Oprah has had a HUGE impact on my life. I used to tape her shows and then binge watch them on Saturday mornings while living in Stockholm. Her show was my connection to health, hope, and my home country.
Brene’ Brown, PhD
A researcher and writer on courage, vulnerability, shame and compassion, Brown said “Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is to just show up.” I think about those words when I’m feeling down and they give me the courage to get back up again.
My love of simplicity was greatly enhanced by living in Sweden. The Swedes celebrate simplicity through their design, love for the outdoors, and fika (fee-kah): the act of lingering with someone over a hot beverage and really connect.