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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
In a live interview… Oprah sits down with spiritual pioneer, master teacher and the author of four consecutive New York Times bestsellers, 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 a special guest who impacted her journey for a unique one on one conversation. Gary talks about living with intention, 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
April 1, 2019
On a special edition of “SuperSoul Conversations,” Oprah Winfrey presents her new book, “The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose,” featuring some of the most profound insights and Aha! moments. In this follow-up to her New York Times best-selling book “The Wisdom of Sundays,” Oprah shares her own key lessons and the personal stories that helped set the course for her best life. Hear from luminaries and trailblazers in a wide array of fields share the life lessons that helped them find meaning and purpose in their own lives: A.R. Bernard, Sue Monk Kidd, Shefali Tsabary, Elizabeth Gilbert, Caroline Myss, Brian Grazer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tracy Morgan, Sister Joan Chittister, Wintley Phipps, Shauna Niequist, Wes Moore, Amy Purdy, Adyashanti, Steven Pressfield, Iyanla Vanzant, Michael Singer, India.Arie, Gary Zukav, Michael Beckwith, Carole Bayer Sager, Janet Mock, Brene Brown, Barbara Brown Taylor, Marianne Williamson, Brother David Steindl-Rast, Shonda Rhimes, Jay-Z, Eckhart Tolle, Joe Biden, Tracy McMillan, Glennon Doyle, Stephen Colbert, Thich Nhat Hanh, Gloria Steinem, Jimmy Carter, Lynne Twist, Bryan Stevenson, John Lewis, Cicely Tyson, Jordan Peele, Trevor Noah, Jeff Weiner, Goldie Hawn and Elizabeth Lesser. If you are feeling stuck or at a crossroads, wondering if there is more to life, “The Path Made Clear” provides inspiration and guidance to help you discover not only who you are, but who you are meant to be.
March 27, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, acclaimed author, motivational speaker, ordained minister and life adviser Tim Storey explains why we weren’t created to live an "almost" life. Tim urges us to not let the inevitable setbacks in our lives push us too far off course, and shares how we can transform a setback into a comeback at any age. Tim mixes humor with heart, sharing his personal insights on how to remain the best versions of ourselves.
March 25, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, Oprah explains why it’s important for all of us to find our own truth. “What is the truth of me? Why am I here? And what do I have to offer?” Oprah asks. “The answer,” she says, “is yourself.” Oprah shares why you are enough, just as you are, and offers up the one question you need to ask whenever life throws you a curveball. She also shares what she wants everyone to stop doing right now.
March 20, 2019
New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Bond discusses her first novel, “Ruby,” which is an Oprah’s Book Club choice. Cynthia says that as an adult she was flooded with painful memories of sexual abuse from her childhood. She found healing in a writing class and her work there eventually led to the idea for the novel that would take her 10 years to complete. “Ruby” was finally published in 2014. Cynthia says the message she wants to share in her book is about survival. "The lesson is that it is possible to not just survive anything, but it is possible to be a victor,” she says. “It is possible to be victorious over any obstacle. And that's something I know in my marrow. I know in my bones." Cynthia also talks about her years of teaching writing classes to the homeless and at-risk youth throughout the Los Angeles area.
March 18, 2019
In her second SuperSoul Conversation, New York Times best-selling author Dr. Shefali Tsabary discusses the revolution of conscious parenting, creating an awakened family and raising confident children. Dr. Shefali shares teachings from her book "The Awakened Family." She provides daily tools for parents on how to manage expectations, avoid the pressure to succeed and embrace the child they have rather than dream of the child they want. Dr. Shefali challenges myths of traditional parenting and provides skills that allow children to grow into their own authentic selves.
March 13, 2019
World-renowned spiritual thought leader Deepak Chopra welcomes Oprah to his homeland, India. Deepak discusses his groundbreaking work in the field of mind-body medicine, the life lessons he's learned from his family, and the influence that India's rich cultural traditions have had on his life’s work. Deepak explains how we can create harmony in our own lives. He says learning to move with the flow of life wherever you are is key to appreciating every moment. He also describes his life-changing experience as a Buddhist monk in Thailand.
March 11, 2019
In this final episode, which focuses on Chapter 10 of “A New Earth,” Oprah and one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time, Eckhart Tolle, discuss how to bring your newfound consciousness into your everyday life. Eckhart also answers questions from people who are reading along in the book. The episode is part of a 10-part series on Eckhart’s ground-breaking book, “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.” These insightful and uplifting podcast conversations give you a chapter-by-chapter class on practical teachings to help you discover an enlightened state of consciousness. You’ll learn how to quiet your mind, get your ego in check and live a fully present life.
