Super Soul Sunday
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Posted: Tue 01/22/2013 12:01 PM
In this exclusive online discussion, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie author Ayana Mathis and Oprah discuss whether readers prefer characters who are suffering or full of joy. Find out why Ayana believes readers can better relate to characters facing challenges.
Learn how you can participate in Oprah's Book Club 2.0! Then, tune in Sunday, February 3, at 11 a.m. ET/PT for Oprah's television interview with Ayana Mathis on "Super Soul Sunday."
Posted: Mon 01/21/2013 08:00 AM
One of them was called a role model for a new generation by The New York Times. Another is the mind behind the fastest-growing inspirational site on the web. And the third built a multi-million dollar company that's building buzz around the world.
Bloggers (and real-life friends) Gabrielle Bernstein, Mastin Kipp and Marie Forleo are also being called the next generation of spiritual voices. This Sunday, they're sitting down for an eye-opening panel discussion with Oprah.
Before then, get to know Gabrielle, Mastin and Marie! Watch as they introduce themselves—and one another—backstage. (You'll never guess who never leaves home without a cooked chicken breast in his or her suitcase!)
More About Marie, Mastin and Gabrielle
Posted: Sun 01/20/2013 02:00 PM
Born in 1953, Eben Alexander III grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the adopted son of a neurosurgeon father and a devoted mother. He followed in his father’s footsteps and went to medical school to become a neurosurgeon. He went on to teach at Harvard, got married and had two sons. Life was good. But on November 10, 2008, at age 54, Dr. Alexander contracted an extremely rare and deadly form of meningitis and fell into a deep coma. During the seven days the doctors spent trying to revive him, The former skeptic claims he had a near-death experience in which he visited heaven and met God. He battled back from the brink of death, transformed with a new sense of faith, of wonder, and purpose, to share with people what he says he saw beyond the body and beyond the Earth. Watch parts of their conversation below!
Dr. Alexander says that when he woke up in the afterlife, there were no pearly gates or angels. Instead, he says, he had no memory of his life on earth and found himself in a dark place until a beautiful presence took him into another dimension. Watch as he describes his first memories of his near-death experience:
After emerging from the dark place he first found himself in during his near-death experience, Dr. Alexander says, a beautiful woman guided him into another dimension on the wing of a butterfly. Watch as he recalls the experience and shares the message this woman gave him that we can all take to heart:
Posted: Fri 01/18/2013 08:01 AM
Posted: Thu 01/17/2013 08:00 AM
In 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander contracted a rare form of bacterial meningitis that shut down parts of his brain, put him in a coma and nearly killed him. During this time, he says he saw heaven and writes about the experience in his bestselling book, Proof of Heaven. As he came out of the coma doctors didn't expect him to survive, Dr. Alexander says he didn't remember who his family was. Watch as he shares the most terrifying part of his experience. Plus, which real-life story this reminds Oprah of in this exclusive footage you won't see anywhere else!