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Release Your Inner Loca!

An empowering celebration of creativity, community and culture brought to you by Nancy Marmolejo, certified loca and President of Comadre Coaching. Celebrity interviews, book talks, tips, and more!

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RYIL 22- Trust Your Inner Wisdom

Wed, 13 Dec 2006 23:19:47 GMT

To truly release your Inner Loca, you have to be in touch with your Inner Wisdom. How many times have you gone against that intuitive knowing sense inside of you... only to find out later that you should have listened to it in the first place!!! This episode of RYIL explores new territory: instead of focusing on the success of celebrities and others, the focus is on YOU!

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RYIL 21- Cathy Areu of Catalina magazine

Mon, 30 Oct 2006 20:47:05 GMT

She's glamorous, outspoken, smart, and pura loca! She's Cathy Areu, the charismatic (and did I say outspoken?) founder of Catalina magazine. Find out how this intelligent, inspiring, entrepreneur/journalist runs a great magazine, keeps her life in balance, and stays creative. Bonus feature: real life dish on super guapo Mario Lopez! runtime 19 minutes

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RYIL 20- Mary Castillo, Chica Lit Author

Tue, 24 Oct 2006 19:59:03 GMT

Meet Chica Lit superstar Mary Castillo, author of the groundbreaking "Hot Tamara". Find out how a successful novelist spends her day (bon bons or laptop?), plans her next hit book, and supports other writers in a circle of comadres. Get the lowdown on screenwriters, growing up on the Cal-Mex border, and the state of Chica Lit.

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RYIL 19- Martha Montoya, Los Kitos

Thu, 28 Sep 2006 16:53:22 GMT

Martha Montoya is the creator of Los Kitos, a syndicated bilingual comic strip that appears in over 300 publications. Martha is an artist with a business sense and has made a name for her company through strategic licensing agreements. As a result, her characters have appeared in print, on clothing, and even in live characters. At heart, she is a teacher and every creative and business decision she makes reflects her values of community empowerment and commitment to children. runtime: 22 minutes

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RYIL 18 Cynthia Sommer's Intuition

Tue, 05 Sep 2006 20:43:16 GMT

Cynthia Sommer is a Chicana learning to trust her intuition- and her story will inspire you to delve deeper into the meaning of your own roots, purpose, and intuition. Her essay, Learning to Trust My Intuition, was recently featured on NPR's series This I Believe. In an eloquent first person narrative, she explores the dance her life takes between left brain logic and right brain feeling. She holds degrees in Business from Stanford and Wharton, yet is pulled to the arts and community. How does she do it? Well, listen up and you'll find out! Get the link to Cynthia's essay on the RYIL site,

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#17 Linda Castillo of

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 23:20:47 GMT

As Linda Castillo was about to receive her Masters Degree, the keynote speaker at her graduation ceremony said words that would fuel a new direction for Linda's life. "Make a difference." "Spark change." Linda realized that she needed to do something that supported her vision for the community, and before you know it, was born! Meet Linda as she tells Nancy about Modern Latina, where she sees it going, and how YOU can turn an idea into a rewarding accomplishment.

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RYIL 16: Author Marta Acosta

Fri, 04 Aug 2006 16:47:33 GMT

Marta Acosta writes Chica Lit with a bite... literally! Meet this talented author of *Happy Hour at Casa Dracula* a romantic comedy of manners starring Milagro de los Santos and an uppity band of genteel vampires. Learn about Marta, her background, and the next in the Casa Dracula series! Buy the book! I promise you won't be able to put it down. Her website is

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RYIL 15 Jennese Torres, La Diva Latina

Tue, 18 Jul 2006 20:42:42 GMT

What do you get when you take an unabashed Boricua from NYC, load her up with a law degree, and give her an online voice? You get Jennese Torres, the founder and publisher of La Diva Latina. Part political commentator, part activist, part loca (in a good way!), Jennese is a dynamic woman who shares her passion and vision on this episode of Release Your Inner Loca.

