Dr Oz: Goldie Hawn Depression Cure & Gratitude Technique

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Dr Oz: Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn is an American icon, and she is also a poster woman for aging gracefully. From Laugh-In to the big screen, she has had an enduring career as one of America’s most beloved leading ladies. But behind the scenes, she had secret struggles with Depression before discovering her own secrets to happiness.

After winning an Oscar for her first major film performance in Cactus Flower, Goldie Hawn established herself as a Hollywood star through the 1970s and ‘80s, but off camera she couldn’t seem to shake Stress and Depression. What worked for her was a combination of therapy and meditation that allowed her to find the path back to happiness.

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Dr Oz: Goldie Hawn Depression & Kurt Russell

Goldie Hawn told Dr Oz about her lifelong struggle with Depression and her enduring relationship with Kurt Russell. (Featureflash / Shutterstock.com)

The latest stage of her career has included founding The Hawn Foundation to promote her principles of happiness with the hope of improving the lives of others. She joined Dr Oz to shared some of her greatest triumphs and anti-aging tips.

Goldie Hawn & Dr Oz

Dr Oz was clearly charmed by his first encounter with the Hollywood legend, commenting on her infectious smile and positive spirit. Goldie said she was always a happy child, but deep down she felt something else.

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Through the years, with career success mounting, she felt pressure to get married and become a mother. Her only escape from the nagging feelings and stress was dancing, with helped her unwind.

Dr Oz: Goldie Hawn Dancing Vs Acting

In fact, it was dancing on TV in the 1960s that would make her a household name. From there, she signed with William Morris and hasn’t stopped acting or dancing ever since. But when her talents shifted from dance to acting, the Depression returned, and simply being in public made her stomach turn.

Goldie Hawn had panic attacks and lost that iconic smile. She was scared that she might never find joy again in her life, and she didn’t know what was making her feel so down. That’s what led her to seek help from a psychologist.

Goldie Hawn: Cut Negativity From Your Life

Over two decades, Goldie has been searching for the deep, true meanings of happiness and joy in our lives, and how we can pursue them. One of the conclusions she has made is that optimism helps make people happier, and the body reacts to your state of mind. She recommended cutting negativity from your life as part of the road to happiness.

Dr Oz: Goldie Hawn Depression Cure

Dr Oz gave Goldie Hawn his purple gloves and let her hold a human brain. She was truly engaged in the experience, and was able to identify the medical names for different parts of the brain. Goldie said we need to be aware of our thought processes.

She recommended responding to stress or upsetting situations by taking control of your breathing and focusing your mind. This will help you be calm and make better decisions and choices in the heat of the moment.

Dr Oz showed off what he called the brain’s Wishbone, where the body and mind connect at the intersection of the Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland. Dr Oz said that Optimism like Goldie’s has been proven to reduce plaque buildup in the body and strengthen the immune system.

Dr Oz: Goldie Hawn Gratitude Technique

One of the ways Goldie fights negativity is by taking time each day to name five things she is grateful for. Her list often includes little moments like longtime partner Kurt Russell bringing her the morning coffee.

Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell Married?

Dr Oz referred to the couple’s 30-year marriage, but Goldie said they are partners, and never officially tied the knot. She has resisted marriage after two previous failed attempts.

Dr Oz: Goldie Hawn Beauty Genes

I think Dr Oz might have been hitting on Goldie Hawn when he asked her how she stays so beautiful. Obviously, genetics plays a part in this, but she credits her love of life as part of her secret.

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