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July 8, 2020
In an enlightening and spiritual hour, Oprah remembers one of the most profound moments of validation on The Oprah Winfrey Show: when Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison asked, "Do your eyes light up when your child walks into the room?" Plus, Oprah reveals why the highest grossing movie of all time, Avatar, directed by James Cameron, is the perfect example of validation. (Toni Morrison passed away in 2019 from complications of pneumonia.)
July 1, 2020
Oprah Winfrey visits Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda and her adopted African-American daughter Mary Williams for their first-ever interview together. They discuss how they met and Mary shares what it was like becoming a part of Jane's larger-than-life world. Jane's biological son Troy also joins the conversation, discussing what it was like to have Mary come into their family. Later, Oprah and Jane speak one-on-one about the importance of giving back to the world, love and motherhood.
June 24, 2020
Comedian, producer and actor Kevin Hart discusses his comedic influences, his NAACP Image Award for “Entertainer of the Year” and how social media played a role in his success. Hart also talks about raising his children with his ex-wife, the support his mother gave him when he was first starting out and how he learned to forgive his father for being absent during much of Hart’s childhood.
June 17, 2020
In part 2 this special conversation continues in response to the continuing civil unrest in America following the tragic murder of George Floyd, Oprah speaks directly with black leaders, offering insight and tangible plans to answer the questions "What matters now?", "What matters next?" and "Where do we go from here?" Featured guests include politician Stacey Abrams, journalist Charles M. Blow, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; Academy award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay, professor and author Jennifer Eberhardt, journalist and Pulitzer prize-winning founder of the “1619 Project” Nikole Hannah-Jones; historian and author Ibram X. Kendi, award-winning actor David Oyelowo, Color of Change president Rashad Robinson, and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign Bishop Dr. William J. Barber II. The group discusses white privilege, the importance of voting and each guests expresses what they would like to see happen next.  (Part 2 of 2)
June 10, 2020
Oprah Winfrey travels to Silicon Valley to have lunch with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who ignited a firestorm with her book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Cheryl takes Oprah to her favorite restaurant, the place where she and Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg first sat down to discuss her future at his company. Oprah also travels to the Bronx to sit down with Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina to ever serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. The two meet at the Justice's alma mater, Cardinal Spellman High School, where Justice Sotomayor candidly talks about her revealing memoir, her humble beginnings and the promises she made to President Obama. She also discusses the perils of dating when you sit on the highest court in the land.
June 3, 2020
Oprah travels to Stephen Colbert's hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. While sipping sweet tea on the piazza of Stephen’s in-laws’ house, a place where he celebrated his wedding and spends Christmas with his family, Oprah discusses what makes Stephen one of the smartest, most creative thinkers in late-night television. The long-time host of Comedy Central's critically acclaimed "The Colbert Report," Stephen reveals the truth behind "truthiness," what went into creating his beloved TV alter ego and what he learned about comedy from Jon Stewart. Stephen, who rarely talks about his private life, shares what he's learned from his mother and opens up about losing his father and two brothers in a tragic plane crash. Oprah also talks to Stephen’s wife, Evelyn, who calls Stephen's TV character an "idiot," but says the real Stephen is one of the funniest, most romantic guys around.
May 27, 2020
Oprah talks about her controversial 1997 interview with Ellen DeGeneres, which at the time brought Oprah the most negative mail she had ever received. Through Ellen’s story and others, Oprah shares what she knows for sure about the power of truth in our lives and how it can set you free. Plus, Oprah remembers one of her favorite "Aha!" moments in ‘Oprah Show’ history.  She also revisits the story of Jeannette Walls, an entertainment reporter and Park Avenue socialite who revealed the surprising truth about her family in her best-selling memoir The Glass Castle"
May 20, 2020
Author and filmmaker Bishop T.D. Jakes explains how he is using prayer and scripture to remind us there are so many lessons to be learned during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Bishop Jakes explains why this is a time to bring correction and re-direction to all our lives. He offers advice on how to manage our fear and grief by leading with faith, and reminds us that it is still possible to be joyful no matter the condition. Also, Bishop Jakes offers a prayer for humanity.
May 13, 2020
World renowned spiritual teacher and New York Times bestselling author, Eckhart Tolle,  discusses how COVID-19 reminds us of the two polarities of life: order versus disorder. Eckhart explains how the current global pandemic, which is a time of chaos and disruption, is an invitation to accept the present moment for what it is. Eckhart shares how he believes we can suffer less during the pandemic and how Covid-19 might lead us all to a new spiritual awakening. He also shares the importance of stillness, how our consciousness extends beyond physicality and why he believes love is to recognize another as yourself.
May 6, 2020
Oprah Winfrey talks with Dr. Alan Lightman, an MIT professor of humanities, physicist and best-selling author. Dr. Lightman is one of the rare scientists who also embraces spirituality, after having a transcendent experience while on a boat on the ocean. He discusses why he believes the COVID-19 pandemic offers us an opportunity to lead a less hurried life. He shares why stillness is so important to our daily lives and explains how our country now has a chance to nurture what he calls its “inner self.” Dr. Lightman also discusses his article “The Virus Is a Reminder of Something Lost Long Ago,” published in The Atlantic.
April 29, 2020
In front of a live audience in Houston, Pastor Joel Osteen discusses how to dream big and pray bold. Oprah and Pastor Osteen ask, “What is the dream you hold for yourself?” Pastor Osteen explains why it’s important to focus on how far you’ve come and not on how much further you need to go to achieve your dream. He also shares why he believes gratitude plays a key role in dreaming big.
April 22, 2020
Former All-American athlete, world-renowned fitness expert and celebrity trainer, Angela Manuel Davis, joins WW presents Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour for a talk in front of a live audience in St. Paul, Minnesota. Angela opens up about a difficult divorce and post-partum depression. Angela explains how she uses her body to helpf fulfill her life’s intention. She shares what wellness means to her, why we should pay attention to the words we say and discusses what she believes is the difference between vision and sight. Angela also leads the audience in what she calls a vision activation exercise.
