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O, The Oprah Magazine

O, The Oprah Magazine January 2018

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2 min.
do ask, do tell!

Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Writer “HELP YOURSELF,” PAGE 70 I wish people were more curious about…the person who lives next door. Just ask; you’ll learn something amazing. The greatest lesson I learned last year was…that purpose in life is the secret to thriving. People who have a reason to get up in the morning have more fulfillment, energy, and friendships. Debi Mazar, Actress “WORTH THEIR SALT,” PAGE 106 One question I’d love to ask Oprah is…How do you pull it together at your darkest hour? Girlfriend advice? Alcohol? Prayer? The person who always has the answers is…no one—everything is an opinion. The greatest lesson I learned last year was…how to say no. Life is too short to waste time. Gabrielle Bernstein, Writer “FREE TO BE YOU AND ME,” PAGE 83 The person who always has the answers is… my…

2 min.
sail mates

SEAWORTHY As this stylish crew proves, a classic trench is always sharp. For a commanding look, add aviator shades and nautical-inspired accessories like this bucket bag (made from recycled sails!). IT WAS ALL HANDS on deck as Oprah joined the crew of the MS Eurodam to shoot this month’s cover in breathtaking Glacier Bay National Park, during O’s spectacular Share the Adventure Cruise. The Holland America Line excursion was an adventure indeed for Oprah: It was her first commercial cruise (she’s a fan, judging by the two enthusiastic tequila toasts she made at dinner) and first trip to the Alaskan wilderness, where she got up close and personal with American bald eagles. “How fantastic,” she said, looking at the snowcapped mountains. “Now, this is what I call expanding your horizons.” WE’RE TAKING A…

1 min.
the question

THIS MONTH WE WONDERED… What’s the one question you most want an answer to? Will anyone ever look at me the way my dog does? MORGAN McDERMOTT Fresh Meadows, New York How does one learn to give unconditional love in a world that judges everything about you? DEVRA M. McMILLEN Nashville Why can’t Democrats and Republicans think of us instead of just themselves when it comes to healthcare? DIANE L. MAROLLA Warwick, Rhode Island HOW CAN I HONOR MY BEST FRIEND’S MEMORY? EILEEN FERRIS Newington, Connecticut How can we make war obsolete? ROBIN WEST Lexington, Kentucky Exactly who is asking for James Cameron to make Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5? HUNTER HARRIS New York City Who hurt you so bad that you need to do the same to others? TAMI BELT Las Vegas HELLO, GOD, ARE YOU THERE? JULIE JUENEMAN Albuquerque, New Mexico Our Next Question Who inspires…

2 min.
thanks for sharing

CHEERS! I was delighted to see the Pomegranate and Orange Peel Fizz mocktail recipe in your November issue. A lot of people in my life avoid alcohol for medical, religious, or personal reasons, and it’s great to have this new recipe to add to my hosting repertoire! I also tried the Apple- Cheddar Dutch Baby recipe… magnificent! :-) JENNIFER ALLEN Portland, Oregon MOMENT OF TRUTH In October, Ada Calhoun’s Oprah.com article exploring the personal and professional struggles facing Generation X, “The New Midlife Crisis” (oprah.com/newmidlifecrisis), elicited a resounding digital “amen” on Facebook. The timing of this article is amazing. I’m 50, and my personal life is good, but my career life is a mess. Though I’ve always been a successful manager making close to six figures a year, I was recently pushed out of my…

1 min.
here we go!

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY to live a full, honest, examined life? Where do we find deeper meaning? How can we bridge the gap between ourselves and others, especially when it seems wider than ever? The answer, in every case: Ask the right questions. This magazine has always had a searching spirit, and in 2018, we’re bringing that spirit front and center—cultivating curiosity and finding new routes to know ourselves and one another. We’re calling it the Year of Big Questions (page 78): What defines you? What are you willing to stand up for? In what, or whom, do you believe? We’ll be going deep with the help of some brilliant thinkers (you can hear my interviews with them on my new SuperSoul Conversations podcast, available for free at applepodcasts.com/oprah). Some of our…

2 min.
the gratitude meter

FROM AWWW TO AWESOME Personal Baggage Have face, will travel. Customizable Head Case luggage covers (available in three sizes) can be printed with any picture— a smiley selfie, a close-up of your Chihuahua, a cheeky tribute to your boss— virtually eliminating the chance that someone will walk off with your wheelie by mistake. (firebox.com) The Bigger Picture A glittery portrait of Cynthia Dawson’s beloved daughter, Ava (right), who died of brain cancer in 2012 at age 5, inspired Dawson’s nonprofit, the Gold Hope Project. It pairs pediatric cancer patients and survivors with photographers, who snap pictures free of charge. Help a family make memories at goldhopeproject.com. Surround Sound Did you know composer John Williams (of Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind fame) played piano on the movie version of West Side Story? Or that…