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“Bring people into your life.”
You’ve probably seen Dr. Oz on the cover of the new January issue of O Magazine, telling Oprah in an in-depth interview that “Every person has the right to look and feel like a million bucks.”
I had my own chance to interview Dr. Oz recently during his visit to Atlanta for Georgia World Congress Center.‘s O You! conference at the
(I had no idea how many women have a crush on Dr. Oz – kind of scary!)
Since the holidays were coming up, I decided to ask the host of The Dr. Oz Show for his #1 tip on how to deal with holiday stress.
Here’s what Dr. Oz told me:
“Stress is a big issue for everybody, we all know that. But you have to realize it’s the energy you bring to the equation that creates most of the stress.
If you create positive energy, if the motivating force for you is love, stress rapidly diminishes.
The best way to deal with stress is community. Bring people into your life.”
From O You:
What’s the quickest legal route to joy?
Sex with someone you love. The increased life expectancy is a fringe benefit!
What makes you still?
Meditation at the end of a yoga routine.
What words do you live by?
Always show up in your own life.
What’s one thing that’s always overrated?
New Year’s Eve.
What/how did you last surprise yourself?
I just went on 15 rides with my kids at Universal Studios in Orlando without vomiting!
What’s the most daring thing you’ve done?
Swim with sharks in Bora Bora.
What’s left on your ‘To Do’ list?
What do you ask yourself most often?
‘Why am I running this maze?’
What do you know for sure?
We fear failure and that we don’t be loved. Tip the scales to toward what you want your life to be. Deciding to do something and doing it are very different things.
Daytime Emmy Award-winning host of The Dr. Oz Show and co-host of Ask Oprah’s All Stars on OWN, Dr. Mehmet Oz also currently serves as Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and has co-authored seven New York Times best-sellers, including the YOU book series. Dr. Oz is also a regular columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine. He is the host of a daily talk show on Sirius XM Radio’s Oprah Radio and was a featured health expert on The for over five seasons, spanning 55 episodes. Show
What is your #1 tip for dealing with holiday stress?
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In a rare public appearance, Oprah spoke – actually preached – for over an hour. It was like an old-school Southern revival: ‘I always say everything comes from source. But down here in the South we can call it what it is. We don’t have to be afraid of the G word down here!’
The best was when Oprah stepped into a hole on the stage – and quickly recovered:
‘You know what that is? I was standing backstage watching Gayle speak earlier, and when she stepped in that hole I said, ‘Did you not see that hole? It was right in front of you!’ That’s what I get. Everything comes right back to you – and this only took 20 minutes!’
Here are Oprah’s Top 20 ‘What I Know for Sure’ words of wisdom from the event…
1. What you put out comes back all the time, no matter what (This is my creed.)
2. You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script.
3. Whatever someone did to you in the past has no power over the present. Only you give it power.
4. When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. (A lesson from Maya Angelou.)
5. Worrying is wasted time. Use the same energy for doing something about whatever worries you.
6. What you believe has more power than what you dream or wish or hope for. You become what you believe.
7. If the only prayer you ever say is ‘thank you,’ that will be enough. (From the German theologian and humanist Meister Eckhart.)
8. The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give.
9. Failure is a signpost to turn you in another direction.
10. If you make a choice that goes against what everyone else things, the world will not fall apart.
11. Trust your instincts. Intuition doesn’t lie.
12. Love yourself and then learn to extend that love to others in every encounter.
13. Let passion drive your profession.
14. Find a way to get paid for doing what you love. Then every paycheck will be a bonus.
15. Love doesn’t hurt. It feels really good.
16. Every day brings a chance to start over.
17. Being a mother is the hardest job on earth. Women everywhere must declare it so.
18. Doubt means don’t. Don’t move. Don’t answer. Don’t rush forward.
19. When you don’t know what to do, get still. The answer will come.
20. ‘Trouble don’t last always.’ (A line from a Negro spiritual, which calls to mind another favorite; This to, shall pass.)
“My job is not to judge them.”
Saturday morning we caught up with journalist Lisa Ling, former co-host of The View and now host of the one-hour documentary series, ‘Our America‘ on OWN: The (Season 2 premieres tonight at 10 p.m.). Ling was in Atlanta for NetworkO: The Magazine’sO You! Conference at the Georgia World Congress Center…
Last season on ‘Our America’ you covered a lot of LGBT topics which we love. What do you have coming up this season?
I’m really excited about this season. We have an amazing show coming up about veterans and PTSD; the sexual trafficking of minors; the high number of African American men locked up in U.S. prison, but also amazing shows about the bond of twins; and extreme parenting.
Every single show will cover some challenging issues, but every single one will contain an element of hope.
Your first show is on amateur porn. Why do you think so many want to do it?
A lot of them are actually making money doing it. They feel, ‘we’re in the comforts of our own home, given this downtrodden economy, it could be a different means of a way to make money.’
But some people are doing it just because they’ve always been curious about it. My job is not to judge them, but it’s undeniable that this is a booming industry.
As the field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and contributor to ABC News’ Nightline and National Geographic’s Explorer, Lisa Ling has reported from dozens of countries, covering stories about gang rape in the Congo, bride burning in India and the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda, among other issues that are too often ignored. Lisa got her start in journalism as a correspondent for Channel One News where she covered the civil war in Afghanistan at 21 years of age. She later became a co-host of ABC Daytime’s hit show, The View, which won its first daytime Emmy during her time on the show. Lisa’s new series, ‘Our America with Lisa Ling’ premiered on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network in February 2011. The second season aired in Fall 2011.