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What is your personal motto?
I have a few. Hanging up in my home is a sign that reads “Kindness Matters.” Something that I often find myself saying to my students is “You are already enough as you are.” I also love this quote from Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

What brought you to Haumea?
I suppose it was my own struggles that I experiences as a mama after the birth of my third daughter that drew me to Haumea and its mission. After the birth of my third daughter, I developed postpartum depression and an eating disorder. In those early years, I often felt isolated and alone and my journey. It was only when I started to practice yoga and become part of a supportive community that I began to truly heal. It warms my heart to know Haumea is providing this much-needed space for support, connection, health, and wellness. I’m so honored to be part of the Haumea community.

What is your favorite memory of your mom?
A favorite memory of my mom is from when she graduated from college when I was in 6th grade. She returned to school after staying home with me and my brother for several years. I always admired that she went back to school to pursue her dream of being a teacher and did so with two elementary-age kids. It was and continues to be a great inspiration for me.

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