Iyanla’s Mirror Exercise Helps a Woman Face Her Traumas Head-On | Iyanla: Fix My Life | OWN

Iyanla’s Mirror Exercise Helps a Woman Face Her Traumas Head-On | Iyanla: Fix My Life | OWN


When you look in the mirror,
you see somebody that you hate. MONIQUE: Mm-hmm. [SOBBING] Look at the foundation. See, I would take this. And I would put it
all the way down here. Right through because
it just circles in. Because that’s
where we came from. Can you see that? Mm-hmm. IYANLA: Yeah. Who taught you even
what it means to be a woman, how to be a woman?
– Nobody. Yeah. OK. And then if at six what you
first learn about your girlness is that it’s for
somebody else’s pleasure. And who did you tell? Nobody. Because. I’ve always just tried to
deal with everything on my own. You were on your own, baby. Hello. You were on your own. And that’s what we got to
work on, how you see yourself. And how you’ve been
taught to see yourself. And how you treat
yourself as a result. Some of this ain’t gonna change. But there’s something on here
that I need to ask you about. And I just find
it so interesting that you haven’t
said a word about it. What? I don’t like talking about it. What do you mean you
don’t like talking about it? I don’t even like
thinking about it. Well, you have
to think about it. We’re coming out of denial. And we’re going into this. MONIQUE: I got cervical cancer. You have cervical cancer. I was diagnosed with it. IYANLA: When? Last year. IYANLA: Last year. And what kind of
treatment are you under? None. IYANLA: Excuse me? Oh, baby.

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