Super Soul Sunday
Sundays at 11 a.m. ET/PT
Posted: Fri 03/08/2013 10:46 AM
Dr. Robin Smith was a bestselling author, regular expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show and an in-demand speaker. On the outside, her life seemed perfect. On the inside, she now reveals in her new book Hungry, she says a devastating series of setbacks left her starving emotionally and spiritually. In this piece from Dr. Robin, she reveals what she was really hungry for after losing so much—including herself.
Read on, then tune in Sunday for Oprah's all-new interview with Dr. Robin. You can watch on OWN or online at 11 a.m. ET/PT.
By Dr. Robin L. Smith
"No one is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow." — Alice Walker
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." — Anaïs Nin
We hear about identity theft and think of our passports, driver's licenses or credit cards being stolen and the huge amount of time it takes to clean up the mess of reclaiming our stolen identity. What is far more costly in every way is when the soul's identity has been stripped and ripped away—some of us know when it happens, but for the most part, the theft is more subtle, unapologetically destructive and damaging to our lives.
These core soul questions can help us know if we've lost this key part of ourselves:
• When was the last time the real you was seen?
• When was the last sighting of you? Who saw you and how long ago?
• When was the last time YOU saw the real you?
Answering these questions, some people realize they've lost a sense of who they are and who they are meant to be. In my book Hungry, I share a story of a rabbi who is questioned by his students about what we will be asked in the afterlife. His response is powerful and says it all: We won't be asked why we weren't Moses, Mother Teresa, our high-achieving sister or anyone else; we will be asked, "Why weren't you YOU."
Posted: Fri 03/08/2013 08:00 AM
A new take on a favorite childhood pastime is allowing even complete strangers to make beautiful music together in downtown Montreal.
Each spring, 21 multicolored swings are placed in the city's entertainment district, Quartier des Spectacles. Each seat acts as a musical instrument. As people swing, prerecorded sounds from pianos and other instruments fill the air. The more neighboring swings work together, the more melodies and harmonies begin to form.
The installation is the brainchild of the award-winning French Canadian design group Daily Tous Les Jours. The intention of their project is to show we can achieve more together than we can alone.
The group worked with Université du Québec à Montréal professor Luc-Alain Giraldeau to explore the idea of cooperation. True cooperation is only achieved when an individual adjusts his or her behavior for the good of the larger group. With that in mind, Daily Tous Les Jours created the installation as a sort of game, where true teamwork is rewarded with "swing music" like no one has heard before.
"We tried to figure out, if we all went together at the same time, if we would change the music," one participant says. "And it did. It definitely felt like the tempo was moving with us."
Posted: Wed 03/06/2013 08:00 AM
Hungry author and former Oprah Show expert Dr. Robin Smith on what she knows for sure. Get quotes from her all-new "Super Soul Sunday" interview and a few favorites from years past. >>
Tune in Sunday, March 10, at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN. You can also join our worldwide simulcast on Oprah.com, Facebook.com/supersoulsunday or Facebook.com/OWNTV.
Posted: Mon 03/04/2013 12:00 AM
On The Oprah Winfrey Show, licensed psychologist Dr. Robin Smith helped millions of viewers with her expert advice on everything from relationships to parenting. After the show, she suffered a series of personal setbacks that she says left her emotionally and spiritually drained. This Sunday, Dr. Robin opens up about how she confronted the gnawing hunger in her soul and nourished her spirit back to life.
Watch a preview above, then tune in Sunday, March 10, at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN. You can also join our worldwide simulcast on Oprah.com, Facebook.com/supersoulsunday or Facebook.com/OWNTV.
Posted: Sun 03/03/2013 02:00 PM
What is don Miguel Ruiz's definition of God? What does he think happens when we die? What's the one thing he thinks the world needs more of? Find out as Oprah and don Miguel go soul to soul!