Amiga, Handle Your Shit


How To Stay Awake and Listen To Our Body's Voice with Sylvia Paz

Season 3, Ep. 110
How connected are you with what your body tells you? Your mindset can take you to the next level or stop you from achieving your goals. That is why understanding why we do things is key to changing anything in our lives. The first step to modifying your mindset is to pay attention to your body and interpret its messages correctly. We must (re)learn to listen and decipher the body's clear messages; being tired or bored is not the same as being hungry, but the noise of a busy life can trick you into thinking they are. In this episode, I'm joined by Sylvia Paz, a High-Level Performance Coach, Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist, Certified Personal trainer, Healer, Mom, Entrepreneur, and one of the Health & Wellness panel members at the Empowered Amiga Movement happening next March 24th. Sylvia is also a veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 and 2 in the early 2000s. Tune in to Episode 110 of Amiga, Handle Your Shit, and learn about Sylvia's early passion for law enforcement, which led to her joining the military. Hear how her missions overseas affected her mental and physical health and how she used that as a catalyst to recover her health and live her best life. We also talk about her coaching style, how she helps women change their mindset, the importance of showing love to ourselves, and much more. In This Episode, You Will Learn:A bit about Sylvia's background and upbringing (4:01)About Sylvia's passion for law enforcement and her decision to join the military (7:12)545 days overseas. How the military changed Sylvia's life (9:10)How moving our bodies can heal (15:19)The body is an excellent indicator of how we are and how we feel about ourselves (23:56)The only thing we have assured is the present (29:45)Sylvia's tips for amigas who want to handle their shit (35:13)Connect with Sylvia:InstagramLinkedInLet's Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedInJackie Tapia Arbonne website

Start Investing Now with Eva Macias

Season 3, Ep. 109
Do you want to reach financial freedom and start investing but don’t know where to start? You are not alone. Whereas we are bombarded daily by financial information that makes investments seem straightforward, it can be challenging to figure out where to start. Most people think the only way to invest is by owning stock, but this is a very limited misconception. There are a variety of different investment opportunities out there, and it’s essential to be aware of all of them. The best way to gain a more profound knowledge of investing is to find a mentor who can guide you in the right direction. Remember, don’t wait to invest in your future. Start now! Today’s guest, Eva Macias, will tell us why investing is so important, which are different types of investments, and why we should start investing as early as possible.  Eva Macias is a financial expert and the author of the best-selling book A Latina’s Guide to Money. She has also developed a five-week financial boot camp that teaches women they are worthy of having it all and how to master their finances to get it.Save the date! Our next Empowered Amiga Movement event will be on March 24th, 2023. We'll have two panels: Health& Wellness and Wealth. Amazing speakers like Eva Macias will be joining us, and I can't wait to be able to share more information with you. Check my Instagram and website for future updates! Some Questions I Ask:How can Amigas attain financial freedom? (6.27)How can we course correct our financial status now? (23.2)What is your perspective on the financial market? (39.19) In This Episode, You Will Learn: Why you should get Life Insurance (10.00)How trauma affects our financial choices (17.53)Why Investing should be your number 1 priority (24.25) Connect with Eva Marcias: Get Eva’s Book: A Latina’s Guide to MoneyWebsiteInstagramFacebook  Let's Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedInJackie Tapia Arbonne website

Pouring Into Ourselves Before Thinking of Helping Others with Dr. Lydia Luna

Season 3, Ep. 108
When was the last time you took a moment to remove your shoes, breathe, and take care of yourself? Taking care of ourselves is somehow associated with being selfish and neglecting others' needs. The negative talk and criticism around self-care are so loud that we put our needs and desires last; we give until we are depleted, and we end up exhausted, unhappy, and with growing resentment. In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Lydia Luna, a Clinical Psychologist, Breathwork Guide, and Spiritual Entrepreneur. She is the creator of the Moon Collective Sanctuary, where she offers in-person retreats and virtual gatherings to promote integrative care and several healing modalities, like soul discussions, breathwork, Reiki, hypnotherapy, sound healing, and body movement. Dr. Lydia soon learned the importance of being financially and emotionally independent; she used the hardships she went through in her childhood as a catalyst to improve and heal and to cement her path as a caretaker, facilitator, and healer. Tune in to Episode 108 of Amiga, Handle Your Shit, and learn about Dr. Lydia's upbringing, her passion for helping others, and why she decided to found the Moon Collective Sanctuary. We talk about why we tend to repeat specific patterns, even those that hurt us, how to break the cycle of giving and not receiving, why men struggle to deal with their feelings, and so much more. In This Episode, You Will Learn:About Dr. Lydia's background and tough childhood (3:16)Why some patterns repeat themselves (9:27)If you do nothing but give, you become resentful (14:30)The moment Dr. Lydia listened to her inner voice and created the Moon Collective Sanctuary (18:50)Why most men struggle to deal with their feelings (26:18)Two practical pieces of advice to handle your shit from Dr. Lydia Luna (32:28)Connect with Dr. Lydia Luna:Moon Collective Sanctuary WebsiteInstagramFacebookLet's Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedInJackie Tapia Arbonne website

