How Southland's Regina King Stays Happy

Southland star Regina Kingshares her guilty pleasures, how she beats stress, and what really keeps her grounded.

When I want a fun night out … I have to be honest, Im not the ultimate party girl. Ive been a mom for 13 years. A fun night out is pretty easy for me. It usually involves a bottle of wine and friends.

The most surprising thing Ive learned about myself from being a mom is … I have patience! Who knew!!!

My best healthy eating habit: eating at least one salad a day.

When it comes to food, my biggest weakness is … thats a hard one. I loveall food! It depends on the mood. I love sweets. I love fried foods. You fry it, Ill try it.

My favorite workout is … a quick one. Or something that doesnt feel like youre working out, i.e., dancing, racquetball.

My feeling on birthdays: Grateful to have lived another year! I always make time for … a family member or friend who needs an ear. They do the same for me.

I usually beat stress thanks to … my dog. Hes a big one, and he has to be run/walked. So it forces me to take at least 30 minutes to release any tension I may or may not have.

My happy-life motto: Become friendly with the present moment, even if this present moment doesnt feel so great.

The most important lesson I learned growing up is … to share. It makes you feel good.

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Last Updated: October 20, 2009

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