Team Zen Members

  • Name

  • Millie
  • Hsi
  • Hsi is pronounced "shee" as if the "h" and "s" were switched around
  • Millie Hsi
  • Contact Info

  • milliehsi@gmail.com
  • Yes
  • Location

  • United States (US)
  • California
  • San Carlos
  • (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • Hong Kong; Napa, California; New York City

  • About

  • Married, Twins or Trips, Differently Wired Children
  • I live with my husband and three kids in the San Francisco Bay Area. I was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the U.S. with my family when I was 9 and grew up in the beautiful Napa Valley. I have always been interested in the creative arts. I studied architecture at UC Berkeley (Cal) and made a switch to get my graduate degree in graphic design at Pratt Institute in New York City. That is where I lived and worked for over nine years until I moved back to the bay area. Since I'm home full-time now with our three kids, a teenage daughter and 8-year-old twin boys (as of 2020), my designing outlet has gone to either the once-in-a-while pro bono project or the kids' birthday parties where I go all out.

    Having worked in NYC (intense), a startup (more intense), and a design firm in Silicon Valley serving those startups (super intense), parenting is by far the toughest and most intense job I've had. With the help of Cathy and Todd through ZPR, I've become more self-aware and have learned more about parenting than in any book that I've read (other than Cathy's books, of course). I am so grateful for them and for this community!

  • she, her, hers
  • 3
  • "When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us." ~Helen Keller

  • Interests

  • Cinema Paradiso, The Sound of Music, Star Wars, The Greatest Showman, and this is not a movie but I'm obsessed with Hamilton!

  • This Is Us, Modern Family (so sad their run is over), Big Little Lies, currently enjoying Catastrophe on Amazon Prime Video, Downtown Abbey (when it was on)

  • ZPR (of course!), Brene Brown's Unlocking Us, Revisionist History, Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations, Next Question with Katie Couric, Kind World, Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, How I Built That, Ted Radio Hour, Still Processing, Finding Fred, Better, Oprah's Master Class, Serial, Ten Percent Happier, The Happiness Lab, TiLT Parenting, RobCast, We Share the Same Sky, Where Should We Being with Esther Perel

  • Becoming, The Piano Teacher, Real American: A Memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, Little Women, Charlotte's Web

  • Piano, cooking, baking, wine enthusiast, podcast "junkie", yoga, boot camp

  • Professional Info

  • Graphic Designer