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The Sugar Free Podcast is a place where Millenial women gather to exchange real-life advice through raw, honest, unfiltered (sugar free) conversations. Because let’s face it, adulting is way harder than it looks on television and we could all use a little help figuring this thing out.

Each episode, show host, Sydnee Mack, explores a variety of topics that are important to Millennial women from careers, to dating, starting families (or not) , financial security and mental health. Each topic is covered through interviews with dynamic guests who are experts in their fields by way of education, scholarship, work experience and/or lived experience. Each guest offers actionable advice, tools, resources and strategies to help Millenial women create the lives that they want verses the lives that were crafted for us by our parents, haters and society.

Show host, Sydnee Mack, Esq., is a Millennial lawyer, professor, entrepreneur, best-selling author and woman who uses her knowledge and experience to lead entertaining conversations with vulnerability, curiosity, compassion and humor (lots of it).

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The Sugar Free Podcast is a place where Millenial women gather to exchange real-life advice through raw, honest, unfiltered (sugar free) conversations. Because let’s face it, adulting is way harder than it looks on television and we could all use a little help figuring this thing out.

Each episode, show host, Sydnee Mack, explores a variety of topics that are important to Millennial women from careers, to dating, starting families (or not) , financial security and mental health. Each topic is covered through interviews with dynamic guests who are experts in their fields by way of education, scholarship, work experience and/or lived experience. Each guest offers actionable advice, tools, resources and strategies to help Millenial women create the lives that they want verses the lives that were crafted for us by our parents, haters and society.

Show host, Sydnee Mack, Esq., is a Millennial lawyer, professor, entrepreneur, best-selling author and woman who uses her knowledge and experience to lead entertaining conversations with vulnerability, curiosity, compassion and humor (lots of it).

    REWIND: How to Make Peace with Your Body feat. Dr. Tangie Grate

    REWIND: How to Make Peace with Your Body feat. Dr. Tangie Grate

    Syd may be on vacation, but The Sugar Free Podcast is not! This week, enjoy a "rewind" of the Season 2 Premiere: How to Make Peace with my Body featuring Dr. Tangie Grate.
     
    This episode is a love letter to women. A letter to remind us that 1) our bodies, our weights and our shapes ARE healthy; and 2) the current standards of weight, beauty and wellness weren't created with our bodies in mind.
     
    Join Syd and special guest, mother, wellness coach, pharmacist and podcast co-host, Dr. Tangie Grate  as they discuss how to make peace with and love on your body during EVERY phase of your wellness journey (otherwise known as life).
     
    Through her work as a wellness coach, Tangie is on a mission to help women feel confident in their current bodies , by helping them to develop sustainable habits that promote self-love and weight loss.
     
    Want to connect with Tangie?
    Check out her website: beacons.ai/drtangie
    Listen to her podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-body-liberated/id1662053359
     
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    S4 Ep9 How to Step up Your Style for Summer 2023 feat. Jasmene Bowdry

    S4 Ep9 How to Step up Your Style for Summer 2023 feat. Jasmene Bowdry

    Summer is here and it’s time to get our summer wardrobes (and bodies) in gear! Regardless of the body you’re giving the beach this summer, this week’s guest is here to give you all the tips and tricks you need to not only freshen up your summer wardrobe but also to choose pieces that will make your body look its best for every occasion this season.
     
    This week, join Syd for Season 4 Episode 9, as she sits down with style expert and social media influencer, Jasmene Bowdry for an exciting conversation on how to every BODY can take advantage of this summer’s hottest trends.
     
    Jasmene Bowdry is a retail expert and style maven who has over ten years of experience as a corporate retail buyer for industry titans like Tiffany & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue and Office Depot. She is also a respected stylist in the fashion industry who has served as an Assistant Wardrobe Stylist for 50 Cent and G-Unit and as a New York Fashion Week dresser for  iconic brands such as Donna Karan, Vera Wang and Lacoste. 
     
    Jasmene is also the owner and founder of Shift Stylehouse, an online boutique for chic, stylish modern women.
     
    Want to connect with Jasmene?
    •Shop with her at: https://www.shiftstylehouse.com
    •Book her at: https://www.jasmenebowdry.com/styling-services
    •Follow her on social media: @jasmenebowdry
    Want to connect with The Sugar Free Podcast?
    •Check us out at: www.sugarfreepodcast.com
    •Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0cHoUmESN8CF3uGZ7IyeDA 
    In this episode we will cover:
    •How to use shapewear as the foundation for a perfect outfit
    •Jasmene’s recommendations for shapewear brands
    •How to dress different body types
    •Top style trends for summer 2023
    •Style influencers to follow online
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    BONUS Mother’s Day Episode: Parenting Tips from my Mama

    BONUS Mother’s Day Episode: Parenting Tips from my Mama

    The only thing better than spending Mother’s Day with your mama is spending it with mine!
     
    Join me (Syd) this Sunday (Mother’s Day) for a VERY special, commercial free, bonus episode of The Sugar Free Podcast featuring parenting tips from my mama, Dr. Jean Jackson.
     
