She attributed meditation as to what’s helped her with her anxiety attacks, which she used to get 3-5 times a day after her friend suddenly died.
“They wanted to put me on anti-anxiety medication, but I was like, “I really don’t want to take drugs. That’s just not me,” she said. "I’d had a meditation teacher a couple years before, so she gave me a refresher course. The day that I started Transcendental Meditation, it was as if I was taking a pill. They went away. I meditate 20 minutes, twice a day.”
The denial continued in her interview with Health. "I think it’s the most absurd thing I’ve ever been involved with,” she admitted. "Thank God I’ve been in this business for 20 years and have had so many rumors about me. They used to devastate me in my 20s, but in order to survive in this business, you just have to let it roll. I adore Beyoncé. I would never do anything malicious like that—to her, or to anyone. It’s so bizarre.”
Onto happier news, Sanaa also discussed how she’s able to find the joy in her life, saying, "I imagine it to be a spectrum: You could have a peaceful joy, you could have an ecstatic joy—and everything in between. I’m in my joy when I’m acting or doing anything creative. And I’m in my joy when I’m doing my foundation work, because whenever you’re giving, it’s like a gift to yourself.”
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