Entertainment TV Jennifer Aniston Opens Up About Her Life Now: 'I'm in a Really Peaceful Place' “I’m just a very fortunate and blessed human being,” Jennifer Aniston tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue By Julie Jordan Julie Jordan Instagram Twitter Julie Jordan is an Editor at Large for PEOPLE. She has been with the brand for 25 years, holding various roles in the Los Angeles Bureau including Associate Bureau Chief. In 2006, she relocated to the Midwest where she continues to cover all things entertainment and Hollywood, including celebrity covers, features and specials such as Sexiest Man Alive and the Beautiful Issue.Prior to joining PEOPLE, Jordan freelanced for magazines such as SOUTHERN LIVING and graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. She is well-versed in what it takes to be the Sexiest Man Alive (having interviewed 11 of them for their cover stories) and considers shooting a confetti cannon on-stage alongside Garth Brooks during his performance of "Friends in Low Places" a career highlight. People Editorial Guidelines and Ally Mauch Published on June 23, 2021 08:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Jennifer Aniston has learned to appreciate the little things in life. The actress has recently become the face of collagen brand Vital Proteins and has the second season of her Apple TV+ series, The Morning Show, debuting in September, but still takes time out of each busy day to watch the sunset, she tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "It's my favorite moment," she says. "I wish we could freeze time in that magic hour because there's a lot of taking it all in, the appreciation of the day and what's happening." To tune into her spiritual side, Aniston, 52, says that she relies on meditation. "For me, I meditate every day — and sitting quietly, writing," she says. "That's enough. And any kind of yoga practice is my meditation. I just have faith in a bigger picture, I guess. And I believe in humanity, even though there's so much to discourage us from believing in it — but I do." For more on Jennifer Aniston, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday, or subscribe now. Jennifer Aniston Shares Behind-the-Scenes Photos from Friends Reunion: 'Still Basking in All the Love' When asked how she would describe her life right now, Aniston cites her work and her friends, as well as her beloved dogs — schnauzer mix Clyde, pit-bull mix Sophie and newly rescued Great Pyrenees mix Lord Chesterfield. "I'm in a really peaceful place. I have a job that I love, I have people in my life who are everything to me, and I have beautiful dogs," the Friends alum says. "I'm just a very fortunate and blessed human being." Rich Fury/Getty Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. As for her "last moment of bliss," Aniston again turns to the sunset. "It's so simple. There's no real markers for it, but there are just moments where you just feel ... ahhhh," she says. Jennifer Aniston. Kevork Djansezian/NBC/Getty Jennifer Aniston Wishes 'Ridiculously Special Human' Courteney Cox a Happy 57th Birthday: 'Who Loves Ya Baby' "Self-awareness is key," she continues. "I've really gotten a lot out of therapy. Just being a public person, there's a lot of amazing things that come with that. But there's also a lot of tough stuff, because we're only human, and we tend to walk around with bulls-eyes on our heads." "Sometimes you can't help family members or people sending stuff over going, 'What is this? You're having a baby? Are you getting married?' It's like, 'Oh, good gosh, when and how many years will it take for you to ignore that silliness?'" Aniston says. Listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day for more on Jennifer Aniston's PEOPLE cover story. She adds that she would like to be remembered first and foremost as having made those around her laugh. "I have a good heart, and I'm a great friend," she says. "I lead with love."