April 15, 2020
As part of WW Presents “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour,” medical pioneer Dr. Dean Ornish talks in front of a live audience in San Francisco about the direct connection between chronic diseases and personal lifestyle choices. Dr. Ornish, author of Undo It! How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases, shares the four components that can undo chronic disease and lead to a happier life. He also discusses the power of meditation, how intimacy is the root of healing, and the key to improving your health at any age.
April 8, 2020
As a part of WW Presents “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus,” Oscar-, Grammy-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning rapper, actor, writer, philanthropist and activist Common talks in front of a live audience in Denver. In a spoken essay from his New York Times best-selling memoir, Let Love Have the Last Word, Common shares his journey in discovering love, where he failed in love, and the three components that helped him discover self-love. He punctuates his talk with spurts of rhythmic, poetic flow about healing relationships and about using love as a true action.
April 1, 2020
Fifteen-time Grammy winner, actress, activist and author Alicia Keys talks about how her family is doing during the coronavirus lockdown. Oprah spoke to Alicia over Facebook while each of them practiced being “safer at home.” Alicia discusses her brand-new book, More Myself: A Journey, in which she writes about standing in her truth, moving through the world with intention and why she believes we don’t become what we desire, but what we believe. Alicia also explains to Oprah how she was able to pay tribute to the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant at the Grammys on the very day he passed away. Then, Alicia’s mega-producer husband, Swizz Beatz, stops by to talk about how he’s doing during the lockdown. Also, Alicia performs three songs—including the new single “Underdog”—from her upcoming album, Alicia.
March 25, 2020
Jesse Israel—social entrepreneur, meditation leader and founder of mass meditation movement “The Big Quiet”—joins Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour Presented by WW for a talk in front of a live audience in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Jesse discusses why we live noisy lives in a culture that glorifies being busy, explains why 90 percent of doctor visits in the U.S. are stress-related and shares why being quiet benefits our lives. Jesse also leads the 15,000-person audience in a group meditation.
March 18, 2020
Undefeated world champion boxer, fitness expert, cookbook author and host of OWN’s Home Made Simple, Laila Ali joins WW Presents “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour” for a talk in front of a live audience in Charlotte, North Carolina. Laila opens up about her legendary father Muhammad Ali, taking a chance on herself and where her confidence comes from. She discusses creating her own legacy, why she feels heathier now than she did 15 years ago and how she earned her father’s respect. Laila also talks about being a parent, why she believes self-care is a priority and why it’s so important not to let fear hold you back.
March 11, 2020
As a part of WW Presents “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour,” CBS This Morning co-host and O, The Oprah Magazine editor-at-large Gayle King sits down with Oprah in front of a live audience in Denver. Gayle discusses her favorite memories during her 40-year friendship with Oprah, talks about raising two kids after divorce and explains why “gracious” is her word of the year. She also opens up about leaving the Oprah Winfrey Network for CBS, her thoughts about her explosive interview with singer R. Kelly and the backlash over her interview with former WNBA player Lisa Leslie after the death of former NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant.
March 4, 2020
As a part of WW Presents “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour,” Grammy -, Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-nominee Jennifer Lopez sits down with Oprah in front of a live audience in Los Angeles. A business mogul and four-time platinum recording artist, Jennifer opens up about motherhood, sharing the Super Bowl stage with her daughter and why she said yes to fiancé, former MLB All-Star Alex Rodriguez. She also shares her thoughts on not receiving an Oscar nomination for her role in Hustlers, reviving the iconic green Versace dress 20 years after first wearing it and redefining what it means to be 50.
February 26, 2020
As a part of WW Presents “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour,” Golden Globe winner, Oscar-nominated actress and co-founder of fitness brand Fabletics Kate Hudson sits down with Oprah in front of a live audience in San Francisco. Kate discusses motherhood, living optimistically and growing up as the daughter of Goldie Hawn. She also opens up about her relationship with her estranged father, Bill Hudson, and explains the importance of forgiveness in her wellness journey.
February 26, 2020
From January 8, 1993: Oprah interviews self-help author and Oprah Show regular guest Harville Hendrix, who teaches us how to make our relationships not only last longer, but become happier. He talks about overcoming trust issues, childhood wounds appearing in adulthood and how marriage is a structure for healing. He also works with several couples on making their love last and discusses his books Getting The Love You Want and Keeping The Love You Find. Oprah explains how Getting the Love You Want helped improve her relationship with Stedman Graham. Of Harville’s work, Oprah says, “I saw relationships not solely as the kind of romantic pursuit our society celebrates, but as a spiritual partnership that's meant to change how you see yourself and the world.” Harville is a New York Times best-selling author, international speaker and couples therapist with more than 40 years of experience as an educator, clinical trainer and lecturer who has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show 17 times.
February 19, 2020
As a part of WW Presents “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus,” Golden Globe winner, Emmy-nominated actress and style icon Tracee Ellis Ross sits down with Oprah for their first one-on-one interview. In front of a live audience in Dallas, Texas, Tracee shares her thoughts on growing older, explains what she calls being “choice-ful” and discusses how the phrase “my life is mine” has changed her. She also opens up about finding her voice, facing her biggest fears and growing up with her mother, the legendary Diana Ross.
February 12, 2020
As a part of WW Presents “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus,” Grammy-winner, New York Times best-selling author and former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama sits down with Oprah in front of a live audience in Brooklyn, New York. Michelle Obama discusses her memoir, “Becoming,” which held the #1 spot on the New York Times best-seller list for 58 weeks. Michelle Obama talks about what life is like for her and Barack now that they are officially empty nesters.  She also discusses the ups and downs of their 28-year marriage, reveals her favorite TV shows and talks about her new-found hobby, yoga.
February 5, 2020
Comedian, musician and co-author of He's Just Not That Into You, Greg Behrendt and his wife Amiira Ruotola explain why they believe so many women lower their standards when it comes to dating. Together, they share the biggest mistake women make in dating, what single men are really thinking and why it is important not to lower your personal standards. They also discuss their book It’s Just A F***ing Date.
