You can’t predict what moment will change someone’s life.
The Oprah Show is about everyday people, and always has been.
Today’s everyday guests include John Travolta, Don Johnson and Paul Simon.
The audience of “ultimate viewers” are going to Australia for a week and Captain Travolta will be flying them there.
The first episode of the 25th season of Oprah had more audience screaming than the last year combined.
If you are caught on camera asking for $500,000 in exchange for access to your ex-husband, you are in a bad place.
Sarah Ferguson speaks about herself in the third person when watching the video of her trading money for access.
Being an ex-Princess is not financially rewarding.
Oprah had what she called an epiphany- the person on the tape was spiritually and morally bankrupt.
Sarah says that observation is genius.
Tony Alamo controlled all the members of his cult with violence and threats of eternal damnation.
He blamed his congregation when after two years of prayer they failed to raise his dead wife from the dining room.
He took spiritual wives by marrying with no legal paperwork, finalizing the marriage by having sex.
Of his 13 wives, the youngest was 8 years old.
If you think something strange is going on in your house or neighborhood, make it your business and make sure that your voice heard
Oprah’s “cutie-pie” “son” Nate Berkus, is leaving the Oprah Show after 8 years of makeovers to star in his own show, The Nate Berkus Show.
Our homes should rise up to meet us, says Oprah.
Our lives should rise up to meet us, says Nate.
Nate says that your house should be a reflection of who you are: you are what you live.
To live big in small spaces, everything has to be multifunctional- doing double or triple duty
Episode 82: Julia Roberts and the Men of Eat, Pray, Love
You can tell bona fide movie stars by the way they ride their bicycle.
A movie star sewing pants for her husband displays true love.
You look like where you come from.
The permission to eat with gusto is a gift.
Making a movie of a book that is more than a book is quite an undertaking.
If you win the lottery, you can now do it all. You need to dream bigger dreams.
Oprah’s advice is that everybody will come and ask for help, and that you get to decide who to help and how, otherwise it is overwhelming.
Dolly Patron would rather buy lots of clothes from Wal-Mart than one expensive outfit.
Oprah has a prayer chair, both she and Dolly Parton sometimes pray from bed.
We are all three people- who you think you are, who others think you are and who you really are. The closer those three are together, the better.
Episode 80: Oprah and Simon Cowell: The Farewell Interview
Simon Cowell says that he is quite weird and selfish.
Oprah says that 50 is the new 40.
Simon says that to go out and pretend everything is fine when he is depressed is the beginning of madness.
Oprah says that there is no such thing as luck, what is needed is great preparation and a moment of opportunity.
A baby’s needs are fulfilled by any environment as long as there is love.
Bret Michaels had to keep on his bandana in his hospital bed after his brain hemorrhage, to him it was the source of his power like Superman and the cape.
When your body tells you there is something wrong, you must go immediately to the ER.
If you don’t want people to lie for you, then you can’t tell them your secrets.
Chely Wright felt so strongly that she could not come out as a gay country music star that she almost killed herself. But she came through and came out.
The most important thing that you can say is do not close the door, but open your heart.
Laura Ling, one of the two American journalists sentenced to 12 years hard labor in North Korea is the sister of Lisa Ling, journalist on the Oprah Show.
When Laura was captured, Lisa called everyone she knew to help, and Oprah Winfrey called her to show support.
Bill Clinton came to their rescue, like an angel, and Lisa and Laura wrote a book about the experience.
A family in California living in a gated community adopted a 7 year old from Haiti and say that at first she really struggled with the abundance of food in the house.
They have a movie theater with fully stocked candy counter in their basement.
If you don’t have a goal or purpose for your relationship, or anything, you can get lost in the murk of the journey.
Will Smith wants his family to live and create in a way that is inspiring to people, so that people want to be better by being close to their excellence.
The kids have to define their own vision, in order to reach that excellence, you have to find that drive within yourself.
Will Smith teaches his kids about the concept of the group- and the necessity of adding to the family, then the neighborhood, then humanity.
Oprah says who knows what a million dollars can do? She knows what $29.99 can do.
