There’s one thing about Oprah everybody agrees with: she knows how to find a story. Lately she talked with Shaquan Duley, the mother that killed her two young sons, and for today’s show on OWN, Oprah prepared something completely different. It’s a great mix of subject that will surely boost audience for OWN, as today, Oprah tries transcendental meditation in Iowa.
It hasn’t been such a successful road for Oprah since she started her own television channel as many of the celebrities taking the same path have learned the hard way how difficult it is to make business. Oprah told the San Francisco Chronicle earlier that “it’s difficult to make tough business decisions that affect people’s lives”. She also pointed out another hardship of owning a television channel: “the economics of a start-up cable network just don’t work with the cost structure that was in place”.
But, if many are concerned Oprah doesn’t have what it takes to pull out the OWN number, the truth is this celebrity will have it all and it’s just a matter of time. Take for instance her subject of discussion for today’s show. The released review has brought Oprah and her topic in the leading position of Google Trends.
Oprah discovered a community in Iowa that claims to live healthy thanks to transcendental meditation. The technique is so successful that they even teach it in school and it all happens in Fairfield, Iowa, the healthiest city in the United States. The two hours of meditation a day seems to be working as in the 10,000 people city there is basically no crime, people say they are healthier and ditched stress based problems and even drug addiction.
Fairfield, Iowa, has come to be the center of the transcendental meditation trend in the United States, and many celebrities found their peace of mind there. Names such as Clint Eastwood, Ellen DeGeneres and even Russell Brand solved their issues with transcendental meditation.
The town has a private school, part of the Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment. 200 kids from kindergarten to senior high are educated at this school and are taught to practice two hours of meditation a day, yoga, breathing techniques.
If living in Fairfield, Iowa, seems intriguing watch Oprah’s show tonight to catch more glimpses of life there.
TM is a great way to bring a much calmer feeling inside. I have visited Fairfield and there is a very pleasing feeling of unity and understanding there. It is such a relief to be around people who value rest instead of just activity.
Fairfield, Iowa is truly a unique place and everything Oprah brings to light about are true in my experience. A wonderful place to visit and live! Her coverage of TM is a great bit of good news. TM has gone a long way in my life to experiencing just an all over better life. It’s refreshing to have this shared out in the world and with her audience. Thanks O!
Great article. I am familiar with TM and have been doing it for about 32 years and find it very helpful. There is some very good research on the program showing it benefits to mind and body – some funded by the US Government through the National Institutes of Health. Yes, TM is expensive but worth every penny. I highly recommend it.
Thanks for useful info!