Ep 40 - Crafty Chica & Perseverance

Hello listeners! 

We're back with another episode this week and this time, we had a conversation with Kathy Cano-Murillo also known as Crafty Chica! 

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.

Thank you Kathy for opening the doors of your studio! 

Coffee of the day: Tres leches cafe in Phoenix, AZ. 

Learn more about Kathy: Her website Crafty Chica and @craftychica on all things social

Ep 39 - Rosalva Patten & Finding Your Purpose

Hello listeners! 

This week we had a conversation with Rosalva Patten. FYI, this episode is mainly in Spanish.

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.

Coffee of the day: This coffee is special, big shoutout to one of my listeners who sent me coffee for this episode all the way from New York! We enjoyed a cup of Joe's Coffee. Amazing pour over full of aromas and beautiful taste. Thank you @arte_vaq for the gift! 

Remedy: Lemon on a grill and rub on feet to cure illness

Learn more about Rosalva's organization: Visit Es Por Los Niños and get involved. 

 

Ep 38 - Maribel Lara & Perseverance

Hello listeners! This week we had a conversation with Maribel Lara. After a two-week vacation, we are back. 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!

Coffee of the day: Carrera Cafe in Los Angeles, CA

Remedio:  Chamomille tea and mint tea

Learn more about Maribel: @Latina_sweetie on Twitter

Ep 37 - Carolina Rubio MacWright on being a Lawyer and Artivist

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. 

Coffee of the day: Borola Cafe Roma - Mexico City, Mexico
Drink of the day: Kioto - A type of cold brewing that takes 14 hours to brew. Delicious. 

Remedy: Breathing excercises

Quote: You can do anything you set your mind to

Learn more about Carolina at http://www.carolinamacwright.me/

Ep 36 - OMG it's Eddie G & Tiburcio

Hi listeners! This week we sat down with Eddie G at a coffee shop in San Diego and we explored his story. Also, we brought on Tiburcio (the character Eddie G plays also).

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's episode was uploaded as a separate episode.

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

Coffee of the Day: Cafe Calabria 

Connect with our guests:
OMG It's Eddie G
Tiburcio

Ep 35 - Sky Gaven - Being a Female Producer

Hello listeners! 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.

Coffee of the Day: Turquino Cafe - Because this coffee came directly from Cuba, there's no link or site to purchase it online. Time to make a trip to Cuba!
Drink of the day: Turquino cafe cubano style - Coffee and sugar

Sky's Quote: "There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it" - Oscar Wilde

Connect with Sky: KonRob

Ep 34 - Juana Gallo & La Comadre Pansha

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!

Coffee of the day: Pasión del Cielo 
Drink of the day: Iced Chai Latte

Remedio: Coconut Oil

Quote: "Donde pasa la Pansha, crece la envidia" - La Comadre Pansha

Connect with Juana and Pansha:
La Comadre Pansha 
Juana's Instagram

Ep 33 - Esteban Castillo & Chicano Eats

Hello listeners! 

This week we talked to the one and only Esteban Castillo from 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.

Coffee of the day: Le Parfait Paris
Drink of the day: Nutellacchiatto - A sinfully scrumptious iced macchiato whose biscuity, chocolaty flavors will have you dreaming of milk and cookies with every sip.

Esteban's Remedio: Sal de Uvas

Esteban's Quote: "To my young fellow artist, especially women artist of color. Inclusion is cool...but will u realllly let us come into these spaces & CREATE" - Solange Knowles

Connect with Esteban: Chicano Eats

Mitu Video of Esteban

Ep 32 - Gustavo & Carmen On Being A Fit Couple

Hello listeners! 

This week we talked to Gustavo and Carmen, also known as the #FitCouple or #ParejaSaludable. We talked about their story as a couple, how working out together has helped their relationship and we hear both of their amazing stories. 

Coffee of the Day: Balans Restaurant - Miami, FL
Drink: Cubano Cortado

Remedio:
Carmen - Lemon water early in the morning to increase metabolism
Gustavo - Go out running to clear your mind

Quote:
Carmen - Sueñalo y podrás lograrlo
Gustavo - No dejes para mañana, lo que puedes hacer hoy

Connect with the guests:
Carmen - Fit with Carmen Instagram, Facebook
Latino Fit Club

Gustavo - Gusjournalist Instagram, Facebook
Avivirla.com 
 

Ep 31 - The Humbled Therapist and Q&A

Hello listeners! 

