Wes Moore: The Difference Between Your Job and Your WorkOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
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.
Elizabeth Gilbert: The Whole Human ExperienceOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
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.
Gabrielle Bernstein: The Universe Has Your BackOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
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.
Father Richard Rohr: The Universal ChristOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
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.
Amandla Stenberg: My Authenticity is my ActivismOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
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.
Sister Joan Chittister: The Time is NowOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
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.
Marie Forleo: Everything is “Figureoutable”Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
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.
David Brooks: The Quest for a Moral LifeOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
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.
Glennon Doyle: First the Pain, Then the RisingOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
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.
Dr. Shefali Tsabary: The Awakened LifeOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
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.”
Marianne Williamson: The Spiritual Purpose of RelationshipsOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
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.
Tara Westover: EducatedOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
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.
Caroline Myss: Myths and Truths About HealingOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
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.
Melinda Gates: The Moment of LiftOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
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.”
Elizabeth Gilbert: The Curiosity-Driven LifeOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
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.”
Rob Bell: The Joy of Growing YoungerOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
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.
Michael Bernard Beckwith: Participate in Your UnfoldingOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
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.
Dr. Brené Brown: The Anatomy of TrustOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
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.
Shawn Achor: The Life-Altering Power of a Positive MindOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
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.
Janet Mock: The Path to Authenticity: Embracing the OthernessOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
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.