ALEXA NICOLE CUCCHIARA is an artist, author, and wellness advocate. Early in her life, she studied art and design. It was not until she battled and beat cancer half way through her undergraduate studies that she started to engage in the wellness space.
Today, Alexa uses her platform to encourage and motivate others to live their best life despite their unforeseen circumstances. She published an Amazon #1 Best-Selling book, has become an influential light in the cancer space, and is a yoga-teacher in training.
Alexa continues to use creativity to heal herself and inspire others. Her main goal is to promote balance and help others find their oasis through her work.
To connect and inquire, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A DIVE INTO ALEXA…
Childhood: The Art Students League of New York, Fashion Institute of Technology, School of Visual Arts
2014 – Step into entrepreneurship.
Alexa began her first business in high school in New York City.
2015 – Alexa started her college career studying business.
2017 – The first week of her junior year of college, Alexa was suddenly diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and had to drop out of school for the year to undergo chemotherapy. During this time, Alexa placed her energy on painting artwork for clients and studying about spirituality, the power of food, and the body to help heal her.
2018 – Cancer treatment ended. Alexa traveled across the country to connect to mother nature and fuel her creativity. Alexa returned back to school in the fall.
2019 – Alexa wrote and published her first book, Power to Persevere: Inspiring Stories to Help You Get Through Challenging Moments which debuted as an Amazon #1 Best-Seller in Teen & Young Adult Diseases, Illnesses, and Injuries, Teen & Young Adult Physical Impairment, and Teen & Young Adult Body, Mind & Spirit.
She continued to research more about the body, mind, and soul, and had her first solo art show.
2020 – Alexa graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. After graduation, she started podcasting, blogging, and building a community around wellness. Alexa became reiki certified to learn more about energy work and started RYT 200 yoga teacher training, focused in restorative yoga, and ayurveda.
The Future: the best is yet to come..
I wanted to thank you for joining me in my journey and believing in my mission. In 2017, my whole life turned around. I was faced with a sudden cancer diagnosis at the age of 19, and just a few days after I turned 20, I started chemotherapy. I often believed cancer was sure to be the end of me when it was my daily battle. However, my faith gave me strength, helping me persevere. Through my trauma, I have learned how to become grounded, love my body like never before, find beauty in the world, and most importantly, find purpose.
If I could beat death, then nothing can stop me.
It took a lot of self-work and reflection to find myself where I am today on my life journey. There was no one to guide me. I had to figure it all out on my own. Although this was a challenging time, my life changed for the best. I made my goal to spread the lessons I experienced to a wider audience and help others find their “why,” leading me to write and publish Power to Persevere.
I have fully transformed my life and reinvented myself.
It was not until I faced cancer that I started to take my health more seriously. My gift of survival changed the way I view life. I knew that everything was happening for me. Like any challenge, it was an opportunity for me to learn and grow. I was able to hone in and understand the meaning of the life I was supposed to lead.
Today, I use my story to transform lives.
During and after treatment, I made it a point to get in daily movement, eat nourishing foods, and practice mindfulness. Although it was difficult at times, I kept reminding myself of the essence of persistency and patience. Overall, I was able to experience the healing power of mindset, exercise, nutrition, and meditation like never before. My entire life has changed in a positive way. I have been able to create an oasis for myself, and hope to inspire you to create one of your own.