1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?
Cynthia Richmond, Board Certified Behavioral Therapist, Dream Expert, Author and Speaker, age 57.
2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?
Hmmm, I’d say my grandmother, my mom’s mom. She was an amazing cook. She taught me to appreciate how food is grown. She cut out recipes from the newspaper and coupons as well. .She had an envelope for each of the bills she was responsible for. She sewed, gardened, cooked and kept our family together. I loved her more than life itself.
3. What did they do to inspire you?
She listened, she cared, she paid attention, she asked me to say grace at Thanksgiving when previously only adults had that honor.
4. How did their lesson change your life?
She didn’t just change my life she saved my life. I was a very unhappy girl at one point. I was a teenager and my dad was a deputy sheriff, there were 5 of us kids and mom & dad had their hands full. I was done. I was over worked as the oldest kid and both working parents and I was also working since I was 12. My grandma gave me a reason to live. It wasn’t specifically tangible…it was was just her spirit.
5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?
I think I do.
6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?
I have encouraged my daughter 27 married living in Seattle, to eat healthy, I have been there cooked good food, froze healthy soups etc. Spoke with her about supplements etc.
7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only?