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RYIL 14 Marisa Treviño "Latina Lista"

Sun, 02 Jul 2006 02:55:16 GMT

Meet Marisa Treviño, blogger, journalist, and the brains behind Latina Lista ( In Spanish, lista can mean many things: ready, smart, bright... and Marisa is all these and then some. A syndicated journalist and local public radio commentator, Marisa has been writing about family, education and other social justice issues for 10 years. Learn about Marisa's background, what fuels her work, and where she's headed.

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RYIL 13- Ruth Kunstadter

Mon, 12 Jun 2006 17:49:47 GMT

Ruth Kunstadter, a Spanish teacher from Montclair, NJ, grew increasingly frustrated with the lack of age appropriate materials for middle school students. Rugrats in Spanish wasn't going to cut it, neither were the more adult edu-novelas. After filming una amiga venezolana making hallacas in her kitchen, the chispa of an idea struck Ruth: What about making educational media that not only teaches the language, but reinforces culture, traditions, and identity? AND... most importantly, entertain and engage middle school kids! Ruth flew with the idea and now is the Chief Creative Officer of Chispa Productions, an educational media company that specializes in bringing culturally authentic, academically sound language instruction to youth. Meet Ruth as she drives around East LA in Nancy's car, and find out first hand how the chispa of an idea turned into a mighty flame.

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RYIL 12: Tanya Zabalegui, the Entrepreneur Bride

Mon, 29 May 2006 23:49:46 GMT

I'm sure that most newlyweds open their presents thinking of the dream home they're creating, but Tanya Zabalegui and her husband Mariano took it a step further... they saw a great importing opportunity in the unique glass housewares they received from friends in Argentina. Before her bouquet could even wilt, Tanya got on the ball and launched Crafts From Argentina. With the line represented in airport gift shops, art galleries, and online, Crafts From Argentina brings artsy fused glass jewelry, housewares and wind chimes to people everywhere. Find out how this amazing woman got a great idea then did the footwork to make it happen. Meet Tanya Zabalegui and you are sure to be inspired!

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RYIL 11- Dr. Nora de Hoyos Comstock

Tue, 02 May 2006 20:31:42 GMT

Dr. Nora de Hoyos Comstock is the catalyst behind the phenomenal movement Las Comadres Para las Americas. Learn how Nora took a group of 100 Latinas in Austin, Texas and launched it into a social web of 6000 Latinas worldwide. Meet this incredibly inspiring woman and if you're not connected yet to Las Comadres, you need to get connected soon!

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RYIL #10: Author Jamie Martinez Wood

Sun, 09 Apr 2006 20:02:14 GMT

Jamie Martinez Wood is a self described "tree hugging, dirt worshipper whose brand of earth spirituality spins seamlessly around faeries, Mother Earth, personal responsibility, and amazing friends and family." If Helen Reddy and Emiliano Zapata had a kid, she'd be Jamie Martinez Wood. *********************** Learn how a 7th generation California Latina became an expert on Wicca, eventually authoring several books on the subject. Join us as Jamie explains the true meaning of Wicca (it means wise), how it doesn't have anything to do with broom riding or eating toads, and how it correlates with traditions and practices that are familiar to us all. ****************************** Jamie will lead us on a quick meditation to access our creative power and provide lots of great information on staying connected to your spirit within. (runtime 30 min)

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RYIL 9- Maria Marin: Author, Columnist, Media Celeb

Mon, 27 Mar 2006 17:12:47 GMT

Maria Marin is an international empowerment superstar and she's going to help you negotiate what you want in business and in life. Listen in on this fun interview and learn the secrets of an inspiring, confident woman, Maria Marin. (My favorite part: when I tell Maria I love her accent and she says "what accent?") Maria's website: Jewelry line inspired by Maria:

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RYIL # 8: Entrepreneur Addy Perez Mau

Tue, 21 Mar 2006 00:11:32 GMT

Meet Entrepreneur of the year and untiring creative Addy Perez-Mau, founder and designer of Heaven Sent Jewelry. Addy's childhood spent as a farmworker in California set a solid foundation for a life filled with dedication and hard work. Learn about this amazing woman's rise to success, what inspires her, how she stays balanced, and so much more. -Runtime 26 min-

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RYIL # 7 Confessions of an Adrenaline Addict/ Deb Deras

