Better TV interviews relationship expert Lisa Oz, host of the Dr Oz Show on Oprah.
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Audra Lowe: Lisa Oz moonlights as a writer, producer, entrepreneur, mother, you name it. And she just so happens to be married to Dr. Oz. The raise 4 children and co-authored 5 New York Times bestselling books. Her new book is called Us: Transforming Ourselves and the Relationships that Matter the Most. Its filled with practical relationship advice that all of use can use, especially in this day and age. Good to have you here Lisa. Lisa Oz: Lovely to here, thank you. Audra Lowe: You’ve done a lot of stuff, okay? And you are on the radio. I mean nonstop in terms of your work schedule. But in your book cover, you say that you are not able to organize your closet, you can’t stick to a diet. Lisa Oz: Oh absolutely! Audra Lowe: So are you like every other woman out there. Identical, that’s me? What’s makes it difficult is just the schedule itself or this is something that you’re not able to stick to it? Lisa Oz: You know, I’ve never been able to stick to a diet since I was 14. So it’s definitely not the schedule and you know we all have 24 hours in a day, we choose how we fill those hours. So the schedule is not the issue. Audra Lowe: The title itself as Transforming Ourselves in a relationships that matter the most. Are you suggesting or you want people to really kind of zero in and kind of focus on what’s really the most important especially in this day and age that is focusing on too much of the wrong thing. Lisa Oz: Well, I don’t think we’re focusing on our relationships at all. I don’t think we’re living consciously. I think when I talk about relationships, it’s a relationship to ourselves, it’s our relationship to other people and our relationship to the Divine however we define Devine. What’s something higher than ourselves and keeping those in growth and approaching them with awareness, that’s really what I’m looking to do. Audra Lowe: Now, that sounds pretty serious but I know that the critics have called the book Laugh Out Load Funny, Deep and Wise, did you set out to make a book that was funny, at the same time had a little serious aspect to it or its just you? Lisa Oz: Well, what happened was the book I setup—going back to the beginning, we write about health, my husband and I, but one of the things Mehmet always says the best way to stay healthy is to give your heart a reason to keep beating. For me those reasons are always my relationships, so we decided, as a transition from the U books, to write a book about relationships. And I wanted to be more academic, more serious, more scholarly, and that book would just not be written. It was sort of a possession and this book came out. Audra Lowe: So what do you think are the most important relationships then? For yourself, for example? Lisa Oz: I think any relationship that you’re in at that moment is the most important relationship, so for right now, it’s you and me. And it’s are we connection? Is it mutually beneficial? Are we acting compassion? That relationship, but in our lives, we know the people that we spend the most time with, our spouses, our children, our families, our co-workers, can we approach those relationships consciously? Audra Lowe: So how is it, how tough is it or easy as it to be with Dr. Oz who got as just as crazy the schedule as you do, to have four kids, all of the things that you guys have going on, what’s the dynamic there with your guys? Lisa Oz: It’s so good and the thing is we don’t get a lot of time together but I think that’s a blessing and a curse, as most things are in some way, because we don’t ever get bored with each other. Audra Lowe: That’s great. Always something new, right? Lisa Oz: Yeah. Audra Lowe: Okay, we’ve been asking all of our guest on our show today what’s their guilty is pleasure, because we all have guilty, pleasures, but there’s always that one that’s right off the chart, what would you say yours is? Lisa Oz: Well, the G Rated version. It would have to be truffle fries. Audra Lowe: Truffle fries, okay, and if you guys want the R rated version, you got to buy her book because there is a chapter here about sex. Lisa Oz: Absolutely. Audra Lowe: Thank you so much. Lisa Oz: Thank you. Audra Lowe: Congratulations on the book too. Lisa Oz: Thank you. Audra Lowe: Alright, Lisa’s Oz new book Us: Ourselves and the Relationships that Matter the Most is available April 6.