Gypsyfam Podcast

Hello, my name is Andrea Riggs and I am the host of The Gypsy Fam Podcast. This podcast was created to tell the story of our family moving from Southern Utah to Puerto Rico. The Episodes in 2016 are focused on that cleansing and transition process (which we could all use more of). The 2017 Episodes are full of interviews with people who inspire me to live my greatest adventure and who I know will inspire you too! From depression and health challenges, to goal setting and funding your adventure, who you are matters. Your struggles, thought processes, talents and dreams all matter. My calling is to: 1-Inspiring and guide you to Live Your Greatest Adventure 2-Raising the meaning and conscious of our lives, which includes healing practices. 3-Healing in all ways. My back ground is the well-being of family economics and how that shapes our culture. Which lead me to nutrition, fitness and healing. I have been in the fitness industry and an instructor for about a decade. I was contracted with Zumba Fitness as a Choreography specialist and have held the following certifications: Certified Personal Trainer NASM Certified Fitness and nutrition specialist ACE and AFAA Group Fitness Certified. TRX. WINGS Energy Work Level 1 & 2. Baptiste Yoga Certified Instructor Presenter. Author. Coach. Motivational Movement Expert at conferences. My first Book Gypsy Living, how to unleash your gypsy spirit and live an extraordinary and adventurous life will be launching within the next few months! Join me on my book launch by subscribing to my website For more information on hiring me at your conference or as you coach see my website. Enjoy and please leave an honest review! #thankssomuch!
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Feb 17, 2017

Jon Vroman. Moment Maker! 

Can we just take a moment right this second to honor this man's journey, life and light that he shares with the world? #epichuman

Jon is a person who drops everything to focus on YOU. With his easy going attitude, amazing laugh, and ability to connect Jon is transforming lives and describes how The Front Row is more than a non-profit, it is a lifestyle. A way to live your life. A way to show up for others. A way to cultivate, connect and collaborate. That movement is described in his upcoming book, The Front Row Factor. You can find out more about it HERE.

Jon is an author, speaker, dad, husband and creator of the non-profit organization, The Front Row. What is TFR? A tribe of people committed to helping those individuals and families, with terminal illnesses, create magical moments by attending the concert or event of their choice and being ON THE FRONT ROW!

From successful stories where the patient has lived, to heart wrenching stories that the recipient passes from this life, this stuff is real. What do we all fear? What is the one thing that we must do? Die.

What does a man understand about life who has put so much of his time, effort and energy into making moments like this last? What can you take away from listening to him for 1 hour? What can you hear that may change your life forever? What are the struggles in his own life that you can learn from? 

I have learned from this man for the past 3 years. He is someone I look up to, adore and support 100%. You will too. Get to know him. To know him really is to love him. 

He and his beautiful wife and 2 boys reside in Austin Texas. 

The Front Row Factor, the book is ready to change your life.





Feb 16, 2017

Tuan is a fun HUG-A-LICIOUS Human! Wearing his "Let's Hug it Out T-Shirt" at The Best Year Ever Conference it was easy to spot him! Tuan has created and sold 4 online businesses directories. One of which was sold for A LOT of money and most of that Tuan donated. What fascinates me about Tuan is that his drive in business is NOT what you would typically expect, which is why he was able to "give it all away". Money is not the driving force for him, it about the start up, the drive, the creation that is FUN for him. 

Depression is something we all struggle with (some more than others) it is a normal emotion. Tuan and I talk about how depression has affected his life and how he overcome this challenge. I love authentic conversations like this! Let go of the armor and the big shinny object and see what your life can become. 

In these 39 minutes of bliss Tuan and I connect and he opens up about his life, his background, coming from the projects. He tells us about the not so fun outcomes of his life, as well as some of the most rewarding lessons of his life. For any of you energy are going to love where we end up going. 

Tuan Nguyen is the creator of Dude Buddha (a mastermind group for dad's) and is all about creation, energy and elevating what we want to create and staying true to who YOU are. Connect with him and if nothing else....GO give someone a hug!




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Feb 13, 2017

Tim is an inspirational human. Not only becuase he will come and dance with me anytime I pull him up in front of a conference crowd, also because he has accomplished what most only dream about. Tim was able to work hard, retire by 40 and spent 10 years living BIG, extreme skiing 


I love Tim's story of humble beginnings, earning money and still living (financially) small, creating a name for himself, retiring, going on a journey of self-discovery and now growing his non-profit organization

Join us for an hour of wonder and curiosity of what made this man who he is today? I believe so much can be learned from others who have "achieved" what we want. Not only financial freedom, but the freedom to live our greatest adventure AND more importantly giving back and helping others achieve what we have. Tim is doing just that in so many ways.

He is inspirational to me, and he will be for you as well. 

Connect and Enjoy TIM RHODE 

Feb 10, 2017

You may think I brought on Lance to boost my ego. Admittedly, I would gladly sit and listen to him describe the internal reaction to him seeing me "in action"! His description of me warms my soul and makes me smile. Lance and I met at The Best Year Ever Conference in December of 2016 and I met him when he came up to me and raved about me. 

