Actress Beth Grant (Donnie Darko, The Mindy Project, No Country for Old Men, Jackie) spills her stories about fighting with James Franco for a nude scene, using almonds to audition for The Mindy Project, and getting a wave back from John F. Kennedy when she was just a girl. But she also lets you in on her secret to happiness and a purpose-filled life. Find out how she and Viola Davis are empowering women with virtual reality, how to improve your communication skills through your attitude, and why we should all listen to the Berenstain Bears’ message about climate change.
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LESSONS FROM BETH:
The key to happiness is having a purpose-filled life.
Go do something for somebody else. Get high off the love.
Even if you’re reluctant to do something, do it anyway. Get out of your comfort zone and try it out.
Get to know someone as a human being. All it takes is one conversation.
We’re not just trying to save the planet - we’re trying to save the human race. We’re all in this together.
- Don’t get overwhelmed. Just do one thing today.
TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:
Read about Gregor Mendel, the father of modern genetics
Find your state's Coalition for Domestic Violence
Read about Julius Tennon in "Who Is Viola Davis' Husband?"
Gloria Steinem's New York Times article, "Women Have 'Chick Flicks.' What About Men?"
Cathy Guisewite's New York Times article, "The Women's March in My Living Room"
Eating, the movie with only one man on set
Learn more about Dondi, the comic strip about refugee
Watani: My Homeland, the documentary
Learn about Lady Bird Johnson - the first environmentalist
Jimmy Carter's The Carter Center
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