#LivingSugarFree, is not a diet it's a lifestyle. Start your day with host Andréa Raquel @SugarFreeCoach, and special guests. This weekly morning show is focused on community, business and lifestyle including tips and information for living your best life.
Andréa is a speaker and author of the book '#LivingSugarFree Revealed: Aspie Secrets'. She's also the 1st female Voice of The Old Guard (3d US Inf.), and founder of Better Me, Inc.
Today we're talking food, music, relationships, art, writing, and Covid19 and everything in between with my guest co-host Daniel Chapman. What better way to celebrate This Autism Awareness month and the people it's meant to honor than by getting the 411 from Autistic adults of different generations, genders, and walks of life..
Daniel is an author, musician and microbiologist. You might know him as @DannyDuece on Twitter or @1202DueceLee on IG.
He wrote two children's books, "Can You Find A Four Leaf Clover" 🍀 and "Teach A Girl To Fish" 🐠 . I read them both and they are auuuuesome.
Be sure to listen to previous episodes with Daniel, where we dug deep into what we mean by Renaissance, finding balance and being a Polymath.
Also check out his music on Spotify and various other platforms as well as his and writings on Vocal.
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I caught up with Joe Vallen the author of Unkillable Joe, change agent, and producer. We also got to chat with his manager and partner Lily Aurora. We had a timely conersation full of nuggets and wisdom for every creator and individual trying to find their reset in these uncertain times.
Today I just want to encourage you and share a few tips, tricks and resources to stay safe, well, and considerate of your fellow humans in these very chaotic and unpredictable times. Remember friends, this too shall pass. 💖
It's a new season again already. Wow! What an exciting time to freshen strategies and plans for accomplishing the vision. Are you on track for your 2020 vision. If not let's talk about it and reset. If so why not kick it up a notch? Check out the awesome events, books, and people I mentioned to inspire your solutions along the way...
This show is all about #LivingSugarFree and where we're going together as a tribe in 2020. Are you a #LivingSugarFree sweet💜? Do you know what that means? Well I'm going to tell you and share with you a little secret. If you truly are as of Monday you're going to get treated like a VIP. Listen in and find out what that includes or find out how you can be included if you didn't quite get it before now. I'm also touching on current hot topics and how to keep from getting burned or accidentally burning others. 🔥
I almost didn't make it to doing this episode y'all. From Mercury Retrograding to human escapading, to self doubting. I've had some struggles today! It's not the 1st time and it won't be the last so here I am making lemonade because that's what I want to inspire you to do always.
Happy New Year sweet💜's! This season I'm trying something a little different. We'll be checking in on Thursdays with some throwback updates in honor of Black History Month and taking it easy during Winter Solstice. We've got a few interviews lined up and my cohosts will be back with me soon. This episode is a throwback to a discussion with two of my cousins after a holiday dinner. 🍗 I'm also sharing a few shout outs and even a sustainable fashion challenge. 👗 A lot going on in the world. 🌍 What's on your mind this week?
For this flashback Friday we're recapping tips from my cohost and big sis 💖 Denise Giarratano, or as we call her, Simply Denise. She was with us before Thanksgiving and she giving away all of our family secrets. 🤦 We're talked financial, mental, emotional, business, and physical wellness for entrepreneurs, parents, and everyone else trying to navigate through the busy holidays. Denise shared her tips on cooking healthy, planning for a safe holiday and how she keeps her household germ free and chemical free. 🥗 Be sure to follow her everywhere online, get involved with #TXNL, go back and listen to her previous episodes on compassion and acceptance, and stay tuned for more episodes with Denise as my cohost.
In this episode my co-host Leigh Grissom and I got to hang out with Chris Twomey, the actor who plays Bruce the Demon in Kyle Hester's highly anticipated film, Preacher 6. Chris is also #IAmIsaiah #TeamKerrySheridan from Leigh's books KLS-9, Sabre-6, and the soon to be released EDEN-1.
Chris shares his methods for character prep, as well as eating clean and keeping his body in 30 year old shape at the age of 50.
Follow Chris and keep up with his awesome projects on Twitter and Instagram. You don't want to miss a minute of this new #socialmediastage genre that he and my co-host Leigh Grissom have created!
In this episode Daniel and I talk about what to expect in 2020 and how we can help usher in a Renaissance, where art and creativity is the norm for everyone and not just something for artists and those who get paid for it.
