Father Richard Rohr: Finding Your True SelfOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
Contemporary theologian and author Father Richard Rohr discusses how we can reconnect to our true self by overcoming the many ways in which our ego blocks our path. A Franciscan priest for more than 40 years and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Father Richard has firsthand understanding of how silence and meditation, deeper spiritual intuition and the inherent experience of love can lead to transformational discoveries within oneself. According to Father Richard, within each of us lies the true self and the false self. The true self, he says, is what religion often calls the soul—your eternal essence. The false self is the persona you create for yourself. Father Richard believes your goal in life is to find and manifest your true self.
Michael Pollan: Conscious EatingOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
New York Times best-selling author and food expert Michael Pollan discusses our evolving relationship with food, what it means to eat with a fuller consciousness and how having a heightened awareness of the food that goes into our bodies can improve our physical and spiritual well-being. Michael says that food is an important link to other people, from those we dine with to those who produce what we eat. In light of that connection, Michael says mealtime is an opportunity to express what we believe in and learn about others' values as well. He says his awakening about the deeper meaning of food came about in the garden, a place he says has taught him many life lessons. Michael was named one of Newsweek magazine's Top 10 "New Thought Leaders" and Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World."
Elizabeth Lesser: The Healing Power of LoveOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
Author of the New York Times bestselling book “Broken Open,” Elizabeth Lesser shares how she likes to unwind, make each day matter and learn from the challenges life puts in front of her. Elizabeth explains how she used what she calls the healing power of love to “clear up” relationships in her life and why she believes we should never wait to have life-changing conversations with those we love. Since the publication of “Broken Open,” Elizabeth has been through many tough times, including the return of her younger sister's lymphoma and later death. Elizabeth reveals what she would write if her book had an epilogue. Elizabeth is the co-founder of the world-famous Omega Institute. Based in the Hudson Valley area of New York, the institute is recognized as a pioneer in holistic studies.
Wayne Dyer: The Art of ManifestationOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
The late Wayne Dyer, known as the “Father of Motivation,” discusses his book “Wishes Fulfilled.” In his interview with Oprah, Wayne speaks candidly about his battle with leukemia and his decision to seek controversial treatment. Wayne explains why he believes we all have the ability to manifest anything we want into our lives, and why he feels the art of manifestation is different from the law of attraction. Wayne also shares his definition of God, what he believes happens after death and what he knows for sure. Oprah and Wayne had an ongoing spiritual conversation for more than 30 years before he passed away in 2015.
Maria Shriver, Part 2: Forgiveness, Love and the TruthOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
Oprah continues her conversation with Maria Shriver as the journalist, producer and author shares more from her number one New York Times best-selling book "I've Been Thinking...: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life." Maria explains why she chooses to "see the good" and what it means to reclaim your personal power. "Lately," she says, "I've been choosing to widen my gaze beyond the daily news I consume and seek out the good -- the light, the love and the truth -- that's shining through the cracks." Oprah also asks the former first lady of California whether she will ever run for political office.
Maria Shriver, Part 1: Reflections, Prayers and Meditations for a Meaningful LifeOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
Maria Shriver, the Peabody- and Emmy-award winning journalist, producer and best-selling author, sits down with Oprah to share inspiring quotations, prayers and reflections featured in her number one New York Times best-selling book "I've Been Thinking...: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life." Oprah and Maria discuss their nearly 40-year friendship and the lessons they both learned from Maria's mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Maria looks back on the personal challenges she's experienced, including how she found the strength to navigate her mother's death and the grief that came afterward. Maria speaks candidly about growing up as a member of the powerful Kennedy family, and opens up about seeking her own passion and purpose beyond the legacy of her famous forebears. Maria is the founder of the Women's Alzheimer's Movement, a nonprofit committed to researching why women are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer's disease and, in so doing, finding a cure.
Tom Brady, Part 2: Life After FootballOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
Oprah’s conversation with superstar quarterback of the New England Patriots, Tom Brady, continues. After nearly two decades in the NFL, Tom explains to Oprah what he still wants to accomplish and why “life after football” may have to wait just a little bit longer. Tom’s supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen stops by to support her husband as he talks about parenting, marriage and his childhood. Tom also shares how he and his team chose to address the recent trend of NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem. Tom also reveals how he found resilience after the headline-grabbing “Deflategate” controversy. Tom also discusses his approach to mind, body and spiritual balance. Oprah asks Tom to end their conversation by reading an emotional Facebook message that he recently posted representing his beliefs.
