Influences

  • Oprah
    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.

  • Sweden
    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.