Now I like complements, just as you do! From there Lance did a testimonial for me (ya you can hopefully see him on my DEMO video) and even took the mic and in front of 400 people told about his "a-ha" moment. Learn what that was for him.

Lance is an incredible human. Not only becuase he keeps himself IRONMAN ready but because of who he is and has become. As an author, coach, business owner and athlete Lance has faced many challenges. The challenge of depression is very real, especially those of us that dream big. Find out more about Lance and his journey to discovering who he really is, what he is training for next and why he has coached so many. 

To find out more about Lance find him on Facebook or check out his website!

ENJOY! If something you have heard has helped you go ahead and take the plunge and RATE this podcast! All we ask for are honest reviews. :) Much love.


Feb 8, 2017

Matt's story is real and raw. His parents divorced when he was very small. In his teen-age years his is step-mother was diagnosed with cancer and died a few days later. In Matt's journey of craving acceptance and connectivity he made a few friends that led him to some hard choices and faced with a potential 10 year prison sentence. 

How did this kid turn around? What was it that flipped like a switch and what's the story on this guy (still in his 20's) who went from making bad choices to a new worth of over a million? How do we live the lives we truly desire?

Learn the answers and much more in this incredible hour of bliss.

Matt now has online trainings on how to invest in real estate. His focus? How to increase your Income, Impact, and Influence.

Matt is a dear friend of mine. I honor and respect him. He is sweet and carries integrity and love wherever he goes. He is full of adventure and is a part of a Mastermind group called GO ABUNDANCE. 

You will love Matt!


Feb 6, 2017

Mike is such a cool guy. Really, the first time I met him I thought, "hummm, is he married? I have the perfect gal for him!" Well ladies, sadly (or happily) he is happily married and like me has twins! Sorry for the broken hearts in the world today, alas worry not! He can still bring MASSIVE meaning and igniting to your life.

Mike is the author of CLOSER THAN YOU THINK. Closer to what? Igniting your personal revolution. What does that mean? Are you fulfilled in your life? Is there something more out there for you? If you think there is...then guess what? There is! 

Mike and I both did mortgages. Both of us were "successful" and both of us were massively unfulfilled. Why? What is it about living and money and achieving it that leaves a big hole in our souls? Mike was SUPER successful and left it all. Find out why.

This is juicy stuff folks. All I can say is listen up! Stick with us! Read this book! And Rate this podcast because...there is lots more where that comes from! 



Feb 5, 2017

Brotha James is a musician. He loops. That means he is a one man band and his lyrics consist of positive affirmations. What does that mean? Listen and find out, this podcast is so much fun! 

Jeremy (Brotha James) asked me to do a testimonial, here it is. It helps you see why he has been such a blessing in our lives.

Grateful is a song I was introduced to at The Best Year Ever conference 2014 by a bearded man called Brotha James. I did not know him at the time. I had never heard about looping, so the idea intrigued me. As I watched this one man begin a beat, hit a button, start another beat, and another instrument, my mind was captivated. By the time the words came I was already in place of wonderment. 

I am naturally a grateful person. This is a concept that seems easy, but really many of us lack the simple, yet powerful, feeling of FEELING gratitude. As I heard the words and began to sing along it was hard to not smile. So I did. What can I say, it is a "sticky" song.
I went home 3 years ago and I tool this simple, yet powerful song home with me as well. For the past 3 years GRATEFUL has been a staple in our lives. As I play the song in my kitchen and car my children have come to know the powerful lyrics. What is more powerful is that now on our way to school, as we rush out the door, we may not have time to do our full affirmation or "gear them up for the day" in the way I want, however we DO always have time to sing, "What am I grateful for...its all about those little things." Those words along allow clarity and space to feel happy and positive. It is through repetition that we create new neuro pathways, which open us up to consistently staying in a positive "grateful" state. At times when we are not, this song is a key to getting INTO that state! If all we are is energy, then this song speaks to 
As a person who loves music and loves to dance along with Brotha James any chance I get, and as a mother of 3 small humans, I adore this song. It ceases to brighten our days and our nights. It continues to remind us that even if a kitkat is the only thing we can be grateful for that day, at least we are concentrating on the great! If I can inspire my kids on a daily basis to cultivate an attitude of gratitude, then my job is half way complete. As gratitude, to me, is one of the most precious gifts I can teach them. 
Lucy (13) I think it is good because most songs are just about pop these days....and boobs and butts. This is about gratitude, and really says something. 
Feb 1, 2017

Matthew Duncan and I have know each other for a few years. He seems a bit shy, has glasses and lovely curly locks. He has a sweet smile and is someone who I am SO excited to have on my podcast. Matt marks the FIRST MALE interview (of course except for my husband, Charles on the show). 

February is MAN MONTH! I kick off this month of L O V E with Matt because he and I are on the same page when it comes to kids and giving them "good" stuff to do. AND because he wanted to be on my podcast! Thanks for that Matt! Matt began a fun journey because of his background, love of children, education and because it is something he feels passionately about, find out about The Upcycled Toys Club and be inspired to get more boxes and allow your kids imaginations to run wild.

What resources do you have that you can do a bit better in not "wasting"? What can you and I do on a daily basis to inspire the next generation to care about our earth?

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