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Calling all Book Clubbers and Super Soulers...
"The Twelve Tribes of Hattie," by debut novelist Ayana Mathis left me speechless. What I love about great writers is their ability to conjure life through words. She is already a master writer and it's her FIRST book.
I'm so excited for her and a career that's bound to give us years of pleasure through books.
Ayana will be kicking off our new season of Super Soul Sunday on Super Bowl Sunday. Followed by In Deep Shift with Jonas Elrod and my SoulPancake special all about love with Rainn Wilson. Want to feed your spirit... please join us. New season begins this Sunday at 11/10am CT.
We LIVE stream around the world on Facebook and Oprah.com. You can watch from wherever you are on any mobile device. Share your comments or tweet, tweet me. I'll be tweeting LIVE, so will Ayana.
See you online and on OWN!
"Standing upright again after a day in bed with an ice pack. Sharing birthday cake with my Daughter Girls!"
"Thanks everyone for your birthday wishes. Enjoying lunch with Stedman. No plans to leave p.j.'s all day."
On Tuesday night, Oprah says "Thank you Calgary!" as she wraps up her sold-out show during her three-city Canadian tour. Oprah stepped out in her white cowboy hat, a symbol of hospitality that Calgary often shares with visiting dignitaries and celebrities.
Oprah sent this photo out today with a tweet:
Goodbye Calgary.. Thanks for your LOVE. Keep spreading' it!
She also visited Edmonton, Alberta Monday and is now heading to Vancouver!
Hello my friends...Greetings from Calgary. Cold up here. Wishing you warmth wherever you are.
News for all of you 'Fifty Shades of Grey' fans....Lisa Ling has the real deal on tonight's premiere episode of OUR AMERICA with Lisa Ling. What a shock to see what your neighbors are up to...handcuffs and all!
I love "going deep" to see how other people live and Lisa is phenomenal at immersing herself in the lives of the people she meets. She allows us to see people and their experiences in a whole new light -- and often makes us question what we always believed to be true in Our America. I always come away with more than a few Ahas! and even a couple of OMG's after watching this show. Take that to the 10x for tonight's show!
OUR AMERICA with Lisa Ling tonight at 10/9c. Can't wait to hear what y'all think. Post your comments or tweet tweet me.
“Leaning in for lunch chat with Sheryl Sandberg at Flea Street Cafe.”
“In Drew's backyard swing. Just discovered we live less than 2 miles from each other."—Oprah
(The full interview will be on Oprah's Next Chapter, Sunday, January 20, at 9/8c)
"Merry Christmas from my house to yours!"—Oprah
"Look what I just gathered. Chickens are workin'."—Oprah
Carmelized onions so pretty they make me sing! Getting ready for Turkey Day. Kitchen smells like HOME.
Sweet potatoes with freshly picked rosemary. It's beginning to look a lot like Thanksgivvving!
Making cranberry sauce. Boil the berries in orange juice. Add cinnamon, allspice, cloves and chill.
Dinner finally! Our house to yours...Happy Thanksgiving—Oprah.
Some days, work isn't work at all, and last Friday was one of those days.
Ten of America's best Olympic Legends minus Bruce Jenner whom I'd just recently interviewed at his home, joined me at my home to talk sports and life: What it means to take the deepest dives, run your best race, triple twirl in midair and land on your feet, solid.
WOW! The day was filled with new ahas. I have such new found respect for the sacrifice and determination it takes to be world class... to be an Olympian. I thought I had some idea. I've interviewed every one of these athletes before throughout the years of the Oprah show, but never like this. I did 8 hours straight one on one and walked away wanting to do better and be better. I will for sure see the Olympics now with a different set of eyes and consciousness.
I often say my goal in life is to fulfill the highest truest expression of myself as a human being. What I realized is these Olympic athletes actually fulfill that mission daily.
What it takes to be a champion is what we're all looking for. Don't you think? Don't you want to be a champion mother? A champion spouse and friend? A champion in your passion and pursuits? Don't you want every day of your life to be a personal best?
That for sure is what I continue to strive for.
I thought I was driven. But just like standing with the Miami HEAT in my highest heels 2 weeks ago, I still came up short. These guys are in a class all by themselves. Their champion drive and spirit ignites the champion spirit within us all that makes us want to pull for them and REACH for ourselves.
That's why coming together every four years, the nations of the world, putting aside our differences in beliefs, and practices with our eye on the prize of excellence is such a monumental move in the direction of what is good and true. That's the real spirit of the Olympics.
This was one of the best conversations of my career with some of the best people of our species. They've made records and broken them. They have matured with the wisdom and perspective of what it takes to be defined as the GREATEST in their field. And know what it takes to walk away and create a new life and still fill whole, to start their own Next Chapter.
You can watch a preview here: http://youtu.be/aeGL9zDTtZM
They are all going to London to cheer on their favorites for 2012 and talk about who to watch and who they're rooting for. I'll be cheering from the sofa in my family room. Join me and celebrate these Legends as they share the secrets of creating HUMAN ART through athletics. I was literally soaring after a full day with these Champions. I feel fortified from being in their presence. I think you'll feel the same. NEXT CHAPTER Sunday July 22nd at 8pm ET.