March 11, 2019
In this episode, which focuses on Chapter 9 of “A New Earth,” Oprah and one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time, Eckhart Tolle, talk about how aligning your life with your inner purpose can bring you greater joy and fulfillment. Eckhart also answers questions from people who are reading along in the book. The episode is part of a 10-part series on Eckhart’s ground-breaking book, “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.” For the next two Mondays, these insightful and uplifting podcast conversations give you a chapter-by-chapter class on practical teachings to help you discover an enlightened state of consciousness. You’ll learn how to quiet your mind, get your ego in check and live a fully present life.
March 11, 2019
In this episode, which focuses on chapter eight of “A New Earth,” Oprah and one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time, Eckhart Tolle, discuss the importance of stillness, and how finding it can help you connect with the present moment. Eckhart also answers questions from people who are reading along in the book. The episode is part of a 10-part series on Eckhart’s ground-breaking book, “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.” For the next three Mondays, these insightful and uplifting podcast conversations give you a chapter-by-chapter class on practical teachings to help you discover an enlightened state of consciousness. You’ll learn how to quiet your mind, get your ego in check and live a fully present life.
March 11, 2019
In this episode, which focuses on chapter seven of "A New Earth,” Oprah and one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time, Eckhart Tolle, discuss ways to help you discover who you truly are at your core. They also share an unexpected place to practice what Eckhart calls “diminishment of ego,” and Eckhart answers questions from people who are reading along in the book. The episode is part of a 10-part series on Eckhart’s ground-breaking book, “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.” For the next four Mondays, these insightful and uplifting podcast conversations give you a chapter-by-chapter class on practical teachings to help you discover an enlightened state of consciousness. You’ll learn how to quiet your mind, get your ego in check and live a fully present life.
March 11, 2019
In this episode, which focuses on chapter six of “A New Earth,” Oprah and one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time, Eckhart Tolle, discuss how to spot the pain-body in yourself, how to contain negative thoughts, and why embracing life's difficult moments will lead to a stress-free life. Eckhart also answers questions from people who are reading along in the book. The episode is part of a 10-part series on Eckhart’s ground-breaking book, “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.” For the next five Mondays, these insightful and uplifting podcast conversations give you a chapter-by-chapter class on practical teachings to help you discover an enlightened state of consciousness. You’ll learn how to quiet your mind, get your ego in check and live a fully present life.
March 11, 2019
In this episode, which focuses on chapter five of “A New Earth,” Oprah Winfrey and one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time, Eckhart Tolle, discuss how unresolved emotional pain can wreak havoc in people's lives and relationships. Eckhart also answers questions from people who are reading along in the book. The episode is part of a 10-part series on Eckhart’s ground-breaking book, “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.” For the next six Mondays, these insightful and uplifting podcast conversations give you a chapter-by-chapter class on practical teachings to help you discover an enlightened state of consciousness. You’ll learn how to quiet your mind, get your ego in check and live a fully present life.
March 11, 2019
In this episode, which focuses on chapter four of “A New Earth,” Oprah Winfrey and one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time, Eckhart Tolle, discuss how defining yourself by the roles that you play in life can keep you from knowing who you truly are. Eckhart also discusses the real key to finding lasting contentment and answers questions from people who are reading along in the book. The episode is part of a 10-part series on Eckhart’s ground-breaking book, “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.” For the next seven Mondays, these insightful and uplifting podcast conversations give you a chapter-by-chapter class on practical teachings to help you discover an enlightened state of consciousness. You’ll learn how to quiet your mind, get your ego in check and live a fully present life.
March 11, 2019
Oprah Winfrey and one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time, Eckhart Tolle, present their 10-part series on Eckhart’s ground-breaking book, “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.” For the next eight Mondays, these insightful and uplifting podcast conversations give you a chapter-by-chapter class on practical teachings to help you discover an enlightened state of consciousness. You’ll learn how to quiet your mind, get your ego in check and live a fully present life. If you're seeking a more loving self, community and planet, “A New Earth” has the tools to begin your transformation. In this episode, which focuses on chapter three of “A New Earth,” Oprah and Eckhart discusswhat feeds our ego and how to be free of it through the simple power of awareness. Eckhart also answers questions from people who are reading along in the book.
March 11, 2019
Oprah Winfrey and one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time, Eckhart Tolle, present their 10-part series on Eckhart’s ground-breaking book, “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.” For the next nine Mondays, these insightful and uplifting podcast conversations give you a chapter-by-chapter class on practical teachings to help you discover an enlightened state of consciousness. You’ll learn how to quiet your mind, get your ego in check and live a fully present life. If you're seeking a more loving self, community and planet, “A New Earth” has the tools to begin your transformation. In this episode, which focuses on chapter two of “A New Earth,” Oprah and Eckhart discuss the ego, the inner voice and identifying with possessions. Eckhart also answers questions from people who are reading along in the book.
