In March 2007, 60 lucky women were selected to take part in the Live Your Best Life Spa Week, at the luxurious Miraval Resort and Spa in Arizona, along with Oprah, Gayle King and other members of the Oprah Radio family. Dr. Oz and other leading experts on health, beauty and well-being joined in to offer their expertise during the week. Dr. Oz shares his reflections on the event, along with portions of interviews he recorded with life coach Martha Beck and mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Plus, Dr. Oz shares portions of his conversation with some of the women in attendance. He explains that 10 of the women won an Oprah.com sweepstakes, and 50 others won an O, The Oprah Magazine contest from personal statements they had written expressing why they felt they deserved the trip. Each of the women had a compelling story about the hardships and challenges they've had to overcome in their lives. Many have lost loved ones, endured tragedy or battled illness. The week-long retreat gave the women the opportunity to recharge—mind, body and spirit. Although Dr. Oz was invited to teach lessons on health, he says that it was the women who ended up teaching him many valuable life lessons.