"There's a lot of dark, but you have to balance it out," the Overboard and Shampoo star told Us Weekly in 2011. "I'm a real optimist. Have the intention to enjoy life and to have a good time. I love being alive. I cherish every moment."
For Hawn, having a good time includes staying active. The actress recently told Anderson Cooper that she tried out a few moves on daughter Kate's stripper pole. "She had it for a while and I played on it as well," Hawn admitted.
"First of all, there is nothing more fun than swinging around a pole. I tried it, and it was the hardest thing . . . to try to get yourself on this pole. There was no sexual connotation to it whatsoever."