Cynthia is a award-winning on-camera personality-interviewer, author, wellbeing lifestyle expert & journalist (food, travel, home, wellbeing, film/TV), comedienne-actress (SAG-AFTRA), indie film producer, an accomplished Mediterranean Natural Foods cook and a spiritual and wellbeing life wisdom coach for all areas of your life. As an inspirational speaker Cynthia has given 100's of talks on wellbeing for the body, mind, soul & home topics drawing on her wisdom from extensive study, research and from her own life, love & personal growth laboratory.
Cynthia also hosted a 6-part live TV segment on AZTV called "Wellbeing for the Body & Soul." reaching 2 million viewers. Her segment covered wellbeing wisdom, Mediterranean inspired recipes, mindset, wellbeing gifts and giving back. She enjoys celebrating her Italian-Greek American heritage with her Greek-American husband, through the food, cooking, times at the table and culture of the Mediterranean.
As a freelance lifestyle & wellness journalist, on-camera personality & TV host-interviewer, Cynthia enjoys talking with people about their lives and with her joyful and insightful nature they enjoy talking with her. She has interviewed people from all walks of life from everyday folks to culinary and personal development experts to 150+ entertainment notables such as comedy icon Jonathan Winters, Academy-Award winners Sally Fields, Anthony Hopkins, Olympia Dukakis, Emmy Winner Merv Griffin, Grammy Award winner Michael Bolton, LL Cool J, Chicken Soup for the Soul® book series co-creator & personal development pioneer Jack Canfield, Rita Wilson, Jeremy Irons, Bruce Willis and more.
Cynthia received a Telly Award for her insightful and joyous interviews on films, culture and food with celebrities on the red carpet at the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival. Watch video
In addition, she has become a dynamic presenter on television, at special events, conferences and culinary programs. As a keynote speaker at SPA Magazine’s national conference, “Living Life in Balance” Cynthia provided life wisdom tips. She has also spoken to travelers about regional dishes and the health benefits of Mediterranean cuisine and has made presentations on wellness, Mediterranean cooking and lifestyle on cruises and at top spas, festivals, churches and at Whole Foods, Inc. who described Cynthia as “a natural, vibrant and engaging guest-chef/presenter who excels at educating, entertaining and feeding audiences.”
In addition to being herself, she enjoys playing her original comedic characters of the Modern Day Goddess®, a woman on a quest to become her spiritual, joyful, feminine and courageous self.
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Cynthia Daddona is an award-winning, on-camera personality-interviewer/author/well-being lifestyle expert (food-travel-life–home-love-longevity-films) indie-filmmaker with a comedy/acting background (SAG-AFTRA). Whether playing herself or as her characters of the Modern Day Goddess® or as AphFoodite®, Cynthia is passionate about creating and being involved in TV, Film, books, wisdom and content that inspires, informs and entertains audiences to have a happier, healthier, more soulful & delicious life. Her book, Diary of a Modern Day Goddess, is a transformative, self-help book with humor with tips and stories that nurture the body, mind and soul. (published by Health Communications, Inc. – the Chicken Soup for the Soul publishers) She is also the host-producer-director of the #1 New York Times’ About.com Culinary-Travel video – A Greek Islands Destination Cooking Class, filmed on the beautiful island of Santorini and Under the Grecian Sun with the Goddess and the G®eek® filmed on the Greek Island of Crete, which was The official opening night London Greek film festival selection and a Los Angeles Taste Awards Audience Award nominee. In Ravello, Italy, Cynthia also hosted and produced a popular video segment about her visit to an Italian Cooking School taught by Mamma Agata, a notable Italian cook. In addition, she recently hosted an ongoing, 6-part live-TV segment-series called “Well Being for the Body and Soul” (food-travel-well being) on AZTV which broadcasted to over two million viewers. Cynthia also successfully helped her husband through an environmental health challenge by applying her wellbeing wisdom of healing foods, positive living and a healing home.
Praise & Press for Cynthia Daddona
“Lighthearted Enlightenment!” — Ann Shields, Los Angeles Times
“In our ten years of producing programming. Cynthia Daddona was one of our best guests. She is funny, informative and the camera loves her! — Paul Van Name, Director – Wisdom Television
“Cynthia Daddona is a great morning show guest. Her humor and energy wake people up with a smile. This goddess has it all.”
— Jeanne Bergh, CBS – News 12, Sunrise
“Cynthia has a truly divine sense of humor– but what else would you expect from a Modern Day Goddess.”– Doug Adrianson, LA Times
“Cynthia Daddona is an inspirational example of someone who believes in herself, her work, stays focused and affirms her success to manifest her dreams. As an inspirational speaker and author of Diary of A Modern Day Goddess, she will nurture your spirit, uplift your soul and tickle your funny bone.” - Jack Canfield, Co-creator of #1 New York Times best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul, Co-Author of The Power of Focus and peak performance coach
Cynthia is a breath of fresh air and sparkles like a morning sunrise.” – – Mark Victor Hansen, Co-creator of #1 New York Times best-
selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul
“Cynthia is a very funny lady. She got me in touch with my inner goddess, who turned out to be an old woman named Maude Frickert. I was so taken by her book on enlightenment, I leave the lights on 24 hours a day.” – Jonathan Winters, Comedian
“Humor and enlightenment should always go together. And they do-delightfully, with angels chorusing and charkas aligning – in Cynthia’s new book. – Jennifer Louden, Author of The Book and The Comfort Queen’s Guide to Life.
