Episode 08

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:

  1. The key to happiness is having a purpose-filled life.

  2. Go do something for somebody else. Get high off the love.

  3. Even if you’re reluctant to do something, do it anyway. Get out of your comfort zone and try it out.

  4. Get to know someone as a human being. All it takes is one conversation.

  5. We’re not just trying to save the planet - we’re trying to save the human race. We’re all in this together.

  6. Don’t get overwhelmed. Just do one thing today.

 

TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:

Beth Grant's list of movie and TV appearances

Follow Beth on Twitter and Instagram

Watch Beth punch Mindy Kaling in the face on The Mindy Project

Consumed, the Movie

Read about Gregor Mendel, the father of modern genetics

Blues for Willadean

Find your state's Coalition for Domestic Violence

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media - See Jane

Oculus Rift

Watch Viola Davis's Oscar acceptance speech

Read about Julius Tennon in "Who Is Viola Davis' Husband?"

Beth's female heroes - Marie "Madame" Curie, Amelia Earhart, her mother who fought for the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment)

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

Volunteer at homeless shelters near you

Learn more about Dondi, the comic strip about refugee

Watani: My Homeland, the documentary

The Berenstain Bears Don't Pollute (Anymore)

Learn about Lady Bird Johnson - the first environmentalist

Jimmy Carter's The Carter Center

 

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