worry about what needs to be done or what you did or didn’t accomplish or did I do everything right, just take that moment to be quiet and settle into what’s going on right now,” she adds. “When I don’t practice, I feel stressed.
So, balance and meditation go hand in hand.”
The Brooklyn-born actress tells me her grandmother introduced her to meditation when she was a little girl.
Nia was raised by a busy single mom and her grandma would often take care of her.
“Every day around 2 o’clock, my grandmother would say ‘Come on, let’s relax.’
She would lie on her back and her arms would be folded and she would meditate.
I thought she was crazy. We would listen to this tape of this man telling us to take deep breaths.
I thought it was the weirdest thing as a child, but by the time I was 13, I just embraced it and it was our daily ritual together,” Nia reveals.
Why Food is Important for her look
“I was raised as a vegetarian,” she explains. “My mom is a vegan.
I’m not either today, but what I am thankful for is I know better.
A lot of people don’t have the education on what a healthy diet is and how important it is.
I was the kid who had the chunky peanut butter made from real peanuts with no sugar or additives.
I had the peanut butter and jelly almost every day on that hard whole wheat bread – which is honestly my favorite treat today.”