goop beauty editors Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill love to ask questions and answer them. In their podcast The Beauty Closet they both do. To introduce you to the guests every week, we have created a questionnaire for beauty (and life).
This week we are talking to:
Danica Patrick, author, podcast host,
entrepreneur and former race car driver
As the most successful woman in the history of American open car racing, Danica Patrick never felt the need to lightly pedal her gender or diminish significant physical attraction to make other people more comfortable. “That’s the saying: The way you treat me says nothing about me and you,” she says. “I do not deny that I am a woman. I don’t care what people say because I don’t deny those things. I greet them, allow them, hug them and use them. Sometimes the things we give up and make us different are exactly what it takes to move to the next level. “
He is now the author of two books (Pretty intense i Danica: Crossing Line); the host Pretty intense, a podcast on realizing personal and professional dreams; and founder of Somnium Wine (“san“Latin is for dreams), she is at least as busy as she raced cars, but, she says, much more down to earth. “I let go of the races, not stopped,” she muses. It was something spiritual for her – which triggered her transition to entrepreneurship. “If you approach what you want with a level of awareness that it’s too difficult, that it’s not possible, it will still be too difficult and not possible,” she says. “Hard times don’t last, but hard people last.”
Patrick balances that toughness with wellness practices and self-care. “I meditate, I write, I draw cards and I have crystals,” she says. She also loves pure beauty – a lot of it – so we had to find her favorites.
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