ORIGIN SERIES: Tia Mowry On the importance of optimism, her endometriosis diagnosis, and happiness as a choice

Interview: Robert Piper

Robert Piper: What inspires you?

Tia Mowry: My family is my biggest inspiration. My son, my husband, and my family inspire me to be better, do better, and live better.

RP: What is the hardest obstacle you’ve had
to overcome in your life?

TM: The most challenging obstacle I’ve had to overcome was my endometriosis diagnosis. Besides the physical pain that I had to endure, I had to completely change my perspective on food. It was a huge challenge to have to change the way I’d eaten for so long.

RP: How do you stay healthy?

TM: Exercise. Rest. Water. And keeping a positive outlook on life. Optimism is a huge help when it comes to health.

RP: What’s the best advice you could give someone about life?

TM: Happiness is a choice. Choose to be happy. Nobody’s life is perfect and in the grand scheme of things, life is short. I think it’s so important to live life to its fullest and choose to smile. Carpe Diem!

RP: What projects are you currently working on?

TM: My sitcom Instant Mom is going into its third season. I’m very proud to not only star in it, but also produce the show. Also, my cooking show on The Cooking Channel, Tia Mowry at Home, is going into its second season, and I’m in the writing stages of a cookbook called Whole New You that I’m very excited about.

Photos: Kevin Thomas

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