Dr. Oz Interviews Oprah: How You Can Change Your Life
New York, NY - How you can change your life is the message behind an interview Dr. Oz had with his guest Oprah Winfrey in a recent episode of the Dr. Oz Show. After having gone through a life-changing transformation after the ending of the final episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Oprah wants to share with viewers everywhere, her thoughts and what she has discovered in the process. Read more to learn about what Oprah has been up to since the end of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and how you too can change your life.
“Oprah has transformed the lives of millions and now faces a transformation of her own. And today she says that you have the power to transform your life…and the answers are all inside of you,” says Dr. Oz as he invites Oprah Winfrey onstage for an interview about the new chapter in her life.
Dr. Oz begins by asking Oprah how things have changed since the cancellation of her show and whether the impact hit her the day after. Oprah replied by discussing briefly about how she really did not feel all that different the morning after, but that it came on much later when she realized what she missed the most was having that special interaction with people from her audience. “I miss the audience, I miss the people…what I miss the most is talking to people,” says Oprah.
When Dr. Oz asked Oprah about what kind of things she can do now that she could not do while taping her show, Oprah gave one example of finally being able to choose and read a book without having to think about her book club and whether this was book she wanted to promote on her show—something that she had not been able to do in a decade.
“But the most important thing for me was to be able to make the transformation to something really different, so I wanted to get out of ‘the chair.’ I think that for 25 years I’ve felt like, ‘I’m in the chair, I’m in the chair.’ And so, I’ve been out of the chair and out into the world just talking to people who I thought were interesting,” says Oprah.
On Jan. 1st of 2012, Oprah has a new TV program coming out called “Oprah’s Next Chapter” that is about the new direction Oprah has taken up in life since the last episode of her popular daytime show. As a preview of what is to come, Oprah released a short clip of the program that shows her with a well-rounded mix of both well-known and not so well-known people from all walks of life.
Examples of people she has met and done things with include: talking to George Lucas and Cuba Gooding Jr. about a movie telling the story of the Tuskegee Airmen; eating a meal with members of a Jewish Hasidic family who had never heard of Oprah before; fishing with Paula Deen at her home in Savannah, Georgia; discussing drug use with Steven Tyler in his home; and, fire-walking over hot coals with Tony Robbins.
Oprah states that her aspirations for her program are to illuminate other people’s lives in such a way so that others can see themselves in comparison and be able to make connections with these people. “…to be able to see a correlation between ourselves and them,” says Oprah. She says that she will also be going soon to India with Deepak Chopra and to Haiti with Sean Penn.
“I believe that there are multiple ways of reaching people…and I believe that my calling—and everybody in here has a calling—has been since I was three years old and speaking in a church in Mississippi, was to be a sweet inspiration where I could. And to literally allow people to see for themselves how your life can be better—and I can do that through telling stories,” explains Oprah. “The purpose of the network is to create a space where people can come and get little pieces of light, little pieces of inspiration that will lift them up. I always wanted to have a platform where people could come in and see the best of themselves.”