Sheri Salata

Sheri Salata is the author of The Beautiful No: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence and Transformation. Named an Amazon best-selling new release and an Apple Must Listen audio book, the memoir has touched thousands of readers and inspired them to reimagine their lives.

Sheri is the cohost of The Sheri + Nancy Show, a popular podcast about living the life of your dreams, and the cofounder of the aspirational lifestyle brand, The Pillar Life, a guidance system focused on 8 foundational areas of living. Health + Wellness. Spirituality + Happiness. Romance + Sex. Family + Friends. Creativity + Innovation. Adventure + Discovery. Sanctuary + Beauty. Money + Abundance.

Sheri has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, Today, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Happier in Hollywood, The Good Life Project, Marie Forleo, and Almost 30. 

Sheri’s new venture in media is the evolution from her life-altering 20-year career with Oprah Winfrey. Sheri’s day-to-day hits and misses as the final Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show were featured in the docu-series Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes. Sheri served as President of Harpo Studios and OWN.

Sheri has been named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business and The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100.

3 words to describe Nature?

Awe-full. Humbling. Holy.

3 things Nature taught you?

Beauty is in everything.

Everything is alive.

There are a gazillion shades of green.

3 most treasured Nature spots?

Hawai'ian Islands

Lake of the Woods, Canada

Napa Valley

When you look at the ocean, it makes you feel...?

The ocean makes me feel on the edge of a great big mystery. How gigantic creatures can live submerged but still sing their songs for me. How the waves come in and out in rhythmic perfection without missing a beat. I feel wild and messy and sacred and beautiful as I take it all in.

When you see a forest, it makes you feel...?

When I see a forest, it makes me feel like I am in the cathedral of all cathedrals.

When you see a volcano, it makes you feel...?

Like Mama Earth is sending a message.

When you see a sunrise or sunset, it makes you feel...?

Like the Universe is blessing me.

When you hear thunder, it makes you feel...?

Safe and secure in my humanness

When you hear the wind howling, it makes you feel...?

Like crying

Are you an Ocean, Mountain, Forest, or Desert person? 

I am an ocean mountain forest person with a little desert on the side.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is Nature to your well-being?


Share with us a childhood nature memory? 

I am a tiny thing dipping my toes in the pacific ocean for the first time and it feels like my home.