Thursday, May 27, 2010

Oprah guest challenges a family to do without electronics and bond with one another

Household organizer Peter Walsh appeared on Oprah Thursday May 27, and challenged a family to a whole week of doing without electronics, cell phones, and even regular phones. The family divided up into chores to declutter and organize the house and “bond”. His “fifth suggestion” was the hardest to take, that of forced intimacy: Each family member had to give the other a hug and say “I love you.”

The episode was called "A family stripped down: Peter Walsh moves in", link here.  And he did move in. Unbelievable,

I wondered how this show was supposed to affect adults that did not form their own families. But I recall that even at MCC one time (back in Dallas) we had created “family groups”.

Oprah, being single, kept a slight distance from the whole experience as she interviewed the family.

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