While some women are plunged into depression by menopause - seeing the end of their fertility as a sad time, Oprah begs to differ.
"So many women I've talked to see menopause as an ending - a loss of youth, autonomy and vitality," says the star. "But, I've discovered that the approach of menopause is a knock at the door that can prompt you to finally create the life you've always wanted.
"This is your moment to reinvent yourself after years of focusing on the needs of everyone else - your mate, your children, your boss. It's your opportunity to get clear about what matters to you,and then to pursue that with all of your energy, time and talent"
December 13 2004