Even Oprah knows how important it is to particpate in a girls' getaway. In fact, she and her best friend Gayle King hosted 60 women for five days at the Miraval Life in Balance Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona last year. These hard-working mothers, daughters and wives took a break from their everyday routines for a luxurious lesson on putting themselves first. According to Oprah.com, choosing the winners was not an easy task. Nearly 50,000 people sent in stories to O, The Oprah Magazine explaining why they wanted to participate in this life-changing journey. "One woman was raped while holding her 2-year-old daughter on her lap. … Another woman, her mother died on her wedding day," Gayle says. "We had a woman who had quadruplets and already had two children."
For more details about this amazing trip, visit http://www.oprah.com/presents/2007/spa/life/life_adventure_101.jhtml.