January 29, 2020
As a part of Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour Presented by WW, New York Times best-selling author, wrestler, producer and actor Dwayne Johnson sits down with Oprah in front of a live audience in Atlanta, Georgia. Dwayne opens up about the sudden loss of his father, legendary wrestler Rocky Johnson. He also discusses his childhood, mental health, fatherhood and fame. Dwayne then explains why he believes being true to yourself is one of the most powerful lessons he’s ever learned. To date, Dwayne's films—such as Jumanji, San Andreas, Skyscraper and the Fast and Furious franchise—have earned a combined box office totaling nearly $10 billion worldwide.
January 22, 2020
As a part of WW Presents Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour, Peabody- and Emmy-winning comedian, actress and New York Times best-selling author Amy Schumer sits down with Oprah in front of a live audience in Charlotte, North Carolina. Amy gets personal about her struggles with IVF, explains why she believes all women are warriors and talks about her revealing social media posts.  Amy also shares her thoughts on marriage, being authentic and how she learned to love herself. Amy is also a Grammy, Tony and Golden Globe nominee.
January 15, 2020
As a part of Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour Presented by WW, Emmy-, Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Tina Fey sits down with Oprah in front of a live audience in St. Paul, Minnesota. The actress, comedian, writer, producer, playwright and New York Times best-selling author discusses her lifetime WW membership and the positive impact the program has had on her personal life and career. Tina also talks about the first time she played Sarah Palin on SNL, her Golden Globes hosting gig and her hit movie and Broadway musical Mean Girls. Also, Tina reveals who makes her laugh and opens up about raising her two young daughters in today’s social-media age.
January 8, 2020
As a part of WW presents Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour, Grammy- and Oscar-winner Lady Gaga sits down with Oprah in front of a live audience in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Lady Gaga talks honestly about the lessons she’s learned as an international pop star, actress and cultural icon. As she says, “There’s a discipline for passion, and it’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or you’ve been beaten up; it’s how many times you stand up and are brave and you keep on going.” Lady Gaga also shares intimate details on how and why she created her famous persona, which she describes as a “superhero.” She talks about her personal traumas, her struggle with chronic pain, and her daily rituals of mental and physical wellness. Lady Gaga also shares her greatest spiritual awakening.
January 1, 2020
Oprah and Bishop T.D. Jakes talk about how to use transformational thinking to get to the core of who you really are, move beyond limiting beliefs and live life in a new and more purposeful way. Bishop Jakes is known for cutting to the core of many matters and now he's demonstrating how to become who we are meant to be. Bishop Jakes uses an apple to show how we are often surrounded by situations and expectations that prevent us from getting to our true centers. Find out why he says that at the center of everything lie the seeds of our highest potential. While some people feel paralyzed by fear and self-doubt, others find ways to move past them. Bishop Jakes reveals what separates people who nurse their fears from the those who rebuke them. Bishop Jakes also encourages an audience member to stop putting her life on hold.
December 25, 2019
Oprah talks about the many ways animals teach and inspire us. Oprah shares the lessons she's learned from her own dogs and from other animals featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah says one of her greatest teachers was her beloved dog Sophie. Oprah was also inspired by one of her most memorable guests, Faith, the dog who overcame severe deformities to learn to walk on two legs. "If that little dog can do that, what can you do?" Oprah asks. Oprah also takes a look back at a ground-breaking program called Puppies Behind Bars, which teaches prisoners to train puppies to become service dogs for wounded soldiers. Oscar-nominee Glenn Close takes us inside a prison to hear how men with histories of violence are being transformed by this amazing program. Finally, Oprah looks back on a touching moment played out in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, as Nate Berkus comes to the aid of a survivor unable to part with his beloved dog, Rafiki.
December 18, 2019
Oprah and Pastor Joel Osteen take the stage at Houston’s Hobby Center, with an audience of thousands, to share the principles that guide our lives. Pastor Osteen explains why what we say after “I am” is what we become. He says the words you speak can become your destiny. Pastor Osteen leads Oprah and the audience in a powerful "I am" exercise. If you want to know what you're going to be like in five years, Pastor Osteen says, you should listen to what you're saying about yourself right now. Oprah and Pastor Osteen also take questions from the audience. (Joel Osteen is the lead pastor at Houston’s Lakewood Church which serves more than 50,000 attendees a week, one of the largest and most inclusive congregations in the country. His weekly televised sermons can be seen in more than 100 countries with an estimated viewership of seven million people.)
December 11, 2019
Oprah is joined by Dr. Phil to talk about his New York Times best-selling book “Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World.” Using the principles in his book, Dr. Phil explains how to play big and become the star in your own life by defining success, spotting obstacles and harnessing the right tools to get what you want in life.
December 4, 2019
Oprah and Dr. Phil join together to uncover how to spot and stop the bad people in your life, using principles from Dr. Phil's New York Times best-selling book "Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World." They uncover the truth about who may be taking advantage of you: the users, abusers and overall bad people we all have in our lives.
November 27, 2019
Oprah explores what she calls one of the most important laws of physics and in life: Newton’s Third Law of Motion. Oprah explains why she lives her life by this law, which states, "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Oprah then explains to an audience why she believes the law affects everything we do physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually. She says, “The energy you’re putting out right now is coming back to you all the time whether you recognize it or not. And, if you can become conscious of that then it will change the way you operate your entire life.” Oprah also talks about Newton’s Third Law of Motion with filmmaker Tom Shadyac who gave up his glamorous Hollywood life after a near death accident.
November 20, 2019
Oprah talks with Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times best-selling book The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts. Oprah learns her love language and Dr. Chapman explains how knowing your partner’s love language can transform your relationship. Couples across the country demonstrate how this concept brought their marriages back from the brink of divorce. Plus, The View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, one of Dr. Chapman's biggest fans, explains how the book changed her marriage.
