If you opened your own business, what would it be?
Feng Shui consultant, photographer or drive-through fruit stand. “One lovely peach, please.”
What advice would you give your younger self?
You do not have to be everything to everyone. Talk to yourself as you would to a loved one. Pay attention to what you want to manifest, rather than paying attention to negative things. Comparison is not a helpful activity.
I am a cheerleader. I am present. I am a spreader of kindness and encouragement.
What makes you feel fulfilled?
lifting someone else up. Making eye contact and giving someone a kind word. I get to be mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister and aunt to many amazing people. Friends, need I say more?
When asked to describe yourself, what’s the first word that pops into your mind?
Grateful. “No amount of regret changes the past. No amount of anxiety changes the future. Any amount of gratitude changes the present.” Ann Voskamp
Anything by David Sedaris. Good mysteries from Mary Higgins Clark and Robert Parker. “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: how to free yourself and your family from a lifetime of clutter” by Margareta Magnusson. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” is delightful. The author of “The Hate U Give”, Angie Thomas will be at DMACC this November.
What makes your heart race?
Attending a live theatre performance or concert.
Organization or cause near to your heart-
Weight Watchers—since I have been a Lifetime member for 18 years. That means that every month when you weigh in, you are within 2 pounds of your goal weight. We celebrate everything, weight loss or non-scale victories.
What keeps you up at night?
Having to answer these questions! lol
What is a belief you once held but no longer do?
Being selfish is a bad thing.
What are you interested in connecting with other women about?
At this point in my life (age 69), I would like to hug every woman and tell her to be kind to herself. Please do things that make your heart sing. Be the person that you want to be around. I can be “present” for others. I want you to know that I will put down my phone for you, that I will encourage you, and that I want the best for you. I will be your cheerleader and I want you to love yourself first.