Daniel Chapman is an artist, musician, author and microbiologist. He's written two children's books, both available on Amazon and both awesome stories. We are always fortunate to have his very scientific and yet empathetic and creative perspectives on current events and lifestyle solutions.
Be sure to follow Daniel on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Soundcloud and Vocal Media... Also check out his new mixtape on Spinrilla.
As we get closer to Christmas we've got some holiday glitter in the form of amazing co-hosts sharing all of their inside secrets. 🎄
My special guest today is the author of one of my favorite fiction books, #Don'tDrinkTheWater 📚 (available on Amazon) and she's a military spouse, mom of 4 and all around awesome soul.
Decking the halls, crafting with kids, painting the town, and baking the treats, all while staying healthy, sane, and out of debt. 👗
Di Dallio is a real shero and you will definitely want to try a few of her holiday tips for making spirits bright 🔆
Follow her online, get her book, share a review and check back later and we'll post that easy toffee recipe 🍬 and the holiday jingles playlist! 🎶
We're continuing the holiday Wellness Series with more great wisdom and fun with my co-host #LeighGrissom, author of KLS9, SABRE-6, and the soon to be released EDEN-1.
We dug into wellness trends from aspartame to alcohol. We almost had to end the show when I told Leigh about folk eating and bathing in bleach 😮
Leigh also gave us some insider information on the release date of EDEN-1. You'll have to tune in to catch it because it's for our ears only 😉
Let's recap all the episodes and guest hosts we've had up to now. We appreciate them all for sharing their stories, recipes, life hacks, home remedies, and tips for living a purposeful and passionate life while maintaining optimal health. All of this for you and others you influence to help you stay happy, productive, and well even through these rough cold weather months. .
Throughout November we talked about wellness from various community, business and lifestyle perspectives. Follow up with my co-hosts and try out their recipes, home remedies, wellness tips, books, music, and etc. Follow them wherever you can and be sure to let them know how much you loved their episode.
Leigh Grissom: @iamthecritic (on IG), @iamthecritic (on Twitter), LeighGrissom.com
Di Dallio: @DiDallioAuthor (on IG) author of Don't Drink the Water, available on Amazon.
Maura Knowles: @MacNMoes (on IG), @macnmomorsels (on Twitter), Actress, nutrionist, foodie, recipe and creator of Morselicious Treats
Sonia Montalvo: @MontalvoKid (on IG) What If I Fly? and Ad-lib .
Daniel Chapman: @1202duecelee (on IG), @dannyduece (on Twitter) / MehjiLeaks - 1202 Duece Lee - Cell Perfect
Denise Giarratano: @SimplyDeniseStyle (on IG), @SimplyDenise (on Twitter) CEO of SD Management & Consulting and Membership Director of #TXNL.
Be safe, enjoy and we look forward to seeing you in December ready to share what you tried and your related wellness stories.
If you'd like to be a guest in the new year, inbox us on any platform. 💌
Don't forget to snag your Black Friday SALE for #LivingSugarFreeRevealed: Aspie Secrets eBook.
You can get it today through the end of the month for up 90% off. Don't wait the best discount is today. 😉
This is a very special episode in our Wellness Series because I'm sharing my big sister with y'all. 💖
Denise Giarratano, or as we call her, Simply Denise is on the show and she's giving away all of our family secrets. 🤦
We're talking financial, mental, emotional, business, and physical wellness for entrepreneurs, parents, and everyone else trying to navigate through the busy holidays. Denise shares her tips on cooking healthy, planning for a safe holiday and how she keeps her household germ free and chemical free. 🥗
Be sure to follow her everywhere online, get involved with #TXNL, go back and listen to her previous episodes on compassion and acceptance, and stay tuned for more episodes with Denise as my cohost. 🎞🎟👓
The Community Wellness episode with Daniel Chapman got so interesting we had to split it into two. Daniel opens up about being a Renaissance Man in the hip hop community. 🎶
We go deep into Business Wellness from the unique intersection of a neurodivergent, multiracial and intercultural polymath's perspective. 🤓
My Co-host Daniel Chapman is with me again and we aren't holding anything back. We talked about balancing business passions and what you're good at as well as the value of vision and quality 💖 relationships.
Daniel also shares his perspective on being a black Autistic man and a microbiologist in response to the recent film I saw called #UnarmedMan. It's a must see btw. 👀
Don't forget to follow Daniel on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and check out his mix-tape on Spinrilla. 💖
WARNING: This episode may trigger strong emotion for those with Autism or caring for an Autistic person.
