A: People think health only has to do with your physical being, but for me, it's so much more. I remember after my divorce, I was so thin and everyone kept saying how great I looked and it was probably the most unhealthy place I've ever been. So it was funny what people would see as "healthy." In my worst time, people were saying I've never looked better. [But now] I have a great diet and exercise routine. And I try to have a healthy outlook. I'm your everlasting, hopeless optimist!
A: I was just born with that. It's so funny, because I don't get depressed. Even after my divorce, everybody was like, "Wow, you bounced back so quick." I was like, "I am not letting this take over. Something great is around the cornerI can't wait to see what's going to happen."
A: I love to cook. But when I'm on set, I have food delivery sent there. Before I could afford a food delivery system, I would make my breakfast and lunch, I'd pack some snacks, and put almonds in my purse. I was always prepared because I was always hungry. It's funny,I would be like, "Nuts anyone?" And they'd say, "What is in your purse?"
A: Yeah, exactly. Just the raw almonds, I soak them in water overnight. It makes them plump, and they pop in your mouth. I learned that from a Tony Robbins seminar. Fifteen years ago, I went and after that I became a vegan. For, like, a year, because I was just like, "Oh my God, he's scared me into never eating meat again!" [Laughs] It didn't last though.
A: No, it just confirmed everything that I was already doing. You know, "Take chargeof your life!" I am. That's why I'm here! I did walk the coals. I walked over the fire. I love self-help, anything that's going to move you forward in life. The second I saw The Secret, I was going, "Oh, I live mylife this way. So I'm doing good."
Q: Do you like to exercise?
A: My bachelor's degree is in kinesiology,so it's ingrained in me to work out. I was an aerobics instructor, and a personal trainer in college, so I was addicted to exercise. I used to do an hour and a half to two hours a day. I'd teach a class and then train clients. And I realized I didn't need that much. Now I like weight training and abs. I love abs. I hate the elliptical. I hate jogging. [Laughs] I despise cardio. I just...can't do it. So I try to do my cardio within the workout.
A: Well, I think the time that I became a vegan. [Laughs] I love the philosophy behind veganism, but I went fromone day eating chicken and meat to eating just salad. I didn't know how to be a vegan. I didn't know about soy or almond butter. I didn't know that there aregreat breads. So I literally stuck to salads. And I think I passed out the first week.
A: I love chicken leg quarters and asparagus. My most requested thing to cook for friends is Mexican tortilla soup and guacamole and chili-rubbed skirt steak.
A: After I shower, I put baby oil all over my body. And then you dry that off so you have the smoothest, softest skin.
A: Oh, God no. I was talking to Kim [Kardashian] about this the other day. I said, "You're the most beautiful thing in the world," and she said, "No, you are." And I said, "No, I used to be." [Laughs] I was like, "No, honey, I'm old news."
A: No. I think that's probably why I make those lists, because it takes a village to build me for the red carpet. It's an illusion created by stylists, hair, makeup. I don't put as much effort into it as myteam does. But I think people see something beyond that with me, and I love that I'm defined by my charity work. I think that's what people see when they giveme this label of "She's a beautiful person."
A: I love to get in bed and turn on Bill Maher. I save five in a row and fall asleepto him ranting about something. It takes me out of my element.
A: Travel. Everywhere. Wherever the wind takes me. I could live anywhere;I can learn any language. I just love it. I love being immersed in the world.