“When your life is on course with its purpose, you are your most powerful.”
Anyone who knows me knows I am a huge fan of Oprah. One of my earliest memories is of sitting down with my Mom to watch The Oprah Winfrey Show, you know, back in the day when her ‘cartoon’ would drag in her own name on wheels by a rope and it would bump her in the hip? Ahhhhhhh, trips down Memory Lane, circa 1990.
No television show, in its 20 year history has had me more hooked, made me shed more tears, inspired me or made me feel such love for and pride in being a woman.
So, in honor of my love and obsession, I decided to head to Amazon to see what easy-Oprah-fix I could get whenever I wanted. I debated over the 20th Anniversary box set but decided against it (for now), H2B wouldn’t be too pleased with having it on constantly, and I made a conscious decision to allow myself to purchase it when I am heavily pregnant, unable to move and with nothing else to do for the week/s leading up to the birth. Oh Mr S, can’t we just have babies now!? I wanna watch 20 years of Oprah highlights in one sitting whilst munching on Ben & Jerry’s!
I found lots of lovely Oprah ‘coffee table’ books, which seem to have been released every year in succession, and “Love Your Life: O’s Handbook for Your Best Today–and Tomorrow” took my fancy. Mainly due to her outfit and the title including ‘Love Your Life’, a motto I like to remind myself of.
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The book is really quite lovely, covering so many subjects, fantastic bright and clear images as well as thought provoking content. This isn’t a book you could read in one sitting unless you are very determined; there is so much to read! It makes a perfect coffee or bedside table book that you can dip in and out of at certain points. There are interviews with such people as Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, and Michelle Obama and the majority of the articles focusing on particular health subjects are written by 93 contributors, who do know their stuff.
Love Your Life contains some great advice on dieting, dating, marriage and life experiences in general, echoing the brilliant nature and content of the TV show. I cannot give you a thorough review just yet as I am only part-way through, but so far I love it and already have the other titles on my Amazon wish list.
I gifted this to myself, but receiving the other titles from loved ones would make such special presents *hint hint*. I’d suggest to you to mark this one (and perhaps the other titles) down in a birthday planner somewhere to have as an idea for Mother’s Day, a sister, daughter or best-friend.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I am off to dig out the Ben and Jerry’s and snuggle on the couch with my best mate “O”.
Have you read Love Your Life by Oprah Winfrey?