March 11, 2019
Oprah Winfrey and one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time, Eckhart Tolle, present their 10-part series on Eckhart’s ground-breaking book, “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.” For the next 10 Mondays, these insightful and uplifting podcast conversations give you a chapter-by-chapter class on practical teachings to help you discover an enlightened state of consciousness. You’ll learn how to quiet your mind, get your ego in check and live a fully present life. If you're seeking a more loving self, community and planet, “A New Earth” has the tools to begin your transformation. In the premiere episode, Oprah and Eckhart discuss consciousness, presence and purpose as they relate to chapter one of “A New Earth.” Eckhart also answers questions from people who are reading along in the book.
March 10, 2019
Listen to a conversation hosted by Oprah Winfrey, featuring Wade Robson and James Safechuck, subjects of the two-part HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland,” alongside director Dan Reed. Taped before an audience of people whose lives have been impacted by sexual abuse, the conversation also features interviews with actor Anthony Edwards and ex-NFL linebacker Al Chesley, both survivors of sexual abuse. Dr. Howard Fradkin, author of “Joining Forces: Empowering Male Survivors to Thrive,” explains the telltale patterns often followed by sexual abusers.
March 6, 2019
Spiritual teacher and New York Times best-selling author Gary Zukav discusses the 25th anniversary of his groundbreaking book “The Seat of the Soul.” Gary talks about healing addiction, understanding emotions in a deeper way and how to challenge your fears. He also discusses how his spiritual life has evolved over the decades and shares what soothes his own soul. Gary explains what it really means to be soulful and how we can apply the principles taught in “The Seat of the Soul” to see the world in a new way.
February 27, 2019
Oprah sits down with political hopeful Beto O’Rourke, who many say has emerged as a fresh voice for Americans who feel detached, divided and disillusioned in today’s political climate. Beto, who’s known for his successful grassroots political campaigns, became one of the youngest city council members to ever serve in El Paso, Texas. In 2012, he pulled off a political upset that landed him three terms in Congress. Then, Beto created big buzz on social media, galvanizing support across the country during his 2018 bid to unseat Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Although Beto narrowly lost that race, enthusiasm for him to run for President continues to swell. Beto says he’s weighing that decision with his wife, Amy, and their three children. “If we come to that same decision about this opportunity to serve and to run, then it will be on that we do together,” he says.
February 20, 2019
Best-selling author, speaker and teacher Byron Katie shares how she believes we can end our own suffering forever. Katie, as she is known, guides us through her powerful process of inquiry she calls “The Work.” She says we can radically shift our stressful beliefs about our lives, other people and ourselves. Katie explains that all the problems in the world originate in our thinking and gives us the tools to open our minds and set ourselves free. Based on her own experience of how suffering is created and ended, Katie says her simple process is accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds and requires nothing more than a pen, paper and an open mind. Katie is the founder of “Byron Katie International,” an organization that includes The School for the Work and Turnaround House in Ojai, California. TIME magazine describes her as "a spiritual innovator for the 21st century."
February 13, 2019
Award-winning actor and producer Michael B. Jordan discusses his skyrocketing career and why he says his life has already "exceeded his dreams.” Michael’s breakout performance came in 2013’s “Fruitvale Station,” directed by visionary Ryan Coogler. The duo teamed up again for the “Rocky” sequel, “Creed,” and then for the mega-blockbuster “Black Panther,” now nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Michael says after playing superhero villain Erik Killmonger in “Black Panther,” he went to therapy. “As a man, I think we get a lot of slack for … what it is to be masculine,” he says. “I don’t really subscribe to that because I feel like everybody needs to unpack and talk, whether it’s [with] a therapist or a close friend or family member.” Michael is forging his own path by starting a production company called “Outlier Society Productions,” which guarantees inclusion in all of its casts and crews.
February 8, 2019
Grammy-, Golden Globe-, Tony- and Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper discusses how he has emerged as a visionary filmmaker. His first try at directing a film became the box office smash “A Star Is Born,” which has been nominated for eight Academy Awards and earned more than $400 million at the box office. Over a four-year period, Bradley wrote, produced, directed, starred in and even wrote music for “A Star Is Born.” “The fact that I had an opportunity to co-write and direct a movie and see it from an idea in my head, or a feeling--an inspiration in my soul--to showing you this story, are you kidding me?” Bradley says. “That's, like, ‘Praise God.’” He shares why he believes he connected on a deeper level with his co-star Lady Gaga and explains why it was important for him to redefine masculinity, portraying men as vulnerable. Bradley also talks about why he believes he’s still connected to his late father, Charles, and how his death forever altered his life.
