On Dec. 20, actress Brittany Murphy dies sudden death at age 32.
Drugs. Anorexia. Stress.
I really don’t know what caused it.
But, during her impressive career, she captivated audiences with a unique style and talent. Her role on King of the Hill as Luanne even opened my eyes up to the possibilities of southern gals.
Most importantly, her sudden departure raises awareness for the rest of us — what is it that can be gained from this loss?
Was she already predicting her demise?
In one of her last interviews, just days before her sudden death, she gave us clues into her inner state. Aside from seeming somewhat disconnected, her closing remarks raised red flags.
A young, blonde interviewer was in the closing stages of the interview by complimenting Brittany Murphy, saying, “You are gorgeous.”
Murphy responds, “You are! Thank you. Can I have your (beautiful blonde) hair in my next life…please?”
The interviewer says, “Oh my god, are you kidding me?”
Murphy’s quick retort, “NO!”
The young blonde interviewer jokingly asks, “Can I be you in my next life?”
And Murphy says, “No problem…”
(See Brittany Murphy’s last interview here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JXTZKGOyps)
What was she trying to tell us?
Society plays tricks on our brains
Brittany Murphy, a stunning beauty, was far from immune from the constant image bombardment of younger, even more beautiful women. Open any woman’s magazine, and prepare to face the burden of decreased self esteem from the impossible beauty standards of models selling your favorite products.
With Brittany in the public eye, her butt and boobs constantly seen on 30 foot movie screens, it is difficult to have a solid social support system. The best way to live a healthy lifestyle is to be immersed in positive social support — it’s called having good friends and not exposing yourself to the negative gossip.
Poor nutrition may be fully responsible for Murphy’s loss.
I stand by these words: Healthy nutrition can cure, prevent, or improve any disease known to man. The peer pressures of the “perfect weight” and “model figures” are social diseases which can be solved from within by a healthy lifestyle involving variety of foods.
Had Murphy consumed three balanced meals per day, plus snacks, in the form of whole foods, she could still be expressing her beautiful talent to the world.
It is very hard to recognize social disease within us, because they are so blinding. We rationalize, we deny, and we ignore. The solution begins with an awareness that leads to a personalized journey embracing healthy habits and positive social support.
May Brittany Murphy rest in peace, with contributions that shall forever live on through the expressions of her craft.