Reporter, Host, Producer at CBS KPIX TV
The best advice I have received from my mom was to find beauty and value in mundane things. She would sew recital dresses out of rejected scraps of fabric. She would make delicious jam out of over-ripe plums from the garden. She creates award-winning abstract art with scrap material and memories pulled from life experiences. I honor her ability to find purpose and beauty in things that would otherwise be discarded or forgotten. Sometimes when life moves too fast, slowing down to heed this advice allows me to be more creative and appreciative of things that I may take for granted.