They thought I was crazy in Mexico when I said, 'I'm going to Hollywood.' Nobody thought I could make it.
I believe eating well, and with people you love, is about feeding your body, heart, and soul - I used juicing to ensure I covered my nutritional bases every day, and as a tool to restore inner balance if my body needed a break from too much indulgence.
My mother was devoted to helping people - with my father's money! - who had great voices but didn't have the financial means to study music. He and my mum gave away dozens of music scholarships, and my mum opened a school in town, introduced opera to children and created fantastic programmes.
If I've been indulging in rich foods, a cleanse is a wonderful way to hit the reset button.