circles inspiring everyday people to better tomorrow’s world by becoming better versions of themselves today. Denise is the Co-Founder of Project Ñ: an unorthodox, multi-platform documentary project about first-generation American-born Latinos that uses cultural and familial stories to build community among this large and growing population.
We dive into Denise's story and enjoy her incredible laugh while enjoying a beautiful cup of coffee.

Dec 13, 2016
009 - Tell Me Your Name with Irma Herrera
06:14:02

Cafe con Pam is the weekly podcast featuring fearless Latinx (or people of color) that are breaking barriers, changing lives and making this world a better place while living in the US.
This is Episode #9 and our guest is Irma Herrera. Irma is a social justice activist who has spent three decades as a public interest lawyer, and a handful of years working as a journalist. A native of South Texas, she has resided in the Bay Area since 1980. She is now a playwright and solo performer of her one-woman show, Tell Me Your Name. We talk about the importance of teaching people to say your name correctly, growing up in Texas and awesome other stories all while enjoying a beautiful cup of coffee.

Dec 06, 2016