Oprah 2020 Vision Tour Review: Part 1

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By Dr. Whitney Wall

The arena was completely packed with women (and a sprinkling of men) hoping to be inspired to live their best lives in 2020. A full day workshop (9am – 4pm) led by Oprah Winfrey herself – I couldn’t wait! My husband was skeptical and tried to prepare me for disappointment saying that Oprah would not be there the whole day and would only make an appearance. He was wrong. Oprah was fully present and engaged the entire day filling the arena with humor, vulnerable honesty, and words of wisdom in a way that only Oprah Winfrey can: we laughed, we cried, and we left inspired to live our best lives.

Using a workbook given to each participant, Oprah led all 15,000 attendees in completing a baseline assessment of the different areas of our wellness (i.e., mind, body, spirit). We used the feedback from these assessments to create a personal intention for the new year and identified a word to capture our intention. Oprah shared her word for 2020: Purpose. My word was Truth. Oprah then lead us in creating an action plan for living out our intention including identifying associated healthy habits that could be implemented to support our intention. We solidified our plan with a contract to hold us accountable.

I was hoping to not only be inspired to bring my best self to 2020; but, to gather tools and inspiration to empower my clients and the KKJ community. Below is a list of my key takeaways from the event – each will be covered in more detail in a 4-part blog series to inspire you to bring your best self into 2020.

  1. 1
    Where you are now is exactly where you should be
  2. 2
    Stay in your own lane and in your own life flow
  3. 3
    Hard work matters
  4. 4
    Movement can be healing

All in all, the day was overwhelmingly inspiring – full of seeds planted to help make 2020 the best decade yet! If you enjoy these messages, consider checking out Oprah’s Super Soul Podcast.

If you need extra support or would like help working through any of these topis – KKJ is here for you. Reach out to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors: https://kkjpsych.com/contact/


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Whitney Wall

I see life as a process of becoming—an ebb and flow that includes experiences of deep connection as well as isolation. I also believe we thrive best in community with others. I dedicate a lot of time to building and maintaining my relationships with family and friends and I work to have an active social life. I also enjoy creative writing, spending time outdoors, and playing tennis.

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