This week we talked to Priscila, The Humbled Therapist. During our conversation, she lets us know why she's been a little MIA, she shares her reaction to my story on Latinos Who Lunch, and we answer some of your awesome questions about Mental Health. 

Coffee of the Day: Kaleidoscope Coffee - Scottsdale AZ
Drink: IMMORTAL COFFEE - Coffee with grassfed butter & coconut oil, non-gm hemp protein powder, organic arriba criollo cacao powder, organic lucuma, organic ashwaganda, wild harvested shilajit, maca, mucuna, organic white kidney bean extract, amla, himalayan sea salt, organic stevia extract. - 16 OZ

Ep 30 - Vivian Nunez and

Hello listeners!

This week we talked to Vivian Nunez! 

Vivian is 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. 

Here is the MTV article I referenced in the show. 

Coffee of the Day: BCB Bagels - Madagascar Latte

Vivian's QuoteMore heart, less attack

Vivian's Remedy: Be vulnerable

Connect with Vivian: 

Website

Creating Espacios

Too Damn Young

Thank you to Henry Castro for producing the show and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

If you are on your mobile device, you can find Cafe con Pam on iTunesStitcherSoundcloud and other podcasting platforms.

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Stay shining!

XXOO - Pam

Ep 29 - Latinos Who Lunch

Hello listeners! 

This week we talked with our awesome friends Faby and Babelito from the awesome podcast: Latinos Who Lunch

We talked about all the things and had so much fun! 

Babelito is a PhD candidate in Iberoamerican colonial art history from the University of New Mexico.

Favy is an incredible an Artist, Curator, Writer. 

Coffee of the Day: Provided by PublicUs in Las Vegas. I enjoyed a Death Cream Latte and it was scrumptious. 

Babelito's Remedy:

Favy's Remedy:

Connect with Latinos Who Lunch! 

Latinos Who Lunch Website

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

iTunes

Mitú video

Thank you to Henry Castro for producing the show and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

If you are on your mobile device, you can find Cafe con Pam on iTunesStitcherSoundcloud and other podcasting platforms.

If you're an iTunes user, please subscribe, rate and review so other people are able to find out about the show. Also, if you have any questions, comments and/or suggestions please drop me a line

Stay shining!

XXOO - Pam

Ep 28 - Christine Gutierrez and The Power of Healing

Hello listeners! 

This week's conversation is with Christine Gutierrez who is a Latina psychotherapist, love addiction expert, life coach and expert in trauma, abuse, & self-esteem, currently residing in Brooklyn. Christine’s mission is to empower as many people as possible to heal their pain and own their worth. Christine has been featured in many media outlets like Cosmopolitan for Latinas, Forbes and Huffington Post among others. Christine is also featured as a guide on Oneoeight.com and is a Dove Self Esteem expert.

In addition, Christine is also the founder of the non-profit Therapy is Cool, founded in Puerto Rico, where the mission is to empower marginalized youth and communities.

During our conversation, Christine and I talk about our previous abusive relationships and how allowing time to heal actually made us stronger individuals. Christine also explains what it is to have a love addiction and how to identify and overcome it. 

If you are going through a hard time or if you want to get inspired, this is the episode to listen. 

Coffee of the Day: Por Vida Cafe in Barrio Logan San Diego, CA. 

Christine's Remedy: Palo Santo to clean the energy. 

Christine's Favorite Quote: 

“i found god in myself
and i loved her
i loved her fiercely”


― Ntozake Shange

Connect with Christine: 

Website - christineg.tv

Thank you to Henry Castro for producing the show and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

If you are on your mobile device, you can find Cafe con Pam on iTunesStitcherSoundcloud and other podcasting platforms.

If you're an iTunes user, please subscribe, rate and review so other people are able to find out about the show. Also, if you have any questions, comments and/or suggestions please drop me a line

Stay shining!

XXOO - Pam

 

Ep 27 - Lizza Monet Morales & LoveBug Nation

Hello listeners, this week we have a wonderful conversation with Lizza Monet Morales. 

Lizza is one of the top 10 International multi-platform bilingual journalists and social media influencers and the creator and founder of LoveBug Nation. 

During our conversation, Lizza tells us her story, how she took a traumatic experience and allowed light to shine through, what it was like to find herself alone far away from home and many more inspiring moments in her life that she generously shares with us. 

