Hometown: Sacramento, California
"I am a humble woman who has been an avid follower of the Oprah brands since their inceptions. Her brands have not only empowered me but also have helped to develop me into a better woman. Now, that is empowering!"
What is your favorite OWN show?
"Super Soul Sunday" and Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse.
What are your three favorite things?
(1) Starbucks triple grande latte. (2) Writing. (3) Cooking and all things culinary!
What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
I say a prayer thanking God for all my blessings and expressing my gratitude for the day.
What is one thing you can't live without, and why?
My Mac! It connects me to the world, keeps me in the know and helps me to maintain my Twitter site in order to help inspire others. I probably spend too much time on the computer.
What is your biggest fear?
Having poor health and not getting to do everything on my bucket list! I have so much that I still want to see and do. I recently decided to commit to getting my body healthy and in shape so that I can live a longer life. I am now gluten free, limit my sugars and have lost 14 pounds!
What do you like that most people dislike?
I want to continue to work as long as I can. Working continues to challenge me and keeps me young and wanting more out of life. No AARP membership for me!
What are you proudest of?
I am most proud of my kids, whom I adopted as toddlers from an abusive and harsh background. They taught me resilience and continue to inspire me every day. Today, they are successful both personally and professionally. What more can a mom ask for?
What are you particularly bad at that your friends tease you about?
I would not say that I am bad at being silly, but my family and friends tease me about how fun and silly I can be. Laughter is really the best medicine!