Oprah: Now would you say that you've sort of crowded yourself out of [security]? Now you don't even have time to develop a relationship because now, it looks like from the film that I've seen, that you're just trying to keep up. You're just trying to keep your head above water.

Nadya: Absolutely. I'm trying to stay afloat and holding my children in that raft with me. We're still in the midst of survival. We're surviving. We're so busy going, going, going, moving, moving, moving, trying to keep up that you don't have time to think, to reflect, to feel anything. And it is a choice. I own all of the responsibility for my poor choices in the past.

Do I regret [it]? You can't regret children. But the choices were childish. They were immature. They were selfish. Are we defined by our choices? Our behavior? Our actions? No. I don't believe that defines our worth.

Oprah: I don't believe it defines our worth. But when you've got 14 children, it's pretty defining, wouldn't you say?

Nadya: I do believe you're right. Absolutely. I feel as though I wasn't thinking at that time. If I could go back, would I make different choices? Maybe. At this point, I know and I need to teach my children that we need to learn, we need to grow, we need to keep on growing and transcending, and we need to make the best possible choices. And when we make poor choices, all you can do is really, really learn from that and grow from that. Try not to repeat it.


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