Coffee of the day: Eggs Etc

Lizza's remedy: Vicks Vaporub & The Miracle Morning Book by Hall Elrod

Lizza's Favorite Quote: No simply means New Opportunity

Connect with Lizza:

@xoxoLizza on all things Social
Instagram
Facebook
Twitter
Periscope
YouTube
Blog

Thank you to Henry Castro for producing the show and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

If you are on your mobile device, you can find Cafe con Pam on iTunesStitcher and Soundcloud and other podcasting platforms.

If you're an iTunes user, please leave a review so other people are able to find out about the show. Also, if you have any questions, comments and/or suggestions please drop me a line

Stay shining!

XXOO - Pam

Ep 26 - Lorena Perez Batista and being a She-Drummer!

Hello listenters! This week we had a fun conversation with Lorena Perez Batista. 

Lorena 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.

After moving to Los Angeles in 2014, Lorena participated in the worldwide female competition “Hit Like A Girl,” she earned the most popular votes and ended the competition in the top 5 contestants. This competition gave Lorena the opportunity to explore a new side of her as a writer for “Tom Tom Magazine.” Also, Lorena became a spokeswoman for “Hit Like A Girl” to expand awareness of female drummers and increase their participation worldwide. Thanks to the exposure and  hard work, Lorena is endorsed by the artisan-handcrafted drums “Gaai”, a unique Japanese brand made in the United States by Gaai Nakamura.

Lastly, Lorena has also worked as a drummer and orchestrator with award winning Films & TV shows and now she is focused on drumming and orchestrating an animated series for Netflix.

Coffee of the Day: Hash House A Go Go San Diego

Lorena's Remedy: Chamomile Tea for anything and everything! 

Lorena's Quote: Just Breathe

Connect with Lorena:
Lorena Perez Music 
Yo Soy Politico Movie - Lorena worked on the music for this film
Chatarra Short Film - Lorena worked on the music for this short
Academy of Music for the Blind - Lorena volunteers and teaches kids music

Watch Lorena play! 

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

If you are on your mobile device, you can find Cafe con Pam on iTunesStitcher and Soundcloud and other podcasting platforms.

If you're an iTunes user, please leave a review so I know that you're listening and iTunes increases the visibility of the show. Also, if you have any questions, comments and/or want to recommend someone (or yourself) to be on the show please drop me a line

Stay shining!

XXOO - Pam

Ep 25 - Stephen dela Cruz & Entrepeneursh*t

Hola listeners, here we are again and this time we talked to Stephen dela Cruz. 

Stephen is an author, speaker and serial entrepreneur who specializes in helping budding entrepreneurs double their income in their first year.

As a college student, Stephen’s first entrepreneurial venture was a photography business that he built to multiple six figures in under a year. Soon, he went on to launch several other successful companies, each of which reached over a million dollars in revenue.

Today, Stephen is passionate about paying his knowledge forward to those just starting out. 

During our conversation, Stephen shares many learning moments, how powerful it was when he had his stroke before he was 30 and now he focuses on leaving a legacy for his family.

Coffee of the day: Heartwork Coffee Bar in San Diego, CA 

Stephen's Remedy: Eat 12 grapes at the beginning of each New Year

Stephen's Quote: "God bless, don't stress, live life to the fullest."

Connect with Stephen:  

Text 76626 - Successful
Stegela Success
Stegela Success Facebook
Stephen's Instagram

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

If you are on your mobile device, you can find Cafe con Pam on iTunesStitcher and Soundcloud and other podcasting platforms.

If you're an iTunes user, please leave a review so I know that you're listening and iTunes increases the visibility of the show. Also, if you have any questions, comments and/or want to recommend someone (or yourself) to be on the show please drop me a line

Stay shining!

XXOO - Pam

 

Ep 24 - Eddie Zamora, The Yum Yum Foodie

Hello listeners, we are back and this week we talked to Eddie Zamora, also known as The YumYum Foodie.

Eddie 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. Eddie is known for his honest commentary and reviews, cool adventures and recommendations on the best and worst places to eat, drink, and vacation around the world.

On his blog and social media platforms, Eddie shares his latest coffee shop finds nationwide, along with honest, insightful reviews. On his blog, Eddie says, “I’m the friend you call when you’re traveling to ask where to go eat and drink.”

During our conversation, Eddie explains what it was like moving to LA without knowing anyone, how he started his food blog and why he always looks for continuous improvement. 

Coffee of the day: Messenger Coffee from Kansas City, MO

Eddie's Remedy: Oregano oil for your respiratory system and two spoons of Apple Cider Vinegar to prevent heartburn

Eddie's Quote: "If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything." - Alexander Hamilton

Where can you find Eddie: 

The YumYum Foodie Blog

The YumYum Foodie Instagram

The YumYum Foodie Facebook

The YumYum Foodie Twitter

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

If you are on your mobile device, you can find Cafe con Pam on iTunesStitcher and Soundcloud and other podcasting platforms.

