I’m like, “This needs to be a Jew-Bu wedding, with a lot of spirituality because I need to hear it! It doesn’t matter how poor or how rich you are, so it’s really often a conversation of finding out from somebody what they connect to.
” At the end you’re supposed to step on the glass to seal the deal. In general, everything is imperfectly perfect to Nate and me. Often I can find out just from a closet or how someone is dressing. I’m uncomfortably obsessed with politics, which we won’t get into because I don’t need to ruffle any feathers, but I’d like to have a drink with Hillary Clinton this week.
I really think that parenthood cracks you open, which sounds so vague, but it is a different type of vulnerability. There isn’t a second that I’m with her that I don’t appreciate every moment we have.
I just posted some photo yesterday and I really genuinely don’t imagine what my life was like before. I thought I was going to be by myself in the hills with a bunch of dogs.
Sheri knocked the glass over in the middle of the ceremony and it shattered everywhere. Also it’s, “Do they feel worthy enough to have a space that rises up to meet them.” That’s one of the cool things about “Home Made Simple.” These people lived their lives so beautifully and walked through the world with such a grace and appreciation and to actually be able to create a room that rose to meet them was the coolest part. However, my number one answer is my grandmother who passed, who I actually grew up with. One of the reasons I started practicing Buddhism is this whole idea of totems and really connecting to something and it was a hummingbird for me.
I’ve learned a lot about gratitude because of the show. I won’t know though, she’ll be in Switzerland in a boarding school [laughs], but I’ll get postcards. I was literally at Sheri Salata’s house last night until 11 p.m. She was such a formidable force, but soft and delicate. I had a hard time with religion and spirituality and didn’t really get it, it didn’t connect to me or resonate until I realized every time there was a moment of transition or beauty or fear or concern there would be a hummingbird randomly.
The biggest influence on my life will be my husband without a doubt.
My entire twenties were filled with decisions that make me think, “You had to go there, huh? ” but then the truth is I met my husband because of that. She was somebody who, the second I met her felt like I had before, as if we had been friends in another life and it was mutual. She’s always been so gracious to me and we have a beautiful friendship.
” But that’s part of exploration and I think a lot of the most beautiful moments of my life and a lot of the most amazing things have come out of some of the most tumultuous times. There was a moment when I thought, “What’s the point of this? I’ve been lucky in general for the entire OWN community.
There are certain things that are so important to my husband— paintings from his ex-boyfriend who was lost in the tsunami. The truth is you have to walk into a space and feel like it’s a reflection of you. I definitely never really believed in true love because I didn’t understand it but now I’ve experienced it so… He happens to be a really good guy, too, which helps.
And when you are starting a new relationship it’s allowing a space to feel like a reflection of both of you. That’s why I always say, “Decorators at heart are really good listeners.” They can hear what both people need and translate that in the room. The beautiful gift of my husband is that he saw me the way I’ve always wanted to be seen and there’s something really powerful to that. I met Sheri at a dinner and the truth is, Sheri is like a warm hug.