November 13, 2019
Iyanla Vanzant joins Oprah to help viewers move beyond the guilt weighing them down in their lives. Iyanla teaches us how to grow beyond guilt so that we may experience true freedom. Oprah and Iyanla talk with Amy, a mother of three, who says she is shackled to her guilt after making a terrible decision two years ago. Iyanla helps Amy uncover the root cause of her guilt and shame. Then, through Facebook, Twitter and Skype, Oprah and Iyanla take questions from people around the world.
November 6, 2019
Grammy and Oscar winner Lady Gaga talks about the lessons she’s learned as an international pop star, actress and cultural icon. Lady Gaga shares intimate details on how and why she created her famous persona. She also talks about her personal traumas, her daily rituals of mental and physical wellness and how she learned it’s her life’s purpose to help heal the world through kindness. Lady Gaga also discusses why she recently became an entrepreneur, creating Haus Laboratories, her brand-new beauty company.
October 30, 2019
Grammy-, Emmy- and Tony-winning actress Cynthia Erivo discusses her starring role in the upcoming film “Harriet.” “Harriet” is the first feature film to tell the true story of one of the most iconic women in American history, Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman went from being a runaway slave to becoming one of the most revered abolitionists of her time, guiding more than 70 slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Cynthia addresses the backlash on social media surrounding the fact that she is British, playing a beloved, African-American hero. Cynthia also talks about her star-making role as Celie in the Tony-Award winning Broadway revival of “The Color Purple.”
October 28, 2019
Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o discusses her fast rise to fame, colorism and her new children’s book, Sulwe.  Sulwe tells the story of a young, dark-skinned girl struggling to discover and embrace her beauty. Lupita talks about winning the Oscar for her performance in “12 Years A Slave,” the $1.3 billion blockbuster Black Panther and her dual role in Jordan Peele’s psychological thriller, Us. Lupita also shares the details behind the explosive New York Times op-ed article she wrote about her alleged sexual harassment from disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
October 23, 2019
Buddhist nun, author and a pioneer of the mindfulness movement, Pema Chödrön discusses her new book, Welcoming the Unwelcome. Pema reminds us how to connect to our basic goodness. She shares the first thing we should do when things show up for us that are uncomfortable, stressful or hopeless. Pema also addresses the recent sexual abuse allegations that rocked the Buddhist community.
October 16, 2019
Environmental activist, actress and author Suzy Amis Cameron discusses her new book, OMD: The Simple, Plant-Based Program to Save Your Health, Save Your Waistline and Save the Planet. Suzy asks readers to commit to one plant-based meal a day to help save the planet and improve health. She also discusses her storied career, her marriage to director James Cameron and what she is most grateful for.
October 9, 2019
The first Native American to be named United States Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo discusses her tumultuous life, her career as an award-winning poet and her newest book of poetry, “An American Sunrise.” Joy also talks about reparations, universal connection, her native ancestors and our innate, self-protective instincts.
October 2, 2019
Chanel Miller, formerly known to the world as “Emily Doe,” steps out of the shadows after she was sexually assaulted on the Stanford University campus in 2015. In her memoir, Know My Name, Chanel shares the personal impact of the aftermath of the assault and the trial that followed.
October 2, 2019
Chanel Miller, the Stanford rape survivor previously known as “Emily Doe,” powerfully narrates her own story in the audiobook format of Know My Name, published by Penguin Random House Audio. Chanel’s statement to Brock Turner during his sentencing gave voice to millions of survivors, and now you can hear her voice here, telling her own story. You can purchase the audiobook wherever digital audiobooks are sold.
September 30, 2019
Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, discusses his book, The Ride of a Lifetime. Bob shares the values and lessons he’s learned from his legendary 40-plus-year career in the entertainment business. Bob also talks about his close relationship with Steve Jobs, the origins of the blockbuster movie Black Panther and canceling TV’s number-one hit, Roseanne, after her infamous tweet.
September 25, 2019
Oprah Winfrey invites medical pioneer Dr. Dean Ornish and his wife Anne to her vegetable garden in Maui. They talk about their new book, “Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases.” The book highlights four lifestyle changes they claim can reverse both chronic disease and the aging process.
September 18, 2019
Journalist, podcaster and New York Times best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell discusses his new book, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know. Malcolm examines his theory that prejudging people we don’t know can lead to dangerous consequences. Through well-known cases like the Bernie Madoff scandal, the Amanda Knox trial, the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse trial, and the racially charged arrest and death of Sandra Bland, Malcolm explains his belief that many of us unconsciously invite conflict and misunderstanding into our own lives.
September 11, 2019
Oprah talks to Cybill Shepherd, Ali MacGraw, Beverly Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis and Bo Derek about what it's like to age in the spotlight. In a candid conversation, Cybill Shepherd reveals that her model looks opened doors for her and also discusses the moment she realized that heads were no longer turning her way. Oprah also sits down with ‘70s icon Ali MacGraw to talk about how she's learned to embrace getting older, as well as what it was like for her to realize she was not the "It girl" any more. Supermodel Beverly Johnson shares the moment she realized she should stop trying to look like a younger woman, and Jamie Lee Curtis discusses why aging has finally given her freedom. Bo Derek reveals why getting older makes her better. Oprah also shares her personal thoughts on getting older.
September 4, 2019
In a live interview from Vancouver in Canada, Oprah sits down with visionary thought leader, spiritual pioneer and New York Times best-selling author Eckhart Tolle. As a part of her Path Made Clear book tour, Oprah is joined on stage by Eckhart, a special guest who impacted her journey, for a unique one-on-one conversation. The two discuss how we can best accept the present moment and see it in its purest form; Eckhart also talks about how to control our ego and get to the “essence of who we are.” Finally, Oprah and Eckhart share their feelings on the media, social media and the seemingly troubled times in which we live.
