Meagan Good took steps to heal herself emotionally and physically after breaking up with her husband of 9 years, Pastor DeVon Franklin.
Like all relationships based on sexual attraction, problems arose once the chemistry faded.
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Rumor has it that Good and Franklin cheated throughout their marriage. But they always prayed on it and reconciled.
In his divorce filing, Pastor Franklin, 43, said the couple separated in April and their marital bonds were irretrievably broken.
In an interview with Yahoo Lifestyle, Good said she stopped drinking alcohol and sought mental therapy when her world collapsed. The Jumping the Broom star said she found her strength in the bottom of a liquor bottle. But she knew getting drunk every day wasn't the answer.
The 40-year-old actress told Yahoo Lifestyle her mental health was her priority.
"It's everything. As I've gotten older, I can pinpoint the things I haven't dealt with. I was like, you need to look under the hood, you need a good therapist, you need to take time to make sure that your well-being and your spirit is your priority."
"This year I took a moment — [turning] 40 was about to happen. Around April, I stopped drinking and really leaned into therapy. I got very intentional about [wellness] because I wanted to go into 40 with peace of mind, with unexplainable joy, with more sense of self and a wholeness. I have a tendency to jump over things or go around them, instead of walking through them, and this year it was about walking through things and having those days when you’re grieving something from 15 or 20 years ago. Really walking through it."
Do you have any small self-care rituals to help you reset?
"I try to hit the reset button every morning internationally: I breathe, I pray. I make it a point not to touch my phone. I'll put on gospel or uplifting music, something to give me strength. As the day goes on and if I'm in a moment where I'm stressed out, I'll take a beat and steal away somewhere. I'll go into myself and just breathe and pray; I'll find that peace and reset my brain. Everything else can wait for five minutes."
What's your mantra for life?
"My authenticity is my superpower. There's something beautiful about knowing there's no one in the world like you. When you're not authentic, you're in trouble because you're not in alignment with who you are. When you're truly authentic, we bring the right people into our lives."