Sat, 11 Mar 2006 23:15:07 GMT

Deborah Deras is a coach, motivational speaker, consultant and (drumroll please) RECOVERING ADRENALINE ADDICT! Her new book, Confessions of an Adrenaline Addict (co-authored by Adoley Oduntun)is a life saver for all of us who keep insisting we can do ONE MORE THING! She talks about the root causes of our adrenaline addictions, how society and the workplace create monsters out of us, the physical effects of adrenaline addiction, and so much more. I related to her message so much, I stood up in the podcast and declared myself to be a recovering adrenaline addict too! With Deb guiding us, there is hope. Learn about Deb's tools and her book in this dynamic interview. (To learn more about Deb visit PS- THIS IS ACTUALLY SHOW #7, NOT SHOW #6 AS I SAY IN THE PODCAST. SEE HOW THE ADRENALINE ADDICTION MESSES US UP? :-)

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RYIL # 6: Actress, Author, Singer Michele Greene

Tue, 07 Mar 2006 19:14:49 GMT

Michele Dominguez Greene is a cross cultural artist who proudly finds the common denominators within her Mexican-Nicaraguan-Okie roots. Most widely known for her acting in the long running series LA Law (she played Abbie Perkins), and appearances in countless TV shows and independent films, Michele doesn not believe in allowing any single medium to confine her. An accomplished singer with two CDs and a novelist with a fascinating young adult novel, Michele embodies the art of making things happen with one's creativity. Join host Nancy Marmolejo as we meet the extremely versatile Michele Dominguez Greene and discuss being bicultural, bilingual, and mega talented.

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RYIL # 5: Storyteller and Performance Artist Lisa Pijuan

Fri, 03 Mar 2006 20:03:21 GMT

Lisa Pijuan-Nomura is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Toronto. She has performed theatre, dance, comedy, song and puppetry in Canada, Czech Republic, Austria, Mexico, and Ireland for the past 12 years. She is currently focused on combining storytelling, dance, sound and visual art to create dynamic performance pieces. Apart from curating and performing, Lisa has recently begun to use her experience as an artist to help others. After studying with creativity coach Eric Maisel, Lisa has begun to coach artists and those who crave more art in their life. Hear Lisa talk about what inspires her to create, the power of story, and her upcoming works on this podcast.

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RYIL # 4: Latina Power! with Dr. Ana Nogales

Fri, 03 Mar 2006 20:00:22 GMT

Dr. Ana Nogales is a clinical psychologist, author, nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, and media personality with a message of empowerment for you! Her book, Latina Power! 7 Strengths You Already Have to Create the Success You Deserve, takes readers on a journey of self discovery to learn about inner strengths and how to build on them. Featuring interviews with over 40 amazing women, Latina Power holds the answers to questions that women have been asking for generations. Join host Nancy Marmolejo as she interviews Dr. Nogales and gets the inside scoop on uncovering your Latina Power!

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RYIL #3: Getting Empowered with Yasmin Davidds

Thu, 23 Feb 2006 22:14:53 GMT

Join host Nancy Marmolejo as she interviews international best-selling author and empowerment specialist Yasmin Davidds. Many women, particularly Latinas, have changed their futures and their lives with Yasmin's empowering message. Learn about Yasmin's upcoming book, Taking Back Your Power, as well as her role models, upcoming plans and other important tidbits. Find out how Yasmin gets creatively inspired, what she thinks of stereotypes, and even find out how she is raising an empowered little girl of her own.

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RYIL #2: Who Is This Inner Loca, Anyway?

Tue, 14 Feb 2006 01:12:40 GMT

Who is this inner loca anyway? Find out how Nancy defines "Release Your Inner Loca" and learn perhaps the MOST IMPORTANT tool to keep your inner loca happy, healthy, and wildly creative.

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RYIL #1: Book Release Party with Crafty Chica

Tue, 07 Feb 2006 14:44:41 GMT

Join host Nancy Marmolejo and special guest Kathy Cano Murillo (aka Crafty Chica) as they celebrate the release of Kathy's latest book. "Crafty Chica's Art de la Soul" is a beautiful book filled with Latino themed crafts, first person reflections, and tips on how to add glimmer and glitter to all parts of your life. Hear Kathy answer fans' questions on everything from how to find inspiration to pitching a book idea.

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