Episode 76: Oprah Fridays LIVE: Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz
Tom Cruise and his family went out for dinner with Oprah. Oprah was going to have grilled fish but Tom’s burger looked so good. Tom was going to order grilled fish but Oprah told him that the burgers were really good.
Oprah sent Suri her own book club of books, and asks Tom how to raise kids that are not spoiled.
Saturday night is movie night in the Cruise household. Tom will play one of his own movies if the kids request it and it is developmentally appropriate.
Tom gives himself an A++ for parenting.
Cameron Diaz says Tom is funny funny funny, all day long.
Oprah loves hookups, especially when the audience are in on the scheme.
Cher is meant for Vegas.
Justin Timberlake says that meeting fans is extremely important to him, more so than winning awards.
Will.i.am is paying off the loans of two families who thought they were on an episode of the Oprah Show covering the recession.
The audience are told that they have a special hook-up and Usher comes on stage to sing.
Dr Phil says that it is so easy to end up going through the motions in life and getting stuck in a rut.
Dr Oz says that sleeping early which will increase your libido- if you have intercourse twice a week you will live three years longer than if you only do it once a week, the national average.
Nate Berkus says that it honors yourself to show who you are, where you have been and where you aspire to go in life through the medium of home decor.
Suze Orman says we should go back to cash and save change. Be who you are, define the things around you, don’t let the things around you define you.
Christina Aguilera our bodies are superhuman and women give life and make life and after you give your body up for a while and get it back you feel more confident and inspired.
Oprah says that the laws of a country indicate how we really feel about our children.
A “loving couple and kind parents” starved their children of so much more than food.
Our face is a major part of our identity.
Having a tumor cover your face makes it hard to connect with people, especially when children cry or scream when they look at you.
Ana has a tumor removed from her face and says she could live a normal life if people would stop judging her on appearance.
Episode 69: Oprah’s Make Over My Man Crew Strikes Again
Any man can pull off facial hair but it needs to be tended and groomed on a daily basis.
It is easy to get stuck in the decade where you think that you look your best.
There has been an evolution of makeovers- in the past they would do makeover like dress up dolls.
Tim Gunn says that if you don’t respect the person being made-over, it will not stick.
Refusing to pay for liquor on a date when someone orders a glass of wine. is worse than a car being repossessed mid-date, according to Oprah.
Laura Bush believes that what if’s are futile.
Laura has arranged the books in her house according to the Dewey Decimal System.
The Presidential family get to stay in the White House for free but they get a bill for meals each week.
George and Laura Bush rent puzzles from the puzzle company as they are expensive to buy. They mail one back when they have done it.
Oprah says that Laura Bush is the only person she knows who loves reading as much as she does.
Episode 67: Supermodel Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell has some anger issues.
But she’s very beautiful.
She gets angry when those close to her betray her. It makes her see red.
She also sees red when strangers annoy her.
She says she once dated a man who is working class, just like herself.
Episode 66: National No Phone Zone Day
Texting while driving is like playing Russian Roulette.
Once upon a time we didn’t wear seatbelts, and now it is second nature.
Every advance in technology brings its own responsibilities- we don’t dry our hair in the bath tub.
Do not text and drive.
Phones off is the best policy in the car.
Episode 65: Rielle Hunter’s First Television Interview
Rielle Hunter wanted to help John Edwards be more his authentic self so people could see who he really was.
Despite the media scrutiny and Oprah interview, Rielle Hunter is “a really private person” with her personal life.
She believes that you need to get all your ducks in a row and live a life of integrity before you step out into the public.
She does not know if she hurt Elizabeth Edwards or not.
She does not regret anything that happened because she has become a better person from the process—more compassionate, more patient, more understanding, more aware.
Even beautiful people and rich people and child stars have problems.
All addictions are attempts to hide the pain of feelings.
Even if you don’t love yourself at all, other people do love you.
You are the company that you keep.
There is nothing more demoralizing than being restrained in a straitjacket and wearing only a diaper.
Oprah reveals that you can Google your name to see if anyone else has the same name.
Support your children and educate them: education is like a skeleton key. If you can get that skeleton key, it can open any door.