If you're an iTunes user, please leave a review so I know that you're listening and iTunes increases the visibility of the show. Also, if you have any questions, comments and/or want to recommend someone (or yourself) to be on the show please drop me a line

Stay shining!  

Ep 23 - Jennifer Lopez & Camila Creative

Hello listeners! We are back and this week we have a conversation with Jennifer Lopez who is a first-generation Mexican-American millennial, born and raised in Los Angeles, California.

After many years of working in PR managing mid-size to corporate clients, Jennifer decided to branch out on her own and launch Camila Creative. At Camila Creative, Jennifer and her team support brands with a number of services including, publicity, influencer collaborations and branded events.

During our conversation, Jennifer explains how she got in the world of PR, what it was like being the first generation College graduate, and how her parents tenacity and support helped her keep going. 

Coffee of the day: Messenger Coffee from Kansas City, MO

Jennifer's Remedy: A limpia with the egg. - I'm not sure I can give you the Amazon link to purchase a "limpia." 

Jennifer's Quote: "Do everything with gratitude"

Where can you find Jennifer: 

Camila Creative 

Camila Creative Instagram 

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

If you are on your mobile device, you can find Cafe con Pam on iTunesStitcher and Soundcloud and other podcasting platforms.

If you're an iTunes user, please leave a review so I know that you're listening and iTunes increases the visibility of the show. Also, if you have any questions, comments and/or want to recommend someone (or yourself) to be on the show please drop me a line

Stay shining!  

 

Special Episode - 2017 Sabor Latino San Diego

Hello Listeners! 

We have a special show this week and we cover a trip that I had the chance to take to interview 4 Chefs and 1 Winemaker that will be present at the opening party of the 2017 San Diego Latino Film Festival: Sabor Latino. 

The event will take place on March 18, 2017 at the Fashion Valley Mall. 

Tickets start at $25-$50 and you get unlimited tastings of the amazing food that will be available. I got a little taste of this food and it was mouthwatering. 

During the episode, I narrate our adventure and you will also be able to hear the interviews with the chefs at their restaurants. 

This is the first of many on-site episodes I'll be doing. They're definitely a lot of fun to interview people in their own environment. 

I also compiled a video that shows the behind-the-scenes of our trip: 

If you are in San Diego, I hope you can make it! I will be there, please say hello when you see me! 

Did you know that you can also get 25% off your Lyft ride? Use the code SDLFF2017 under the Promo section in your app and enjoy the ride. 



Here is the list of the Chefs we interviewed:

Winemaker: 

They were all really nice and welcoming to their space. See you at Sabor Latino

Ep 21 - Jorge and Nancy: Co-Parenting

Hello listeners! 

We are back with another show with great guests. This time we talked to Jorge and Nancy Narvaez Salas, parents of 12 year old Alexa, 8 year old Eliana and baby Aaron.  

Jorge and Nancy spent 6 years separated and all of that time they co-parented their children. Two years ago, they realized that they were meant to be together forever.

Today, Jorge and Nancy’s purpose is to make sure that their children grow up in a loving nurturing home by creating a solid foundation that will allow them to grow up to be strong adults.

During our conversation, Jorge and Nancy shared how they met, the struggle they went through raising Alexa and how they learned that ultimately the most important thing about having a family is making sure the kids are taken care of and happy. 

Coffee of the day: PublicUS Las Vegas. Thank you Favy from Latinos Who Lunch for taking me there! 

Jorge's Remedy: Sit by the fire and sex. 

Nancy's Remedy: Coffee (Nancy es de las mias).

Nancy's Quote: Two happy families are better than one unhappy one

Jorge's Quote: Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer. ― Rainer Maria Rilke

Where can you find Jorge and Nancy: 

YouTube Channel: RealityChangers

Facebook: RealityChangers & SimplyNancySalas

Instagram: RealityChangers & SimplyNancySalas

Sneak Peak Video of this episode from Jorge and Nancy: 

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

If you are on your mobile device, you can find Cafe con Pam on iTunesStitcher and Soundcloud and other podcasting platforms.

If you're an iTunes user, please leave a review so I know that you're listening and iTunes increases the visibility of the show. Also, if you have any questions, comments and/or want to recommend someone (or yourself) to be on the show please drop me a line

Stay shining!