For actress, creator and TV persona Ali Wentworth, the occasions of the final yr have been greater than cathartic. As the mother of two teenage daughters—18-year-old Elliot and 15-year-old Harper—she might see that the world was a special place then when she grew up and navigating by way of it as a mum or dad was an uphill battle. While she and husband, Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos, quarantined at house with their women, she determined to handle her issues head on with a podcast known as Go Ask Ali, by which she explores related subjects like how you can elevate youngsters and strengthen relationships throughout a pandemic. Here, she shares what she’s realized and how she unwinds after a really disturbing yr.
Last yr was tough on everybody, however you publicly battled COVID throughout quarantine. What was that have like and what do you keep in mind most about that interval?
“It was a dark time. Literally—it was actually stormy and wintery—and figuratively. I remember laying in bed for days and days and thinking what a surreal thing it is to have COVID-19 while the world was in a pandemic. I could hear my two teenage girls downstairs and I kept asking myself, ‘How the hell can I raise teenagers in a pandemic?’”
Your podcast covers so many related subjects for anybody, not simply mothers. What are some takeaways you’ve realized from your superstar visitor stars?
“My favorite thing about doing my podcast is getting to talk to experts and doctors who have so many interesting things to say about the subject. Everything I ask them are all questions I really want to know the answers to. I loved talking to my bestie Mariska Hargitay about women and friendships because we got to really discuss the benefits of our relationship in a way that we wouldn’t have otherwise expanded on.”
You’ve talked about the pressures younger ladies face in the present day in the age of social media. What was rising up like for you compared to your daughters?
“For me, rising up had none of the pitfalls of social media. There was no FOMO or bullying on-line or starvation for likes and having your complete sense of self being judged. I simply had a diary and Charlie’s Angels.“
What is your strategy towards growing older?
“My approach towards aging is this—it’s happening! There is absolutely nothing we can do to stop it and Mother Nature wins every single time. I also really like this stage. It’s no longer about being ‘sexy’ sexy, but more like big straw hats and tomato plants.”
Which skin-care or magnificence merchandise do you swear by?
“I love Nature Bisse Diamond. I’m also into Macrene Actives creams by my dermatologist Dr. Macrene Alexiades and anything clean and organic. Because I have two teenage daughters, I steal a lot of their astringents, ointments and creams! Usually, it’s the other way around with daughters that steal their mother’s stash, but in my house my girls know products and their bathrooms are packed. They teach me!”
What about your George, does he ever steal any of your merchandise?
“George keeps it basic and clean. He once used my jar of Le Mer to take off his TV make-up and from then on, he’s been banned from my beauty products.”
What are your go-to wellness practices to destress and keep balanced?
“I’m a big bath gal. When I need to decompress, I love a long bath. I love bath oils, salts, and lavender smells. Lately I’ve been using a lot of the Goop bath salts. I exfoliate my face, scrub my body and soak. I’m also a big walker. I do my best thinking when I walk. I average about five miles a day. Even if it’s rainy or I don’t feel like getting out of bed, my hound Cooper gets me up and off to the park, he’s my trainer.”
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