Kids need to think that you care before they care what you think.
Would Oprah still be Oprah if her name was Susie?
Maybe the Oprah Show producers have never heard of Dave Gorman.
Brooke Burke says that making a bucket list and being vulnerable pays off: She wanted to come on the Oprah Show, she put it on her list and now she’s on the Oprah Show.
Paula Dean says There’s no sin in failing, but the sin is in never trying.
Randy from American Idol says treat people how you want to be treated.
Randy thinks that a strong work ethic definitely helps you throughout the rest of your life.
The Oprah Winfrey show may look like a seamless production, but there are many people running around behind the scenes to make it happen.
Queen Raina of Jordan uses Twitter, Facebook and her blog to connect with the world and try to break down the barrier between East and West.
Oprah says that the 40’s are about learning who you are and the 50’s are about being everything that you have been meaning to be.
Melissa Etheridge says that she doesn’t know why they say that there is no gay marriage when she has two ex-wives and children from both relationships.
You have to make a choice to perceive life as: ‘Is this the most horrible thing that ever happened to me? Or is this the greatest opportunity for me?’
Red contact lenses makes things a little blurry and you lose your peripheral vision, but you look cool and that is all that matters.
Recycle, recycle, recycle. Reduce, reuse, recyle
Every act that you do creates an impact. Educate yourself, make an improvement in the world.
Thousands of dolphins are slaughtered annually in a cove in Taij, Japan, as captured on the Oscar winning documentary, The Cove.
Ric O’Barry captured and trained the dolphins for the hit TV series Flipper. He feels somewhat responsible fro the dolphin trade and that is why he is now a dolphin activist and filmaker.
The heir to the Rothschild banking fortune is sailing a boat made of 12,500 plastic bottles through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to get people to rethink waste as a resource.
Episode 59: Glamorous, High-Flying, Action-Packed Dream Jobs
Dream Job Hunting Tip 1: Do what you love and find a way to get paid for it.
Dream Job Hunting Tip 2: Do it 110 percent, whatever you do—even if it’s getting the coffee.
Dream Job Hunting Tip 3: If you follow your passion, you’ll never work a day in your life.
People who have to convert entire rooms to house their clothes and shoes get to “shop their closets,” whilst the rest of us just put on clothes.
The audience today received flowers, cake and a Lowe’s gift card… But no iPad.
Episode 58: The Controversial Octuplet Mom Nadya Suleman
14 kids is a lot of children to look after, it is twice the number that “Octomom” Nadya Suleman ever wanted.
Nadya needs the media to pay her so that she can afford to feed her kids, but she feels that they are preying on her situation.
Oprah’s two puppies are a handful.
Oprah has an epiphany, some people are addicted to drugs or alcohol, Nadya Suleman is addicted to children.
Nadya says that she is growing her own village.
Big brothers do not have to groom little sisters before molestation, they already have their trust.
Most people who tolerate abuse in their own lives know that they do not want the abuser around their own children.
The pain and shame following abuse may not be apparent to those on the outside, this does not mean that it does not exist.
Everybody does the best they can in the moment to get through, everybody deals with the pain and shame of abuse in their own way.
You can break the cycle. Do not abuse if you have been abused.
Episode 56: Sir Elton John and Oscar Winner Russell Crowe
Oprah and Elton John sat together at the Chicago premiere of Billy Elliot and cried.
Elton John got sober in Chicago twenty years ago.
Elton John feels that having a child would be the icing on the cake of his life.
Russell Crowe thinks that the term perfectionist is silly.
Russell Crowe considers himself to be uninteresting and not angry.
Episode 55: Stay Alive
If you say no to anyone in any situation and the other person persists, then you should ask why is that person trying to control you.
When a man says no it is the end of the discussion, when a woman says no it is the beginning of a negotiation.
There’s no role for fear in marriage.
Your instincts are a gift, follow them
A relationship that is difficult to be in, will also be difficult to exit.
Nate Berkus wore the president of Harpo’s pants after a wardrobe malfunction. The president of Harpo wore a spa robe after Nate Berkus’ wardrobe malfunction.
Richard Branson does all of his work from his hammock.
