Gwyneth Paltrow has been self-isolating in Los Angeles with her two children, Apple and Moses, and her husband Brad Falchuk.

And the 47-year-old told the July/August 2020 issue of Shape magazine that she has felt both ’emotional stress’ and ‘peace.’ 

‘I had not realized how much the normal pace of life was overburdening our bodies, our minds, and our nervous systems,’ the Oscar-winning actress shared. ‘As we have been forced into the confines of our own homes, that has brought up a lot of emotional distress for some, and for others it has been very peaceful. In my case, I have experienced both.’

Not an easy time: Gwyneth Paltrow has been self-isolating in Los Angeles with her two children, Apple and Moses, and her husband Brad Falchuk. And the 47-year-old told Shape magazine that she has felt both 'emotional stress' and 'peace'

Not an easy time: Gwyneth Paltrow has been self-isolating in Los Angeles with her two children, Apple and Moses, and her husband Brad Falchuk. And the 47-year-old told Shape magazine that she has felt both ’emotional stress’ and ‘peace’

Hard on her: 'I had not realized how much the normal pace of life was overburdening our bodies, our minds, and our nervous systems,' the Oscar winning actress shared

Hard on her: ‘I had not realized how much the normal pace of life was overburdening our bodies, our minds, and our nervous systems,’ the Oscar winning actress shared

The GOOP founder went on to say, ‘I have started to settle down in my brain and body. It has given me new perspective about how much I will take on going forward.’

Her next project is season 2 of The Politician on Netflix, premieres on June 19. 

These days she is not so stressed about working out.

‘I was constantly trying to pack in wellness moments, but I wasn’t really decompressing until the weekend or when I went on vacation,’ she said of life before COVID-19.

A new normal: 'As we have been forced into the confines of our own homes, that has brought up a lot of emotional distress for some, and for others it has been very peaceful. In my case, I have experienced both,' she added

A new normal: ‘As we have been forced into the confines of our own homes, that has brought up a lot of emotional distress for some, and for others it has been very peaceful. In my case, I have experienced both,’ she added

Life in COVID: The GOOP founder went on to say, 'I have started to settle down in my brain and body. It has given me new perspective about how much I will take on going forward'

Life in COVID: The GOOP founder went on to say, ‘I have started to settle down in my brain and body. It has given me new perspective about how much I will take on going forward’

‘Now I feel different, letting my body go to sleep and wake up in its natural rhythm, having my kids around all the time, eating meals together and having meaningful conversations. 

‘We linger at the table; our dinners are an hour and a half long. My heart feels fuller, and my mind feels calmer in that respect.’

But she feels stress during the pandemic.

‘I haven’t fully figured that out,’ says Paltrow. ‘I try to do exercises every day for my back and neck because of all the Zoom calls I’m on. My husband, Brad, and I take a walk at least three or four times a week. And I’ve been doing a lot of online classes: Tracy Anderson, the Class by Taryn Toomey, Bulldog Yoga, CorePower Yoga.’

She has worked too hard: These days she is not so stressed about working out. 'I was constantly trying to pack in wellness moments,' she said of life before COVID-19

She has worked too hard: These days she is not so stressed about working out. ‘I was constantly trying to pack in wellness moments,’ she said of life before COVID-19

Now is different: The Iron Man actress added, 'But I wasn't really decompressing until the weekend or when I went on vacation'

Now is different: The Iron Man actress added, ‘But I wasn’t really decompressing until the weekend or when I went on vacation’

She asked Shape if she could interview an expert on the subject: Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., California’s first surgeon general.

 ‘I was intrigued that we’d never had a surgeon general in California,’ says Paltrow. 

‘When I saw that Dr. Burke Harris was a female African American M.D. and had spent her career helping children who’d grown up in adverse childhoods in disenfranchised neighborhoods, I watched her TED Talk. And I sort of fell in love with her.’ 

Bikini time: The siren also posed in this orange two piece while in a swimming pool

Bikini time: The siren also posed in this orange two piece while in a swimming pool

She needs self care time: Through her GOOP site, she has shared how to de-stress at home

She needs self care time: Through her GOOP site, she has shared how to de-stress at home

Sunkissed lady: Next up for the actress is season two of the show The Politician

Sunkissed lady: Next up for the actress is season two of the show The Politician

Gwyneth told Nadine: ‘I’ve always felt like the bad things that happen to us become a footnote. We’re not taught how to process trauma at the time. It’s amazing to see how you’ve created science around adverse childhood experiences and conditions like heart health and asthma. What was the reaction of your colleagues?’

Harris said: ‘An interesting thing that’s inextricably a part of my story is how race plays a role. Because when you’re the only Black person in your science class of 1,000 at [the University of California] Berkeley, there’s a sense of a different level of excellence that’s required. 

‘My message always includes a blend of real life, like, ‘Hey, this is how it shows up. This is what it looks and feels like.’ But I don’t mess around when it comes to the science. When people say, ‘that’s not really scientific,’ I say, ‘Actually, individuals with higher doses of adversity have down-regulated beta-agonist receptor in their pulmonary endothelial.’  

Brainy doc: She asked Shape if she could interview an expert on the subject: Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., California's first surgeon general. 'I was intrigued that we'd never had a surgeon general in California,' says Paltrow. 'When I saw that Dr. Burke Harris was a female African American M.D. and had spent her career helping children who'd grown up in adverse childhoods in disenfranchised neighborhoods, I watched her TED Talk'

Brainy doc: She asked Shape if she could interview an expert on the subject: Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., California’s first surgeon general. ‘I was intrigued that we’d never had a surgeon general in California,’ says Paltrow. ‘When I saw that Dr. Burke Harris was a female African American M.D. and had spent her career helping children who’d grown up in adverse childhoods in disenfranchised neighborhoods, I watched her TED Talk’

Paltrow asked, ‘What happens in the body when we experience stress?’

The doctor said: ‘The fight-or-flight response is activated. The amygdala in our brain triggers the fear response, and that prompts the release of stress hormones, like adrenaline and cortisol. Adrenaline increases your blood pressure and your blood sugar, and it shunts blood to your big muscles so they work harder and more efficiently. Cortisol is more of a long-term stress hormone. It raises your blood pressure and your blood sugar as well, and it can make you slightly more aggressive.’

Gwyneth also said she was upset by how much domestic violence is happening during the pandemic. 

Her one and only: In 2018, the Sliding Doors actress wed American Horror Story producer Brad Falchuk

Her one and only: In 2018, the Sliding Doors actress wed American Horror Story producer Brad Falchuk

How to unwind: The looker also shared this flashback photo from her vacation

How to unwind: The looker also shared this flashback photo from her vacation

‘It’s so upsetting and heartbreaking. I feel like we need to fix the systemic problems that cause trans-generational harm from parent to child. And this is what’s so beautiful about your work,’ said the Emma star.

Harris added, ‘That’s exactly what my work is focused on, even more so with COVID-19. Because if you have an adult who had adverse childhood experiences, they may have an overactive stress response. 

‘Then throw a stressor like a pandemic into the mix, and you have folks who are at greater risk of not only negative health outcomes but also negative mental and behavioral outcomes. And everyone is stressed right now. That means difficulty with impulse control, executive functioning, and for some, anger and frustration.’ 

source: dailymail.co.uk

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