August 28, 2019
In a live interview, Oprah sits down with New York Times best-selling author Cheryl Strayed. As a part of her “Path Made Clear” book tour, Oprah is joined on stage by this special guest, who impacted her journey, for a unique one-on-one conversation. Oprah and Cheryl discuss the meaning of forgiveness and the importance of vulnerability and regret. Cheryl also talks about turning 50 and why she now puts herself first. Cheryl’s best-selling memoir “Wild,” which recounted her spiritual journey hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, was chosen as an Oprah’s Book Club selection and went on to become a critically acclaimed film starring Reese Witherspoon.
August 21, 2019
Oprah sits down with Gary Zukav, spiritual pioneer, master teacher and author of four consecutive New York Times best sellers, including the internally acclaimed “The Seat of the Soul.” As a part of her “Path Made Clear” book tour, Oprah is joined on stage by this special guest, who impacted her journey, for a unique one-on-one conversation. Gary talks about living with intention and authentic power, and explains what he calls “holy, sacred moments.”
August 14, 2019
In memory of legendary author Toni Morrison, this encore presentation of an “Oprah Winfrey Show” episode features an interview with the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. They discusses one of Oprah’s all-time favorite books, Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye.” Oprah and Morrison are joined by four diverse viewers who have a special connection to the book. This discussion also contains one of the greatest lessons Oprah has ever learned, when Morrison posed the question: “When your child enters the room, does your face light up?” Finally, Oprah adds a special message expressing her thoughts on Morrison’s passing.
August 7, 2019
In a live interview, Oprah sits down with bestselling author, spiritual life coach and host of OWN's "Iyanla: Fix My Life," Iyanla Vanzant. As a part of her Path Made Clear book tour, Oprah is joined on stage by a special guest who impacted her journey for a unique one-on-one conversation. Iyanla talks about love, relationships, smart phones, spiritual practices, childhood trauma and her new book, Get Over It!: Thought Therapy for Healing the Hard Stuff.
July 31, 2019
Oprah discusses the best lifesaving lessons she's learned and says we should use our intuition and the voice in our heads that says, "Something is off here." Oprah reflects on her Oprah Winfrey Show conversation with protection expert Gavin de Becker about what he calls “the gift of fear.” Oprah also recalls the lifesaving advice she never forgot from expert Sanford Strong: Never let an attacker take you to a second location. Actress Gabrielle Union shares her story about how she was brutally raped when she was 19 while working in a shoe store. Gabrielle said she ignored her instincts about an approaching customer because she didn't want to be rude.
July 29, 2019
Oprah talks about the life-changing advice she received from her mentor Dr. Maya Angelou—"When someone tells you who they are, believe them"—and shares how she learned this lesson the hard way. Oprah also recalls teaming up with Dr. Phil to help engaged couple Angela and Eric confront mistrust and infidelity in their relationship. Then, Oprah revisits her interview with Dina McGreevey, ex-wife of former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey, who resigned from office after admitting to an affair with a man. Dina shares the secrets and signs of deception she missed in their marriage.
July 24, 2019
Maya Angelou once told Oprah, "When you know better, you do better." Oprah underscores this message with insightful stories from her own life and from those of Oprah Winfrey Show guests who learned from the mistakes they made. Oprah shares that she has empathy for other people's mistakes because she's made her own. Her message is, "It's never too late to change." Oprah also talks candidly about a 1988 episode with racist skinheads that forever changed the course of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah reflects on the importance of taking responsibility for the energy you put into the world.
July 22, 2019
Oprah talks about the power of ego and why she now regrets pulling out the infamous "wagon of fat" on The Oprah Winfrey Show—the most-watched Oprah episode in history. Oprah shares the ways in which it affected how others viewed her, as well as her own self-image. She explains what it felt like to finally make the connection, years later, to what was really driving her decision to share her weight struggles with the world. Oprah also offers advice for knowing when your ego is getting the best of you.
July 17, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter India.Arie reveals the five most important lessons she learned after she hit rock bottom. India.Arie uses what she calls "songversation" to beautifully describe her journey from breakdown to breakthrough. "Songversation is not a concert," she explains. "It's not a lecture. It's not a performance, even. Songversation is a practice that is part meditation, part prayer, part fellowship and part action." At the height of her fame, India.Arie says she snapped under the unrelenting pressure of the music business. At age 35, she made the bold decision to take a hiatus, rethink her life and start over.
July 15, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, Pastor John Gray discusses the Bridge, a figurative place where people can “bridge” the divide that he says seems to be evident everywhere you look these days. With his unique preaching blend of heart and humor, Pastor Gray has everyone LOLing as he explains why “meeting in the middle” is the key to healing the country. He also describes how his grandmother inspired him to build bridges with people who don’t look like him. Pastor Gray currently stars in OWN’s The Book of John Gray, in which he gives viewers intimate access to his church and home life.
July 10, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, New York Times best-selling author, wellness activist and cancer survivor Kris Carr teaches us how she let go of old habits in order to embrace her new crazy, sexy life. At age 31, Kris was diagnosed with an incurable cancer. She fought back, embracing a healthy lifestyle and launching a career as a wellness activist. More than a decade later, she is still thriving with cancer, and her healing journey has inspired many. Yet, Kris confesses in her SuperSoul Session, as the 10th anniversary of her diagnosis approached, she desperately wanted to be cured. "Underneath it all, I felt broken," she says. That's when Kris had an epiphany: She had to shift her thinking and learn to truly love herself—cancer and all. Kris also shares the three crucial things she has learned about self-acceptance.
July 8, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, New York Times best-selling author Cheryl Strayed explains why you shouldn't let your dreams get in the way of achieving your goals. Cheryl says at the age of 33, she rented a cottage in the town of Sheffield, Massachusetts, hoping to finish writing her first book. It had been her lifelong desire to write the great American novel, but now that she was so close, she found herself procrastinating and watching TV instead. She says she started to feel like a failure. "I had my dream in my grasp, and I was too weak to hold it," she says. But Cheryl went on to great acclaim as an author, writing best-selling books like “Wild,” “Tiny Beautiful Things” and “Brave Enough.” In this refreshingly honest SuperSoul Session, Cheryl explains why embracing humility is just as important as striving for greatness.
