I miss Oprah! When her show went off the air in May of 2011, I had a boo-hoo moment or two. I can still remember the very early years of her run ... watching her every afternoon with my mom ... good stuff. The other night I was flipping channels, that mindless surfing one does when one really should just go to bed. I came across OWN, I guess we are getting a free peak as it isn't part of our dish subscription. Anyway, she was sitting on a stage with Iyanla Vanzant ( I think Oprah discovered her ... she wrote a book, maybe ... she's a sort of life coach, I guess). The topic was Terrible Things That Women Do To Each Other. Wow. Of course I had to stay tuned! I was glad I did, it was very interesting and very (in my opinion) spot-on.
Women are complicated creatures. Men, notsomuch. At least I think so and believe that Iyanla and Oprah agree. During my recent journey through depression, my friendships with other women really suffered. I was blessed that my marriage and my family relationships remained mostly strong, but unfortunately that wasn't the case with several friendships. I made a lot of mistakes, had to come to terms with a lot of personal failings, but also learned a lot of lessons.
Anyway, check this out: