Uyen, Berkeley, CA

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Vibrant Connection: “We all go through rough patches in our lives.   What are some positive things you do to lift yourself up through the tough patch?”   I am so lucky to have such wonderful co-workers, family, and friends to support me in the best and worst times of my life.  In addition, the positive things that I enjoy doing for myself include: hiking, running, and having meaningful conversations with people I care about as well as new people I meet.

How would you describe yourself?  I have an unbreakable spirit and an enduring positive attitude and outlook on life.

Where do you feel in your true element?   I am in my true element when I am exercising outdoors.

What is the most daring thing you have done?   The most daring thing I have done is face the challenge of overcoming an aggressive form of breast cancer when I just turned 30.  No one should have to face that challenge, but the prospect of death at such a young age would be enough to break anyone’s spirit.  But I never stopped smiling, I never lost hope.

Who are some people who have really impacted your life?   I am thankful for all the wonderful people who I have crossed paths with in my life.  They are the people who take the time to make me smile and make sure I know they care.  I am forever grateful for their generosity and kindness, and for always encouraging me to pursue my passion.

I am also thankful to that one guy (you know who you are) who told me to never be complacent, to always continue learning and challenging myself, and to love myself… Thank you for lighting that fire beneath my ass because the beautiful and graceful Uyen has come back!

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