Sharon Stone

Beautiful People Do Not Just Happen

Yana Mandeville, Sharon Stone. Healthy Living Magazine

Yana Mandeville, Sharon Stone. Healthy Living Magazine

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HealthyLivinG: You've been very open about struggling with aging. What advice would you give to women who are about to hit 40?

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Sharon Stone: I just think this whole attention on that it's a struggle or that it's a problem or that there's something wrong with it, I just don't understand it. It's what everybody does. It's practical movement of life. I think that advertising is a false thing, this love of only being at one point in your life. We have to love all the points of our lives. We love our kids when they're two. We love them when they're 10 and we love them when they're 15. Do you love them differently? So why would you love yourself differently? It's ridiculous.

HealthyLivinG: Have you done any procedures, facials, masks?

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Sharon Stone: I think you should do everything that you want to do. You repaint your car. I think you want to keep yourself looking fresh and clean and healthy and good. And I think you're your own determining factor of what that means to you. I think if you want to get a facelift, get one. If you want to get Botox, get it. If you want to get collagen, get it. If you don't want to do anything, don't. I don't think you have to be in any particular zone, but I do think that to make yourself look like a trout and to make yourself look like you just got sucked through a wind tunnel is a dysmorphic concept of humanity. I think you should still make yourself look like a human being. That's what I think, but it doesn't mean that's what you think. You might think I really want to look like that. And you know what? It's your body, your mind, and your creative endeavor to do whatever you want to. If that's what makes you happy, and that's how you want to look, live it the f** up. It's your life to do with as you choose, but happiness is a discipline. Pleasure is what lasts for an instant and it's really important to ask yourself, "Is this going to give me pleasure? Or is it going to give me happiness, which is what will last? Is it enduring, what I'm doing to myself?" And make thoughtful choices.

HealthyLivinG: Is there a Sharon Stone body formula, whether it's exercise, diet? What do you do to stay in such amazing shape?

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Yana Mandeville, Sharon Stone. Healthy Living Magazine

Yana Mandeville, Sharon Stone. Healthy Living Magazine

Sharon Stone: I had a massive brain hemorrhage in 2001. I hemorrhaged into my brain for nine days. I had to have 22 coils put in the back of my head in order to have the hope of living. And I had to struggle through a year’s long recovery. So what's right for me might not be right for someone else, but for me it took a lot of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual discipline to regain and restore myself. I find continuing that has allowed me to even surpass where I was before, in many ways. And yet, I can feel fragile because of what happened to me. Now, I don't know if it's psychological or physical or if it's just what happens to you as you grow older. So I stay with it because I had a pretty big, you know, come-to Jesus over all that.

HealthyLivinG: That must have really changed your whole outlook on life. Some people say if you're unhappy for whatever reason or take things for granted, something should happen to you. God forbid, but you know.

Sharon Stone: I have this thing that I read, that I thought was so great. It's Kubler- Ross. Let me see if I can find it in my notes here. Here it is. "The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depth. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep, loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." - Elisabeth Kubler- Ross. I think that's very, very true.

HealthyLivinG: Is there an opportunity in life that you missed out on, or you wished you had that you never got a chance in?

Yana Mandeville, Sharon Stone. Healthy Living Magazine

Yana Mandeville, Sharon Stone. Healthy Living Magazine

Sharon Stone: I think I would've liked to have had more kids. I think that if I had the opportunity to, in my marriage, if he'd been more enthusiastic about it, I probably would've adopted more kids. I would've liked to have adopted more children. When I was going through the custody hearings, I was going to adopt these quadruplets. Then the lawyer told me that if I did that, I would definitively lose custody of my son. That really saddened me because these quadruplets needed a place to go, and I really, really wanted to adopt them. I feel very sad that I did not get to take those children because they were four four-year-olds who were all living separately in the system. I would've liked very much to have united those children. That was really a mistake that I felt that I made, which was listening to these people in the legal system who are…The legal system is a mess, and it's not reasonable or fair, it's a ridiculous situation.

HealthyLivinG: You were ready to take on four more children and raise them by yourself?

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Sharon Stone: What I think and what I would recommend to anyone is just don't take anybody's advice. Do follow your heart. Do what's really right for you, because you can't ever know what's going to happen, and you need to do what you know is right in your heart and just move forward.

HealthyLivinG: Do you know what happened to those children afterwards?

Sharon Stone: I don't. That was really the one thing that, of anything in my life, I really regret because when kids are already four and in the system, even one, the chances of them getting adopted are so small. And quadruplets? Come on. Who else was going to take them, you know? So I felt I made a mistake in judgement, listening to people who don't care about anything or anybody.

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