Clinician for delinquent male youth
Best part about my job
Seeing these young, troubled boys get excited about things you wouldn’t anticipate them liking, such as tea parties with school administrators.
Interests and hobbies
Singing, exercising, reading, learning about new cultures and spending time with close friends and family.
I’m inspired by
My faith, and people who choose to be nice and contribute without waiting for their “kickback.”
Making healthy habits fun
I try to exercise a few times weekly, and I watch my portion sizes. I stay motivated to regularly exercise by choosing fun, social activities that will keep me coming back, such as Zumba® or yoga. When I go out to dinner with my friends, I don’t avoid the temptation; I just take a little piece of it. My friends all order separate dishes, and then we all share.
Most grateful for
My education. No one, certainly not me, thought that I would ever be the first one in my family to earn a master’s degree. It just shows if you put in the effort, are persistent and can tolerate frustration, you can change your situation.
How to wear bright colors
Those who are comfortable wearing only black or neutral colors could try a loud scarf or a great pair of earrings. If you want to wear just one tone, throw an interesting accessory in there to add some more color.
Feeling beautiful in your own skin
Women need to make it a priority for themselves. So often women worry about everyone else, making sure that everyone else is comfortable, but in doing that, you need to make sure you’re comfortable, too. Maybe you go to the spa or get a massage one day. Sometimes I’ll do a facial with DHC Tourmaline Pack; I do that for myself at home. It’s just very important to carve out time for yourself.