Oprah's Opened Up About Her Past Trauma — and How She Overcame It

Oprah Winfrey is sitting down with Dr. Oz to talk about how her childhood trauma has affected her adult life, explaining how it led to unwanted behaviors, emotions and thought patterns. And if you find yourself dealing with those troubling side effects as well, Oprah shares the one question that can help reframe your thinking from self-hatred to self-compassion — and begin your journey of understanding how your past influences your present.

Check out part one below, and stay tuned for the full interview.


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Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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