July 3, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, author, mentor and criminal justice activist Shaka Senghor uses his powerful story to share the surprising universal life lessons he learned in prison. At the age of 19, Shaka was sent to prison for second-degree murder. After being incarcerated for nearly two decades, he walked out a changed man in 2010. Shaka also describes the moment in prison when he realized that compassion was the key to his spiritual transformation.
July 1, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, New York Times best-selling author and spiritual thought leader Eckhart Tolle explains the awakening of consciousness by taking on one of Oprah's signature questions: What do you know for sure? "I know for sure that I'm sitting on a chair," Eckhart says. "That's the most surface level of things. I know for sure that this is a table." His answer is simple enough, but Eckhart delves further. Even these seemingly simple truths are not concrete, he says. Eckhart goes so far as to say that we can't know for sure that life is not a dream, a question that has been posed by many philosophers. Eckhart explains the importance of becoming more present in our daily lives and why the ability to become still is essential.
June 26, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, Deepak Chopra explains why a belief is simply a "thought that is true for you." He says the world that we create for ourselves is based on these thoughts, and thus beliefs shape our reality. Deepak goes on to discuss how, as babies, we are filled with curiosity, wonder and bliss. But when we start to be conditioned by the world around us, we begin to build a separate self—one that can fill us with anxiety, pressure and fear. Deepak shares why this “separate self” is not who we really are. He also discusses what it's like to become present and aware through meditation, and why this awareness is important to our well-being.
June 24, 2019
Holocaust survivor, psychologist and author Dr. Edith Eva Eger discusses her international bestselling book, “The Choice: Embrace the Possible.” In a gripping discussion, Dr. Eger shares how her traumatic experiences at the Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp shaped her life, and talks about her philosophies and her work as a clinical psychologist. At 91, she reminds us what courage looks like in the worst of times. Dr. Eger helps us to understand that our circumstances don’t define what makes us free and that being free is a choice we must make every day. Dr. Eger shares her healing process and explains how serving others in her work as a psychologist helped her to formulate a healthy relationship with her own trauma. She openly shares her grief and resilience in hopes that others begin to embrace what is possible for their own lives.
June 19, 2019
This special podcast episode features the first-ever conversation between Oprah and the five exonerated men who were once known as The Central Park Five. Their story is dramatically told in the Netflix series, “When They See Us,” a historical account of the five teenagers wrongfully convicted of sexual assault in Central Park in 1989. The four-part Netflix series focuses on the young men—Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise—who were sentenced between five and 15 years in prison and juvenile detention centers. In 2002, all five men were exonerated of their crimes after DNA evidence and a confession from the lone attacker, Matias Reyes, proved their innocence.
June 17, 2019
This special podcast episode features conversations with When They See Us creator, co-writer and director Ava DuVernay together with the talented cast of the four-part docu-drama from Netflix. Since its release on May 31st, Netflix says When They See Us has been the most-watched series on the platform. Based on a true story, When They See Us is an historical account of the five teenagers wrongfully convicted of sexual assault in Central Park in 1989. The four-part series focuses on the young men – Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise – who were sentenced between five and 15 years in prison and juvenile detention centers. In 2002, all five men were exonerated of their crimes after DNA evidence and a confession from the lone attacker, Matias Reyes, proved their innocence. Vanity Fair said, “But even the most eloquent and evocative documentaries don’t involve the viewer as deeply as a brilliant acting performance, the kind that DuVernay gets from Jharrel Jerome (as Korey Wise), Marquis Rodriguez (Raymond Santana), Ethan Herisse (Yusef Salaam), Asante Blackk (Kevin Richardson) and Caleel Harris (Antron McCray). Empathy springs from the tiny emotional inflections that make it all so agonizingly real.” In the second episode, Oprah speaks with the real-life exonerated five.
June 12, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, New York Times best-selling author, Rhodes scholar and decorated U.S. Army veteran Wes Moore asks a powerful question: “After years working at the same job, have you ever realized you've just been going through the motions for as long as you can remember?” Wes shares how he believes we can all discover and pursue our true life’s purpose. As a combat officer in Afghanistan, a White House Fellow and a Wall Street banker, Wes discusses his journey of self-discovery, which led him to walk away from financial success to create a more meaningful life.
June 10, 2019
International best-selling author of the phenomenon “Eat Pray Love,” Elizabeth Gilbert returns to “SuperSoul Sunday” to discuss her latest novel, “City of Girls.” Set in New York City during the 1940s, the epic story follows 19-year-old Vivian Morris as she comes of age during World War II, and follows her all the way through 2010. Elizabeth says Vivian’s quest to find her authentic self and challenge the societal expectations of the time mirrors her own life story. Elizabeth explains why she believes in the importance of creating work that inspires women to be their authentic selves. In a candid and emotional conversation, Elizabeth also provides an update on her personal life, sharing how she finds peace and healing after the death of her best friend and partner, Rayya Elias.
June 5, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, motivational speaker, life coach and New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein shares five steps to what she calls “spiritual surrender.” In a deeply personal and emotional talk, Gabrielle explains why she believes the universe will always have your back. “It’s one of the most vulnerable talks I’ve ever given,” Gabrielle says.
June 3, 2019
Contemporary theologian, mystic and author Father Richard Rohr discusses his new book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe. A Franciscan friar for more than 40 years and founder of The Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Father Rohr shares why he believes the essential function of religion is to radically connect humanity with the world around us, and why “Christ” is another name for everything. He also explains true enlightenment as looking out from oneness and how these realizations can transform the way we live in our everyday world.
May 29, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, actress, social media disrupter and feminist Amandla Stenberg talks about the importance of vulnerability and finding strength in your identity. She shares her journey of becoming comfortable with her authentic self and loving who she was born to be. Amandla—who portrayed Rue in The Hunger Games, Madeline in Everything, Everything and Starr in The Hate U Give—was declared "one of the most incendiary voices of her generation" by Dazed magazine. The Ms. Foundation for Women also named Amandla the Feminist Celebrity of the Year in 2015.
