Celebrities Getting Real

Ultimately happiness is about being true to yourself, living your best life and maintaining a healthly balance. What we’re all looking for is a way to fulfil the highest, truest expression of ourselves as human beings. It feels like I’ve come to a place where I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing…I’ve been given an opportunity to rise to my best self by sharing what I know.
Oprah Winfrey

(Inspirational Speaker)

Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that. Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.
Ellen DeGeneres

(Talk Show Host, Creator, Writer, Executive Producer)

I have cellulite. I have stretch marks. I feel intimidated by Victoria’s Secret. Hollywood is one of those endless competitions, but it’s like running a race toward nothing. There’s no winning. You’re never going to win the pretty race. I just want to be the best version of myself that I can be.
Reese Witherspoon

(Actress, Producer)

Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we are scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our ‘to do’ list.
Michelle Obama

(Lawyer, recent First Lady of USA)

I wish I could go back and tell my 33-year-old self to relax. If only I’d known back then, over those 10 years of trying to prove myself, what I know now – which is just be you. I didn’t trust that ‘me’ was what people wanted.
Naomi Watts

(Actress, Producer)

I was rejected in school because I didn’t look like the big-breasted, beautiful girls. I was awkward and sad. My mother always said, ‘Be original’, but I didn’t understand until I changed to be like everyone else. Once I fit in, I was like ‘what have I done?’. I realised that my friends before were much cooler, with a great sense of humour and a way of looking at the world that was more fun. But if I hadn’t gone through that, I wouldn’t have been driven to make my oddities cool. It’s what made me have a sense of humour and thick skin.
Sandra Bullock

(Actress, Producer)

My personal downfall in a relationship is losing a sense of myself, getting too involved in their world and their opinions and their lifestyle. I always have to struggle to be my own person, whether it is as stupid as what I like to eat for breakfast or as big as how to conduct myself as an individual. If we could just admit our faults, at least we could be human. What became more important to me was not how other people saw me but how I saw myself.
Drew Barrymore

(Actress, Author, Director, Model and Producer)