Episode 171: Business Owner, Mom & Veteran, Blanca Bribiesca


This Tuesday we are honoring all those who have given their service to our country with an interview with business owner, mom and veteran, Blanca Bribiesca. Blanca served 15 years in the United Stated Marine Corps and is now a business owner of the boutique HABITAT in Joshue Tree. We talk about how her time in the Marines manifested into motherhood, why she decided to serve, her experiences with each deployment and her journey as a new business owner. Thank you for your service, Blanca!

You can find Blanca on IG as @casa.de.bribiesca & her shop @shophabitat2.

Before the interview, Bricia talks about the wedding she’s attending and Paulina talks about her upcoming Spartan race. Has anyone done the Spartan Sprint?? Comment below any tips/tricks!

Our Interview with Blanca Bribiesca

Tell us a bit about yourself.

What did that bravery come from?/ Did you always want to do that?

How was Marine Training?

Deployment & the differences between men and women in service

How has being in the marines manifested in motherhood?

What do you remember from each deployment that has made an impact on who you are today?

What is the message you’ve learned from your time?

How or do you even explain to your children of you and your husband’s experiences?

How do you practice that center-ness?

What are some military routines (for kids & adults)?

Tell us about how you started with HABITAT?

How is living in a base?

What are some misconceptions that you hear about your service?

What are some of the biggest challenges you faced when opening HABITAT?

How are you going to celebrate Veterans Day?

Pick or Tip of the Week

Blanca is loving Yerba Mate Tea right now. It gives her the caffeine kick she’s looking for without the inevitable crash of coffee.

Paulina pick is Amy Schumer’s movie, I Feel Pretty, which you can stream on Netflix! It’s a movie about body positivity and self love- & we all need some of that. Paulina also looking to Cat & Jack for the girl’s Thanksgiving dinner outfits. Who else dresses up for Thanksgiving when you’re only going to be around family?

Bricia’s pick is the audiobook, Own the Day, Own your Life by Aubrey Marcus. It’s basically the ultimate self help book that will guide you to optimize every single moment of your day. If your master your day, you can then master your life. It’s a great listen on your way to work.