Dr Oz: Donna Karan
Dr Oz introduced a woman who made the incredibly bold decision to walk away from her “fashion empire” in order to better focus on her health and happiness, around the world. Donna Karan was nicknamed “the queen of seventh avenue” and rose to fame in the 70’s with her essentials line, offering seven different clothing pieces for “the career woman on the go.” She centered to more than just one body type, but after a nearly five decade-long career, Donna stunned the fashion world when she announced she was stepping down as head designer of her company. Donna decided to follow a path dedicated to “addressing issues, rather than dressing people.”
Dr Oz: Donna Karan “My Journey”
Donna said she’s not as young as she used to be and she has so much she wants to do. She was running all her businesses and didn’t really have enough time to do so. Her passion became an obsession. Dr Oz then showed Donna’s new book, “My Journey.” Barbra Streisand wrote the three-page forward, and in it she says “Donna is the most scattered, disorganized human being you’ll ever meet. She can’t remember anything… chaos is her middle name.”
So if her life was truly chaotic, how was she able to accomplish so much? Donna said there’s a difference between the chaos she lives, as in the personal chaos and the professional chaos. She said her amazing husband was who helped her do it all, so when she lost him, it was a pretty big shock. He had lung cancer, and that’s what drove her into everything she does today, realizing that everyone is going to be affected by health care.
Dr Oz: Urban Zen Integrative Therapy + Aromatherapy
She realized there was a missing element in the health care business so she started Urban Zen Integrative Therapy. That person is able to calm you down as well as help the patient, doctor, nurse, and loved ones. One of the things Donna taught Dr Oz about was aromatherapy. Donna really likes peppermint oil for headaches, and said peppermint really wakes you up. Rosemary helps with digestive issues and vetiver is great for anxiety.
Do you think Donna did the right thing by leaving the fashion industry or should she have just stuck with it?