In October 2011, 18-year-old Sasha DiGiulian became the first American woman to scale the rock formation known as Pure Imagination in the Red River Gorge of Kentucky.
Debbie Ford admits that has been battling cancer for more than a decade.
The novel that became the second Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection would never have been written without, as author Ayana Mathis puts it, an "ugly cry crisis moment." Watch as Ayana explains how a difficult time at the acclaimed University of Iowa Writers' Workshop helped birth The Twelve Tribes of Hattie.
One of the themes that resonate most in India.Arie's music is her unapologetic embracing of her authentic self. Back in the spotlight in 2013 with the release of her single "Cocoa Butter," the last thing India.Arie expected was the controversy around a publicity shot in which people accused her of lightening her skin. Watch as she reflects on the controversy and shares her prayer to heal colorism.
As one of the elders of American Buddhist thought, Jack Kornfield has become a teacher in the ways of mindful living. Watch as he offers his best advice for how to live in the present moment and appreciate the world on a deeper level.
In April 2000, Howard Schultz stepped down as CEO of Starbucks but remained chairman of the board. By 2007, he sensed something was missing in the company and began to consider returning as CEO. Just as he resumed his role, the recession hit and sales were down for the first time in the history of Starbucks. Worst of all, he says, the company had lost sight of its core values. Watch as Howard opens up about the company's 'spiritual crisis.'
Jack Kornfield, one of the founding fathers of Buddhism in the United States, spends much of his time teaching the wisdom he's gained over 40 years of practicing the ancient philosophy. Watch as the spiritual teacher explains how it's possible to be a Christian, a Muslim or a Jew and still practice Buddhism.
Over the years, legendary actress Shirley MacLaine's outspoken spiritual beliefs have become just as well known as her iconic roles in classic films like 'The Apartment' and 'Terms of Endearment.' In 1983, Shirley published an autobiography called 'Out on a Limb,' which detailed her lifelong spiritual quest and went on to have a great influence on Oprah's own spirituality. Does Shirley feel that she has paved the way for our ongoing cultural conversation about the soul? Watch to find out!
Spirit exists within everything and everybody, according to author Adyashanti. Watch as the longtime teacher explains how religion draws its vitality and purpose from this primal force.
So what's the key to happiness? Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson reveal all. Plus, hear what they have to say about the importance of a daily spiritual practice.
Rainn Wilson shares a visual definition of what SoulPancake is.
When something shameful happens in your life, shame and vulnerability researcher Dr. Brene Brown says, there are six types of people with whom you shouldn't share the story. Watch to find out who they are. Plus, hear why she says everyone needs just one 'move-the-body friend.'
At age 64, Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, a feat she completed in just under 53 hours. In her 'Super Soul Sunday' interview with Oprah, Diana explains that she decided to take on this challenge four years before, at age 60, when her 82-year-old mother died. Find out why Diana says her historic swim was about far more than breaking records.
An interview with Ayana Mathis, whose novel was chosen in Oprah's Book Club 2.0.
Raised in a strict Pentecostal home, Phil Jackson had been groomed to become a minister just like his parents. Instead, he found his true calling in sports. While at the University of North Dakota, Phil was exposed to new ways of thinking and received, as he says, a 'rude spiritual awakening.' Watch as he reflects on that time.
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