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Author: Cindy Fernandez-Nixon

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Support the show: .We are all very familiar with the phrase “DON'T TALK TO ME BEFORE MY COFFEE” because it is clearly understood that we are in a better, happier mood AFTER we have our coffee. During the show, different guest from different backgrounds will sit and chat over a cup of coffee. The conversations focus on life experiences, successes, struggles and how they overcame them… the REAL talk …and hopefully some may find inspiration and/or motivation to continue to push forward on goals via these talks…Because we all need is a nice cup of coffee and a laid back chat in order to recharge.
13 Episodes
CONNECT WITH DYLAN @ Musician Dylan Garcia released his new single "SummerLuv" on Friday, July 31st. The single falls on the surf rock genre,with an original sound.To check out "Summer Luv"  CLICK HERE!Surf music is a subgenre of rock music associated with surf culture, particularly as foundin Southern California. It was especially popular from 1962 to 1964 in two major forms. Thefirst is instrumental surf, distinguished by reverb-drenched electric guitars played to evokethe sound of crashing waves, largely pioneered by Dick Dale and the Del-Tones. The second is vocal surf, which took elements of the original surf sound and added vocal harmonies, a movement led by the Beach Boys. Dick Dale developed the surf sound from instrumental rock, where he added Middle Eastern and Mexican influences, a spring reverb, and the rapid alternate picking characteristics. Dylan Garcia took the genre and music traditon forward by incorporating Mexican, Native American & Reggee influences, creating his own sound.About Dylan Garcia...Always in love with music, he used to put on concerts for his family and neighbors singing songs from Babyface. He looked forward to Fridays when him and his dad would wash the cars and listen to great music.Garcia started his artistic journey by writing poetry at age 12. While in high school, his friends were in rock bands. They were doing what he really wanted to do: play music. However, he was pushed into playing baseball and football. He soon began body boarding. Little did he know surfing culture was going to be a major influence in his music career. By the age of 19, he purchased his first guitar while at the University. Songwriting came organically as the next step.In 2009, Garcia began his professional music career working with legendary Diamond Certified, Grammy Award® winning producer and Academy Award Nominee® Ronnie King (Pepper, Steel Pulse, Tupac, Mariah Carey, Snoop Dog, Pennywise, Rancid). He has also worked with David Elecciri Jr., lead guitarist of Grammy Nominated reggae band SteelPulse as well as with 5x Latin Grammy Producer Kenny O'Brien. Incidentally, it was Kenny O'Brien who compared his style with Bob Dylan and the name stuck.Also, in 2009, Garcia was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. This crisis sent him into a mental institution only to emerge and give his most iconic performance to date at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California. This is one of the reasons Dylan wants to give a voice to Mental Health awareness and help erase the stigma associated with it.Support the show (
About Mary Albertoli...A former clinical social worker determined to propose actionable solutions instead of detached labeling. Albertoli, who has a Master's degree in social work from Columbia University, has worked with children and adolescents for 12 years, in both individual and group settings with depression, PTSD, and suicidal and homicidal ideation. Her hands-on experience taught her that it was only through effective conversations about themselves and with each other that real growth and change took place.  " There's so much stigma around mental health, but the truth is not one of us is alone in struggling with something" said Albertoli. She started developing the idea for a docu-series called The Shift in the Spring of 2018 after being deeply affected by a headline about a 9-year-old girl's suicide. " I thought enough is enough. When did suicide become an option for young people?" She knew this was primarily due to a lack of dialogue about mental health. Young people were failing to bring language to their emotions and traumatic experiences and were often left to deal with haunting mental health issues alone.  The USC Media Institute for Social Change (USCMISC) at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts was first to get on board with the creators of The Shift. USCMISC will facilitate and produce aspects of the pilot episode on USC's campus by providing insight into recent student experiences with anxiety and depression, the first subject to be addressed by the docu-series. " Mental well-being is a national crisis, and we've been hearing from students that there is a heightened concern about it. We are facilitating conversations to help talk about the things we, as a culture, are not talking about," said Michael Taylor, Executive Director of the Media Institute for Social Change at USC. About Nhandi Craig...Nhandi is a force to be reckoned with on many levels, ESPECIALLY in the music industry.  Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nhandi continues to create her own lane as one of the most influential DJ's worldwide. She has performed for sold out stadium crowds at the Los Angeles Forum appearing with artists such as Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Drake, Chance the Rapper and Cardi B.  Combining her passion for music with awareness, Nhandi continues to speak on the importance of recognizing people for their talent and NOT overlooking individuals for how they identify.  And being selected to speak on the Grammy X GLAAD panel with music artists of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies was a true highlight in her career.  As her journey continues to be noticed by the Grammy Recording Academy, Nhandi has released her first produced self titled EP in June. To play The Shift promo CLICK HERE Available now: The 1st of 4  Social Media Challenges  in May by The ShiftOne NEW challenge posted online  each week!Social Media: Website:  https://shifttheshow.comFacebook:  @theshiftseriesofficialInstagram:  @theshift_seriesTwitter: @theshift_seriesTikTok: @theshift_seriesMedium: @theshift_series#FEELtheSHIFT # STARTtheCONVERSATIONSupport the show (
*Spanglish Alert* You probably know Gadiel Del Orbe from a super relatable and funny video widely spread via Buzzfeed / Pero Like. This hilarious human is originally from New York City, both his mother and father where born in the Dominican Republic. In New York City Gadiel joined the United States Navy to start a new life. He was later stationed in San Diego and soon fell in love with the City of San Diego. After the Naval Gadiel Started to pursue a career in comedy, which includes comedy videos and stand up comedy.During our conversation, he shares with us some of his - ups and downs- throughout his life, reasons why he left NYC and joined the Navy, then moving forward to a career as a comedian and most recently, finally achieving one of his life goals, BEING A LANDLORD. I am so grateful for his time and I'm not kidding when I say, you seriously can not miss this episode!Support the show (
Instagram: @marielounahhasMarie-Lou Nahhas is a Lebanese American actress, model, and activist best known for playing Egyptian-born inmate Shani Abboud on Season 7 of Orange Is the New Black.During this episode we get to chat with Marie-Lou  about her path into acting. She shares with us her experience from being born in Beirut, later relocating with her family to Pittsburgh, PA [which is where our friendship began :-) ]. She tells us about the obstacles she had to overcome during a time she began to listen to her inner voice. She attended the University of Pittsburgh where she earned her degree in biology. She then attended Duquesne University earning a Master's degree in public health all while shifting focus to her acting career. She moved to NYC to pursue her acting career professionally. My beautiful amazing friend also speaks four languages: English, French, Spanish, and Arabic. BOOM! OH AND YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THE INSIDE ANECDOTES about filming the last season of OITNB! You gotta check out her interview! :-)Support the show (
Actress | Producer-BRENDA BANDA- "Norma" on @netflix @gentefied.During this super laid back interview while sipping on some @starbucks teas ☕, this amazing spirit shared with us some of her experiences and connections with her character "Norma" and the cast/crew on  #Gentefied.  ALSO,  she tells us about her path, how she transformed her life experiences into the lessons that guide her today and details about her process  to get into character -  which I know we all want to hear!Support the show (
Candy Ibarra is a Mexican-American award-winning producer, actress, singer and activist. She is the only one among her extended family to pursue a career in entertainment. Growing up in Venice, CA she began singing/ acting at the age of 5. Her love of music, especially of Broadway Musicals, prompted her to perform at local talent shows and events. This landed her roles in various touring companies such as Annie and Sound of Music. Also a passion was her love of Mariachi music which was nurtured by watching her parents Esequiel and Adelaida perform during her childhood. She went on to be a part of various renowned musical groups such as "Orgullo de Mexico" and "Las Nenas."Always in touch with her entrepreneur side she went on to become the founder and CEO of Latina Enterprises, Inc. a media and language company which has had over 20 years of success in the entertainment industry. She has produced award winning film and Televison hits such as Entertainment Tonight, Hard Copy and most recently the John Leguizamos- Latin History for Morons Road to Broadway. As an actress, her credits include the Incredibles 2 , Oceans 8 and The Greatest Showman. She is honored in being a member of The Academy of Arts and Televison Sciences , SAG AFTRA , Film Independent, the Sundance Institute and Women in Film. She remains passionate in supporting various political and creative projects that uplift the Latino community.Support the show (
