Janet Gunn is all about gratitude. This born-and-bred Texan spent her days as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, flight attendant, actor, jewelry designer and mother before she became consumed with all things positive and began creating blogs, videos, tutorials and style guides about enriching daily life. Now, in LA, she shares anecdotes and tips with her followers, who she encourages to feel empowered, inspired and grateful for each other. We felt thankful to have a chat with this Salt Shaker about skincare, fitness and living the dream:
Everyone knows that air travel does a number on your skin! What were in-flight beauty hacks did you swear by?
#1 must on the plane, Rose Glow Drops face oil from Olie Organicoils, it serves two purposes...the fragrance is beautiful and calming. Also, Essential Oils that I sprinkle all over my area so It smells lovely. Non-Toxic wipes and I do the entire row. Crystals.
What type of physical training did you undergo to be a professional cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys? Do maintain any of these workout regimens today?
It was six days a week, the 7th was game day, four hours a night, it was a grind, but I loved it. I’m actually on my way to dance class this evening. LA has plenty of great teachers and my favorite dance studio is The Bod. I dance there at least three days a week.
Tell us about your most interesting role as a Hollywood actress?
I was on a series for USA Network called Silk Stalkings for several years. I learned so much about the business, acting and the importance of every department, we worked twelve to fourteen hour days. Playing an undercover cop was actually quite fun and I also directed which was a huge learning experience.
What inspired you to write your first blog post? What was the topic?
Lindsay Seim was my son’s sitter at the time, now she’s my dogs and she’s the one who encouraged me to become a blogger… now you’re making me look to see what my first one was…. Hold, please… Fitness! Of course. It was called Let’s Hit The Road. Thanks for that flashback.
What are you passionate about? Tell us about it
I am passionate about living your dream, learning and constantly growing. Encouraging others to discover what makes them tick, what makes you feel alive. I’m a dreamer but I make S… happen. I listen to my favorite thought leaders every single day. My walking meditations I do daily transport me.
What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
Cheese enchiladas, chips & salsa and a margarita(s).
LIGHTNING ROUND - What's in your Bag?
Lipstick or chapstick?
Loose change or change purse?
Cookie crumbs or keep it clean?
Bullet Proof bar crumbs
Car keys or metro card?
L.A. lots of keys
Book or tablet?
Book or Audible
Essential oils or Advil?
Sunglasses or reading glasses?
Plenty of both
FILL IN THE BLANK!
The Salt the strap that is so me is the HAZEL.
The dream bag you’d pair it with is the Hermes Evelyne Bag.
The most essential thing in my bag is a note card with my dreams written on it.
The most embarrassing thing in my bag is a dead apple watch, it's never charged.
The most random thing in my bag is dollar bills from St. Barts.
I always carry sneakers in my trunk for earthquakes so I can run to who-knows-where in case of emergencies.
Describe the inside of your bag in 5 words or less.
It's like a vision board.
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