I've never had a sinus infection or been on antibiotics since cutting out dairy.
When you're used to being prepared to reject conventional wisdom, it leaves you open to learn more.
Sleeping with your child, wearing your child in a sling as opposed to pushing them around in expensive strollers, those are things that matter biologically and sociologically for the structure of a family.
I think a lot of times on TV we see caricatures - that's what's funny.
I don't care much about conforming.
Actors are a lot like professors on dissertation committees - it's a lot of ego, a lot of rallying for position, there is a lot at stake in every single interaction.
I have a neuroscience background - that's what my doctorate is in - and I was trained to study hormones of attachment, so I definitely feel my parenting is informed by that.
Publicly I'm a very modest dresser, by Hollywood's standards.
I think neuroscience is obviously very esoteric, but I think there are aspects of it that can absolutely be brought down to the level of an interested 11-, 12-, 13-year-old easily.
It's wonderful to be appreciated for being quirky, and to see Zooey Deschanel and the quirky, indie film types get mainstream play is amazing for women, because women are much more complicated than what we've see on TV in the past.
Being a caregiver for your child is part of the job description of being a mammal.
I've become sort of an accidental advocate for attachment parenting, which is a style of parenting that... basically, the way mammals parent and the way people have parented for pretty much all of human history except the last 200 years or so.
Breast-feeding is the natural, optimal way to feed a child.
I like army boots, I like peasant skirts - sometimes together! So I do know that I have odd taste.
You know, there's a tremendous amount of genetic propensity not necessarily for what TV shows you like but for literally how you view the world, how you react to things, how things touch you and how things move you.
I started acting because I enjoyed school plays.