Richard Branson likes his toys very much, including his $30 million yacht and his flying submarine.
Richard Branson’s Caribbean Island house has no walls, but it does have an infinity pool in the Great Room.
Sue Compton of New Jersey won $1million for her sugar cookie dough/ ice cream/ chocolate concoction in the 44th Pillsbury Bake Off.
Episode 53: Superstar Mary J Blige & Malaak Rock
If you save women, you save the world.
You have to learn to forgive that which you can’t forget.
When you give back, it gives back to you.
Teach your children to give unto others.
Pass on activism to your children by being an activist.
The treatment facility on McNeil Island houses 300 Level 3 sexual predators who are deemed to be unable to return to society without re-offending.
The facility is controversial as the”residents” are there to prevent them from committing crimes that they haven’t yet committed.
Interviews with the predators reveal that parents and childrena nd society need to be ultra-vigilant in our battle to stamp out child sexual abuse.
Predators prey on the needy and vulnerable. Teach your children to speak loudly for themselves.
The offense is only one part of the equation, the aftermath can have devastating consequences for the victim, including eating disorders, poor body image, drug abuse, alcoholism and suicide.
Episode 51: Oprah Fridays: Superstar Kenny Chesney
There is a country singer called Kenny Chesney who is apparently extremely popular.
Kenny says that he and his fans have a unique relationship, its a very unique love affair.
No one has ever thrown their panties at Oprah.
If one of the items on yourThings To Do Before I Die list is to play basketball with Barack Obama, your chances of success are raised if you are filming a hit MTV show. Also, he is good at it.
Likewise if four of you and a TV crew want to be present at the birth of a stranger’s baby, write a carefully worded Craigslist ad offering “support”. The MTV hit show bit probably helps.
Problems in the bedroom always have a source somewhere else.
Parents are the model of what a loving, intimate relationship is to their children.
A wall is just a wall, a kiss is just a kiss; leave your baggage and see each other in the now.
The New York Times reported that married couples have sex 58 times a year.
To stimulate the dopamine centers of the brain which light up when you are in a new relationship and cant get enough of each other, do novel exciting things together.
Episode 49: TV’s Most Talked About Show: The Cast of Glee
Glee is extremely popular; fans in the audience of the Oprah Show shout and scream alot.
Glee has inspired a new breed of Superfan, the Gleeks.
The cast of Glee are probably the hardest working cast on television.
The cast of Glee are on set 14-16 hours a day singing, dancing, rehearsing and filming.
The cast of Glee are all very proud of each other and they love each other and they are the best of friends.
Episode 48: Funny People
Licking a stripper pole made Steve Carrell nauseous.
When someone shouts “sexy worm”, that means hump the floor.
If Oprah could eat a meal with anyone in the world alive or dead, she’d have fried chicken with Jesus.
Tracy Morgan says that where he comes from, humor is the knife which cuts through the despair, and he had alot of despair growing up.
Betty White really wants to cross Robert Redford off her to-do list.
Episode 47: Humdinger Follow-Ups
Being overweight is not about the weight, but it’s also not not about the weight. Its about using food as a substitute for all the things that are missing in our lives.
Ending the battle with food is not about punishing, hating and depriving yourself, it is about being loving and kind to yourself.
If you have a transgender child, do not focus all your attention on that child if they have siblings.
Oprah feels that in the world we are moving towards everyone being who they are and loving who they love.
Everything is a God thing. Food addiction is a God thing. Drug addiction is a God thing, Its all about being disconnected from source.
Episode 46: Janet Jackson and Tyler Perry
Janet Jackson and her entire family repeatedly tried to stage interventions for Michael Jackson.
Janet Jackson believes that the doctor who administered Propofol to her brother is responsible for his death.
Janet Jackson can not look at images of Michael as an adult, nor can she listen to his music or watch him in film.
Tyler Perry is a kind, sensitive, nurturing friend to both Oprah and Janet Jackson.
Isaiah Mustafa, the actor in the popular Old Spice commercials will only allow his girlfriend to scratch and sniff him.
Episode 44: Ryan Seacrest and Jamie Oliver Join Forces
Ryan Seacrest is the busiest man in Hollywood.
