Moore shares advice to younger self

If Mandy Moore could go back in time, she’d have quite a bit of advice to give to herself.

While sitting down with Todays One Small Thing series, the This is Us star shared a few pieces of advice and lessons learned, according to Today, underscoring both the power of positivity and the perks of saying “yes” more often.

Sharing advice to her younger self, Moore offered that she wished she enjoyed her youth more instead of being so intensely focused on building her career.

” I feel like I passed up opportunities to go on trips and go out to dinner and hang out with my friends because I was so focused on the task at hand,” she said. “So I would tell my younger self to take a breath, enjoy the world around you a little bit more.”

But Moore had more to share; Today says the multi-hyphenate also discussed how to stay positive in our highly culled social media culture.

“Step away from the computer. Step away from the handheld device every now and then. I think having an honest line of communication, acknowledging the world around you and your friends and the real life people who exist. So much of what we present to people is a curated version of our lives, and I think keeping that positive perspective could be helpful.”

But make no mistake: Moore also wants us to know that no matter how perfect social media accounts may seem, we as human beings don’t have to try to live up to that unattainable standard.

“We’re all going to have things we don’t love about ourselves, but embrace the positive attributes and aspects of who you are,” she told Today. “That’ll get you going a lot further.”

Couldn’t agree more, Mandy. Watch her One Small Thing video here.


Metz delivers dose of body positivity

Chrissy Metz knows a thing or two about body positivity — and the breakout star of NBC drama This is Us recently schooled us all in how to love ourselves despite naysayers.

According to Today, the actress imparted her self-love wisdom in an interview with People Now, sharing that she never returns any negativity dished out to her by haters; instead, she hits them with a dose of kindess.

“The way I stand up to bullies is with kindness and love…Because I think that’s what they really need. They’re misunderstood and probably really upset themselves,” she said, according to Today, adding that in the instances she’s been targeted by online bullies, she either doesn’t respond at all or responds with kindness.

But the real gold of Today’s piece came from an earlier interview in which she discussed how her body does not determine her value.

“The truth is, I don’t find my value in my body or my weight,” she previously told TODAY. “It’s really more about who I am and what I can offer as a human being to the people in my life and the people in the world.”

Thank you, Chrissy Metz, for reminding us that kindness quashes hate — and that self-love is the best kind of love to have.