February 6, 2019
Spiritual pioneer, teacher and New York Times best-selling author Gary Zukav and his wife Linda Francis discuss spiritual partnerships. Gary and Linda share what they’ve identified as “phases of a deeply connected relationship.” The couple describes the unusual way they met, their perspective on lasting love and how spiritual partnerships can help you find greater joy and happiness in life. Gary and Linda are co-founders of The Seat of the Soul Institute. Gary also talks about the inspirations for his book “Spiritual Partnership: The Journey to Authentic Power.” More than six million copies of Gary’s books are in print and translations have been published in 32 languages.
January 30, 2019
Award-winning film and TV producer, New York Times best-selling author and spiritual success coach DeVon Franklin explains how he believes you can find your life's purpose. Devon describes how he climbed the corporate ladder, starting out as an intern for Will Smith to later becoming Senior Vice President at Columbia Pictures. Today, Devon is CEO of his own production company, Franklin Entertainment. Devon also discusses his book "Produced By Faith," which uses the filmmaking process as a metaphor for finding direction, meaning and purpose. Devon believes we can all look at life as a movie, with God as our director.
January 23, 2019
Physician and New York Times best-selling author Larry Dossey discusses the power of prayer, what to pray for and how to pray to get the best results. Larry, who is deeply rooted in the scientific world, explains how he became an influential advocate for the roles of the mind, consciousness and spirituality in healthcare. Larry also talks about his books “Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine” and “The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things.” Before Larry’s books were published, only three U.S. medical schools had courses devoted to exploring the role of religious practice and prayer in medicine. Today, nearly 80 medical schools have instituted such courses, many of which use Larry’s works as textbooks.
January 16, 2019
New York Times best-selling author and co-founder of the Omega Institute Elizabeth Lesser returns to “SuperSoul Conversations” to further discuss her sister's battle with cancer and their two-year spiritual quest to reconnect. Elizabeth talks about the spiritual journey she and her sister, Maggie, shared as they built an eternal sacred bond during Maggie's final days. In her book “Marrow: A Love Story,” Elizabeth writes about the importance of knowing ourselves down to the "marrow" of who we are in order to love with greater depth and courage. Elizabeth also shares how observing Maggie, as she prepared for death, made her believe more strongly in an afterlife.
January 9, 2019
New York Times best-selling author Steven Pressfield discusses his book "The War of Art." Steven offers practical steps on how to "unlock the creative genius" he believes lives inside all of us. He reveals four questions that can help you identify your true calling in life. Whether you want to change careers, run a marathon, write the great American novel or be an entrepreneur, Steven's advice can help all of us express our deepest yearnings from the inside out. Steven shares the insights he gained from his own struggles attempting to write his first novel, which went on to become a best-selling book and Hollywood feature film, “The Legend of Baggar Vance.” Steven also shares his thoughts on God, the soul and how he experiences the divine through work and inspiration.
January 8, 2019
Get ready for a side of Dr. Phil McGraw you may have been missing. On his new podcast Phil in the Blanks, join Dr. Phil as he delves into the minds of the most interesting and accomplished people in the world today. His first guest is Shaquille O'Neal. From celebrities (like Jay Leno, Steve Harvey, & Vivica A. Fox), to ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, to the world’s leading experts and “disrupters,” every guest will be provocative, informative and relevant. Listen now in Apple Podcasts: applepodcasts.com/drphil
January 2, 2019
New York Times best-selling author Cheryl Strayed reflects on her soul-stirring memoir “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.” Filled with honesty, raw emotion and breathtaking moments, the book outlines the events that led Cheryl to embark on an 1,100 mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. In 1995, Cheryl was a 26-year-old waitress whose life hit rock bottom after she lost her mother to cancer. Cheryl says she scarcely resembled the healthy, strong, and happy woman she used to be. She knew she needed to make a radical change in her life, and decided to journey back into her true self, step-by-step, along the Pacific Crest Trail. Cheryl’s journey proves that all is never lost, even in the darkest hour. In 2014, “Wild” was produced as a major motion picture, starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl.
December 31, 2018
Do you have a good sense of how others see the world? Psychologist, journalist and best-selling author Daniel Goleman discusses his ground-breaking research on emotional intelligence. Daniel explains how we can enhance and manage our emotions to expand our brain capacity. As a pioneer in the emotional and social intelligence movement, Daniel's research changed the way we look at what it means to be smart. He explains how people can sharpen their emotional intelligence to improve their relationships, work and even the empathy they have for others. Daniel wrote for “The New York Times” for 12 years, specializing in psychology and brain sciences. He has also authored more than 10 books on psychology, education and leadership, including the 1995 bestseller "Emotional Intelligence," which has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.
