Alexa Cucchiara \/\ Disrupting HEALTH and WELLNESS


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The ability to be grateful is something to be grateful for.

How do you react in the face of adversity? Do you find ways to express your creativity in each passing week? What makes you happy? What thoughts from your childhood are being projected into your passions, paths, and everyday life?

In this touching and insightful guest interview episode, Deborah sits down to chat with Alexa Cucchiara, a best-selling author and health and wellness blogger from New York City. After beating cancer at the age of 20, Alexa decided to dedicate her platforms to helping others find hope and perseverance. She is also a recent graduate of Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. They talk about having faith in especially challenging moments, how to stop withholding from living an authentic life, exploring options after graduating college in a pandemic, and how to escape the statements people say or we think as children. They also discuss pop culture, entrepreneurship, and views on manifestation.

Then, they dive into hard conversations that creators face when things don’t go as planned...the art of the pivot. Deborah touches on how she met Alexa through their book publisher, New Degree Press, and some of the challenges that they both faced as newly published authors. Beyond making a disruption in health and wellness, Alexa is taking over the art and fashion scenes of New York in her own way, showing us that taking ownership over life is truly a matter of perseverance and hope.

In this episode, you will hear from a member of Gen Z, (who recently turned 23!! We’ve celebrated two birthdays on the podcast) who has endured one of life’s hardest challenges and is using her story of survival to inspire people all over the world. This interview focuses on the importance of acknowledging your small wins, spreading kindness, and being true to yourself. If you're looking for a heartfelt conversation on dealing with the feeling of never being “done,” finding a sense of direction when everything continues to change, and reshaping your perspective in times of struggle, disappointment, worry, pain, and doubt, then this episode is definitely for you!

Guest Biography:
Born and raised in New York City, Alexa Cucchiara is a commissioned artist, author, designer, entrepreneur, health and wellness advocate, speaker, and storyteller. Early in her career, she found her unique upbringing to propel her to study at The Art Students League of New York and Fashion Institute of Technology during her childhood, fostering her passion for art and design. In high school, she had her illustrations published on covers and inside Creative Outlook, and used her creativity to drive her entrepreneurial spirit and launched a jewelry business, One Twist Co.

Today, Alexa is a graduate of Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, Magna Cum Laude, and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. She recently published her first book, Power to Persevere: Inspiring Stories to Help You Get Through Challenging Moments which debuted as a Best Seller and #1 in Teen & Young Adult Diseases, Illnesses, and Injuries, Teen & Young Adult Physical Impairment, and Teen & Young Adult Body, Mind & Spirit on Amazon.

After surviving cancer at a young age, Alexa has found a deep passion in influencing others to live their best life despite their own misfortunes. She believes in the beauty of balance and the magic of taking control of your health. She uses her platform to encourage and motivate others to live their life to the fullest despite their unforeseen circumstances and helps others work through their own obstacles.

You can find her on Instagram @alexacuc and on her website -

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