May 27, 2019
Author, activist and Benedictine nun Sister Joan Chittister discusses her newest book, The Time Is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage. In a powerful conversation, Sister Joan defines what it means to be a prophet in today's modern world, and challenges us to combat complacency and apathy in our own lives. She outlines the key steps we can all take to lift America (and the world) out of its current state of polarization and political disarray. Rather than wait for others to solve the problems of inequality, injustice and poverty, Sister Joan explains why it is both our moral and spiritual responsibility to take action ourselves, making the world a better place for all.
May 22, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, author, entrepreneur and award-winning web host Marie Forleo explains why she believes everything in life is what she calls “figureoutable.” Marie wonders, “Why do some people struggle while others find a way to thrive, often despite the most challenging circumstances?” In exploring the answer, Marie shares the valuable life lessons her mother taught her about how to handle life’s inevitable problems. Marie also believes our attitude, spirit and tenacity can affect the outcome of any challenge that comes our way.
May 20, 2019
New York Times best-selling author, columnist and political commentator David Brooks discusses his new book, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life. David explains there are two metaphorical mountains we must climb to live a moral life. He describes the “first mountain” life, which is self-centered, vs. the “second mountain” life, which is others-centered. David provides insight into how our culture operates from a “first mountain” perspective, by shaping us to be individualistic, but says it is the community approach to life where joy can be found. David also shares how his own suffering led him to discover a deeper spiritual and connected life.
May 15, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, New York Times best-selling author Glennon Doyle asks what would happen if we stopped being afraid of our pain. The founder of the online community Momastery and president of the nonprofit organization Together Rising, Glennon takes us on what she calls the “journey of the warrior,” explaining there is no easy way out when it comes to life’s challenges. “The willingness to dwell in our discomfort and truly listen is how we turn our pain into power,” she says.
May 15, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, New York Times best-selling author Glennon Doyle asks what would happen if we stopped being afraid of our pain. The founder of the online community Momastery and president of the nonprofit organization Together Rising, Glennon takes us on what she calls the “journey of the warrior,” explaining there is no easy way out when it comes to life’s challenges. “The willingness to dwell in our discomfort and truly listen is how we turn our pain into power,” she says.
May 13, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, clinical psychologist, parenting expert, and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Shefali Tsabary teaches us how to let go of traditional ways of thinking in order to become the essence of who we truly are. She explains how our essential “selfhood” is stripped from us, piece-by-piece, as we grow into adulthood. Dr. Shefali also makes a plea for what she calls “a case against parenting.”
May 13, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, clinical psychologist, parenting expert, and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Shefali Tsabary teaches us how to let go of traditional ways of thinking in order to become the essence of who we truly are. She explains how our essential “selfhood” is stripped from us, piece-by-piece, as we grow into adulthood. Dr. Shefali also makes a plea for what she calls “a case against parenting.”
May 8, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, spiritual adviser, activist and New York Times best-selling author Marianne Williamson explains how, through relationships, we can transcend worldly concerns and achieve a greater sense of spiritual enlightenment. She shares what she believes is the most powerful thought you can have and why it will benefit all your relationships. Marianne also offers a powerful metaphor to explain how we’re all connected to each other and to the universe.
May 8, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, spiritual adviser, activist and New York Times best-selling author Marianne Williamson explains how, through relationships, we can transcend worldly concerns and achieve a greater sense of spiritual enlightenment. She shares what she believes is the most powerful thought you can have and why it will benefit all your relationships. Marianne also offers a powerful metaphor to explain how we’re all connected to each other and to the universe.
May 6, 2019
New York Times best-selling author Tara Westover discusses her memoir, “Educated.” Tara describes what it was like growing up in the remote Idaho mountains as the daughter of survivalist Mormons. She explains her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when Tara’s older brother became violent. Tara did not attend school or see doctors, and had minimal interaction with the outside world for 17 years. Despite this unorthodox upbringing, Tara taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to earn acceptance into Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her to Cambridge University, where she earned her Ph.D. in history. This coming-of-age story of courage serves as an inspiring reminder to anyone looking to find their own, unique voice. This conversation was recorded in front of an audience aboard the O Magazine Holland America Girls Getaway Cruise.
May 6, 2019
New York Times best-selling author Tara Westover discusses her memoir, “Educated.” Tara describes what it was like growing up in the remote Idaho mountains as the daughter of survivalist Mormons. She explains her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when Tara’s older brother became violent. Tara did not attend school or see doctors, and had minimal interaction with the outside world for 17 years. Despite this unorthodox upbringing, Tara taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to earn acceptance into Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her to Cambridge University, where she earned her Ph.D. in history. This coming-of-age story of courage serves as an inspiring reminder to anyone looking to find their own, unique voice. This conversation was recorded in front of an audience aboard the O Magazine Holland America Girls Getaway Cruise.
May 1, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, author, spiritual teacher and intuitive Caroline Myss shares a powerful exercise that demonstrates why healing doesn’t begin in the mind, but deep within the soul. Caroline also explains how to know when something is incongruent in your life and how to fix it. Caroline is a five-time New York Times best-selling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality, mysticism, health and the science of medical intuition.
May 1, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, author, spiritual teacher and intuitive Caroline Myss shares a powerful exercise that demonstrates why healing doesn’t begin in the mind, but deep within the soul. Caroline also explains how to know when something is incongruent in your life and how to fix it. Caroline is a five-time New York Times best-selling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality, mysticism, health and the science of medical intuition.
April 29, 2019
Philanthropist and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda Gates discusses her new book, “The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World.” Believing that all lives have equal value, Melinda and her husband, Bill Gates, have donated more than $50 billion to improving equity, health and education in the United States and around the world. Through her work at the foundation over the last 15 years, Melinda has seen firsthand that empowering women and girls can bring transformational improvements in the health and prosperity of families, communities and societies. “How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings?” Melinda asks. “And especially for women because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.”
