10 Key Lessons From Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend (Part 1)

This weekend, thanks to a twist of fate and my sister friend Christine, I had the extreme pleasure of attending Oprah’s Life You Want WeekendIMG_0644 here in DC. And if you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t hearad about it yet, here’s a little background on the event:

“Harpo Studios, O, The Oprah Magazine, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and WME Live have joined together for this unprecedented eightcity arena tour and transformational weekend featuring Oprah Winfrey and a team of special guests, sponsored by Olay and Toyota On Friday night, Oprah will take the stage, bringing her personal story and insights to life in a one of a kind intimate evening. Then on Saturday, Oprah will lead a daylong gathering of thousands with handpicked thought leaders and pop culture icons including Iyanla Vanzant, star of OWN’s hit series “Iyanla Fix My Life,” bestselling author of Eat Pray LoveElizabeth Gilbert; and one of Time 100’s Most Influential people, Pastor Rob BellAdditionally, authoMark Nepo will take the stage. Also on Saturday, paralympian and “Dancing With the Stars” finalist Amy Purdy will join Oprah onstage for Toyota’s “Standing OVation,” which will recognize extraordinary people in communities around the country.”

I’ve got to be honest. I didn’t really know what to expect since this event wasn’t really on my radar until some folks in my circle started buzzing about it; even then, after I looked at the prices, I was all: Tew much

Oprah App

The Life You Want App

Before the event, attendees are encouraged to download the Life You Want App and use it to explore all kinds of fun goodies like info about O Town (more on that in a minute), a photo booth, social sharing and free tour gifts.

Friday night was AH-MAZING. Seriously. I could have missed Saturday and I still would have been floating on cloud 9. Oprah and her team really know how to put an event together honey.

After we checked in and got our super high tech O Tour wristbands, our first stop was O Town, a pop up town square featuring entertainment, makeovers, and a host of sponsors including Olay, Toyota, Tide and CoverGirl.


After O Town, DJ KISS got the party started in the main event area. She spun some old school jams that got everybody out of their seats. In addition to being dope on the wheels of steel, DJ KISS was also fly. Her outfits were definitely #StyleMedicApproved

An Evening with Oprah

Honeeeey… Oprah is amazing. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. The lights dimmed and we heard Auntie O say

” We come from the stars…”

while our individual O Tour wristbands began to fill the room with star like twinkles of light. #Awesome


We Come From the Stars

Click through to the next page to read more about what Oprah shared and be sure to check out part two.

If you’re a fellow blogger, our good friend Curvey CEO started a linkup for all those who have attended the Life You Want Tour (regardless of which city you attended). Check out the other links below and join the party, we’d love to hear from you!

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    Briana Melissa Ford
    September 23, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    Sounds like you had a great time! I would've loved to go. I hope she broadcasts it.

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    The Style Medic
    September 23, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    It was seriously amazing Briana. I hope she makes it an annual thing 🙂

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    Diana Ramsey
    September 23, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Truly enjoyed reading Butterfly…:) and then the fact that we shared these moments together.. NOW THAT'S GOD..:)

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      Christine St.Vil
      September 23, 2014 at 9:20 PM

      Yesssss Butterfly Diana! I will have to upload our New Edition dance mix because THAT was epic 🙂

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    Christine St.Vil
    September 24, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    I can't imagine that she won't broadcast at least part of it Briana! But it truly was an amazing experience 🙂

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    Christine St.Vil
    September 24, 2014 at 1:24 AM

    Yesssss Butterfly Diana! I will have to upload our New Edition dance mix because THAT was epic 😉

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    Diana Ramsey
    September 24, 2014 at 1:47 AM

    Christine St.Vil #RIGHT…..THE MOVES ARE IN OUR SOUL…:)

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    LaDawn Elliott
    September 24, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Oh you captured the moment beautifully. I was able to relive the experience again…Awesome!!!

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      Christine St.Vil
      September 25, 2014 at 7:44 AM

      Hi LaDawn, thanks so much for stopping by. I had to miss day 1 unfortunately but was so glad that T could be there and capture the moment.

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    Curvy CEO
    September 25, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Did someone say New Edition mixtape? *pulls out primary color tank top* If it isn’t love….why does it feel this way? Why does she stay on…my mind?
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      Christine St.Vil
      September 26, 2014 at 12:17 PM

      Haaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! But how about I have that CD in my car? Yesssss pull out all the colors and don’t forget the microphone Curvy CEO 🙂

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