Shining Tiger has created a life focused on health, adventure, and personal growth. She felt challenged to prove herself from a young age, having been born with a cleft palate and lip to parents who were both beautiful and intelligent. Their expectations of her seven younger siblings were high, but for her they were low, although they never said so. Fighting her own fears and theirs, she moved beyond their hopes, and will share here what she learned about becoming a strong, healthy person and living a happy life. "Shining" through her surface appearance is the person she is inside, this person who was born in the Chinese year of the "Tiger."