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Meet Simran Sethi, Guest Host of "Whole Living"

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Emmy Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi will be our guest host on "Whole Living" this week. Read on to learn a bit about her whole living lifestyle.

Simran
Hometown
Born in Germany and raised in North Carolina, she currently lives in Kansas.

Gigs
Teaching at the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications; contributing to CNBC Business News; cohosting/writing Sundance Channel's "The Green"; creating Sundance's web series, "The Good Fight"; and blogging for the Huffington Post and Alternet

Education
BA in sociology and women's studies from Smith College and an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management

Seen On
Appearances on "Nightly News" with Brian Williams, the "Today" show, "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," and "The Martha Stewart Show"

Her Motto
Make new mistakes

First Thing She Does In the Morning
Turn on NPR and make a cup of Fair-Trade organic, shade-grown coffee with organic milk and sugar

Last Thing She Does at Night
Write in her journal

Simran Sethi

How She Got Green
The experience of immigrating to the U.S. with her scientist parents gave her a sense of the interconnectedness of the world and her responsibility to the larger community that has stuck with her since childhood.

Her Eco-Heroes
Roberto Cabrales and all the other grassroots activists she has covered on Sundance Channel's "The Good Fight"

What She Still Needs Improvement On
Composting! Simran doesn't have her own pile, but she does freeze scraps and give them to friends who do.

What She Gets Inspired By
Her friend Sarah Hill-Nelson, who runs a low-impact hydroelectric plant in their town

Best Way to De-stress
Run, laugh, spend time with friends, and eat lots of chocolate

Favorite Exercise
Running.

Healthy Snack
Almonds and dried cherries

Guilty Pleasure
Poco Dolce Burnt Caramel Toffee Tiles with Sea Salt

Favorite Natural-Beauty Tip
Using sugar as an exfoliant

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