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Sharing our family wisdoms and cultivating our legacies through storytelling, dichos, y mas!

What Dichos‪?‬ Belen & Co.

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Sharing our family wisdoms and cultivating our legacies through storytelling, dichos, y mas!

    Episode 37: Quien mucho abarca poco aprieta

    Episode 37: Quien mucho abarca poco aprieta

    Quien mucho abarca poco aprieta

    Translation: Whoever takes a lot of space, the less he/she tightens up

    Aaannd we're back, again. Took some time away because sometimes not doing big projects is ok.  Have you ever felt that dread and weight of taking on so much and then realizing that you might not be able to complete or accomplish it all? That's usually from over extending our abilities and accepting that if we don't stay productive, we are a failure.

    Being active, productive, and busy is good until you feel a burn out and can't process much after that. Acknowledging time to rest and relax is important. Contrary to what our abuelitas and mamas told us!

    In this episode, Belen talks about why she took a break, again, and why she doesn't feel the need to give explanations. Short and simple. However, no lesson is complete without some tips and suggestions on how to keep you on track if you feel that you need some organization. Three tips on how to keep a task list and how to accomplish those items on the task list.

    So, if you're feeling the burnout of the pandemic and the pressure of the "post-pandemic world" (whatever that means), take some time to write down what you need to accomplish so you feel good. Hey, making a list is productive too!

    Send us your favorite dichos, stories, or memories that you would like us to feature at hola@whatdichos.com

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    Intro Theme Music Credit: Mariachiando - Doug Maxwell / Jimmy Fontanez
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    • 32 min
    Episode 36: Ay que reconocer con Lydia Gomez (Guest)

    Episode 36: Ay que reconocer con Lydia Gomez (Guest)

    Ay que reconocer

    Translation:

    We have to recognize

    Are you self-aware of your actions? How often do you stop yourself to think and realize what you are doing or saying?

    In this episode, Lydia Gomez joins in to discuss the dicho her dad shared with her throughout her childhood. Ay que reconocer is more than a dicho, but also an advice and an opportunity to change or acknowledge changes. She shares with us the family dynamics of switching the script on her parents now that she is older. We discuss the funny stories of calling our parents out with their own advice and how sometimes their advice and guidance backfires on them. Lydia talks about her career changes and pathway to her current passion. The pathway is never easy, especially with trying to manage stress, pandemic, job responsibilities, and mental health.  Lydia shares with us the struggle she overcame to feel happy and be happy. Although familiy support has been a constant in her life, Lydia shares her recent connection to affirmations, which might be the new way of advising our generation, rather than using century long dichos.

    Lydia Gomez is the founder and owner of Birdie Learning Academy, an organization that provides academic online and in-person tutoring, kids workshops, and is an online shop (handmade products, supports other small businesses, designed in-house :)). Their mission is to provide a positive, fun and encouraging learning environment for students while alleviating some of the distance learning headaches for parents.  Also, to promote creativity and curiosity to everyday learning. Listeners may connect with Lydia via email (birdielearningacademy@gmail.com), instagram: @birdielearningacademy, or call/text: 323-435-4003

    Lydia recently completed her Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology. As she worked towards her completing her education, she gained valuable experience working in the education field as a tutor for all elementary levels, special needs specialist, after-school teacher, and program coordinator. Now, she would like to pursue what comes most natural to her, which is helping students and families in their educational and personal growth. Lydia would like to share the information she has gained through her journey and looks forward to getting to know everyone that works with Birdie Learning Academy.

    Fun Facts About Lydia:

    She love tacos, spicy chips and rainbows - but who doesn’t, right!
    Language learning lover - Lydia would love to learn Chinese, German, American Sign Language (ASL) and Italian.
    (Almost!) Intermediate in French - She took 3 years in high school and a couple of college semesters
    Art and creative activities are her Zen.

    Send us your favorite dichos, stories, or memories that you would like us to feature at hola@whatdichos.com

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    Intro Theme Music Credit: Mariachiando - Doug Maxwell / Jimmy Fontanez
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 35: Amor con amor se paga con Savannah (Guest)

    Episode 35: Amor con amor se paga con Savannah (Guest)

    Amor con Amor se paga

    Translation: Love is repaid with love

    How do you love? Como desmuestras el amor?

    In this episode, Savannah joins in after weeks and weeks of asking to be a guest. We recap her birthday and transition into the double digits, 10! Savannah also shares her perspective on the almost-close-but-not-so-close-end of the Pandemic and the lockdowns and what was the positive and negative sides. Savannah also shares her excitement about in-person school and Belen's end of her job as a 'Virtual Teaching Assistant.'

    We discuss the dicho, amor con amor se paga. As a child, love can be demonstrated in different ways. We have a good laugh at her attempt of translating and her interpretation. Teddy bear love, anyone?

    We hope you enjoy this short and sweet perspective with Savannah. Please also wish her a happy birthday by emailing directly at hola@whatdichos.com

    Send us your favorite dichos, stories, or memories that you would like us to feature at hola@whatdichos.com

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    Intro Theme Music Credit: Mariachiando - Doug Maxwell / Jimmy Fontanez



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    • 39 min
    Episode 34: Mete amor al caos con Sandra Hinojosa-Ludwig (Guest)

    Episode 34: Mete amor al caos con Sandra Hinojosa-Ludwig (Guest)

    Mete amor al caos y veras como to se arregla

    Translation: Put some love in the chaos and you'll see how everything fixes itself

    How often do you start thinking about the negative side of any situation before the situation happens? What if you put love and intention into the situation before it happens?