He has 7 different jobs and gets paid $45 million over 3 years for one of them- hosting American Idol.
Simon Cowell is a sweetheart.
Jamie Oliver and Ryan Seacrest are joining forces to create an American Food Revolution.
The sight of jumbo caskets for burying the morbidly obese motivated some Huntingdon, West Virginia, locals to eat healthier.
Episode 43: Celebs Dig Up Their Family Secrets
Oprah believes that there is no such thing as coincidences.
Oprah says that we are all connected.
Everyone comes from East Africa, despite what some Southerners may like to think.
Eva Longoria and Yo Yo Ma share a common ancestor.
Meryl Streep shares a common ancestor with director Mike Nichols, a man she’s worked with on four films.
Episode 42: Oprah’s Annual After-Oscar Party 2010
Sandra Bullock hopes that Louis Vuitton will make her a little something to carry her Oscar.
Mo’Nique and her husband and have their best conversations in the bathroom. He calls her Momma.
It is a little-known fact that Quentin Tarantino is immensely polite.
Cameron Diaz recommends red lipstick to take attention away from tired faces.
Carsson Kressley says that dressing fro the Oscars is like dressing for your wedding day; wear what you love.
Episode 41: Fridays Live with Diane Sawyer and Alicia Keyes
Diane Sawyer says she should be in rehab for her curiosity
Diane Sawyer doesn’t understand a world that lets doctors use vodka for anesthesia and cleaning wounds
At lunchtime, Diane Sawyer eats soup from home in a plastic cup.
Oprah says when shy people come on a talk show and don’t want to talk, its very irritating.
Oprah says that Alicia Keyes, of all people, has been able to hold on to that space inside herself and she does that so beautifully in this crazy world
One of the main symptoms of hypothermia is the hallucinations
Sufferers become very confused and could do something that may, in fact, cause their death.
Seasickness caused Nick Schuyler to put on his ski jacket, which probably saved his life.
Wear life jackets and tell people exactly where you are going when going out to sea.
Watching 3 of your friends die in your arms is incomprehensibly terrible.
Episode 39: Jessica Simpson is Ready to Go Public
Jessica Simpson says that the pressure that the media put on women to be thin and beautiful is so unfair, it’s disgusting.
Jessica says that no one else can define beauty but herself, no one’s words, compliments or love can define it, only what she has inside herself.
Oprah guarantees that this is the way the universe works; it always tests us in many ways to see if we really got the lesson.
Barbie is an impossible standard to uphold.
Minimum height requirements are not unusual for many jobs, and some college admissions in China, leading to the controversial leg-lengthening procedure.
Episode 38: Roger Ebert Speaks for the First Time
Roger Ebert is never going to eat or drink or talk again.
He will not have any more surgeries- his life is happy and productive,
No one looks perfect, we have to make peace with the way we look and get on with life.
Nelson Mandela said that Morgan Freeman would play him in a film, and now he has.
Tom Ford always looks pristine, according to Colin Firth.
Episode 37: Jerry Seinfeld: The Marriage Ref
Jerry Seinfeld believes that professional golf must be really, really boring.
Jerry Seinfeld says don’t be such a good accountant in relationships, don’t count everything.
Tom Papa says that marriage is a big sloppy mess.
There is a need for Blackberry etiquette- when someone is talking you cannot check your Blackberry.
Jerry Seinfeld says that Oprah is the only person who can do the No Phone Zone pledge, because it has to become a collective conscience thing.
Episode 36: Oprah’s Wowie-Kazowie Auction
Everything in your closet should promote joy, beauty and usefullness.
Oprah imagines herself as a lady who lunches and has bought accessories accordingly.
Jimmy Fallon finds good jokes funny. Also people falling over.
It is rumored that Vancouver 2010 Olympic souvenir wear will never go out of style.
The director of Precious thought the film would go straight to DVD.
Episode 35: Kirstie Alley: Inside Her Big, Big Life
Kirstie Alley has a new reality TV show that follows her daily weight loss journey.
Kirstie Alley swore on Oprah, twice, and was beeped out.
