Super Soul Sunday
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Posted: Fri 02/08/2013 08:00 AM
Designer Nate Berkus says the most treasured items in his home are photographs given to him by the love of his life, photographer Fernando Bengoechea. Fernando surprised Nate with them just before he lost his life in the 2004 tsunami. In this Breathing Space, spend some time in California's Joshua Tree National Park—the inspiration behind Fernando's photos—and think about the things that matter in your life.
Watch Oprah's interview with Nate Berkus Sunday at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN or online at Oprah.com or Facebook.com/SuperSoulSunday.
Posted: Thu 02/07/2013 02:14 PM
They've done dozens of shows together, but Oprah and Nate Berkus have never had a conversation like this. On "Super Soul Sunday," Nate talks to Oprah about coming out, the cancellation of his talk show and his new book, The Things That Matter.
In this sneak peek clip, Nate talks about sitting his father down and explaining to him that being gay is not a choice.
"The truth of the matter is... that being gay is the way that I was born," says Nate. "I believe this to the core of my being. I would never choose something to make my life complicated. I said, 'Dad, we're never going to have a relationship -- a real relationship -- unless you believe me and I know that you believe me and act accordingly.'"Keep watching above to find out more about that heart-to-heart conversation, then tune in Sunday.
Watch the first part of Oprah's interview with Nate Berkus Sunday, February 10, at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN. You can also join our worldwide simulcast on Oprah.com or Facebook.com/SuperSoulSunday.
Posted: Thu 02/07/2013 09:46 AM
This week, Nate Berkus is explaining why the things we surround ourselves at home aren't just objects—they're important ways to communicate the stories of our lives. Want to make your house truly a home? Start with Nate's quiz to discover your design style! Then, tune in at 11 a.m. ET/PT Sunday on OWN (or on Oprah.com or Facebook.com/SuperSoulSunday) for more with Nate.
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Posted: Sun 02/03/2013 02:00 PM
It's hard to believe, but The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is Ayana Mathis' first novel. Set in Philadelphia, this powerful book tells the story of Hattie, a strong complicated woman whose difficult life takes its toll on her and her children. "When I read it, the characters leapt from the pages, and I knew almost instantly that this would be our next book club selection," Oprah says.
Ayana grew up in Philadelphia, the daughter of a single mother who instilled a fierce love of reading in her. By the time she was 9, she was writing stories of her own. Eventually, her talent led her to the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop. It was there that she conceived and wrote The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
In an exclusive "Super Soul Sunday" interview, Ayana sits down with Oprah to talk about the novel that literally kept Oprah up at night. Watch clips from their conversation below!
Before she was a writer, Ayana was a reader. What was the first book Ayana loved as a child? Find out what classic she still can't get enough of. Plus, the book that moved Ayana to cry for nearly four hours when she read it as an adult:
The novel that became the second Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection would never have been written without, as Ayana 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:
Oprah says that while reading The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, she found herself waking up in the middle of the night wondering what the characters of the book were doing, as if they were real people! So how did author Ayana Mathis create souls for each of her characters? Watch as Ayana explains her process and reveals whether she decides her characters' fates—or whether the characters do it themselves:
Posted: Fri 02/01/2013 12:00 PM
At the end of last year, "Super Soul Sunday" premiered a special hour of television: Oprah and Rainn Wilson Present SoulPancake. The special, which explored what love really means, was so nice we just had to air it twice! Tune in Sunday, February 3, at 1 p.m. ET/PT for a second helping of SoulPancake. Before then, watch a message from Rainn and see what others had to say about the show.
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