December 26, 2018
Former Catholic nun, world-renowned religious scholar and author, Karen Armstrong discusses her memoir, "The Spiral Staircase." Karen discusses the details of her fascinating spiritual journey, which began when she joined a convent at the age of 17. Hoping to forge a deep connection to God, her inspiration was met with harsh disillusionment. Karen says she was deeply unhappy as a nun and unable to pray. Seven years later, she left the convent feeling like a failure, with her future in question. Karen says she avoided all organized religion for more than a decade, but then returned to the subject years later as a writer and scholar after experiencing an "awakening" while on assignment in Jerusalem. In our “perilously divided world,” we need to live more compassionately now more than ever, she says. In her book "Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life," Karen outlines simple practices anyone can do in hopes of making a lifelong commitment to creating a more harmonious world. (Part 2 of 2)
December 24, 2018
Former Catholic nun, world-renowned religious scholar and author Karen Armstrong discusses her memoir, "The Spiral Staircase." Karen discusses the details of her fascinating spiritual journey, which began when she joined a convent at the age of 17. Hoping to forge a deep connection to God, her inspiration was met with harsh disillusionment. Karen says she was deeply unhappy as a nun and unable to pray. Seven years later, she left the convent feeling like a failure, with her future in question. Karen says she avoided all organized religion for more than a decade, but then returned to the subject years later as a writer and scholar after experiencing an "awakening" while on assignment in Jerusalem. In our “perilously divided world,” we need to live more compassionately now more than ever, she says. In her book "Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life," Karen outlines simple practices anyone can do in hopes of making a lifelong commitment to creating a more harmonious world. (Part 1 of 2)
December 19, 2018
What will come to define the human race for future generations? Philosopher, teacher and writer Charles Eisenstein provides insight into what could await us in the future, and discusses how cynicism, self-delusion and separation help to create our troubled world. In his book The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible, Charles explains why he believes the one way to resolve conflict is when opponents make an effort to understand one another on a human level, become less judgmental and then begin to find common ground. Charles says, "It's basically anything that says that, ‘Yeah, we're connected. Your well-being will bring my well-being. More for you is more for me. We're not really separate.’" Charles also talks about the themes of civilization, human cultural evolution and being aware of one's own existence.
December 17, 2018
New York Times best-selling author Ayana Mathis discusses her sweeping debut novel, “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie.” The book tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one indomitable heroine, Hattie Shepherd, and her unforgettable family. Ayana shares her thoughts on the book's soul-stirring themes, including parenting, loss, survival and redemption. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Ayana opens up about how she overcame criticism and self-doubt and went on to create her critically acclaimed first novel. She divulges who from her own life inspired the book's heroine, and how she developed each human character. “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” is an Oprah’s Book Club selection.
December 12, 2018
Oprah Winfrey sits down with actress, activist and New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Union and NBA superstar Dwyane Wade at their home in Los Angeles for a conversation about their unique path to parenthood. In an exclusive interview, the power couple introduces their beautiful new daughter, Kaavia James, to Oprah and the world. Gabrielle and Dwyane candidly discuss their struggles with infertility, the stigmas that surround the use of a surrogate and the backlash they’ve received on social media. Gabrielle shares what she’s learned about motherhood from her stepsons and the hurdles the couple has faced raising young African American men in today’s society. Dwyane also opens up about his decision to take paternity leave from the NBA. (Part 2 of 2)
December 10, 2018
Oprah Winfrey sits down with actress, activist and New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Union and NBA superstar Dwyane Wade at their home in Los Angeles for a conversation about their unique path to parenthood. In an exclusive interview, the power couple introduces their beautiful new daughter, Kaavia James, to Oprah and the world. Gabrielle and Dwyane candidly discuss their struggles with infertility, the stigmas that surround the use of a surrogate and the backlash they’ve received on social media. Gabrielle shares what she’s learned about motherhood from her stepsons and the hurdles the couple has faced raising young African American men in today’s society. Dwyane also opens up about his decision to take paternity leave from the NBA. (Part 1 of 2)
December 5, 2018
Best-selling author, poet and philosopher Mark Nepo explains how battling cancer led to a profound spiritual awakening. In 1987, Mark discovered a lump on the back of his head and was eventually diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. While undergoing treatment, he embarked on a journey that would ultimately lead to his greatest life lessons and influence his later works. Now a two-time cancer survivor, Mark is the author of nearly 20 books, including the New York Times best seller “The Book of Awakening.” Mark discusses his book "7,000 Ways to Listen" and shares why he believes listening with an open heart is the key to living a vibrant and meaningful life. Mark explains how modern-day distractions can keep us from truly connecting with the world around us, and offers practical insights on how to cultivate our listening skills.
