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In the 6 am to 7 am EST hour D. Sharpe shared how Sharpelivin will be bringing awareness of the successes, dreams, needs and wants of all individuals with highlighting the additional needs community.

 In this hour D. Sharpe talked about what was coming up in the next three hours as he played music from Led Zeppelin, Everlast, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Mother Love Bone, Eagles, Van Halen, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith and Soundgarden.  

 In the 7 am to 8 am EST hour D. Sharpe shared how he prepares for the day. Every morning before he puts his feet on the floor he tells himself that he’s grateful for the new day. He also goes over in his mind who he loves and what he loves about this world. He asked you to think of what you love and to go over that in your mind before you put your feet on the ground each day. He did this between the songs Let it Rain by Eric Clapton and Down by the River by Neil Young.

 Next D. Sharpe spoke about the book “the untethered soul” by Michael A. Singer.  The book shares how you are able to live in the moment and stop wasting energy talking to yourself about things that have already happened or you think may happen in the future. He did this between the songs Rain King by the Counting Crows and Letter to you by Bruce Springsteen.

 D. Sharpe finished the hour with the poem “Show Them Love” By Samantha Snyder between the songs Blue On Black by Kenny Wayne Shepard and Bruce Springsteen’s Ghosts.

 In the 8 am to 9 am EST hour D. Sharpe talked about John’s Crazy Socks and how they give support to other businesses that are especially created to provide jobs for individuals with additional needs. They also donate a percentage of their earnings to organizations that support the additional needs community like Special Olympics. D. Sharpe is also grateful that John’s Crazy Socks is a sponsor for Additional Needs, Inc. nature themed art contest.

 Next D. Sharpe let you know he’s grateful for the artist Whitney Tai and all of her support for the additional Needs community by sharing NEWHD with her followers. He also shared her new video Incarnation. He did this between Whitney Tai’s Righteous and Can’t You hear Me Knocking by The Rolling Stones.

 D. Sharpe spoke after Can’s You Hear Me Knocking about the National Ability Summit which came about thanks to Varija Life and shared what Dr. Desia said, “All of us are only temporally able.” Meaning it’s not us and them it’s US! We all will need assistance at same time in our lives. Making the world accessible benefits everyone. The message was closed out with Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own by U2.

 The end of the hour was about the film Heart & Sold Artists in Lockdown. The Sharpe family discovered that film thanks to one of the artists that is in the film, Max A. Peters. Also Max A. Peters help us discover the artist Frank Turner. D. Sharpe did this between the songs What It’s Like by Everlast and Bob Marley’s Could You Be Loved.

 In the 9 am to 10 am EST hour Treble J, C. Sharpe and D. Sharpe started out with learning about C. Sharpe and how she helps her family and others through alternative medicine. Visit C. Sharpe’s website to learn more about alternative medicine. The Sharpe family talked about how gratitude is a most powerful and wonderful thought.  C. Sharpe shared how to use grateful thoughts to help reduce stress and anxiety. The Sharpe family also talked about the book 3 seats from the hero which the lead character is with Down syndrome. D. Sharpe reached out to the author Matt Wixon and asked him why he has the lead character with an additional need. This is what Matt said, “I wanted Teddy to be like any other great protagonist. He has strengths and weaknesses like all of us and he has ups and downs like all of us. He makes mistakes, just like all of us, and he learns from those mistakes, as we all try to do. I wanted him to be the emotional center of the novel because I believe people with different abilities are not represented enough, and often not accurately, in media.”  You can purchase 3 seats from the hero at Amazon. The Sharpe family also talked about our nature art contest for children and adults with additional needs. The coolest part of the show when Treble J introduces the songs. In this hour Treble J introduced Free Fallin by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Believer by Imagine Dragons, Stay by Dave Matthews Band and Bruce Springsteen’s Ghosts. 

 To show your support for all these advocates have done and continue to do please follow them at their social media accounts.  Click on the individual to visit their social media account. Max A. Peters, National Ability Summit, Varija Life and John’s Crazy Socks.

Please let us know what you would like us to talk about and share with our listeners. Email us at info@additionalneeds.info and we will help bring awareness of what you are thinking, doing and wanting as you move forward on your journey of life. 

Sharpelivin is on every Sunday on NEWHD starting at 6 am & going until 10 am EST. at NEWHD.

“Through Awareness We Grow”


  1. To have Fun
  2. Enjoying nature to reduce stress
  3. Create artwork to express yourself
  4. Share resources that can help others in your area
  5. Share your artwork to bring happiness to others

Together we are able to achieve our full potential. Join ANI’s art contest today to help others achieve their dreams. Register via this link Artist Registration

Join our nature themed art contest for individuals with additional needs of all ages. Join here Additional Needs, Inc.’s Nature Art Contest. To help with social distancing here are virtual tours you can watch to get your subject or subjects for your artwork if you are not able to get outside at this time. To support Additional Needs, Inc.’s art contest please become a sponsor Sponsor Registration 

Our own Naples Botanical Garden is staying in touch with their social media pages, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter with the hashtag #stayplanted. They also have an coloring activity called Color Your World. Right now they have drawings of chamomile and oregano and they are asking you what they should look like. You color them and then share them on your social media page with #stayplanted. If you have an additional need and do an original drawing you can enter our nature themed art contest.  To support Naples Botanical Garden please donate. 

Our own Conservancy of Southwest Florida is keeping you update with their Facebook page. They have a fun activity for you to do which lines up with our art contest. Learn about Location Exploration at their Facebook page. If you are an individual with additional needs enter your picture to our nature art contest and get a chance to win $100. To support Conservancy of Southwest Florida please donate.

Our own Naples Zoo is going live on their Facebook page. To support Naples Zoo please donate

David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef: An Interactive Journey. Here is welcome message from David but to enjoy the full journey click on the link. This is beautiful way to get inspiration for your artwork. 

Galapagos Islands: National Geographic Expeditions: To support National Geographic subscribe to their print & digital magazine.

Monterey Bay Aquarium: To support Monterey Bay Aquarium please donate. They have ten live cams to watch. Here is one of their after hour videos:

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: To support Loggerhead Marinelife Center please donate. They have live streaming Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. and some days they have at-home activities for students. Yesterday they had “Amazing Adaptations” with At-home activity grades 3-8: Adaptation Card Activity, Imagination Adaptations, Create Your Own Sea Turtle At-home activity grades K-2. If you are an individuals with additional needs you can enter your sea turtle once you’ve completed it to our art contest ANI Nature Art Contest.

Cincinnati Zoo: To support the Cincinnati Zoo please donate. They are doing Home Safari Facebook Lives and you can find all their videos on their Youtube channel.

Hang Son Doong, Vietnam: National Geographic takes you on a 360 degree adventure through the worlds’ largest cave.

Houston Zoo: To support Houston Zoo please donate. Camera hours for Houston Zoo live feed are from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. CST They have six different live cams going. 

Georgia Aquarium: To support Georgia Aquarium please donate. Here is their Live Views from the Georgia Aquarium.

National Aquarium: To support The National Aquarium please donate. Here is their Virtual tour