Choosing the winners was not an easy task. Nearly 50,000 people sent in stories to O, The Oprah Magazine explaining why they wanted to participate in this life-changing journey. "One woman was raped while holding her 2-year-old daughter on her lap. ... Another woman, her mother died on her wedding day," Gayle says. "We had a woman who had quadruplets and already had two children."
Watch as Oprah welcomes the winners to Miraval.
For many of the selected women, the trip to Miraval is about more than manicures and massages. The week with Oprah and Gayle is full of challenging activities that put them to the test mentally and physically—not to mention a few much-needed laughs!