“Cynthia Daddona helps us lighten up about everyday life with laughter and wisdom that is healing to the soul.” — Beverly Katherine Kirkhart, Inspirational Speaker and Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul, Publicist
“This book is best-seller material! I howled with laughter while reading Diary of A Modern-Day Goddess. Cynthia Daddona is a gifted writer and talented woman who knows how to share lovable truths and good common sense about a woman’s true spiritual journey.” - Maria Del Rey, Grammy-nominated Music Producer
“This Goddess is a gift to any interviewer. She is beautiful, lively and a generous participant in conversation!” — Corinne Edwards, Host and Producer of Book Tours on Wisdom Television and author of Reflections from a Woman Alone.”
“It felt like a spiritual experience hearing Cynthia speak because of her honesty, integrity, humor and the way she really cares about her audience. It’s an amazing experience to see and feel a speaker with true sincerity. I was having a challenging day before I heard her speak and felt refreshed afterwards. Wow!”— Rick Goodfriend, Web Developer
“Cynthia Daddona’s funny, enlightening and charming look at the world let’s us in on a side of life that is both educational and uplifting. She is the kind of person who takes life’s lemons and turns them into face masks and chiffon pies! This book makes you smile and feel a whole lot less intimidated about personal growth, aromatherapy, feng-shui and scented candles. Read it before you go to sleep at night – you’ll wake up happier.” — Ruscha Robbins, Novelist and Santa Barbara Humor Society member
“This book at first glance it may appear to be "for women only" but it can also be of great benefit to men. Not only will they get a glimpse into the "inner soul" of a modern-day goddess but if they’re brave, they will also get a look at their own "inner female." I finished this book feeling like I’d made a friend… Written with a humorous touch, this book entertains and enlightens. Great relaxing and uplifting reading!” — Marie T. Russell, Innerself Magazine
“Her humor mixed with very deep understandings is a metaphor of how to live. I bought a copy for myself, my daughter, my stepdaughter and granddaughter.” — Liz Ray, Age 70
“I loved this book. When I read Diary of A Modern Day Goddess I laughed, I cried and sometimes both at the same time. Cynthia has hit the nail on the head with the realization that to have a better life you must first become a better person.” – Jillian Moon, Physical Therapist
“Cynthia Daddona is a real life modern-day goddess. She has learned how to balance the stress of an active life with the need for inner peace. Luckily for us, she’s written down the key to her success in this delightful, lighthearted book.” — Sally Franz, Author of the Baby Boomer’s Guide to Menopause and Monster Lies
“What an enlightening book. Every woman needs to find the goddess within, and Cynthia delivers the goddess goods with charm and humor. Buy one for every goddess friend on your list – I did!”
— Brenda Christensen, Owner, Vintage Diva Boutique
“With her incomparable wit and wisdom, Cynthia demystifies and de-lightens the emerging new paradigm of woman today and brings honor to the intuitive spirit in every woman.” — Magi Myggen, Feng Shui Consultant and Owner, Intuit-Design
“Cynthia Daddona is the funniest goddess I know — living or dead.” — Ian Bernard, Producer, Writer, Composer – Laugh In
“I loved this book so much I couldn’t put it down. Cynthia is inspiring and uplifting while giving you applications on how to be a modern day goddess who handles life with grace and humor. I can’t wait for her next project! — Jennifer Robertson, hairstylist and the queen of color
“I felt inspired, encouraged, informed, entertained and uplifted reading Diary of A Modern Day Goddess. Cynthia delightfully teaches us that spirituality can be lived with laughter, intelligence, elegance and style. I loved this book so much I jumped into bed and read it all once.” — Annette Guionnet, Creative Expression Therapist
“Cynthia’s humor is a beautiful tool in the never ending quest for inner wisdom. It is also a reminder that laughter is vital to every goddess.” — Maria Haramis, Owner, Sunflower Soaps
“I like the lighthearted enthusiasm that Cynthia shows us as a positive way to live.” — Barbara “Rama” Seltzer, Reiki Master, Age 72
“As a male struggling toward consciousness himself, I can only hope there will be more goddesses like Cynthia to greet me when I get there.” – Dean Opperman, award-winning comedy writer.
“Buy this book for the woman in your life so she will feel like a goddess and you can get the TV remote back!” –Kabir, a goddess appreciator
“As an every day kind of guy, I don’t get to meet a lot of Goddesses, and the only other time I’ve been ‘en-lightened’ was when I accidentally shocked myself with a screwdriver and live socket during one of those pesky home repair projects. Now my favorite Goddess, Cynthia Daddona, has shown me how to become enlightened without smoke coming out of my ears. She is a funny, talented writer, and she has made a believer out of me.” – Ernie Witham, Humor Columnist – Montecito Journal and Author of Ernie’s World
“Buy this book so Cynthia will be happy. And if you’re a nice, single man and she’s not married yet — call her.” — Cynthia’s Italian mother