Jamie Foxx agrees to be Kirstie Alley’s booty call, with Oprah’s permission.
Kirstie Alley is also a speed-decorator.
Oprah says a skinless chicken wing is a pitiful thing.
Episode 34: Sex, Lies and Scandal
Oprah doesn’t normally watch other people’s TV shows.
Filming a naked sex tape while running for the US Presidency is stupid.
Having an affair while your wife publicly battles cancer and you run for President is not a good thing to do.
Even if your boss is like a father/ brother/ friend to you, claiming that his love child is your love child will not be easily understood by others.
Narcissism gone wild will always end in tears.
Episode 33: Amanda Knox’s Family Speak Out
In Italy jurors are not sequestered
Oprah says if you want to be tried, get tried in the USA.
The prosecutor in this case labored under an indictment for abuse of office during the entire pendency of Amanda’s case and was ultimately convicted.
There was no hair, no fiber, no footprint, no shoe print, no hand print, no palm print, no fingerprint, no saliva, no sweat, no cells, no blood, no DNA of Amanda Knox in the room where Meredith Kercher was found or on her body.
A tragedy in the family focuses on one person but everyone is equally impacted.
Episode 32: That’s Incredible!
If you appreciate yourself you’ll be appreciated in return. If you love yourself, you’ll be loved by others.
The biggest dog in the world is really big.
The tallest 16 year old in the world is really tall.
The fastest violin player in the world plays really fast.
Oprah narrates Life, the new series from the makers of Planet Earth.
Episode 31: Fridays Live with Shaun White
Oprah says that she has a big head.
It’s scarier to model fro Sports Illustrated than it is to speed down a mountain.
The Double McTwist 1260 has been Shaun White’s best friend and worst enemy for the last 2 years.
Shaun White wants to meet Obama, Oprah is sure it will happen.
Being jailed in Haiti is bad but not as bad as being out on the streets.
Episode 30: Miraculous Family Reunions
One of the greatest myths is that time heals all wounds.
Who loves you when you need them, that’s your family.
People don’t have peace until they find all the pieces.
Everyone is looking to know that they matter,
There is still time to move the unloved ones over to the loved ones list.
909 people died in Jonestown including almost 300 children in the biggest mass murder suicide in modern history, masterminded by Jim Jones.
Jim Jones Jr, the son of Jim Jones has forgiven his dad because they were trying to create a utopian ideal.
Jim Jones Jr has embraced his father’s legacy so that to his children, this particular history is just stories.
John Wayne Gacy, a seemingly functional member of society abducted, raped and murdered 33 yound men and boys.
Karen, sister of Gacy saw no warning signs in her brother, and has forgiven him, but not his crime.
Episode 28: Make-Unders: How’d You Get That Way?
Just like a food or drug addiction, a beauty addiction fills the void to make people feel better.
If you don’t know what a MILF is, then ask your children.
Make up should enhance your features not cover them up, which is aging.
A lot of women who lose weight go too far showing off their bodies.
Oprah says we love America, because there is room for everybody.
Episode 27: Raped By His Mother- A Victim Comes Forward
The stories behind the smiles are never revealed from childhood photos.
The innocence that every child deserves is taken by sexual abuse.
Kids don’t have the right words- so asking them if they have been molested is unhelpful as they don’t understand the concept.
Every child wants to fit in and be normal.
It is a choice, every abused child does not choose to become an abuser
Episode 26: Happy Valentine’s Day- Oprah Fridays LIVE
Oprah, Letterman and Leno were all in the same room to film their Superbowl advert, it was not a special effect.
Carrying the Olympic torch would turn anyone to jelly.
Drew Brees is comfortable in his own skin.
There’s only one Lionel Ritchie.
The no phone zone pledge as been modified to allow people to semi-pledge.
Episode 25: The High School Quarterback Who Became A Lesbian
Think how great you could be if you had the courage to live your own truth.
Like Glinda the Good Witch in the Wizard of Oz says; nothing is outside of us, it’s inside always, the answer is there.
Many transgender people wish that they acted on their gender-change earlier.
So many people who grew up in smaller communities grew up, married and did what society expected, and they are miserable.
