Ep 18 - Aida Barraza Jarrett

Hello listeners! 

This week we had an amazing friend of mine on the show Aida Barraza Jarrett. Aida has taught history at Hilltop Middle School for the last 16 years. Aida is a native San Diegan and has a passion for working with families and helping children succeed in their educational goals and life. In addition to teaching, Aida also coordinates the FLAGS program and she has a Kids Matter club in which students do community service work. Aida is also the co-chair of the annual South Bay Adelante Mujer Conference that connects young girls and their moms with female professionals who teach about life-skills and career opportunities. By the way, Aida has also won Teacher of the year for the District and she was a finalist for the county.  

During our conversation Aida also talked about her experience of not having children and how she deals with the expectation of being a mom. 

COFFEE OF THE DAY: 

Bird Rock Coffee - La Jolla, CA

Aida's quote of the day: 

Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. 

You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. 

We've seen the future and the future is ours - Cesar Chavez

Aida's remedio:

Vicks Vaporub and Aloe Vera. Aida shared that when she had a sore throat her grandmother would put a piece of aloe on the stove and then put it on her neck. Aida wasn't sure if the aloe really helped or if she got better. Either way, you can get some on Amazon.  

Found out more about Aida's programs

F.L.A.G.S Program

South Bay Adelante Mujer

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

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Stay shining!  

Ep 17 - Mariano Diaz

Hello listeners! 

During Episode 17 we had a conversation with Mariano Diaz. Mariano has over 35 years of experience of nonprofit management and development including strategic planning, program design and evaluation, and fund development in the areas of comprehensive community development, affordable housing, health access and service, youth, and child development.

Mariano and I talked a lot about his story, what it was like growing up during the Chicano movement and being the only Latino working at big corporations. 

Mariano's quote of the day: 

Treat others how you want to be treated. 

Mariano's Remedio: 

Vicks Vaporub, like every other guest. Also, Mariano shared that he drinks Hierbabuena (Spearmint) tea at home all the time. 

Coffee of the day: 

Cafe Virtuoso

Find out more about Mariano: 

R&M Consulting for more information about Mariano's purpose to serving the Non-Profit sector.

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.

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Stay shining!  

Ep 15 - Chula's Mission

Hello listeners! Here we are on Episode 15 and we had a conversation with the founders of Chula's Mission: Mayra and Lyndsey. 

Chula's Mission was founded in Texas in 2010 by Lyndsey Ruiz after the loss of her mother to cancer.  While Lyndsey had always known how important her mother was to her, it wasn't until after her passing that she began to realize the sheer impact her mother had had in her life.  Upon realizing the void left by the absence of a mother, Lyndsey knew she wanted to start a non-profit for motherless girls.  In order to turn this dream into a reality she began looking for a partner who would share the same vision, drive, and passion.  It was exactly one year later, in March of 2011, that Lyndsey and future Co-Founder Mayra San Juan's paths first crossed.

Chula’s Mission runs their operations remotely and offers cooking classes, grief counseling and mentoring to young motherless girls between the ages of 11 and 13.

We had a lot of fun talking to these ladies and exploring their differences. 

Chula's Mission Remedio:

Honey and lemon in hot water for sore throat - Mayra.

Lyndsey doesn't believe in home remedies. 

Coffee of the DayThou Mayest from Kansas City, MO

Find out more about Chula's Mission: 

Chulasmission.org

Instagram

Facebook

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

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Ep 14 - The Identity of She

Hello listeners! Here we are on Episode 14 and we had a conversation with Eboni Lacey, Creator and Founder of The Identity of She (TIOS). Eboni created TIOS as an identity focused blog and business for all that identify as female. The Identity of She created the #bodylovepledge - a nationwide pledge to love your body no matter your size, past or your scars. BodyLovePledge has been featured on Buzzfeed as well as seen on both celebrities and body positive activists. Eboni's mission is to spread body love to everyone as she wants all women to love every bit of themselves - even the parts that jiggle.

During our conversation, Ebony explains her experience with bulling and how she was inspired to create TIOS and encourage women worldwide to love their bodies no matter what anyone defines as beautiful. 

Eboni's favorite quote: 

"You cannot judge people because they sin differently than you" - Erykah Badu

Eboni's remedio

Epson salts, lavender essential oil, exfoliating mineral scrub and soap Calgon ageless bath. For a nice relaxing bath that helps relax your muscles. 

Coffee of the Day: Cartel Coffee Lab

Where you can find Eboni: 

The Identity of She on Facebook

The Identity of She on Instagram

Body Love Pledge Video

The Identity of She Website

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. Please leave a review with feedback so I know that you're listening. 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

Ep 12 - The Humbled Therapist

Hello listeners! This is episode #12 of Cafe con Pam Podcast. In this episode we welcome our amazing monthly guest Priscilla: The Humbled Therapist. Because I believe that mental health is something that we don't often talk about in our community, we want to open up Cafe con Pam to be the place where we make it safe for us to talk about these types of issues. 

In this episode Priscilla and I talk about the After-Holiday Blues and what we can do to get our life back while taking care of our mental health. 

Priscila's quote of the day: 

I have everything I need to be happy

Our coffee of the day came from Ryan Bros Coffee in San Diego. 

Where you can find Priscila: 

YouTube

Tumblr

Facebook Page

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

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Ep 11 - Michelle Olvera from SupaDaily

Hello again listeners. Here we are on Christmas Eve and this week's episode we had an amazing time talking to Michelle Olvera from Supa Daily! 

Michelle is a dotcom veteran, Founder and CEO of a Digital Media Company alled SSL Media with two digital media properties: SupayDaily and LatinoDad. Michelle offers a biweekly email newsletter: SupaDaily for the English-speaking Millenial Latina in which their contributors cover topics that encourage their audience to create a cultural appreciation and awareness for today's #boldlatina. 

Michelle's favorite quote: 

Saying No Can Be The Ultimate Self Care - Michelle Olvera

Michelle's remedio: Boiled Eucalyptus leaves  

Our coffee of the day came from Los Pollos Rotisserie & Cuban Bakery

Where you can find Michelle: 

SupaDaily

LatinoDad

SupaDaily 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. Please leave a review with feedback so I know that you're listening. 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

Ep 10 - Denise Soler Cox & Project Ñ

Hello listeners! Welcome to Episode 10 with the fabulous-inspiring-go-getter Denise Soler Cox! 

Born in the Bronx, Denise Soler Cox 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. 

Her high-energy appeal, relatable personality and trademark laugh transcends age, culture, and socio-economic classifications and instantly fosters a bond with her audience. Drawing upon her own experiences growing up bicultural in America, Denise skillfully weaves life lessons into her presentations, creating a safe and open environment to have real, authentic conversations about topics like identity, culture, bullying, self-advocacy, healing and leadership. Her presentations are punctuated by words of purpose, inspiration and vulnerability that resonate and motivate people to think, act and authentically live.

Denise and I had a great conversation where we talk about her story, how she met her husband and the learning lessons she had before she started Project Ñ

Denise's favorite quote: 

The Man in the Arena

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;

who strives valiantly;

who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;

but who does actually strive to do the deeds;

who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause;

who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”  - Theodore Roosevelt's speech Citizen ina Republich delivered at the Sorbonne (1910). 

Denise's remedio: Salt and water for sore throat

Our coffee of the day came from Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Where you can find Denise: 

Project Enye (Ñ)

Project Ñ Facebook Page

Project Ñ Instagram

Project Ñ You Tube Channel

About the documentary

I married a Gringo - Huffington Post Article

Denise Speaks

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. Please leave a review with feedback so I know that you're listening. 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