Leading with Legacy with Ann Marie Smith

Season 3, Ep. 107
The world has changed drastically in the past three decades. Technology has taken over our lives. In-person conversations have been substituted with texts and zoom calls. People's lives have become so hectic and fast-paced that finding time for loved ones requires top calendar management skills. The idea that spending time with other people requires too much time and money it's so widespread that it started affecting family traditions and the creation of legacy. What we lost is the concept of simplicity and living in the moment. Fulfilling a family tradition doesn't require money or time. It just needs the willingness to make other people happy. Don't think about the buts or ifs; just do it. Create a legacy that transcends time and helps create meaning in other people's lives.  Today's guest, Ann Marie Smith, will tell us about her passion for reading and helping others, what her previous books were about and why legacy and family traditions are so important.  Ann Marie Smith is an award-winning professional and entrepreneur. In 2019 she also became an international best-selling author. Ann Marie has landed coverage in print and broadcast outlets worldwide, including Telemundo, CBS, NBC, ABC, I Heart Radio, and, most recently, Success Today. In addition to her extensive background in education and business, she recently earned her California contractor's license to pursue her goal of building custom homes for at-risk members of her community. Anne Marie's latest book is called Leading with Legacy. Save the date! Our next Empowered Amiga Movement event will be on March 24th, 2023. We'll have amazing speakers joining us, and I can't wait to be able to share more information with you. Check my Instagram and website for future updates! Some Questions I Ask:What was the first book you wrote? (10.14)Is there a way to do legacy? (26.58)What would you say are your tips for Amigas to handle their shit? (33.42) In This Episode, You Will Learn: Ann Marie's previous books (10.15)How Ann Marie's daughter leaving for college inspired her new book (17.21)Legacy and family traditions (30.27)  Connect with Ann Marie Smith: WebsiteInstagramLeading with Legacy Book  Let's Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedInJackie Tapia Arbonne website

How To Outsmart The Impostor Syndrome with Patty Arvielo

Season 3, Ep. 106
Have you ever thought the reason behind your success is just luck?Not fitting into what society understands as being smart can make people doubt their intelligence, capacity to succeed in life, and even the merits of their accomplishments. In today's episode, I'm excited to welcome Patty Arvielo to the show. Patty is a Forbes 50 over 50 award-winning entrepreneur, co-founder, and president of New American Funding. She is a first-generation Hispanic, who started in the mortgage industry at 16, owner of such a strict work ethic, that she went from an entry-level position to branch manager and assistant vice-president. Patty also champions female entrepreneurs and promotes diversity and inclusion; New American Funding is almost 60% female and 43% minorities employed. Tune in to Episode 106 of Amiga, Handle Your Shit, and learn how Patty, who has an attention deficit disorder that runs in her family, can't focus, and doesn't see numbers, runs one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the United States. Patty talks about how not being book-smart led her to hold on to impostor syndrome, thinking her business success was a byproduct of being in the right place at the right time. She also talks about the hundreds of mistakes that helped her build self-confidence, her fears, the small and huge wins, and so much more. In This Episode, You Will Learn:About Patty's upbringing and her innate go-getter mentality (5:10)Seeking alternative routes to success. Patty's first steps in corporate America (8:59)How early mistakes can save us tons of future headaches (12:10)Patty's realization: I'm smart, not lucky (21:25)Once you get momentum, why not use it to compete with the rockets in the industry? (26:27)Find your tribe, and thrive (32:58)Connect with Patty:LinkedInInstagramLet's Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedInJackie Tapia Arbonne website

The Postmodern Oracle with Ilona Pamplona

Season 3, Ep. 105
Whereas astrology has become a popular practice for many people worldwide, especially in recent years, there is still a lot of skepticism around it. Many skeptics tend to correlate the word astrology with horoscope, its most publicized practice, but this is only a tiny part of it. Numerous astrological methods, like natal charts, are complicated and embedded with years of traditions. Humans have been mapping patterns in the sky for centuries. Ancient Babylonians first carved the heavens into the Western zodiac we recognize today. Astrology was once a vital part of Western European culture, considered a science with the same integrity as astronomy. It was the advent of science in the 17th century that denigrated astrology as a pseudoscience. Nevertheless, its popularity is soaring, even thanks to social media, and people have started using it for many aspects of their lives.  Today’s guest, Ilona Pamplona, will tell us about her background in college education, how Walter Mercado and her mom introduced her to magic and astrology, and why she decided to become the Postmodern Oracle.  Ilona Pamplona is an astrology-informed life coach. She is an MA wellness coach and has a book called The Chronicle Books. Ilona is a chief community-visionary officer, and she is also a believer in magical realism. She's helped dozens of women reconnect with their inner worlds, harness the magic of their emotions, and transform their most important relationship, the one they have with themselves.  Some Questions I Ask:Where'd you grow up? (4.32)What are human design and astrology? (22.56)Which programs do you offer? (33.42) In This Episode, You Will Learn: How Walter Mercado and her mom introduced Ilona to astrology (7.12)From working in education to becoming the Postmodern Oracle (14.33)The five of Human Designs (27.15)  Connect with Ilona Pamplona: InstagramTiktokBook an appointment with IlonaLet's Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedInJackie Tapia Arbonne website

