Tia Mowry-Hardrict and her family are a much-needed dose of sweetness in the social media sphere, but during these trying times the “Family Reunion” star says that even she’s struggled to keep it all together. She finds solace in one thing.
Mowry-Hardrict has a full house — she’s a wife to actor Corey Hardrict and mom to two, 8-year-old Cree and soon-to-be-2-year-old Cairo. That means that right about now she’s savoring every moment she gets to herself and doing anything she can for a moment of peace.
So what’s the daily activity that Mowry-Hardrict credits with helping her keep a clear head while in self-isolation with the rest of the country? Meditation. “I was meditating yesterday, and when I started meditating all of a sudden I just started crying. It was the first time that had ever happened to me, ” she told Yahoo Lifestyle in an interview.
“I was trying to stay busy, I was focusing on the kids, I was cooking dinner, I was making sure that they’re staying on schedule,” Mowry-Hardrict said, explaining why she feels meditation hadn’t had that effect on her before.
She continued, “I wasn’t taking time to really tap into what I was feeling at the moment. I was taking care of everybody else, and once I did that I felt such a huge release. It was wonderful, it was amazing.”
The emotional moment was one of peace and clarity for the actress. “Crying doesn’t always mean a terrible thing,” she said. “It was very uplifting for me because I was just able to get rid of all of that energy, and just tap into feeling overwhelmed with what’s going on in this world, but then, you know my husband and I we meditate together, we looked at each other afterward and he said, ‘You know what, Tia? We’re going to be alright.’”
Mowry-Hardrict also told the website that while her family is finding a variety of fun ways to keep busy and bond while self-isolating, maintaining order in the house is still top priority. “Number one, just trying to stay on a schedule as much as you can with the kids, because that lowers their anxiety levels,” she said, adding “We’ve been doing lots of cooking. We made some blueberry muffins the other day together.”