Singer and actress Tina Turner, 81, has had a career spanning seven decades, fifteen years of it in a duo with her ex-husband, Ike Turner, at whose hands she suffered domestic violence. Known for hits such as Proud Mary, What’s Love Got to Do with It and Simply the Best, she has just published a self-help book inspired by her Buddhist practice, titled Happiness Becomes You. She has three sons and lives in Switzerland with her second husband, German music executive Erwin Bach.

A lifetime can zip by in what feels like only a few turns of a kaleidoscope. I’m in my eighties now but I feel more youthful than ever. That’s because I focus on the here and now, and I appreciate each day of life. I’ve been quite mindful in my life and don’t feel like anything has passed me by without my attention. I wouldn’t change a thing.

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