Andrea Macy

Zen x Proust

MARCEL PROUST was a French writer who believed that people must know and understand themselves before they could know or understand others. He developed a list of subjective questions that he felt would help reveal to people their true selves and the inner personalities of those around them.

What is your name?
Andrea Macy

What is your star sign?

What is your current state of mind?
Relaxed (Mostly because it’s Sunday morning)

When and where are you happiest?

I’m happiest when surrounded by the people I love, partaking in thoughtful or engaging conversation, drinking good wine.

What do you value most in your friends?
Honesty, Humor, Loyalty

Which Living Person do you most admire?
My Mom

What is your most treasured possession?

My photo albums. They’re like my own personal pensieve.

What do you do to make you smile?

Call my sister or brother

What do you do that keeps you healthy and fit?
Zumba at least three times a week, walking two miles through Central Park everyday with my co-workers during our break, biking on the weekends, eating vegetarian (and as “clean” as possible), laughing often and being mindful of the foods that go into my body.

Describe what you eat in a day?
Breakfast: Greek yogurt with fresh fruit and a cup of black coffee

Lunch: Basic simple salad with cucumbers, spinach, bell pepper, walnuts, craisins, Parmesan cheese and low-fat organic dressing

Snack: Fresh fruit or hummus and raw veggies

Dinner: Protein rich and homemade. I love to cook and experiment so I don’t abide by any strict menu or calendar. Last night I made garlic spaghetti squash and steamed salmon

Snack: Fresh fruit, a granola bar, or an ice fruit pop

I also drink at least 2 liters of water a day

Do you take any supplements?
I take vitachews- chewable gummy vitamins

Do you have any natural beauty tips?
Lavender oil for red problem spots, 60 minutes of mayonnaise in the hair for a natural cholesterol treatment, Greek yogurt/oatmeal facemask

What is your greatest extravagance?
I sometimes splurge on getting a facial or massage. Also, I just started indulging in the “gelish” manicures. It’s basically a shellac polish that lasts up to the three weeks! Sometimes you have to “Treat Yo. Self.”

What is a favorite motto or quote that you try to live your life by?
“If you want to be somebody, if you want to go somewhere, you better wake up and pay attention” –Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

“Everything happens for a reason. Life is beautiful.”

Thank you!



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