Nine Perfect Strangers star Regina Hall went on SiriusXM's The Mike Muse Show not long ago, where she talked about the importance of mental health, and how therapy and self-introspection can offer a sense of ‘freedom,’ defines 'shame' in a way that is powerful, unexpected, and informed, and considers her real authentic relationships to be life’s gifts.
On Going to Therapy
I always thought that if you couldn't handle it on your own, something was then wrong. I read this book called 'Power vs. Force' which is an incredible book, and it talks about the vibrations is a study of kinesiology and it's the study of vibrations and the lowest of emotions and their vibrations. And the actual lowest vibration in terms of the lowest emotion, the emotion that has the lowest vibration is actually shame.
Shame is lower than anger because at least anger is active. And it's really interesting because I remember like, in every religion has its own type of story, but a biblical story and I don't know how it would translate in the Quran or whatever, but in the Bible, the first thing it talks about, and it's interesting, cause I always think things have themes, but first thing in the Bible, it talks about when Adam and Eve bit the apple and they were naked, it says they realized they were naked and they were ashamed. And it's the first time I thought of actual shame and I thought of people and how important, and one of the places in the book they talk about having a high vibration are self-help groups. So if you would go to Al-Anon or AA, the difference is they are talking about it. So you've already raised the vibration by just sharing.
On Life's Gifts
I do feel like I have great [women] and great men. I have brothers too, but I have great sincere relationships with women who have been supportive and just beautiful people and have shared things that they've been through or go through. And it's just those kinds of moments that you get to have with genuine people are like, I mean, they are little miracles because you leave those and you have those conversations and they're so real and so genuine and you leave with hope. And it's not that you've shared something wonderful.
On Nine Perfect Strangers
What's so interesting about "Nine Perfect Strangers,” is there are so many storylines and I think they each communicate something differently, but how they communicate is different. Some stories there is a little more humor and satire. I mean, we're dealing with loss, a son, a family that's dealing with deep loss and deep guilt, and then you have someone who's dealing with shame and then someone that's dealing with anger. And so how those people deal with it is very different.