Marie Osmond Opens Up About Finding Joy And Happiness Through Health
Marie Osmond has had a long career in show business spanning over forty years. Though she’s faced issues like divorce, weight problems, and heartbreaking losses, she has never let this dim her shine. Now, she’s speaking out to reveal how faith and her newfound devotion to health have kept her healthy in recent years.
It was not until twelve years ago that Marie really embarked on a journey to physical health.
“Dieting was the biggest stress throughout my life,” said Marie, 59. “At 15, I was told by producers that I was an embarrassment to my family because I’d put on five pounds!”
As Marie faced body image issues, it was her family who got her through.
“A lot of child celebrities don’t survive,” she said. “But my family was great. They instilled good values in me, and their love gave me such strength.”
Though she had a supportive family and a successful music career, life still hit Marie with many obstacles, including two divorces, the loss of her beloved parents, and then in 2010, the suicide of her son Michael.
“It was the most difficult thing I have ever experienced,” Marie said of that loss, adding that she turned to music afterwards. “I know the pain people are dealing with—I have felt it myself. But I also know miracles happen! I want to help others see that.”
One of these miracles came when Marie remarried her first husband, Steve, after 25 years apart. Her career is also flourishing, as she just finished an 11-year run in Las Vegas and joined “The Talk” as a permanent host. Her main priority these days is spending time with her children and grandchildren.
“I’m enjoying my family and life!” she said. “I’m blessed to be happy, healthy and in control of me!”
Marie also has a few tips when it comes to living a happy life like hers:
Trust in God’s Plan
“I’ve been through a lot of challenges in my life, but I understand that God is amazing and miracles do happen. One of my favorite passages in the Bible is the Proverb that says, ‘Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not to thine own understanding.’ Life will bring a lot of difficult things your way, but if you learn to trust God and to trust the gifts He has given you to face whatever comes your way, it brings so much peace and comfort.”
Bring on the Joy
“Whenever I need to relax, I love to go camping with my husband and my grandkids. It’s so fun to get away and spend time together! When I was young, my parents had a rule: Every Friday night, the TV would go off, and we’d spend time as a family. Those are values we should look at in our own families—there’s so much crazy noise out there that we need reminders of the happy things in life and to enjoy our time with the people we love most of all.”
Follow Your Gut
“Intuition is one of the greatest gifts that God has given to us as women. The world tries to keep us from listening to it, but if we’d just take those quiet moments to listen, it will never steer us wrong. I think that’s important, especially at this stage in life. When I was younger, I did what people told me to do, but now I follow my intuition with love and decide what I want—it’s so empowering!”