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Q&A With Shailene Woodley


What three ingredients are always in your refrigerator and/or pantry?

"Sauerkraut or kimchee, chili garlic spice, andraw chocolate: the cacao bean in its purest form, not heated or melted."

What do you stash in your set trailer?

"I don't eat any food on set and I bring my own breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I always have olive oil, for making a salad, plus seaweed and spirulina gomasio -- I put that on lettuce leaves. I don't buy packaged foods and usually bring what I've cooked the night before. Different condiments work great, like mustard or apple cider vinegar."

What does a perfect day look like for you, when you have no place to be and no calls to return? How do you define "me time"?

"I turn off the phone. Then I cook, read, take a bath, or just go outside. If I'm near a hot spring, I'll find that to nourish my entire body and soul."

What's your workout regimen like?

"I don't really go to the gym or participate in any school of thought about exercise. I do what feels good to my body that day and I practice lots of yoga. My lifestyle is pretty active and I'm constantly moving, which lends naturally to fitness -- I call it 'functional fitness.' It's important to keep moving, as human cultures that live the longest have proven. If I'm in the city for a long time, I'll do toning exercises, maybe push-ups or squats. When I take classes, they're 'fitness-like' classes including yoga, 5Rhythms dance -- 'a dynamic movement practice' -- or aerial silks, that is, aerial acrobatics while hanging from special fabric."

What makeup items do you never leave home without when you're traveling?

"I only ever use a tinted lip gloss called Sedona Seduction Truffle Stix, an edible chocolate lip balm, body balm, and sunscreen all in one. My mascara is by Tarte High Performance Naturals."

What do you always keep in your purse? 

"I always have a notebook and I love to write during moments of feeling inspired. I keep a flashlight because you never know when you might need that. And I have a lighter, because heat is so important just in case you're ever stranded and you can build a fire. I did study survival skills."

What's the best advice you ever got?

"It would have to be 'everything is sacred, and yet nothing is sacred.' For example, the earth, the sky, a woman having a baby, the food we ingest -- are all sacred. If you give anything too much importance, you analyze it and it can become an obsession, not just something you can appreciate. You don't want to give too much meaning to one thing."

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