December 3, 2018
Best-selling author, poet and philosopher Mark Nepo explains how battling cancer led to a profound spiritual awakening. In 1987, Mark discovered a lump on the back of his head and was eventually diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. While undergoing treatment, he embarked on a journey that would ultimately lead to his greatest life lessons and influence his later works. Now a two-time cancer survivor, Mark is the author of nearly 20 books, including the New York Times best seller “The Book of Awakening.” Mark discusses his book "7,000 Ways to Listen" and shares why he believes listening with an open heart is the key to living a vibrant and meaningful life. Mark explains how modern-day distractions can keep us from truly connecting with the world around us, and offers practical insights on how to cultivate our listening skills.
November 28, 2018
New York Times best-selling author Sue Monk Kidd discusses her fondness for rituals, her devotion to faith and discovering her soul’s calling to become a writer. “We have this immense interior life inside of us, we could call it the life of the soul… this is where the Divine lives in us,” she says. Sue’s first novel, “The Secret Life of Bees,” sold more than 8 million copies and was translated into 36 languages. The book was also turned into a Hollywood film, produced by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Sue’s 2014 novel, “The Invention of Wings,” is an Oprah’s Book Club selection.
November 26, 2018
While some might say the act of being conscious and the practice of capitalism have little to do with one another, Whole Foods Market co-founder and co-CEO John Mackey believes differently. John discusses the consciousness, mindfulness, creativity and love that goes into running the billion-dollar business. A strong believer in the adage "follow your dreams," John shares his inspiring personal story and why he believes it is critical that we all strive to live more conscious lives. John also talks about his New York Times best-selling book, "Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business."
November 21, 2018
Is there one sentence that sums up your life? New York Times best-selling author of several provocative books about business, work and behavior, Daniel H. Pink says a great person can be summed up in just a few words. Daniel discusses his book, “A Whole New Mind,” which has been translated into 39 different languages. Daniel explains the "six senses" he believes can help you learn to be more creative and successful, and to live up to your full potential. He offers tangible exercises that will help you find your greater purpose, including one called the “Gratitude Visit” and another called “Picturing Yourself at 90.” Also, Oprah shares what she thinks her one, descriptive sentence would be.
November 19, 2018
At the Hearst Tower in New York City, Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama sit down for a conversation about Mrs. Obama’s much-anticipated memoir “Becoming.” The two speak in front of an audience that includes a group of local, female high school students. The former first lady, mother, wife, attorney and author discusses the life experiences that have shaped her. She reminisces about her humble childhood on the South Side of Chicago with her family, which she describes as “four corners of a square:” her mother, Marian, her late father, Fraser, and her brother, Craig. Mrs. Obama explains how her parents invested everything they had into her and her brother’s futures. She discusses her years as an attorney and executive in Chicago and how she worked to balance the demands of her career and raising two daughters. Mrs. Obama candidly discusses some of the challenges she and Barack Obama faced during the early years of their marriage, including a stint in counseling. She also opens up about her years in the White House and the pressure of being the “first black family” to live there. Finally, Mrs. Obama explains her thoughts on how she believes President Trump put her family’s safety at risk.
November 15, 2018
At the Hearst Tower in New York City, Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama sit down for a conversation about Mrs. Obama’s much-anticipated memoir “Becoming.” The two speak in front of an audience that includes a group of local, female high school students. The former first lady, mother, wife, attorney and author discusses the life experiences that have shaped her. She reminisces about her humble childhood on the South Side of Chicago with her family, which she describes as “four corners of a square:” her mother, Marian, her late father, Fraser, and her brother, Craig. Mrs. Obama explains how her parents invested everything they had into her and her brother’s futures. She discusses her years as an attorney and executive in Chicago and how she worked to balance the demands of her career and raising two daughters. Mrs. Obama candidly discusses some of the challenges she and Barack Obama faced during the early years of their marriage, including a stint in counseling. She also opens up about her years in the White House and the pressure of being the “first black family” to live there. Finally, Mrs. Obama explains her thoughts on how she believes President Trump put her family’s safety at risk.
November 14, 2018
New York Times best-selling author of "The Shack," William Paul Young shares his inspiration behind the book and how it has allowed people to see their relationship with God in a new way. "The Shack" was initially written as a Christmas gift to his children on the train commuting to one of his three jobs, with no intention of publishing it. The book's success led to a motion picture starring Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer and Tim McGraw. However, the author's journey to success was riddled with a lifetime of sadness and mistakes. A victim of sexual abuse as a child, Paul says his quest for unconditional love drove him to have an affair that nearly tore his family apart. "I didn't confess… I got caught," Paul says of the destructive affair, a moment of exposure that served as a wake-up call for the husband and father of six. Paul says the biggest gift "The Shack" has given him is an invitation to hear other people's stories. Paul also discusses his thought-provoking and controversial book, "Lies We Believe About God."
