» Book on her nightstand: Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff.
» iPod music on repeat: I have tickets to see Shawn Mullins this summer; I actually had breakfast with him last year on a music cruise. I’m also a fan of Collective Soul, Foo Fighters, Bruce Hornsby and Eric Clapton.
» Restaurant of the hour: Santa Fe Burrito in Wynnewood.
» Personal hero: Rosa Parks, because she stood up for what she believed was right.
» One thing she knows for sure: My time in life is limited; it’s finite. So I want to make the most of it.
» Very own vici: I’m a cancer survivor. Eleven years ago, I had Stage IV breast cancer, and I was told to get my affairs in order. I completed a regimen of allopathic and alternative medicine, and I believe I’m alive today because of the alternative approach.
» Zen destination: Assateague Island (off the coast of Maryland and Virginia) when no one’s there in the winter.
» If she had an extra hour each day, she would: Meditate. I’m a “baby Buddhist,” which means I practice being in the moment.
» Life view: chance or fate? I don’t believe there’s any such thing as coincidence, so I guess I’d choose fate. But I also believe that humans have more power than we realize, so our fate is controlled from within.
» Pet peeve: People walking through Suburban Square while looking down at their phones. If you’re going to text, please move into the right lane.
» Signature characteristic: My laugh.
» Qualities she admires most in others: Honesty and integrity.
» Mantra: Bigger isn’t better; better is better.