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The magic of Oprah came to Miami to bring her cadre of powerful friends for a weekend of inspiration, motivation, and that Oprah awesomness for “The Life You Want Weekend” O-Town experience. The tour kicked off with an exclusive Power Meet-up networking breakfast for influencers at Museum Park for a morning celebrating womanhood and how we can embrace life uninhabited by chaos. The celebrity panel featured Carla Hall, TV host on ABC The Chew; Jessi Leon, Latin GRAMMY nominee; and Irma Martinez, fashion stylist and entrepreneur. The panelists explored the topic of living one’s best life while sharing words of encouragement and empowerment.
The breakfast was hosted by COVERGIRL, Olay, Orgullosa, and Publix, and included expert beauty demos, skin care consultations, and mini styling presentations.
The weekend continued with Oprah’s hand-picked life trailblazers Deepak Chopra, Rob Bell, Elizabeth Gilbert, Mark Nepo, and the fabulous Iyanla Vanzant inspiring attendees with a message of transformation, motivation, and self-actualization. Oprah herself was AMAZING! She took the stage alone for the opening night Friday evening and was personable, witty, and even relatable as she intimately shared her story of her childhood, the experiences and challenges that shaped who she was in her earlier years, the struggles she went through along the way, and the breakthrough moments in her life that carved the path that she would ultimately take to become the mogul she is today. We’ve all heard Oprah’s story over the years of her humble beginnings, but this was probably one of the rarest moments where she shared life-changing lightbulb moments from her childhood until now. Her secret to success: faith in God, tapping into her inner spirit, and being true to her soul.
The all-day Saturday conference was inspirational and interactive. From deep meditation exercises with Deepak Chopra to find and listen to your inner voice to tearful inspiring moments to Oprah leading brief visioning exercises. Of course, the fgift bags for premium ticket holders were fabulous with some of Oprahs favorite things. It would be nearly impossible to walk away from this weekend experience and not get reenergized and challenged to get to your next level. Oprah rocks!