Hometown: Lafayette, California
"I am a mother of four, raising children in this fast-paced world, and I'm a motivational believer who is constantly in search of finding ways to share and inspire such time-honored values as mindfulness, compassion, kindness, empathy and respect—characteristics that will lead to engaged citizenship."
What is your favorite OWN show?
Without a doubt, "Super Soul Sunday." My kids know not to come into my bedroom when it's on...my one hour all to myself; I love it.
What is one thing you can't live without, and why?
Coffee!!! It's the way I start out my day. Without it, I'm NO good to anyone.
What is your hidden talent?
Caramel corn! I make the best around...sshhhh, I'm not taking orders!
What do you like that most people dislike?
Working under pressure! Meeting deadlines. Making dinner with my family after a long day of work.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
When people gawk at me and ask, "How do you work, volunteer in class and manage to get a home-cooked dinner on the table without any nannies, chefs, house cleaners, etc.?" The key is to be happy and grateful, include your children, give them more responsibility, make it fun and use Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day cleaning supplies. Whistle while you work and burn lots of candles. Make even the most mundane activity fun.
What are your three favorite things?
(1) Coffee. (2) I am really obsessed with self-help books, which everyone around me knows. For example, my husband tells my sisters (after having a conversation with them about an issue), "Oh, don't mention it to Marni; you will have a book delivered on it tomorrow!" (3) "Super Soul Sunday."
What would your superpower be?
To bounce super high up after a life fall.
What is the first thing you do when you wake up?