2 Lessons Single Women Over 40 Can Learn From Oprah

Love, Self

We can learn a lot from Oprah, including how to be our best, most authentic selves.

We can learn a lot from Oprah, including how to be our best, most authentic selves.

I hate being like everyone else, but I have to make an exception for Oprah. Everyone is talking about her, and rightly so. May 25 is her final show. Oprah will no longer be visiting us every weekday, teaching us, nourishing our spirits and making us laugh.

The positive transformation this one woman has effected in the world is breathtaking.

I hate being like everyone else, but I have to make an exception for Oprah. Everyone is talking about her, and rightly so. May 25 is her final show. Oprah will no longer be visiting us every weekday, teaching us, nourishing our spirits and making us laugh.

The positive transformation this one woman has effected in the world is breathtaking.

Oprah is perhaps the most magnanimous and loving woman I’ve ever seen. And I give her billions of extra points for being so in this time of ever-pervasive greed and fear mongering. She had many roads she could have taken to achieve her incredible success, but she chose to use her platform to help us learn, heal and love our lives.

Oprah did something else that I think gets overlooked: she gave us permission to be loved and accepted as real women.

Oprah has shown the world that women can be brilliant, creative, silly, powerful, vulnerable, curious, competent, pained, ambitious, spiritual, confident, sensitive, competitive, successful, demonstrative, honest, relentless, tentative, bold, nurturing, kind and…yes, even overweight…and be loved.

Oprah is imperfect and a little nutty, just like we are. And that’s what makes her so incredibly glorious!

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