This episode is a powerful one because it's being brought to you by not one, but two black people with ASD. We're like unicorns! Or so the psychological community would have you think. 🤣
My co-host Daniel Chapman is a 🌱microbiologist, 🎨 artist, 🎶 musician, ✒️ poet, and the 📚 author of Teach A Girl To Fish and Can You Catch a Four Leaf Clover.
Daniel and I discuss everything from food and healthy recipes to relationships and mental health. We turn a few corners into the Autism debates and police shootings as well. This one is a must listen if you are one who finds yourself wanting to be the change rather than follow the crowd.
My cohost today is Sonia Montalvo, an author, educator, mentor and non-profit founder. Her debut book, What If I Fly? was released in 2016. Her biggest inspirations being mental health, hip hop culture, and community activism; Sonia's first book is a collection of poetry that spans over 10 years. Sonia is the founder of The Girls Are Alwrite; a community based creative writing program for African American and Latina girls.
Maura is an actor, singer, producer, writer and entrepreneur. In addition to her film, TV, theatre and commercial credits, she has written a hilarious musical tv show based on her very tragic life experiences, called Insult to Injury. As everyone knows, tragedy + time = comedy. See more of Maura's filmography on her IMDB page. 🎭
Maura a.k.a, Mo, the Morselist, is also an Integrative Certified Health Coach and professional recipe developer. 📖
As a Key-note guest speaker and writer, Mo has taught workshops and classes focusing on topics such as, Immune Boosting, Eating a Rainbow for both kids and adults, Detoxing with Real-Whole foods, Eating Clean and Green, A Morselicious Lifestyle and Morselifying or modifying recipes, encouraging her Mo’s 85/15 Rule; 85 % of the time, eat clean-real, low-sugar, low-sodium foods, get plenty of exercise and allow yourself 15% wiggle room. Mo does not believe in deprivation or fad diets. Maintaining a sustainable, clean, green and MORSELICIOUS Lifestyle-diet is her mission. She is an Expert in low-sugar, low-sodium, gluten and grain-free (unprocessed), REAL FOOD, plant-rich, non-GMO foods. 🥦
You can find more about Maura on her websites: MauraMKnowles.com and MacnMos.com Get her cookbook, '12 days MORSELICIOUSness', free with a $42 service. 🍽
This series is already heating up and we've been having a great time with my co-hosts, interviews, tips, recipes and empowering stories to help combat the cold weather blahs, sniffles, and ailments. ❄️☔🤧.
My guest host today is Di Dallio, author of #DontDrinkTheWater, (on my Amazon shop). She's a mom, military wife, brilliant author and she has some awesome life management tips to share. We also talk about how to get over it when it doesn't all go as planned.🍋 Go follow her on Instagram @DiDallioAuthor, give her a shout out check out her book, and don't forget to write a review. 📚
We have an awesome line up of awesome co-hosts, interviews, tips, recipes and empowering stories to help combat the cold weather blahs, sniffles, and ailments.
My guest host today is Leigh Grissom and she's a firecracker y'all! We're supposed to be talking about #martialarts #specalneeds #ASD #mentalhealth but we'll probably get side tracked. 😁 Hey I'm just being honest #ActuallyAutistic [squirrel].
I hope we don't cut up too bad. 😜 Check out her previous show from last season and read #KLS9 and SABRE-6 👀 if you love an action packed #dystopian #thriller series. Also give her a shout out and let her know #IAmEmelieMacron sent you. 😉 Trust me you'll be an instant fan. 📚 Sorry, but you'll have to wait for #EDEN1. 😁
Are you ready to get a head start on your New Year's Resolutions? Welcome to an all new season where it's all about wellness, quality of life, mental health, stories of healing, tips, life hacks, healthy recipes, home remedies, and more. We have an awesome line up of special guest co-hosts that will be sharing with us throughout the holidays and into the new year. Some of them you know and some of them you'll get to know very soon. Today you get a peak into my personal wellness journey. Grab your coffee or tea ☕ sit back, relax, and let's talk about how you can stay energized, keep your family healthy, and not murder any in laws this holiday season. On Wednesday my Co-host is a black belt in karate and creator of a kick butt, take no names heroine in KLS-9 & SABRE-6. Then on Friday my guest host is a military wife and mother of four who's the creator of a female combat veteran in Don't Drink The Water. We're in for a fun and insightful week 😉
Dr Tara is with us on the eave of the launch of her new book, 'Too Much Not Enough'. We get a sneak peak and why this book is so profound. The book is out Sept 10th get your free eBook the day of launch and if you have questions for Dr. Tara let us know. She says she loves a good Q & A!