Tom Brady, Part 1: How to Reach Peak PerformanceOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
In a rare interview, the superstar of the New England Patriots, Tom Brady, often called “the greatest quarterback of all-time,” reveals what he believes is the key to his longevity and success. Forty-year-old Brady discusses his #1 New York Times bestselling book “The TB 12 Method” and shares his insights into the spiritual side of football. Tom says, "Spirituality is my deepest purpose. I want to know the whys of life and I want to know why we're here and where we're going."
Anthony Ray Hinton, Part 2: Finding Life, Hope and Redemption on Death RowOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
Oprah continues her extraordinary interview with wrongly convicted death row inmate Anthony Ray Hinton, who shares a remarkable story about an unlikely friendship he formed in prison. He explains how he eventually found his way to freedom through the help of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative. Anthony describes how he felt on the day he was finally released, in 2015, and how he adjusted to life outside prison. He also shares the powerful lessons he learned on death row: the true meaning of compassion, the root of racism and how we can all overcome our circumstances and learn how to love. Anthony's memoir, "The Sun Does Shine," is the latest selection for Oprah's Book Club.
Anthony Ray Hinton, Part 1: Freedom After 30 Years on Death RowOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
Anthony Ray Hinton's memoir, "The Sun Does Shine," the latest selection for Oprah's Book Club, chronicles his ability to endure, survive and thrive. Oprah sits down with Anthony to talk about his transformative, gripping and emotional story of faith, forgiveness and redemption. Oprah says, "I've been listening to people's stories for most of my career, since I was 19 years old, and this is one of the most incredible stories I've ever heard." In 1985, 29-year-old Anthony was convicted of the brutal murders of two fast food workers in Birmingham, Alabama. Despite no eyewitnesses, no evidence against him and a solid alibi, he was found guilty and sentenced to death. For 30 years, he suffered in isolation and darkness on death row, serving time for crimes he did not commit. Somehow, Anthony found a way to hold on to hope, remain positive and inspire his fellow inmates.
Bryan Stevenson: The Power of Mercy and ForgivenessOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
Oprah sits down with Bryan Stevenson, the law professor, civil rights attorney and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, who shares why he has dedicated his life to giving a voice to incarcerated men and women. Bryan has spent more than three decades challenging poverty and racial discrimination within the criminal justice system. He explains why he believes we are not fully evolved as human beings until we care about universal human rights and basic dignity. Bryan has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners and confronting abuse of the incarcerated. Bryan also discusses his New York Times best-selling book, "Just Mercy," his views on the death penalty, and the transformative power of mercy and forgiveness. Next week, be sure to download Oprah's two-part podcast interview with one of Bryan Stevenson's most extraordinary clients, Anthony Ray Hinton, a man who wrongfully spent 30 years on death row until Bryan helped him win his freedom. Anthony's new memoir about his experience in prison, "The Sun Does Shine," was just selected for Oprah's Book Club.
will.i.am: The Future of Social Media and Artificial IntelligenceOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
Grammy-winning musician, producer, tech entrepreneur, author and philanthropist will.i.am is best known as the founder of the Black Eyed Peas. He shares why he's shifting away from making music and has been focusing his energy on using technology to create a better future through artificial intelligence and robotics. Oprah and will.i.am have a conversation about the dangers of technology, the era of social media, and how people have become "digitally rude." With a passion for giving back to underserved communities, will.i.am explains why he believes the key to ending poverty begins with education, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The artist also reveals why he believes artificial intelligence can be used as a tool to serve humanity and actually make us more humane. Will.i.am says, "For a long time, we've ignored our God-given technology: spirituality."
Diana Nyad, Part 2: “Find a Way”Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
Oprah’s conversation with marathon swimming champion and female warrior Diana Nyad continues. Diana captivated the world when, on her fifth and final attempt, she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida, without a shark cage. Diana explains why it was important for her to dream big, achieve the impossible and find joy in the face of skepticism. While experts, friends and family said it couldn’t be done, Diana's iron-will would not be swayed. When faced with unending obstacles and excruciating pain, her spirit would not be defeated. More than just a mantra for Diana, "find a way" is a prescription for fulfilling dreams and uplifting the spirit. Find out why Diana says the near-impossible swim elevated her sense of presence and mindfulness.
