Bette Midler shares advice with AARP the magazine. (Dominique Charriau/Wireimage)When Bette Midler decides to give out life advice, you might as well listen. In her 66 years, the Divine Miss M has conquered stage and screen, won three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Tony, raised a daughter, stayed married for nearly 30 years, and still seems as energetic as ever. She recently shared a few words of wisdom with AARP the Magazine, some of which were about finally stopping to smell the roses.
"When you have had your head down doing something — even something you love, love, love — and you finally pick your head up and see the world around you, it's just so beautiful," the singer/actress says in the magazine's October/November issue. "It's just … oh, my God, I'm so glad I lived! That's when you realize you need balance. I seek that now all the time."
It's hard to imagine that Midler wants to conquer much more than she already has. Just in the last few years alone she's starred in her own over-the-top Vegas show that ran for nearly two years, performed in front of Queen Elizabeth, produced a Broadway show, received a lifetime achievement award, and will star in the upcoming comedy "Parental Guidance," opposite Billy Crystal. But, the Hawaii native explains, she's let certain dreams go over the years.Read More »from Bette Midler’s words of wisdom