When you shed your false exterior, the world and your perception of it changes. When you change, it changes.
Episode 24: Celine Dion’s Showstopping Surprise
Dried flowers can be turned into rosary beads by nuns in Quebec.
Celine Dion is there to serve the music with the message, with her voice given by God.
Celine Dion’s husband is called René and her son is called René-Charles.
Taking your child to school is a normal life for most people but for Celine it is extraordinary.
Some people learn to love and be loved through the music of Celine Dion.
Paid sex is never, and has never been, part of the geisha tradition.
God takes care of everything.
The beautiful part of chastity means that you love more not less.
The habit represents the wedding gown, and that you’re married to Christ.
Nuns and geishas are just like us: they use email too.
90% of Child Molesters are people that you know- family friends, uncles, brothers, fathers, neighbors.
Child Molesters seek out and seduce vulnerable needy kids and gain their trust.
Trust is integral to the abuse.
Child molestation is about grooming and seducing a target. The targets are chosen, they are often needy and neglected.
Listen to your child’s cues and if you think something is going on and something seems weird, then it probably is.
Episode 21: Oprah Fridays Live
You learn most about yourself in the context of a relationship: stick with it, learn, don’t quit.
During the Grammys, Pink wanted all the famous people to get wet.
‘If you”ve ever been hungry, you’ll never be full’.
Set goals early, achieve them.
The Colts may well win the Superbowl on Sunday, but the Saints could too.
People change their lives based on what they feel, not what they know.
If your waist size is more than half your height, you’ll have an increased risk of diabetes.
The cheapest calories are those with no nutrients- white bread is like a candy bar for your stomach.
It’s hard to tell people to eat right and it’s harder to get people to exercise. Exercise is not negociable.
Stop eating white foods, stop frying foods, do 30 minutes of exercise daily.
Learn to say no, even to family, if they ask for more than you can give.
Fantasia works really, really hard.
Money doesn’t change you, it makes you grow.
When you say no and others don’t listen, then they are trying to control you.
You don’t get to be 716lb if you are not feeding a suppression.
Each child in every family has a different experience within that family.
As adults we create our own realities and must be responsible for them.
We have to learn responsibility for our own mistakes and not blame our backgrounds for where we are going.
We all have levels of dysfunction in our families.
It is hard to form and nurture relationships when you are in survival mode every day.
Episode 17: Undercover Boss
If you go to meet your employees as the president of the company, you get treated as the president of the company.
As an undercover employee, you may uncover some of your own policies which shock you.
You may also discover that your employees work harder than you do, with much less reward.
America is the best country in the world, Americans just don’t know how blessed they are.
As the president of the company, you will be able to reveal who you are and give your employees some hefty financial rewards.
Episode 16: Happy Birthday Oprah! Fridays LIVE
When you have everything you ever could wish for, two puppies and a mission to make the world a safer place will suffice for birthday presents.
Up In The Air is a dramatic, comedic, brilliant film mirroring both our times and George Clooney
Texting while driving is still stupid, and Oprah is not afraid to get in the face of any offender.
Giving up using your phone is not unlike withdrawal from an addiction.
Hugh Jackman will have a glass of red wine in Oprah’s honor tonight.
Episode 15: Jay Leno: The Tonight Show Fiasco
Paradise is the ability to know you’re in it before you’re cast out of it
It is a TV show that got cancelled, and even Jay Leno is surprised that there has been so much attention paid to the matter.
Ultimately television is all about the ratings.
Jay Leno does not feel responsible for taking away Conan O’Brien’s dream
Maybe Leno is not a good guy, but he thinks he’s a good guy.
Modern agriculture is about making things faster and bigger and fatter and cheaper, nobody is thinking about the ecological health of the whole system.
We can make up our own minds about these issues, because we live in America. Isn’t that wonderful?
Most of what is in the supermarket is not “food”, it is an edible food-like substance.
Consider being truly kind to yourself, letting yourself have your best health, look your best, feel your best and feel your most vital.
Vegan poop is effortless, quick and fabulous enough to consider sharing it with your friends.
