Oprah Requires Employees to Meditate Twice a Day

...and more from her Facebook live chat
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2011 10:00 AM CDT
Oprah Winfrey accepts Career Achievement Award onscreen during the 27th Annual Television Critics Association Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – In case you missed it, the Huffington Post has a recap of Oprah Winfrey’s Facebook live chat yesterday—and, according to HuffPo, it was “nothing short of incredible.” Highlights:

  • On fear: The talk show queen didn’t understand the meaning of the word until late 2010, when she found herself unable to breathe upon waking up each morning. (That could have something to do with her struggling network; she says being CEO of that is “a lot harder than I ever imagined.”)

  • On meditation: She actually now requires her staff to meditate twice each day.
  • On her family: Oprah claims her parents only had sex once, when she was conceived.
  • Wine or tequila? “Tequilaaaaaa!”
  • Perhaps the best quote of all: “I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I've become. If I had, I'd have done it a lot earlier.”
Click for more (including her very favorite of all her favorite things), and to watch the interview.

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