Super Soul Sunday
Sundays at 11 a.m. ET/PT
Posted: Thu 03/15/2012 03:00 PM
The hosts of SoulPancake head to Hollywood's busiest intersection to create an unusual space where people can find a moment of peace amidst the chaos. Watch their reactions and try this week's activity!
Posted: Fri 03/09/2012 08:00 AM
Everywhere we look, we are bombarded by negative news that drags us down. So SoulPancake hit the streets and asked people to share the uplifting news in their lives. Watch now!
Posted: Wed 02/22/2012 12:00 PM
When you're a kid, you can connect with almost anybody. But as you get older, friendships can be harder to find. SoulPancake built a fun space on a busy street corner where people could take a seat and make a new friend.
Watch SoulPancake's Chatterbox this Sunday, February 26, at 11/10c on OWN.
Posted: Fri 02/10/2012 10:00 AM
I'm still not quite sure how an Iranian-Armenian woman who grew up in France, England and New Zealand ends up in Nashville, Tennessee, but that's where my feet landed in early 2007. I had just graduated with my master's in publishing in Australia, and I was looking for work that was both creative and fulfilling. After a few months, I was hired as the marketing manager for the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. I enjoyed being involved behind the scenes of the theater world and loved the perks of getting to travel to preview all the latest Broadway shows.
Several months after I arrived in Nashville, I was given a CD of music recorded by an artist named Devon Gundry. The name wasn't familiar to me at all, but as I listened to the music, I became an instant fan. A good friend then introduced me to Devon's parents at a Baha'i event in Nashville. I think Devon's parents felt sorry for me, being so far away from home, so they invited me to my first real American Thanksgiving. Devon likes to say that this was when I started "infiltrating" his world. Devon was living in Hollywood at the time, pursuing music and working for Web startups, but in early 2008 he moved back to his hometown of Hendersonville, Tennessee.
Devon and I quickly became very close friends, and I learned all about the "SoulPancake" project that he was excited to be working on with Rainn Wilson. In fact, he happened to be at my house when the site first went live! As the site began gaining popularity, the need for daily content grew, and that's when Shabnam Mogharabi, an editor with a background in journalism, joined the team. I tried to help Devon and Shabnam with the site content during my weekends and after work, but it soon became evident to me that what I really wanted to be doing was working on SoulPancake full-time. In March 2009, I ended my job at the performing arts center and joined SoulPancake as the co-director of content. During the course of that next year, Devon and I worked closely on SoulPancake together, and we also became pretty smitten with each other. On a trip to Australia to visit my parents in early 2010, we decided to get engaged, and in April of that year, we were married in Nashville!
Our work with SoulPancake never has a dull moment. We are constantly acquiring new skills and getting to flex our creative muscles. Since our wedding less than two years ago, we have grown the SoulPancake site; co-authored a New York Times best-selling book, SoulPancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions; and begun creating video content for the "Super Soul Sunday" lineup on OWN. We even made our baby announcement on location at a recent SoulPancake shoot! Some might think that it's difficult to work with your spouse, but I get to spend every day with my best friend, doing work that we're very passionate about, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Watch Golriz and Devon each week on "Super Soul Sunday" at 11/10c.
Posted: Fri 02/03/2012 05:10 PM
This week in SoulPancake's Pop Your Problems video, the team asks people to write the things that are weighing on their minds all over a giant balloon in the middle of a park.
Take some time with SoulPancake's Write and Release activity: List three things that are weighing on your mind that you wish you could let go of.
What do you wish you could let go of right now? Share your comments below and feel the weigh get lighter!
Don't forget to watch SoulPancake this week on Super Soul Sunday at our new time, 11/10c!