April 29, 2019
Philanthropist and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda Gates discusses her new book, “The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World.” Believing that all lives have equal value, Melinda and her husband, Bill Gates, have donated more than $50 billion to improving equity, health and education in the United States and around the world. Through her work at the foundation over the last 15 years, Melinda has seen firsthand that empowering women and girls can bring transformational improvements in the health and prosperity of families, communities and societies. “How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings?” Melinda asks. “And especially for women because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.”
April 24, 2019
New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert is known for following her passion, but says she no longer advises others to do the same. Instead, Elizabeth makes the case to follow your curiosity. Elizabeth says she believes the word "passion" can trigger feelings of stress and pressure, and doesn't even know if she believes in following it anymore. “At some point in your life, you were told, ‘Chase your passion,’” she says. “Not everyone knows how to answer that command.”
April 24, 2019
New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert is known for following her passion, but says she no longer advises others to do the same. Instead, Elizabeth makes the case to follow your curiosity. Elizabeth says she believes the word "passion" can trigger feelings of stress and pressure, and doesn't even know if she believes in following it anymore. “At some point in your life, you were told, ‘Chase your passion,’” she says. “Not everyone knows how to answer that command.”
April 22, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, New York Times best-selling author, pastor and podcaster Rob Bell raises profound questions about being alive. Rob explains how our attitude can actually turn back the hands of time and reveal to us what he calls “the joys of growing younger.” Rob also shares that his prayers are far from poetic. “They’re actually straight forward and sound more like, ‘You take it,’” he says. Rob explains how these prayers have led to some of his biggest revelations.
April 22, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, New York Times best-selling author, pastor and podcaster Rob Bell raises profound questions about being alive. Rob explains how our attitude can actually turn back the hands of time and reveal to us what he calls “the joys of growing younger.” Rob also shares that his prayers are far from poetic. “They’re actually straight forward and sound more like, ‘You take it,’” he says. Rob explains how these prayers have led to some of his biggest revelations.
April 17, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, Michael Bernard Beckwith, spiritual pioneer and founder of the world-renowned Agape International Spiritual Center, discusses what he calls the four stages of unfolding. Michael explains the stages are an intensive process of spiritual development for people seeking to be in alignment with their life’s purpose. “We’re not in this world to get anything--we are in this world to let something unfold from within us,” he says.
April 17, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, Michael Bernard Beckwith, spiritual pioneer and founder of the world-renowned Agape International Spiritual Center, discusses what he calls the four stages of unfolding. Michael explains the stages are an intensive process of spiritual development for people seeking to be in alignment with their life’s purpose. “We’re not in this world to get anything--we are in this world to let something unfold from within us,” he says.
April 15, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, research professor, social scientist, New York Times best-selling author and TED Talk sensation Dr. Brené Brown discusses the fundamentals of trust. Brené explains how she was moved to focus on the topic after watching her daughter struggle with a betrayal of trust. Brené says she eventually found a way to teach her daughter to build trust and identify the people in her life who deserve it. She also explains why gossip harms relationships more than we realize and creates an intimacy that isn’t real.
April 15, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, research professor, social scientist, New York Times best-selling author and TED Talk sensation Dr. Brené Brown discusses the fundamentals of trust. Brené explains how she was moved to focus on the topic after watching her daughter struggle with a betrayal of trust. Brené says she eventually found a way to teach her daughter to build trust and identify the people in her life who deserve it. She also explains why gossip harms relationships more than we realize and creates an intimacy that isn’t real.
April 10, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, New York Times best-selling author, happiness expert and Harvard-trained researcher Shawn Achor says that pleasure isn't the only thing that brings people happiness. How do you explain the joy felt during spiritually and emotionally challenging moments, such as when your legs are burning halfway through a marathon or when you cradle your 1-year-old in the middle of the night until she falls back to sleep? He offers a definition of happiness that encompasses all things that bring us deep, lasting joy. Shawn also explains how by making a single positive behavioral change, you can spark a powerful chain of happiness in your own life.
April 10, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, New York Times best-selling author, happiness expert and Harvard-trained researcher Shawn Achor says that pleasure isn't the only thing that brings people happiness. How do you explain the joy felt during spiritually and emotionally challenging moments, such as when your legs are burning halfway through a marathon or when you cradle your 1-year-old in the middle of the night until she falls back to sleep? He offers a definition of happiness that encompasses all things that bring us deep, lasting joy. Shawn also explains how by making a single positive behavioral change, you can spark a powerful chain of happiness in your own life.
April 8, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, New York Times best-selling author and transgender advocate Janet Mock says she grew up “othered” and was taught that “normal” was the path to success and contentment. However, what she learned was something entirely different. Janet speaks about the deep space of lack in marginalized communities caused by a society that closes its eyes to the problems of people who are different. No matter where you are in life, Janet says, there's one question we all need to ask ourselves: “Who am I to me?” Janet believes that asking herself this question led to answers that emboldened her and built the foundation on which she stands today. With deeply personal stories and humorous memories, Janet shares what she calls her path to authenticity.
April 8, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, New York Times best-selling author and transgender advocate Janet Mock says she grew up “othered” and was taught that “normal” was the path to success and contentment. However, what she learned was something entirely different. Janet speaks about the deep space of lack in marginalized communities caused by a society that closes its eyes to the problems of people who are different. No matter where you are in life, Janet says, there's one question we all need to ask ourselves: “Who am I to me?” Janet believes that asking herself this question led to answers that emboldened her and built the foundation on which she stands today. With deeply personal stories and humorous memories, Janet shares what she calls her path to authenticity.
April 3, 2019
How do you say “no?” In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, author, life coach and host of OWN’s trailblazing show “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” Iyanla Vanzant shares how you can build your "no" muscles. Iyanla says decisions matter and so do you! She mixes spiritual teachings with her unique brand of humor, including a hilarious anecdote about showing up to The Home Depot looking “tack-a-licious,” which led to a realization about self-valuation and how she presents herself to the world.
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