But my favorite thing to do, my cooking trick, is to use cooking spray avocado oil in my hair. I spray my hands and tear a thing apart on my extremities. It gives it such an amazing texture.
Make peace with the lines
I had taken Botox twice in my 30s, and then the third time I did – I think I’m around 40 – I had this horrible reaction. I think it’s because I didn’t know Lyme was on board then and my body couldn’t handle it. I accepted 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 putting my health at risk just to freeze a few lines.
For a long time I have been afraid of food because of Lyme. I didn’t know much about it then. I had to do food allergy and sensitivity tests. I was super, super strict, eating organic protein, low GI vegetables and fruits. I am happy to say that I know what works for me now. I have rebuilt my body to the point where nothing will completely tear me down.
I have been working with a dietician since I was 17. I addressed it to Janet Jackson and Paula Abdul. Is fantastic – Lisa Giannini. She has so many great tricks and is very interested in gut health. It’s about learning your own health and diet puzzle.
Learn to relax
I was doing three hour workouts before a dance rehearsal! I was like an Olympic athlete. After Lyme, I do just enough to be fit, but I can’t use my entire reserve. I had a Peloton, and I love it so much. I also have an elliptical machine and do my souped-up version of a light weight workout and a Pilates ring. And I take a lot of walks with my dogs.
I try to do things that feel fluid. I discovered Kundalini yoga from this woman on YouTube, Sat Dharam Kaur, who does these amazing breathing exercises. I was addicted to that super sore feeling, I can’t walk the next day. It did me a lot of damage. I’m a plus-is-more person, but my body is like “Sorry, you need to learn moderation.”
I think everyone has a journey – we all have limits that we’re trying to contain – but I think one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is that I’m no longer pleasant to people. I have no problem saying that I need to take a day of taking care of myself.