The Latina Entrepreneur Behind Agua Bonita with Kayla Castañeda

Season 3, Ep. 104
How has your background as a Latina inspired your dreams today?Our cultural history is something that should be celebrated and there are so many ways we can share it with the world. There are some  incredible amigas that we can all look up to who have intertwined their passions, their background as a Latina, and their creativity to the projects that they share with the world. In this episode, I am excited to be joined by Kayla Castañeda. Kayla is an inspiring amiga, as the CEO of Agua Bonita and a place on the Forbes 30 under 30. Kayla grew up in central California where the majority of the nation's produce is grown and her grandfather would bring home fruit and create delicious aguas frescas for the family. After her grandfather passed away, Kayla was inspired to create the same delicious blends for every one. Tune in to Episode 104 of Amiga, Handle Your Shit, and hear Kayla’s experience creating her company, Agua Bonita. She talks about why she decided to leave her corporate job to start Agua Bonita, what the challenges have been for her as a Latina entrepreneur, what the future has in store for Agua Bonita, and her advice for amigas to handle their shit. In This Episode, You Will Learn:What inspired Kayla to build her company, Agua Bonita  (4:55)The learning curve Kayla experienced when starting Agua Bonita (7:25)The challenges Kayla faced as a Latina entrepreneur (12:30)What’s next for Kayla and Agua Bonita (16:19)Kayla’s advice for amigas to handle their shit (20:18)Connect with KaylaLinkedInAgua Bonita WebsiteLet's Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedInJackie Tapia Arbonne website

Write Whatever you Want It to Be with Christina Igaraividez

Season 3, Ep. 103
When it comes to writing, whether it is journaling or writing a book, or a screenplay, the most important thing is that it needs to come from within yourself without any restrictions or mental filters. How often did you hear something like, you should journal about your problems? This is standard advice when it comes to journaling. The idea that you have to write specific topics for your writing to have a purpose is widespread, but it can’t be more hurtful because it prevents your mind from being creative and expressing its true self. To fully express yourself through writing, you need to write whatever you want it to be, without fear or filters. Just write what you feel about writing, and start from there.  Today’s guest, Christina Igaraividez, will tell us about her decision to quit her marketing career and move to Los Angeles to pursue her passion for acting and storytelling and the power of writing whatever we want it to be.  Christina Igaraividez is a writer, performer, producer, and storytelling coach. Whether it's an ensemble production or a digital short, she is constantly working on how to get people to laugh and sometimes cry. She has trained in comedy across Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles at places like Second City, Iowa, and UCB. Her YouTube channel has received notoriety from outlets such as Huff Post, Paris Hilton, and le weekly Upworthy, and she was a finalist for the Sundance YouTube new voices lab. Christina has a strong passion for storytelling and has performed across various stages in LA. With Teatro Luna West, the LA chapter, she Co-produced a new audiobook of short stories that is an audible original titled talking while female and other dangerous acts that feature 25 stories from Latinas across the US on themes of risk and resilience. Some Questions I Ask:Where are you from? (6.58)What's next for you? (34.12)How can people find you? (43.29) In This Episode, You Will Learn: How Christina learned to take risks by doing improv (9.00)Christina’s transition from marketing to storytelling (32.30)Laughing and Journaling: Christina’s tips on how to handle your shit (36.01)  Connect with Christina Igaraividez: InstagramWebsiteStorytelling CoachingAudible Original: Talking While Female & Other Dangerous Acts  Let's Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedInJackie Tapia Arbonne website

The Award-Winning Filmmaker Creating Opportunities for Latinos with Fanny Grande

Season 3, Ep. 102
Are you interested in going into the entertainment industry?Growing up as a minority in America, it’s not common to see someone that represents you and your living experience on TV shows and in movies. However, it is in our hands to advocate for representation and support those that are fighting for us in the industry. In this episode, I am excited to be joined by Fanny Grande, an amazing Venezuelan American award-winning filmmaker. Throughout her 20 years working as an actor and a director in the entertainment business, Fanny saw the need for more representation of Latinos like her in the industry. This led her to create Avenida Productions, an independent movie studio, where Fanny provides filmmakers with tools and resources while also creating opportunities for Latinos in Hollywood. Fanny is a three-time Imagen Award nominee and she has received several recognitions for her work both in front and behind the camera. Tune in to Episode 102 of Amiga, Handle Your Shit, and hear how Fanny is making real change towards more representation for Latinos in Hollywood. Fanny talks about her upbringing as a Venezulan American, why she decided to go into the entertainment industry, why there is a gap of Latino representation, what inspired her to start Avenida Productions, and so much more. In This Episode, You Will Learn:About Fanny’s upbringing as a Venezulan American (3:49)Why Fanny was drawn to the entertainment industry (5:55)About the gap of Latino representation in entertainment (8:40)What inspired Fanny to create Avenida Productions (10:10)About an incredible project Fanny worked on  (18:23)How to support Fanny’s work (30:25)Connect with Fanny GrandeInstagramWebsiteLet's Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedInJackie Tapia Arbonne website