Man! I feel like a woman! A happy woman, so says country music superstar Shania Twain, who is slowly emerging from an emotional purgatory and reentering the world after the collapse of her marriage, reports PEOPLE.

"I feel like, in a way, I'm starting over, with everything," Twain revealed to Oprah Winfrey on Thursday. "This is a very personal experience that I think is important to share. This is an experience of recovery. I was in a very deep, dark slump, and I needed to find a way to get myself out of it. I had to force myself back out into life, back out into experiencing things."