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O, The Oprah Magazine

O, The Oprah Magazine March 2020

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst
Frequency:
One-off

in this issue

2 min.
maria shriver

To celebrate 20 years of O, each month we’re spotlighting remarkable people who are changing the way we look at our world. ADVOCACY IS IN Maria Shriver’s DNA. “I was raised by people who were architects of change, and they expected the same of their children,” says Shriver, the daughter of Sargent Shriver, founding director of the Peace Corps, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, creator of Special Olympics. “Their philosophy was that you’re here to be of service.” Shriver has carried that legacy forward: as a champion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through her work with Special Olympics and Best Buddies International, which offers job and socializing opportunities; as first lady of California, establishing what would become the organization A Woman’s Nation, focusing on economic empowerment, social justice, and health;…

2 min.
the o quiz

1. What’s most important for your mental health? Taking walks, my meditation practice, and surrounding myself with people who love me. 2. What do you think about on long drives or flights? I try to quiet myself and reflect. On planes, I often write my essays for the Sunday Paper. 3. Cats or dogs? Dogs. (Hi, Maverick and Champ!) 4. Who’s your hero? Number one is my mom. She raised five kids, was married for over half a century, and changed the world for those with intellectual disabilities. I really admire my grandmother and many other women in my family. I’ve also looked up to Mother Teresa, Eleanor Roosevelt, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Sister Joan Chittister, Betty Ford, my friend Charlotte Shultz, and numerous other women from different walks of life. 5. What’s your guilty pleasure? Popcorn. Also chips and…

2 min.
making change

Joy Harden Bradford PSYCHOLOGIST “ASK DR. JOY,” PAGE 74 Something that would change the world forever is…stronger policies around gun control. The people who inspire me to be better are…my children. I strive to model for them that you don’t have to be perfect to be a good person. A stranger once helped me by…fixing my flat tire. I was in college and didn’t know what to do, but someone pulled over and replaced it for me. Elisabeth Prueitt, CHEF “SOMEONE’S IN THE KITCHEN…,” PAGE 124 The person who inspires me to be better is…my daughter, because I want her to be proud of me (when she gets past being embarrassed by me), which pushes me to accomplish more than I might otherwise. Something that would change the world forever is…if more of us read…

1 min.
this month we wondered…

I try to remember to take a deep breath before I react to something that irritates me. This pause allows me to respond rather than react.LAUREN PLAGENS YOUNG ChicagoMaking my bed gives me a sense of control and is a great way to start every day.JODY VOGES Eagan, MinnesotaRealizing that not every situation requires me to get involved or even have an opinion. Many things work themselves out. MICHELLE FANROY Troy, MichiganTaking a walk every morning, rain or shine. It sets the tone for the rest of the day.LESLIE RATAN Charlottesville, VirginiaCarrying a camera wherever I go opens my eyes to the beauty around me. KARREN JESKE Dousman, WisconsinI make an effort to keep plastic out of my life.BETSY LeBLOND Clearwater Beach, Florida OUR FAVORITE HELPERS! In November, we revealed Oprah’s 2019…

1 min.
your take on topics we’re covering this month.

Q DO YOU KNOW HOW TO USE A POWER DRILL? 35% NOPE, BUT I’D LIKE TO LEARN 65% YUP—CHIP GAINES’S GOT NOTHING ON ME Q DO YOU WEAR MAKEUP TO THE GYM? 23% OF COURSE—YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOU’LL RUN INTO! 77% NO WAY—I’D SWEAT IT RIGHT OFF Q WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO GIVE BACK? 53% GIVING MY TIME IS SUBLIME! Q BREAKFAST: SWEET OR SAVORY? 36% SWEET—ON REPEAT! 64% SAVORY’S MORE FLAVORY! Q IF YOU COULD HAVE ONLY ONE, WHICH WOULD IT BE? 42% A CHIC TRENCHCOAT 58% A SIMPLE SHIRTDRESS WE WANT YOUR TAKE! TO WEIGH IN ON FUTURE TOPICS, FOLLOW US @oprahmagazine BLUSH: JEFFREY WESTBROOK. COAT: RICHARD MAJCHRZAK. ALL OTHERS: GETTY IMAGES. SHIRTDRESS, $ 395; VINCE.COM.…

1 min.
here we go!

“‘YOU CAN DO A LITTLE THING THAT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE.” SOMETIMES the smallest idea, the quietest gesture, the most ordinary action can pick up steam and become a force of nature. This month we’re exploring the ripple effect, and we’ve found 31 surprisingly easy ways you can do a little thing that makes a big difference in someone else’s life, not to mention your own (page 98). A while back, we welcomed you to the plus-size fashion revolution with a story that proved you don’t have to be thin to be chic. I’m now delighted to show and tell you that the beauty industry is realizing you don’t have to be young to be absolutely gorgeous! Yes, women with faces past 40 are finally getting the attention…