In this episode Giselle Mendoza opened up about her childhood, her career path and her future plans. She gives us some amazing insight in reference to her experience with mental health, abuse, and her reasons why she took the path she did to become the actress she is today! Amazing woman! Check it out!~~~Born in Los Angeles, CA graduated from Pace University with a Master in Fine Arts. Woman of Influence and honored by SAG-AFTRA as a Trailblazer Performer. While she is primarily of Native American descent, she is internationally known by Cosmopolitan Magazine as "Sexiest Spaniard" along with Enrique Iglesias, Antonio Banderas, and Penélope Cruz.After joining the cast of the FX, Emmy-Award winning show, American Horror Story (2011) in 2015 starring Lady Gaga she has gained more notoriety. The show and cast were nominated for a Golden Globe (2016). Since then, she has been cast in several shows including Baskets (2016), Bones (2005), Scandal (2012) as well as Better Call Saul (2015) (nominated for a Golden Globe in 2017). She earned the esteemed title "Latina of Influence" along with Michelle Rodriguez Mendoza guest stars and recurs on popular shows like BASKETS and UNSOLVED (2018) starring Josh Duhamel and Jimmi Simpson.She began at age 3 as a dancer, singer and actor; subsequently she was invited to attend Hamilton High School for Performing Arts. Training in musical theatre and opera with Seth Riggs (Coach to the Stars). Mendoza credits her previous stunt work to the world of Martial Arts training, particularly Kapap which includes weapons. Moving into her stunt career with the legendary Bob Yerkes. Mendoza continues her craft and continues her studies in world renowned Ivana Chubbuck Studios at the recommendation of NBC executives.Believing in the philosophy that we all pass the elevator back down--in the words of Jack Lemmon--she involves herself in youth programs and charity organizations; Every Monday Matters, Stand up in the Halls and Students Run LA (SRLA) where she was not only a mentor for at-risk youth but completed the Los Angeles Marathon along side them.- IMDb Mini Biography By: PRSupport the show (
Erika joins us during this episode to talk to us about her crusade throughout the US and finally settling in LA to pursue an acting career. She shares her opinion as far as cool, jobs and relationships. If you are in the entertainment industry, then you will TOTALLY relate!Join us as we sip on our favorite coffee, get into our happy place and kick back while talk about the real ups and downs of her path and how she continues to push forward.IG the show (
Jon Argo shares with us his path as an actor from New Mexico to LA and then how he turned a small idea into a series (which was picked up) leading him towards becoming a writer.Join us as we sip on our favorite coffee, get into our happy place and kick back while talk about the real ups and downs of his path and how he continues to push forward.Support the show (
Edgar Andrade is an amazing human who happens to be a great Director / Editor / Photographer, he shares his story on how he ended up in the entertainment industry. Going from migrating to the US to working with some powerful celebrities. Even more, he shares his perspective on #MentalHealth and the ups and downs through it all.YOU CAN'T MISS THIS ONE!Join us as we sip on our favorite coffee, get into our happy place and kick back while talk about the real ups and downs of his path and how he continues to push forward.Support the show (
Special guest Mamta Jain Valderrama shares her amazing story going from being a Journalist to a bestselling author of " A Girl in Traffick" and a PR agent. She also shares with us her lifestyle as an entrepreneur and new mom and all the struggles that come with. Such an inspiring story of how we can reconstruct our careers!Join us as we sip on our favorite coffee, get into our happy place and kick back while talk about the real ups and downs of her path and how she continues to push forward.Support the show (
You can't miss this great interview with Jerry Malcolm!We talked about so many good topics from Real Estate to how to stay on top of any market that is highly competitive. He shared with us the 'oops' he made along the way and how he surpassed them. Join us as we sip on our favorite coffee (Ginger Ale for him), get into our happy place and kick back while talk about the real ups and downs of his path and how he continues to push forward.Support the show (
Melanie Mack is an innovative entrepreneur, strategic thought partner, multimillion dollar fundraiser, motivational speaker, public relations specialist, author and radio show host. She’s an Emmy award winning television development executive having worked for Warner Bros., Paramount Studios and was part of the original launch team for fX Networks before launching her own companies and raising $1.5 million in seed capital to fund an urban portal with software partner, Load Media. Join us as we sip on our favorite coffee, get into our happy place and kick back while talk about the real ups and downs of her path and how she continues to push forward. Support the show (
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