Iyanla writes candidly about her downfall in her book, Peace from Broken Pieces. At first, Iyanla says she didn't want to write about her pain and struggles. "I've always been very transparent—exposed a lot and stuff—but this just got real," she says. "I mean, this was DNA-level, core level stuff for me."
"That you thought you'd worked through?" Oprah asks.
"I thought I had worked it through, but I also knew that I was at another level of it," Iyanla says. "It has roots and causes."