I think it’s really important for celebrities to use their power of money and fame to get their voices out there. It’s funny to me that we’re expected to keep quiet just because of who we are. Why do I lose my right to speak my mind because I’m famous?
For me just being how old I am I know I don’t want to be a single mom. I really would rather make it a two-person job. But I’ve also come to terms with not being a mother at all. I’m actually really good with either direction that my life can take as being a valid experience.
Exercise helps me with stress. It changes your brain chemistry. I turn to Ashtanga yoga when I feel the need to relax. I love it but it’s not right for everybody. It’s taught to you a little bit at a time according to your body type and your strength. That keeps things challenging.
Decades ago women suffered through horrifying back-alley abortions. Or they used dangerous methods when they had no other recourse. So when the Republican Party launched an all-out assault on women’s health pushing bills to limit access to vital services we had to ask: Why is the GOP trying to send women back… to the back alley?
Well I don’t think just because people are in a relationship that they’re happy. I don’t think relationships necessarily make people happy. You just are happy or you’re not happy.
When Luke and Laura dated in ‘General Hospital’ when I was a kid I was very excited. And that was a rather pathetic relationship if you break it down because let’s face it: he raped her… and then they got married. There’s all kinds of things that TV does to relationships.
By learning about my body and making small subtle changes I find out what I enjoy and what is effective. I’m always finessing: adjusting my diet and my workouts. You have to figure out which exercises are fun and interesting and stimulate your brain – or else you’ll never keep at them.
If you eat a lot of starchy foods introduce a vegetable once a week then twice a week and then three times a week. Slowly fill your diet with new flavors. By the time you’re ready to let go of whatever it is you want to let go of you’ve got a full menu.