November 12, 2018
Dr. BJ Miller is a hospice and palliative care specialist who treats patients with life-altering and terminal illnesses at the University of California in San Francisco. Dr. Miller shares his revelations about a subject that is often taboo in our culture: the experience of death. He describes the moment after a person's death, and explains why it is both sacred and unknowable. While a sophomore in college, Dr. Miller suffered a devastating electrical shock throughout his body. He lost half his arm and both his legs below the knee. He talks about how this earth-shattering experience proved to be a spiritual wake-up call and how it left him with an extraordinary sense of what it means to confront death. Dr. Miller discusses why he thinks it’s time for us to rethink the idea that “death is inherently horrible.” He also reveals what he's learned about regret by experiencing “vicarious deathbed moments” in his practice. Dr. Miller’s new book, “A Beginner’s Guide to the End,” will be published in Summer 2019.
November 7, 2018
New York Times best-selling author, public speaker and writing teacher Anne Lamott discusses what she says are the three types of prayers that can help anyone through challenging times. Anne says it's easy to thank God when life is going well, but when times get tough, she says feelings of anger or complete silence can also act as prayer. Anne believes that as long you’re telling the truth of your heart, prayer can take on many forms. Anne talks about her book "Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair." The book is a humorous and profoundly moving meditation on the search for meaning and how we can make the wounded parts of ourselves whole again, stitch by stitch. Anne also opens up about her own recovery from addiction and her ongoing commitment to appreciate the sacred in everyday life.
November 5, 2018
New York Times best-selling author, spiritual counselor and wellness activist Kathy Freston explains how she believes we can reach our highest level of health and contentment through small, focused changes. In her book “Quantum Wellness,” Kathy outlines what she calls the “8 Pillars of Wellness:” meditation, visualization, fun activities, conscious eating, exercise, self-work, spiritual practice and service. Kathy says if we show interest and lean into these areas of our lives, we can “feel more connected in a soulful way and be a change agent in the world.”
October 31, 2018
Pastor John Gray discusses his belief that every person was created on purpose and with a purpose. Pastor Gray's unique preaching blend of heart and humor has drawn thousands to hear his sermons since he became a pastor at the age of 21. Since then he has toured in a play with Grammy-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin, worked with megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen and appeared on TV’s “Sister, Sister” and “House of Payne.” 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. Pastor Gray discusses his call to the ministry, the faith that carried him through his darkest hours, and what he believes is the true purpose of joy. Pastor Gray is now the senior lead pastor of Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina.
October 29, 2018
The late spiritual teacher, best-selling author and life coach Debbie Ford opens up publicly about her dark secret: At the time of this interview, she had been battling cancer for more than a decade. Debbie talks about why she thought it was the right time to share her news, why she was in denial about having cancer for so long and what the disease ultimately taught her about life. Debbie says she had no idea what courage was before she began her battle with cancer. Debbie explains what she calls the “shadow belief” and how we can use it to embrace and transform the darkest side of our nature. Debbie also reveals her lowest moment, discusses how she was able to work through her darkest hours and imparts advice for those who are going through a life challenge.
October 24, 2018
Oprah continues her conversation with Oscar-winning actress, mother and wife Julia Roberts, who shares the most daring thing she's ever done, the top quality she taught her children and when she feels the most vulnerable. Julia opens up about her private life, including the truth about her 16-year marriage and how tabloids affect her family. She talks about a negative Instagram experience and what she believes are the neurological effects of social media. Julia reveals the surprise her husband, cinematographer Danny Moder, orchestrated for her 50th birthday. Julia explains why she's living a dream starring in her new Amazon series, "Homecoming," based on the psychological thriller podcast of the same name, and starring in the movie "Ben Is Back," co-starring Oscar-nominated actor Lucas Hedges. Julia also opens up about her spiritual practice, the lesson that took her the longest to learn and what she's most grateful for. Part 2 of 2.
October 23, 2018
Oprah talks with Oscar-winning actress, mother and wife Julia Roberts, who shares the most daring thing she's ever done, the top quality she taught her children and when she feels the most vulnerable. Julia opens up about her private life, including the truth about her 16-year marriage and how tabloids affect her family. She talks about a negative Instagram experience and what she believes are the neurological effects of social media. Julia reveals the surprise her husband, cinematographer Danny Moder, orchestrated for her 50th birthday. Julia explains why she's living a dream starring in her new Amazon series, "Homecoming," based on the psychological thriller podcast of the same name, and starring in the movie "Ben Is Back," co-starring Oscar-nominated actor Lucas Hedges. Julia also opens up about her spiritual practice, the lesson that took her the longest to learn and what she's most grateful for. Part 1 of 2.
