Amid Health Battle, Shannen Doherty Reevaluates Possessions And Priorities

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Shannen Doherty opened up about getting rid of items that don’t bring her happiness in the Monday episode of her podcast “Let’s Be Clear.”

The renowned actress from “Beverly Hills, 90210,” is taking steps to declutter her life and focus on building memories with her friends and family as she navigates her battle with breast cancer. Talking on her podcast, the 52-year-old star shared her introspective journey towards minimizing her possessions.

“It feels like you’re giving up on something that was very special and important to you,” Doherty explained. “You know that it’s the right thing to do, and you know that it’s going to give you a sense of peace and a sense of calm. And because you’re helping the people that you leave behind just have a cleaner, easier transition.”

With a history of collecting antique furniture, Doherty admitted to accumulating more than she could enjoy. “I’m not enjoying it and others aren’t enjoying it, and do I really need any of it? Do I need? Do I need to have, you know, three dining room tables?” she continued. “And the answer is no. Like, none of us really need all the stuff that we have, and we can all, you know, do with a little bit of downsizing and not become a hoarder, which I was doing with all my furniture.” (RELATED: REPORT: Shannen Doherty Files For Divorce, Rep Drags Her Estranged Husband)

SANTA MONICA, CA – SEPTEMBER 07: Deborah Waknin (L) and Shannen Doherty speak onstage at the sixth biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) telecast at the Barkar Hangar on Friday, September 7, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Stand Up To Cancer)

She pointed out the value of experiences over possessions and revealed her plans to sell the items, allocating the proceeds towards travel and creating lasting memories with her loved ones. “Yeah, I don’t need this. It doesn’t really bring me any great joy. What does bring me a lot of joy is, you know, taking my mom to the places that she’s always wanted to go to and building those memories with her.”

“I took her. She had always wanted to go to Italy. So years ago I did this amazing trip to Italy with my mother and took her to, you know, Positano and Rome and Tuscany and Florence, and we wanted to go to Venice, but it was kind of flooded at the moment. And that’s something that she still talks about all the time. She talks about that experience and what it was like to be with me,” Doherty recalled.