The Level Up Latina Podcast
A New Way to Party with the Women from Festively.com, Episode 68

A New Way to Party with the Women from Festively.com, Episode 68

September 22, 2020

Who doesn't love a good soirée? In this episode, we are joined by two incredible party pioneers who've taken the event industry by storm and supercharged it. Our special guests are the co-founders of Festively.com - two businesswomen reinventing the world of party planning. We can't wait for you to hear all about their incredible business journey, innovative online platform, and essential event coordinating tools. Aspiring entrepreneurs, event vendors, service providers, or simply fun-loving partygoers must listen & learn from the impressive duo running Festively.com. 

Motherhood Burnout and Solutions, Episode 67

Motherhood Burnout and Solutions, Episode 67

September 15, 2020

Sometimes we love motherhood and sometimes it gets the very best of us. While we're ever-grateful, we're also human and reflecting on the thankless moments, those crazy sleepless nights, our need to ask for help, and the very scary journey of letting our kids grow up and grow apart from us. We chat to the point of crying and even get an odd moment of quiet thanks to the universe getting one of us mommas to slow the heck down. Tune in if you're a mom, support a momma in your life, or look forward to becoming one someday soon. 

The Tale of Three Unique Career Paths and Finding Our Way, Episode 66

The Tale of Three Unique Career Paths and Finding Our Way, Episode 66

September 8, 2020

In this listener-requested episode, we talk about each of our unique career journeys of first-gen women in Operations and Leadership, Law, and Nonprofit Executive Management. This is one you must hear until the end to get a dose of honest inspiration, especially if you're feeling stuck!

As the show goes on, you'll hear as we get more and more fired-up about what we know for sure, what we learned the hard way, and what will make the career of your dreams truly possible. This is an episode that will challenge how you embrace discipline, counter familial expectations, and command compensation as first-generation women. DO NOT MISS IT!

Latinos in Competition with Each Other, Episode 65

Latinos in Competition with Each Other, Episode 65

September 2, 2020

At a time when our country feels so divided, we dive in to talk about how Latinos are often in competition with each other and why. We wanted to take a look at what cultural competitiveness meant to us and possibly you too! Is it comparing, judging, or distancing ourselves from the many beautiful Latino experiences across the globe? Is it something we do unconsciously or are we well aware?  In this episode, we openly share tales from our upbringings and the very beliefs that may have actually divided us so that we may instead unify Latinas no matter our countries of origin, closed-minded influences, or what the media tells us about our culture's beauty standards, communities, and traditions.

The Random Episode, August 2020

The Random Episode, August 2020

August 26, 2020

Our monthly random episode is here! In it, we "chat" with a very special guest who actually got a little too close to Vero, but we're not jealous. This one is so random as we talk weird twitches and even spend one too many minutes talking about farts. Tune in to hear all about how we are tackling a new normal of back-to-school in the time of COVID, religious commitments during a pandemic, husbands that actually cook, our genius, our values, and more. 

Toxic Family Members and What If That’s You?, Episode 63.

Toxic Family Members and What If That’s You?, Episode 63.

August 19, 2020

We get super personal on this episode sharing moments in our lives where toxic family dynamics have shaken us. At times, we were the toxic ones... toxic family members and even toxic friends. Join us as we majorly open up about the very ways we've coped, share how upbringings make an impact, and comment on how we've handled forgiveness in the midst of toxicity. We look forward to hearing from our listeners on this extremely juicy topic. Don't miss it.

Women’s Health with Special Guest, Dr. Erica Montes, MD, OB/GYN

Women’s Health with Special Guest, Dr. Erica Montes, MD, OB/GYN

August 12, 2020

Attention ladies.... special guest, Dr. Erica Montes, MD OB/GYN covers so much goodness in this episode. On this very important show, we cover not only this Latina's inspiring journey to becoming a medical doctor but also what it's like to be an expert in her field. We talk about women's health with a special focus on being "A Modern Mujer" juggling career dreams and family aspirations. We cover topics specific to vaginal care, cancer prevention, and so much more. This is one ALL women must listen to, if not for you, do it for your vaginas! Tune in.

Creative Parenting, Episode 61

Creative Parenting, Episode 61

August 5, 2020

The women of LUL are raising 8 children between 4 months & 14 years old (4 daughters & 4 sons). With all that, there's bound to be a lot of advice, trial & error, and lessons to share from their parenting journeys. In this part two of the "momager series," we chat all things creative parenting, creative consequences, and even the difference between growing up first-gen and how that's influenced our parenting decisions today. You won't hear from three experts, but rather three women doing their very best as moms. Tune in today whether you're a momma yourself, the cool tia, an aspiring momma, or anything in between.

The Random Episode: Anniversaries, Broken Barriers, and More, Episode 60

The Random Episode: Anniversaries, Broken Barriers, and More, Episode 60

July 29, 2020

Our monthly jibber-jabber is here. We get together every last week of the month to share all of our rambling, beautifully complex thoughts. We don't know it all, but we do know each other. We love opening our friendship up to you our listeners. Welcome to our most lighthearted show of every month. Spanning over 20 years of friendship and the women of LUL still have so much to share and discuss. Listen in today for a dose of random, friendship, COVID considerations, anniversary moods, and breaking barriers!

Therapy and Counseling in the Latinx Community with Special Guest: Dr. Norma Reyes, Episode 59

Therapy and Counseling in the Latinx Community with Special Guest: Dr. Norma Reyes, Episode 59

July 22, 2020

We have a very special guest on this episode of the LUL podcast discussing her journey into the field of guidance and counseling as a young Latina. Couldn't be more pleased to have Dr. Norma Reyes (based in San Antonio, Texas) on this important episode as we delve into her upbringing and career field.

 

Norma's extensive research has focused her career on the development of Latinas. She's a wonderful example to women pursuing higher ed. and progressing! In her journey, we found so many similarities to our listeners. We chat about her rocky path into the field of counseling and the best advice for our communities grappling with taboos associated with seeking professional help and social-emotional counseling. Lots of personal tales in this one as our founders chat about their own experiences in therapy.

 

This is one you don't want to miss! 

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