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Personal profile: Johanna Oosterwijk

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