yolanda-foster-768Just as many people must also do, I indulge in the Housewives Franchise, my favorite being the Beverly Hills women. It’s so intriguing to watch these uber-rich people interact, watch the drama that goes down, and the gossip that flows, just like the wine they all drink. And, hey, I’ve always wanted to be a fly on the wall. Or something of the sort. You know, watching without being seen.

Yolanda Foster is one of the BH housewives that lives a life of luxury. Extravagantly. Owning this, that, and those. Financially, life is splendid.

But, aside from all that, she is so down-to-earth, so loving with others, and so caring. She has a deep respect for the value of her relationships, especially with her mother and her children. For her, life is nothing without being surrounded by those she loves.

And even though Yolanda is dealing with Lyme disease, even though her sickness and energy level challenges her daily, she manages to inspire others. “While the majority of my career has relied on my aesthetics and how I look, I worked hard at keeping a spiritual connection with what was most important, what is inside me. Perhaps it’s for that reason that I am not struggling with this new normal. I understand now that my soul is my power, not perfection or my ego. I continue to teach this to my children, despite their glamorous careers. If we can maintain our core values, the exteriors take second place and become a gift, a source of gratitude”. (RHOBH, Yolanda’s blog post, 1/26/16)

My hope for Yolanda is that she conquers her disease and continues to leave her footprints along the shores of the Pacific. While at the same time feel at home, no matter where she is.

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