How would you describe your journey to becoming the health leader you are today?
My journey from educator to advocate was quite unexpected. When I personally experienced health complications after breast implant surgery and gaps in our health care system, I knew I needed to take action so that women could make better informed choices. I have learned so much about myself and feel a sense of pride in creating a positive change.
What routines and habits help you prepare for, or recover from, a day’s challenges?
I try to view everything as a learning experience or a teachable moment. I choose to be optimistic and positive and look for the magic in a moment. Self-care is a high priority. I meditate, exercise, listen to music, practice gratitude and spend time in nature and with loved ones.
What or who inspires you?
I am inspired by positive, empathetic, authentic individuals who strive to make the world a better place. As I continue to shine a light on areas of need, I am reminded of a quote from Amanda Gorman: “There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.”
What advice do you wish you could give to your younger self?
Embrace who you are, celebrate progress over perfection, know your worth and remember to give yourself grace. I would also advise myself to skip the breast im plants because of the potential health complications and choose a breast lift instead or use that money to travel and take an amazing vacation.