    In today's episode, Sandra Hinojosa-Ludwig joins in to discuss the dicho, mete amor al caos y veras como todo se arregla.  Putting love and intention in a situation does not mean having toxic positivity and hoping all things magically happen for the better. It means truly giving yourself the love to get through any situation and knowing that you'll get through it, whether its grief, stress, happiness or joy.

    Sandra Hinojosa-Ludwig is a certified life coach from the Transformational Arts College in Toronto, Canada and a published author.  Her first book “Chica, Why Not? How to live with intention and manifest a life that loves you back” will be published by Hay House and Is available for pre-order now ahead of its Launch April 27, 2021.

    After leaving her childhood home of Monterrey, Mexico, Sandra poured herself into a successful corporate career that took her to Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, and ultimately to Canada, where she now resides. Tired from trying to unsuccessfully chase happiness, she turned to therapy and spirituality for help, eventually becoming a certified life coach, Reiki practitioner, and a certified angel card reader.

    Through individual and group coaching, Sandra has connected with chicas from all over the Americas, including the United States, Canada, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.

    Pre order your book on Amazon or through Sandra's website: www.sandrahinojosaludwig.com

    Connect with Sandra through IG or Facebook
    IG: @sandrahinojosaludwig
    FB: Sandra Hinojosa Ludwig

    Send us your favorite dichos, stories, or memories that you would like us to feature at hola@whatdichos.com

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    Intro Theme Music Credit: Mariachiando - Doug Maxwell / Jimmy Fontanez
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 33: I'm back! Dios Ayuda quien se ayuda si mismo

    Episode 33: I'm back! Dios Ayuda quien se ayuda si mismo

    Dios ayuda quien se ayuda si mismo

    Translation: God helps those who help themselves.

    I'm back from my month long break. Gosh, it was amazing! Creating weekly is tough, exhausting, and stressful. But, that doesn't not mean I am giving up. If anything, it made me realize why I want to continue moving forward and growing this podcast.

    In this episode I talk about why I left you all, cold-turkey, wondering.  Honestly, I just didn't have the energy to handle all of the items on my plate. My brain, body and soul needed a break. Even during a pandemic, why was I hustling so hard? What did I need to prove? There wasn't a defining moment to the sudden halt but rather a combo of various instances. News, social acts, virtual school, wedding planning, post-pandemic world and more really overwhelmed me.

    Taking a break is important for your well-being. If you are able, I hope you have an opportunity to take it. Who knew that quiet time was exactly what we needed. Practicing quiet time and alone time is so nourishing for the soul, body, and mind.

    Send us your favorite dichos, stories, or memories that you would like us to feature at hola@whatdichos.com

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    Intro Theme Music Credit: Mariachiando - Doug Maxwell / Jimmy Fontanez
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    • 31 min
    Episode 32: Con Ganas con Meemz (Guest)

    Episode 32: Con Ganas con Meemz (Guest)

    Con Ganas!

    Translation: With effort! or "You can do it!"

    What is your motivational saying, in spanish? Have you ever tried translating that into English? It's a little off, isn't it?

    In this episode, Meemz, the host of Swatch of Horrors joins in to discuss her favorite dicho, Con Ganas! They discuss the saying Con Ganas and the various ways it can be used, in a positive "go get it" way and in the aggressive "go get it and F*ck it up!" It can obviously be used in different settings, for Meemz it was as an encouragement from her mom to kick the ball, for Belen it was an encouragement to fight back from her dad. Prepare yourself for our "We almost got into a fight and survived" stories.

    Meemz is from  Vietnamese & Mexican descent. She has grown up in California and although she is still learning Spanish, she feels deeply connected to the teachings of her cultures. Meemz is a former make-up artist and hopes to bring awareness to the fact that beauty industry workers are people too, even if they are slaying it with hot looks. She created Swatch of Horrors to discuss some of the horror stories she experienced whilst being a make up artist and also brings in guests to discuss their experiences. Meemz doesn't make the episodes into a rant or smack-fest, but rather as a teaching moment for clients that use beauty services (yes, that means you!) as well as industry professionals that might experience this as well.

    You might hear a lot of giggling and laughing, as is typical in most of the episodes. We discuss Meemz favorite non-favorite bug, la cucaracha, and her quarantine coping. We do want to make a serious note, Meemz was in a car accident a few weeks prior to this recording session, so there are times when the sentences might trail off. We do laugh but really hope the recovery continues.

    You can follow Meemz on via IG on @SwatchofHorrors and catch her podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more.

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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

charlie20595 ,

Great content

I found this podcast by surprise and I’m actually amazed that I listened to a whole hour interview and the conversation flow was amazing, and enlightening in way and very familiar. I love the questions you asked and how relatable they are. Keep doing this great work! You are pretty gd at asking focus oriented questions. I truly enjoy your work.

AshBigpad ,

Amazed

So fun, loving, real, true. I never laughed so hard.
Belen is so real with her emotions, I feel so connected to her.
What a beautiful way to contour the traditional of the dichos :)

Sara-Ai ,

Love this!!

Belen is an amazing host! She’s relatable, real, and allows herself to be vulnerable in front of her audience. Her honesty is refreshing! I absolutely love this podcast.

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