It's O, The Oprah Magazine's 10th anniversary, and to celebrate, Oprah has gathered her superstar team of experts under one roof for the first time.
Dr. Phil McGraw got his start on The Oprah Show before branching out to host his own talk show, Dr. Phil. Since his very first day on The Oprah Show, he's been delivering honest advice with his signature wit...and his signature mustache. But to keep life interesting, Dr. Phil says you need to throw in a game-changer every now and then. "People get into ruts too much," he says. "I think we wind up just kind of living somebody else's script for our life. We do what we're expected to do, and it is so easy to wind up just going through the motions instead of doing what you want to do."
Dr. Phil doesn't just talk the talk, he walks the walk. Determined to shake things up himself, he's agreed to shave off the mustache his fans—and his family—have gotten used to. "For the first time in over 40 years, ... I am going to take off the mustache," he says. "I have to practice what I preach!"
For eight years, Dr. Oz was a frequent and adored guest on The Oprah Show, but in 2009, he too bid Oprah goodbye to start his own show, The Dr. Oz Show.
Dr. Oz says people ask him for advice all the time. "America asking the questions keeps me real all the time," he says. And through it all, Dr. Oz says the most important thing he's learned is that people need to show up in their lives. "So many of us think we've got to be motivated to act. It's the opposite," he says. "You have to act first, and then you'll be motivated. If you're not on the field, you can't win the game."
Interior decorator Nate Berkus made his Oprah Show debut in 2002. In September 2010, he will be the next expert to take on hosting duties of his own when he debuts The Nate BerkusShow. The show will be based out of New York, so Nate's got a new Big Apple apartment to decorate.
The most important thing when decorating a new home, Nate says, is to create a space that's representative of you. "It really honors yourself to surround yourself with things that tell the story of your life. Who you are, where you've been, where you aspire to go, what your family's all about, what your values are," he says. "Everywhere you look in your home should speak to you in that way, otherwise it's just decorating."
Before there was Dr. Phil or Dr. Oz or Nate Berkus...there was Suze Orman. The first of these four experts to make an Oprah Show debut, Suze has been dishing out priceless advice to OprahShow viewers since 1998. Through it all, Suze says the most important advice is to take an oath of financial honesty. "If you have credit card debt, you're living a financial lie," she says. "Because honesty would mean you don't buy it if you don't have the money for it. If you can be honest with who you are, then you can be honest with what you have."
Though the economy might have changed a lot, Suze says her tips have always remained the same. "The advice of 12 years ago is still the advice of today," she says. "Use cash. Don't run up credit card debt. And be who you are. Define the things around you; don't let the things around you define you."