Name: Johanna Oosterwijk
Occupation: owner, Shambhala Wellness
Birth date and place: Aug. 10; the Netherlands
Family: husband, Herman; daughters Sandra, Mirjam and Francien
The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: helping people find themselves again.
My business philosophy is: to provide a peaceful atmosphere for clients and practitioners.
If I could, I’d be: who I am today.
I’m so sick of: people not taking any responsibility for their own health.
The guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Deepak Chopra, James Redfield and Angelina Jolie.
My hobbies are: gardening, knitting, reading books, yoga and walking outside with my dogs, Sajiv and Victoria.
The last book I read was: Every Word Has Power: Switch on Your Language and Turn on Your Life by Yvonne Oswald.
I wish I knew how to: ride a motorcycle.
My worst habit is: that I put off exercising.
Nobody knows I: get claustrophobic when diving.
The person I most admire is: my mom, a healthy 92-year-old who still lives by herself and prepares her own meals every day.
My guilty pleasure is: chocolate.
I drive a: Ford Expedition.
I’d like to be driving a: BMW convertible.
My favorite restaurant is: The Greenhouse.
I’m happiest when: I am playing with my grandkids.
I regret: nothing. Everything I experienced was for a good reason.
If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: share with others less fortunate such as the children in Nicaragua, where we go every year to build clinics and schools.
If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: create bike paths so students can ride safely to school.
When I retire, I plan to: volunteer and travel.
Community activities: Denton Chamber of Commerce, North Texas Holistic Health Network, LifePoint Church in Plano