But my favorite thing, my kitchen hack, is to use avocado oil cooking spray in my hair. I spray my hands and work a piece-y on my ends. This is what gives it such an amazing texture.
making peace with the lines
I got botox twice in my 30s, and then the third time I did it – I think I was about 40 – I got this horrible reaction. I think it’s because I didn’t know Lyme was on board, and my body couldn’t handle it. I accept the fact that if you are an expressive person, you will have lines and flaws. I celebrate it all at this point. I’m not going to put my health at risk, so I can freeze a few rows.
For a long time I was afraid to eat because of lime. I didn’t know much then. I had to undergo a food allergy and sensitivity test. I was super, super strict, eating organic proteins, vegetables, and low-glycemic fruits. I’m happy to say that I know what works for me now. I’ve built my body back to the point where nothing can completely take me down.
I’ve been working with a dietitian since I was 17. I sent her to Janet Jackson and Paula Abdul. he is amazing- Lisa Giannini. He has a lot of great tricks, and is in great health. It’s about learning your own health and diet puzzle.
learn to relax
I used to work out for three hours before this A dance rehearsal! I was like an Olympic athlete. Since Lime, I do enough movement to fit in, but I can’t use up all my reserve. I got a Peloton, and I love it so much. I also have an elliptical machine, and I do my own made-up version of the workout with lighter weights and a Pilates ring. And I walk a lot with my dogs.
I try to do things that feel flowing. I discovered Kundalini Yoga on YouTube from this woman, sat dharma kauriWho does these amazing breathing exercises. I used to be addicted to that super-sore, I-can’t-walk-the next day feeling. This caused me a lot of damage. I’m the greater-than type of person, but my body is like, “Sorry, you have to learn moderation.”
I think everyone has a journey — we all have edges that we’re trying to contain — but I think the biggest lesson I’ve learned is that I can no longer help people. I am not pleased I don’t mind saying that I need to take a self-care day.