Oprah uses the web as a virtual therapy session for people who want to make serious changes in their personal life. Thousands of people share their deepest and darkest pains to the world while Oprah and her "sister-girl" experts help unravel how these experiences shape who we are.
The "Life Class" acts as a guide using affirmations and identifying destructive patterns of behavior that keep the everyday Joe from living his life purpose. Oprah cites her own foils and fumbles as proof that no one is perfect. Nope, not even Oprah.
Even Oprah, with all the money, gourmet chefs and personal trainers, admitted that she doesn't believe in exercise. Her personal revelation makes her more human and more accessible.
This self-disclosure model for personal and collective change made me think about my role as a health advocate and yoga teacher in Anacostia.
Why would and should anyone listen to what I have to say about health?
It won't be easy to tell a stranger what I have been through, but in the long run, my personal story will hopefully connect with someone who needs one small voice to help take a big leap.