    Dr. Jean Jackson (my mama) is a life-long educator, child psychologist and author.
     
    Want to buy my mom's book?
    For parenting tips and tricks, you can purchase her book, Surviving Kidcatraz here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/surviving-kidcatraz-dr-jean-jackson/1135800730
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    S4 Ep8 How to Navigate Modern Spirituality in the Church feat. Joslyn Henderson and Demarius Newsome

    S4 Ep8 How to Navigate Modern Spirituality in the Church feat. Joslyn Henderson and Demarius Newsome

    When is the last time you prayed? About 32% of U.S. adults said they seldom or never pray (up from 18% in 2007) with 29% of U.S. adults reporting they had no religious affiliation (an increase of 6 percentage points from 2016), with Millennials leading that shift. American adults are connecting less and less with religion and by extension the Church. For those interested in seeking both, how do you navigate that without compromising your contemporary beliefs on diversity, equity and inclusion?
     
    This week, Syd sits down with Millennial church leaders, Joslyn Henderson and Demarius Newsome, for an uplifting conversation on the necessity (or lack thereof) of Church for younger generations in S4 Ep8 How to Navigate Modern Spirituality in the Church.
     
    Minister Joslyn Henderson is the Director of Worship Arts at a multicultural, multigenerational, inclusive church in Northeast Washington D.C. As a nationally celebrated gospel singer and worship leader, she infuses her performative ministry with her scholarship on Black sacred music.
     
    Demarius Newsome in an Atlanta based attorney and worship leader who serves in multiple capacities of ministry and leadership at the Ray of Hope Christian Church, where he constantly seeks to understand “why” and “how” we do church.
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    S4 Ep7 Trust But Verify: How to Do Your Due Diligence When Dating feat. Connie Ernest

    S4 Ep7 Trust But Verify: How to Do Your Due Diligence When Dating feat. Connie Ernest

    If you’re dating in 2023, chances are you are leveraging the internet or some manner of technology to date people outside of your “safety bubble.” Meaning, you are dating people that neither you nor anyone you know can vouch for or verify the background, history or character of your potential dates.  
     
    Technology can be a very effective tool in finding love, but love is not the only thing that daters are finding online. Online daters, especially young women, are also finding frustration and in some cases harassment, assault or death with a reported 16,000 abductions, 100 murders and thousands of rapes being committed annually by online predators.  
     
    So, how do we protect ourselves while dating outside of our safety bubbles? BY DOING OUR RESEARCH!!! Join Syd for Season 4 Episode 7 as she sits down with private investigator, Connie B. Ernest, for an informative discussion on how to leverage the internet to properly vet potential love interests.
     
    Connie B. Ernest is a Private Investigator in Atlanta, GA. Connie owns and operates CBE Investigations Inc, where they offer services to those who are in need of clarity, peace of mind and closure.
     
    Want to Connect with Connie?
    Visit her website: https://cbeinvestigations.com/
    Follow her on IG: @cbeinvestigationsinc
    Check her out on Facebook: @cbeinvestigationsinc
    Connect with her on LinkedIn- @conniebernest
     
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    S4 Ep6 How to Survive Inflation, Recession and Bank Runs feat. Kevin Matthews

    S4 Ep6 How to Survive Inflation, Recession and Bank Runs feat. Kevin Matthews

    In the last month, several of the largest banks in the U.S. along with a handful of regional banks have failed. The average credit card interest rate is at 22% and mortgage rates are at 6%. Inflation remains high and talks of recession still linger; but the job market remains strong and life for the most part unchanged. Are we headed for financial disaster or is everything cruising along just fine?
     
    Join Syd for Season 4 Episode 6 How to Survive Inflation, Recession and Bank Runs as she sits down with financial advisor, Kevin Matthews for an informative conversation on what’s happening in the economy and how to protect your financial interests against an uncertain economic future.
     
    Kevin Matthews is a best-selling author, award-winning influencer, former Top 100 financial advisor (as named by Investopedia) and founder of Building Bread, a financial education consultancy designed to educate and advise both organizations and individuals on the basics of financial literacy, investing and retirement planning.
     
    Want to connect with Kevin?
    Website: www.buildingbread.com
    Facebook: @BuildingBread
    IG:@buildingbread
    Buy Kevin’s Book: https://www.amazon.com/Starting-Point-Create-Wealth-Lasts/dp/0692236104
     
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Dr.Tangie ,

Welcome Back

Sooo happy for you and all the new changes.Glad to have you back and I can not wait to hear new episodes

KillaKellzB ,

Favorite Podcast!!

Sydnee and her guests are real, honest, vulnerable, funny, and relatable. It feels listening in on a conversation with your homegirls. I love the variety of topics covered and high energy. I love this podcast and all the valuable info shared.

Ms. Kenz ,

Something I didn’t know I Needed!!!

I love this show! It’s not only entertaining but very informational. I can’t wait each week to hear what sugarfree tea Syd has to share!

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