O, The Oprah Magazine Brings O You! To Los Angeles - Turning Wounds Into Wisdom

The Amazing Panel of 'Wisdom' Photo Credit: Ben Rose


Fellow ‘Angelinos’ were in for a real treat on Saturday, October 20th; O, The Oprah Magazine brought its “Live Your Best Life” mission to Los Angeles! O You!, an interactive day of seminars and workshops with O Magazine contributors and Oprah’s hand-picked experts. 

Throughout the course of the day guests took part in inspirational talks and activities. Speakers include: Iyanla Vanzant (inspirational speaker, life coach, and star of OWN’ss popular new series, ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’), Dr Phil McGraw (daytime talk-show host and best-selling author) Suze Orman (financial expert and Emmy Award-winning television host), Martha Beck (best selling author and life coach), Peter Walsh (organizational management expert), Dr. Laura Berman (sex and relationship educator and therapist), Adam Glassman (O’s creative director), and many more.

Gayle! Photo Credit: Ben Rose

Editor-at-large Gayle King welcomed 5,500+ attendees at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Guests were able to participate in seminars with a distinguished group of O’s trusted experts.  For the first time, mental health professional, daytime talk-show host and best-selling author Dr. Phil McGraw joins the O You! line-up with O, The Oprah Magazine contributors including financial expert and Emmy Award-winning television host Suze Orman, best-selling author and life coach Martha Beck; organizational management expert Peter Walsh; sex and relationship educator and therapist Dr. Laura Berman and O’s creative director Adam Glassman, and beauty director Val Monroe. Additional guests include: Jenny Craig, Valerie Bertinelli, and Robin McGraw. 

Suze Orman at The O You! Event! Photo Credit: Ben Rose

Attendees are invited to hear various speakers discuss intriguing topics such as: Getting Organized-with Peter Walsh, Love, Sex & Relationships with Dr. Laura Berman, or Creating Your Right Life with Martha Beck. Guests were also invited to attend a session with Oprah Winfrey, who inspired attendees with a candid discussion of her own personal journey and next chapters. Each session from the experts delivered an incomparable and indescribable feeling. Dr Suze Orman

Oprah on The Main Stage! Delivering an Inspirational Speech! Photo Credit: Ben Ross

"Fear is an emotion and the number one obstacle," said Suze Orman, 'don't be afraid to say yes to yourself and no to someone else-every no is a yes!" Based upon the motto, 'people first, then money, then things, Suze Orman opened the day with such a powerful performance that had everyone emotional, enlightened, and refreshed. "When you stand in the truth, you're standing in the most powerful stance." Following Suze Orman, was Dr. Phil, who discussed 'connecting with the world'. "Sometimes you have to make the right decision,' said Dr. Phil, 'and sometimes you have to make the decision right". Just like his hit television show, Dr. Phil delivered a compelling speech that kept attendees intrigued and interested on how they can better their skills with interacting with various individuals. Dr. Laura Berman is a love and relationship therapist who discussed various woes both in and out of the bedroom that dealt with friendships, relationships, and marriage. Diving into a Q&A session, Dr. Laura Berman answered questions that the audience had in order to help 'assist' with issues the attendees may have had. Martha Beck spoke of peacefulness with productivity.

Martha Beck & Gayle! Photo Credit: Ben Rose

Between seminars, attendees had a variety of additional activities to take part in and interact through on-site experiences including: Chase Blueprints that will capture the day by offering photos you can take with friends, Ikea’s Life Improvement Project-which will be showcased in four fully-furnished rooms on site. Clorox will present a ‘Clean Up’ station with stand-up comedy sessions, and interactive games and demonstrations. Jenny Craig spokesperson Valerie Bertinelli will be making an appearance, sharing good-for-you snacks and the real skinny on losing weight with Jenny Craig Dental experts from Oral-B will be on site to answer oral care questions. Poise is proud to host Robin McGraw for two sessions on the event’s pop-up stage, as well as menopause expert Rebecca Hulem, who will moderate round table discussions and answer medical questions. On site hair styling will be granted using the styling tools and latest products by Paul Mitchell. Sally Hansen will host celebrity manicurist Gloria Williams of footnanny.com, and offer free manicures and new product samples to attendees.

Oprah at The O You! Event Photo Credit: Ben Rose

Additional activities include book signings with O, The Oprah Magazine experts at the on-site Barnes & Noble bookstore; custom book creation at Blurb’s “Storytellers Stations” and Lug’s  "Spin It To Win It" game, with prizes of Lug items that have been featured on the O List.

"Breathe, let go, and know that this moment is the only one you know for sure", said Oprah. Guests were able to 'turn their wounds into wisdom' by the end of the day. No wonder how this event is a huge success it's a day full of inspiration and enlightenment. Taking time to better yourself is a trait that many of us fall short of, thanks to the powerful reminders that were delivered today. Reminding us to 'let go and live for you', 'relax and enjoy the ride' (Dr. Laura Berman) an event built to inspire and thrive-an event for YOU!


For more information about O, The Oprah Magazine, please visit: oprah.com/omagazine


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