Selma Blair tells Gwyneth Paltrow about the 'relief' of her multiple sclerosis diagnosis

'It was such a relief to have receipts'
Selma Blair
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Actress Selma Blair joined host Gwyneth Paltrow for a recent episode of The Goop podcast where she bared all and opened up about life’s “messiness,” and how her multiple sclerosis diagnosis helped her discover self-trust.

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Growing up a sensitive child who had a strained relationship with her mother and teetering in and out of sobriety as an adult, Blair’s life has been anything but easy. Sharing she’d always struggled to find happiness, it was a life-changing moment for the actress when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis as she said it offered “receipts” as to why she struggled in the ways she did.

“It didn’t stick until I got a diagnosis and then I developed some self-trust and I’d look at myself like my own child. Like, ‘what would you do to take care of this person?'”

“It was such a relief to have receipts,” she continued. “I did realize with the MS diagnosis a different kind of calm was possible. It was a brain-body balance and I could stop beating myself up so much.”

Hear more about Blair’s struggles and journey to self-trust on a new episode of The Goop podcast, available now above.

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