Diana Nyad, Part 1: The Swim of Her LifeOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
At 64, marathon swimming champion Diana Nyad inspired the world by becoming the first person to swim 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. Proving the human spirit is capable of triumphing over extreme adversity, Diana explains why she decided to take on the quest and shares why the swim was about far more than breaking records. She also reveals her empowering three-word mantra, and shares how “The Wizard of Oz,” Stephen Hawking and the Taj Mahal helped her through the toughest times in the ocean.
Sarah Ban Breathnach: Surviving the FallOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
Author of the international phenomenon “Simple Abundance,” Sarah Ban Breathnach opens up about the spiritual lessons she learned from earning a multimillion-dollar fortune and eventually losing it all. “Simple Abundance” is a collection of comforting, practical and simple essays written for women who want to live their most authentic lives. The 1995 book became a runaway hit: It was translated into 30 languages, sold more than seven million copies and stayed on the New York Times best-seller list for two years. The book’s success made Sarah a multi-millionaire but the wealth didn't last, and a little more than a decade later, Sarah found herself alone on her sister's doorstep with nothing but a single suitcase and her beloved cat. In her memoir, “Peace and Plenty,” Sarah shares the story of her rapid rise and fall, the truths she discovered about herself, and her journey back to health and happiness.
Wes Moore: Is Your Job Your Life’s Purpose?Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
Does this sound like you? After years working at the same job, you realize you've just been going through the motions for as long as you can remember. Wes Moore, a war veteran, entrepreneur, Rhodes Scholar and New York Times best-selling author, believes we can all discover and pursue our life’s purpose. “If your job no longer brings you joy, there's an important question you need to ask yourself: ‘What is your real work and who will you fight for?’” In his book “The Work,” Wes, a former combat officer in Afghanistan, a White House Fellow and a Wall Street banker, discusses his journey of self-discovery, which led him to walk away from financial success to create a more meaningful life.
Dr. Phil, Part 2: The Keys to a Successful, Full and Contented LifeOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
Oprah continues her conversation with Dr. Phil, who shares the principles of his spiritual foundation and how they shifted when he became a parent. The TV host and author opens up about a recent time when his faith was tested, and explains when he most leans on his relationship with God. He recounts how he practices what he calls the "continuity of life" and how it keeps him connected to his past. Dr. Phil reveals who counsels him when he has a problem, and he shares what he believes are the keys to a successful, full and contented life. He also explains how he thinks our fractured, divided country can come together and heal.
Dr. Phil, Part 1: Lifelong Lessons on Accountability, Responsibility and ForgivenessOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
Psychologist, TV host and author Dr. Phil McGraw sits down with Oprah to share personal stories from his childhood that he's never before spoken about publicly. He talks about growing up with an alcoholic father and the spiritual lessons he learned from that experience, recounting a vivid, life-changing dream he had about his father after he passed away. Dr. Phil also looks back on his 16 years in television as host of "Dr. Phil" and shares the core lessons he's learned from his guests about accountability, responsibility and forgiveness. Dr. Phil tells Oprah what he loves about doing the show every day and explains why his wife, Robin, has never missed sitting in the audience for one of his shows. Plus, Oprah shares one of her favorite Dr. Phil aha! moments.
Dr. Shefali Tsabary: Conscious Parenting Can Change the WorldOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
Clinical psychologist, parenting expert, and “New York Times” bestselling author Dr. Shefali Tsabary shares her eye-opening ideas on raising happier, more conscious children. Dr. Shefali believes that traditional methods of parenting and disciplining are broken, and that if done consciously, the parenting journey "holds the potential to be a spiritually regenerative experience for both parent and child." Dr. Shefali also discusses her groundbreaking book “The Conscious Parent,” explaining how to take a hands-on, fully present approach to parenting that will help any child thrive.
Thich Nhat Hanh: How to Listen with CompassionOprah’s SuperSoul Conversations add
Thich Nhat Hanh, the Buddhist monk, author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, sits down with Oprah to discuss his dedication to mindful meditation and his legacy of nonviolent opposition to the Vietnam War. In 1966, the spiritual leader met with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and urged him to publicly denounce the Vietnam War. After the meeting, Dr. King nominated Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize, saying, "His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity." Nhat Hanh also explains how to practice "compassionate listening," which he believes will help ease suffering, end wars and change the world for the better.