Today I'm covering a wonderful book Curse of the Amaranth and author Violet Schofield. I'm also sharing some titles and reviews from previous authors in the #CreatorsSeries. On our next episode we'll speak with Dr Tara Sanderson author of Too Much, Not Enough, before her big launch.
In this episode of the Creators Series we caught up with Liz The Writing Wiz. She's a young writer and has a lot to share help others avoid the pitfalls of witting. Liz is a wonderful resource and very supportive in the Writing Community. Be sure to follow and connect with her if you need information as well as support on your writing journey.
Today we're speaking with Di Dallio, author of 'Don't Drink The Water'. Her book is based on a bit of real life experience and a lot of compassion for others. She's sharing her story as a mother and military wife as well as great tips for authors with us. Find out how she keeps it all together and finds time to write in this very special interview.
To day we get the opportunity to hear from Dr Jon Ketcham author of The Zeros Journey and it's companion guide The Golden Role. Dr Jon share tips on writing, accomplishing purpose, and living well in general.
Today we get to hear from award winning poet and author of Burning Out Embers an epic tale of adventure, acceptance and unlikely companionship. There's even a giveaway for one listener who's ready to participate.
The Creative Series continues with the epic #LeighGrissom author of #KLS-9 and #SABRE-6 and soon to be released #EDEN-1. If you haven't listened to the 1st 4 shows in the series you'll want to do that and don't miss our next interview with the dynamic #JaneiceMalone author of #BurningOutEmbers.
This seaaon is all about creators, from various walks of life, mediums and genres. Today we're talking about my book, #LivingSugarFreeRevealed #AspieSecrets and why I chose to do this series. I'm also sharing tips, tools, and resources for creators many who you'll hear from through out this season. Our next guest is Leigh Grissom, author of KLS9 - 9 and SABRE - 6 on the Writing Business episode.
Today we're talking with author, musician and microbiologist Daniel Chapman.
You might know him as @DannyDuece on Twitter or @1202DueceLee on IG.
He wrote two children's books, "Can You Find A Four Leaf Clover" 🍀 and "Teach A Girl To Fish" 🐠 .
I read them both and they are auuuuesome.
We also get to hear more from Brian Cutter as Daniel and I dig into balance and being a Polymath.
This is the 2nd part to my interview with Brian Cutter, an actor, filmmaker, family man and Navy veteran. Some of his films include Loving, Medusa, and A Modern Day Satire. He also co-wrote A Modern Day Satire with Rudy Walker. You can find out more about Brian's work on IMDB and by following him on Twitter @RealBrianCutter.
Brian shares his passions and reasons behind being a creator and some of his philosophies on Corporate Responsibility. Also catch Friday's episode on Lifestyle where we'll air his answer to questions from our audience on work / life balance and being on the Spectrum.
WARNING ⚠ Strong language.
This is the debut episode of Season 3, a series all about, for and by creators, authors, writers, producers, illustrators and publishers. I have an amazing line up of people with various levels of experience, published and produced books, movies, and more. This series is for fans, aspiring authors, entrepreneurs and anyone who might be inspired by their stories. My 1st guest Brian Cutter is a veteran, actor, film maker, and family man who's passionate about being the change. WARNING : Strong language!!!!!
This is the 1st episode in a series about Human Rights. What are they? Who enforces them? How do we protect those who can't protect themselves? Today the focus on community, our responsibility, and our protections under the law. Also good news about about #JoeG. Cover photo by Denise G.
What affect has social media had on our lives as individuals, as a society and a s a species?
What is choice architecture and how can we build it into our technology driven lives?
This episode will include uncut, open opinion about a current untold true story so don't miss it.
Welcome to an all new season, starting with this in depth look at the impact of Social Media on your community. Not just the positives and negatives, but how you can use it to improve your community and help others.
Today we talk about how to find acceptance in your personal life with special guests Simply Denise and Joe G. It's part 3 to this series and the final wrap of my tragic love saga that I continue to laugh about.
This ends Season 1.
Welcome to the #LivingSugarFree Lifestyle #HumpdayShift. Today we're talking about Inclusion and how leaders can #BeTheChange to help create a culture of acceptance. Why it's important for successful business and why it's the responsibility of every individual no matter who you are or what you look like.
Welcome to the #LivingSugarFree Lifestyle morning show with Andrea Raquel.
In this episode we're talking about kindness and compassion vs. being nice or PC.
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