Despite denials, Charlie Sheen is most likely threatening and abusive.
Most people would agree that drugs, pornography and prostitutes are not appropriate for children.
If Gail Haggard’s husband had been unfaithful with women, there would have been different challenges, but the same principles of recovery.
To avoid all trust issues with oneself and others, stay in the pastor’s house rather than a hotel.
Therapy can work to reverse all homosexual impulses and feelings.
Menopausal hot-sweat discomfort for those with thick hair can be eased with the right haircut.
Fame corrupts. Fame is a toxic drug.
Family is forever, change is inevitable and you can always survive it, you can survive unexpected huge challenges
There is always something new in the future and you don’t know now what that might be, but it has the potential for tremendous joy, without the pain of the present.
Crying is not weak; it is brave, authentic and true.
Epidode 11: Sarah Palin and Her Daughter Bristol
Journalism should be about the who, what, where and why, from which the viewer can make their own judgements
Don’t close any doors which you may find open in the future
If you don’t want people to know what you ate for dinner last night, don’t announce it on the Oprah Winfrey Show
Oprah and Jeff Bridges are neighbors
An impairment is an impairment, be proactive not reactive
Episode 10: Life and Death Interventions
Our secrets will keep us sick
We need to be taught coping mechanisms
Addiction is a disease, not a choice
Do not be ashamed, you are not a bad person, ask for help if you need it
Take things day by day, minute by minute if need be
Episode 9: Help the Victims in Haiti
Wyclef Jean is the most famous person from Haiti, he has a mission from God to help the rest of the world care about Haiti as much as he does
Haiti today is apocalyptic, like the 7th hell
Wyclef Jean would like to manage the distribution of supplies from the airport to the people of Haiti; he will need a taskforce
This tragedy is worse than any other, because those who lived are dying from their injuries, which should be preventable deaths
Celebrities are helping as much as they can, there is a huge benefit on all channels on Friday night
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover
If you dream hard enough, your dreams will come true
Dream big and your possibilities are endless
Live in the moment and learn to enjoy it there
When you’re finally alone, you really are alone
Talking on the phone while driving is as unsafe as driving with 4 drinks in your system- you are 4 times more likely to have an accident
Texting is twice as dangerous as talking while driving- statistically you are 8 times more likely to have an accident
Distractive driving is responsible for six thousand deaths and half a million injuries per year
These numbers are not just statistics, they are mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers
These accidents are 100% preventable
Episode 6: Oprah Fridays Live
Every day since the earthquake in Haiti brings it’s own kind of horror
The heroes here are the people of Haiti
There is a fine line between cliché and archetype
Be provocative but true to your vision
Be good to your parents, be good to yourself, celebrate yourself
There is a three cat limit, beyond this a line has been crossed
The best-kept dating secret is the divorced man
When dating you are not Human Resources: stop interviewing
In grief, the date does not have the power, the memory has the power
In the kitchen, one can be creative and temporarily forget loss
Episode 4: Marriage Around The World
Everyone loves yoghurt, both Danes and Egyptians
Divorce is on the rise because men are no longer men and women are no longer women
The history of marriage is not what we believe it to be
Mail order brides can lead to lasting love
Arranged marriages are very popular and often successful
There is always stylistic hope for you, even if you are sitting at home in sweats with your hair in a bun.
You need to identify your style. Think of three words to describe your personality and translate those words to your clothes
Every woman needs a jacket, a scarf, black boots and black leggings
Dress sexily but age-appropriately; neither too old nor too young
Never, ever let your hair go grey
Episode 2: A Family Stripped Down: Peter Walsh Moves In
The state of your stuff is a metaphor for your life, be it nasty car or messy bedroom
Our lives need to be “stripped down” of all our stuff so that we can re-connect with each other
You should always “Be where you are”
A clean house is a happy house
Communication begins with a conversation
Hold onto your dignity, despite your betrayal
Believe people the first time they tell you who they are; a liar lies, a cheater cheats
If you see red flags, follow your instincts
Even if you have the loveliest of surroundings, don’t surrender your sense of self and your independence
Don’t expect sympathy if you are sitting in a gold BMW