October 22, 2018
Is there more to life than we can see? Writer, director and film producer Jonas Elrod discusses his documentary “Wake Up.” At work one day, Jonas suddenly started seeing angels, auras and ghosts. Perplexed by his new ability to experience the supernatural, he set out on a soul-seeking journey, looking for a deeper meaning to his life. In the film, Jonas documents his spiritual exploration to find larger truths about the universe, inviting us all to accept that there is more to this life than meets the eye. Jonas’ then-girlfriend, Mara Evans, joins the conversation to discuss her initial skepticism of his supernatural powers. Jonas and Mara are now happily married.
October 18, 2018
Oprah continues her conversation with icon, legend and survivor Tina Turner about her new book, "Tina Turner: My Love Story," and the upcoming Broadway musical based on her life, "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical." In this two-part podcast, Tina reveals that she has privately suffered several life-threatening illnesses over the past five years. She explains how the health scares caused her to look back and reflect on her six-decade career, and how her faith in Buddhism and the love of her life, husband Erwin Bach, helped her through these difficult times. Tina also opens up about her explosive marriage to the late Ike Turner, her strained relationship with her mother and the devastating suicide of her eldest son, Craig. Part 2 of 2.
October 17, 2018
Oprah talks with icon, legend and survivor Tina Turner about her new book, "Tina Turner: My Love Story," and the upcoming Broadway musical based on her life, "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical." In this two-part podcast, Tina reveals that she has privately suffered several life-threatening illnesses over the past five years. She explains how the health scares caused her to look back and reflect on her six-decade career, and how her faith in Buddhism and the love of her life, husband Erwin Bach, helped her through these difficult times. Tinaalso opens up about her explosive marriage to the late Ike Turner, her strained relationship with her mother and the devastating suicide of her eldest son, Craig. Part 1 of 2.
October 15, 2018
New York Times best-selling author, ordained minister and licensed psychologist Dr. Robin Smith explains how she overcame a series of personal setbacks and a condition she describes as "emotional anorexia." As a best-selling author, a regularly featured expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and host of her own national radio show, Dr. Robin appeared to have it all. However, after a serious car accident left her unable to work, Dr. Robin fell into a financial crisis. Dr. Robin says the situation became so dire she was spiritually drained and felt lost. Dr. Robin discusses how she confronted what she calls a gnawing hunger in her soul and how she finally nourished her spirit back to life. Dr. Robin also talks about her book "Hungry: The Truth About Being Full," in which she teaches readers how to recognize, survive, embrace and conquer what she calls "emotional hunger."
October 10, 2018
In her third SuperSoul Conversation, best-selling author, spiritual life coach and TV host Iyanla Vanzant discusses one of life's most difficult lessons: learning to trust. Based on her book “Trust,” Iyanla explains the importance of mastering what she calls the four essential types of trust: Trust in Self, Trust in God, Trust in Others, and Trust in Life. She believes that without these four types of trust, we cannot flourish. Iyanla stresses the significance of building your trust muscles on a daily basis through spiritual practice. She believes restoring faith in ourselves is the only path toward letting go of anger and ultimately experiencing the contentment we all crave. Iyanla is the host and executive producer of OWN’s award-winning series “Iyanla: Fix My Life.” She is also a minister, a mother and the author of more than 15 books.
October 8, 2018
In a live appearance for the relaunch of her New York Times number one best-selling book "Women & Money," financial expert Suze Orman inspires a sold-out audience at Harlem's historic Apollo Theater. Suze believes the time has never been more right for women to take control of their finances. In this two-part special, Suze offers practical advice on how to financially protect yourself, spend your money more wisely and build a secure future. She stresses that money itself is not the end goal; it's the means to living a full and more meaningful life. In Part 2, Suze introduces the woman whom she credits with giving her a start and ultimately changing millions of women's lives. Get ready to take notes, because it's time to continue down the path to financial freedom!
October 3, 2018
In a live appearance for the relaunch of her New York Times number one best-selling book "Women & Money," financial expert Suze Orman inspires a sold-out audience at Harlem's historic Apollo Theater. Suze believes the time has never been more right for women to take control of their finances. In this two-part special, Suze will offer practical advice on how to financially protect yourself, spend your money more wisely and build a secure future. She stresses that money itself is not the end goal; it's the means to living a full and more meaningful life. Suze also opens up about her personal journey of growing up on Chicago's South Side, being a waitress until she was 30 and eventually becoming one of the country's most successful financial advisers. Get ready to take notes, because your path to financial freedom starts now!
October 1, 2018
Award-winning nature cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg discusses his breathtaking time-lapse photography and his viral video "Gratitude." He tells Oprah why he believes focusing on nature's beauty helps us experience a truer spiritual connection to the world around us and to the deepest parts of our souls. Louie says that the awe of nature can make us more present and mindful, and that it can help a person listen to his or her inner voice. Louie has filmed many different facets of nature in his career, but one subject has particularly fascinated him: bees. He explains what interests him about these creatures and why their dwindling population may present "the most serious environmental threat to mankind."
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