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Bliss: Man's Best Zen

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 01:00pm

MICHAEL WEATHERLY, 44, has been a fixture on the CBS hit NCIS since its debut in 2003. Already the father of a 16-year-old son, Weatherly welcomed a new daughter, Olivia, with his wife, Bojana Jankovic, in April. His other "children," Oriana and Quantum (above), make up the furry side of the family. Juggling a busy shooting schedule and time with his tribe is no easy feat, but Weatherly knows a few mood-boosting tricks (they're better than coffee!). --Michele Shapiro

"I have dogs and for the past two years, I've just been very into them. Walking them is such good exercise. Animals are the best!"

"I'm lucky. I love my job. That makes life a lot easier all the way around."

"After I turned 40, I realized that it wasn't as easy to get up in the mornings. So, I actually do a little bit of stretching while still in bed-much to my wife's annoyance sometimes!"

"I spend a minute before I get up to think about the day ahead. I find that if I just wake up, jump in the shower, shave, get in my car and get on the highway, and I haven't taken that moment to sort of soak it in and appreciate it, I always feel a little rushed and a little off. So that, to me, is the biggest part of getting up: slowing down!

I started taking fish oil when my wife was pregnant. She made me take it so I'd have the energy to get up at 2 a.m. and make her lasagna!

Is your hair in need of a little TLC after a summer of sun, surf and chlorinated pools? Victor Shoshan, master stylist at the Spa Palazzo at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, suggests using natural ingredients to replicate one of the spa's most popular services, the Root-to-Tip Treatment, which strengthens hair and conditions dry, coarse or processed tresses.

1 small avocado
2 tablespoons olive oil

After shampooing and towel-drying hair, mix avocado and olive oil in a bowl until smooth. Saturate hair and massage scalp with the mixture. Cover hair with shower cap for 10-15 minutes. Rinse clean. If hair seems oily, lightly shampoo. Style as usual.