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Rosie Perez did not always have it all. She's come a long way to her current profession as a famous actress, most recently starring in the movie The Counselor. Here she sits down with our editor-at-large Bahar Takhtehchian and reveals some of her best self-empowerment advice as well as the ways she stays fit and healthy on a daily basis.

Watch the videos below for some serious inspiration, then be sure to pick up a copy of her book Handbook for an Unpredictable Life in February!