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Posted: Mon 02/27/2012 08:00 AM
Love Hate Love chronicles how acts of terrorism changed three people's lives forever. The documentary, executive produced by Sean Penn, follows the journeys of these survivors on a path to choose love after facing the unthinkable. Watch the trailer above.
Then, tune in Sunday, March 4, to watch the entire film—plus Oprah's interview with spiritual teacher Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee under the oaks—on "Super Soul Sunday" at 11 a.m./10c.
Posted: Sun 02/26/2012 01:05 PM
Oprah and A Whole New Mind author Daniel Pink had a thought-provoking conversation about right-brain thinking this week on "Super Soul Sunday." Here are just a few of the best parts of their interview!
Find out why it's important to have job skills that are difficult to outsource and automate.
See Daniel share the six senses of right-brain thinking.
Watch as Daniel shares some of his favorite exercises from his book A Whole New Mind.
Posted: Sun 02/26/2012 01:02 PM
Curious to see how Normand and Mark are doing today? Five years after Lost in Woonsocket was first released, filmmaker John Chester shares how they're doing now—you may be surprised!
Find out more about Lost in Woonsocket and purchase the DVD at LostinWoonsocket.com.
Posted: Fri 02/24/2012 03:30 PM
Is there a sentence that sums up your life? Read this excerpt from Daniel Pink's book, Drive, to learn how to create your own. Then, tune in this Sunday to watch Oprah's conversation with Daniel on "Super Soul Sunday" at 11/10c!
By Daniel Pink
FIRST, ASK A BIG QUESTION . . .
In 1962, Clare Boothe Luce, one of the first women to serve in the U.S. Congress, offered some advice to President John F. Kennedy. “A great man,” she told him, “is one sentence.” Abraham Lincoln’s sentence was: “He preserved the union and freed the slaves.” Franklin Roosevelt’s was: “He lifted us out of a great depression and helped us win a world war.” Luce feared that Kennedy’s attention was so splintered among different priorities that his sentence risked becoming a muddled paragraph.
You don’t have to be a president— of the United States or of your local gardening club— to learn from this tale. One way to orient your life toward greater purpose is to think about your sentence. Maybe it’s: “He raised four kids who became happy and healthy adults.” Or “She invented a device that made people’s lives easier.” Or “He cared for every person who walked into his office regardless of whether that person could pay.” Or “She taught two generations of children how to read.”
As you contemplate your purpose, begin with the big question: What’s your sentence? . . .
THEN KEEP ASKING A SMALL QUESTION
The big question is necessary, but not sufficient. That’s where the small question comes in. Real achievement doesn’t happen overnight. As anyone who’s trained for a marathon, learned a new language, or run a successful division can attest, you spend a lot more time grinding through tough tasks than you do basking in applause.
Here’s something you can do to keep yourself motivated. At the end of each day, ask yourself whether you were better today than you were yesterday. Did you do more? Did you do it well? Or to get specific, did you learn your ten vocabulary words, make your eight sales calls, eat your five servings of fruits and vegetables, write your four pages? You don’t have to be flawless each day. Instead, look for small measures of improvement such as how long you practiced your saxophone or whether you held off on checking e-mail until you finished that report you needed to write. Reminding yourself that you don’t need to be a master by day 3 is the best way of ensuring you will be one by day 3,000.
So before you go to sleep each night, ask yourself the small question: Was I better today than yesterday?
Reprinted from DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink by arrangement with Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc., Copyright © 2009 by Daniel H. Pink
Posted: Fri 02/24/2012 10:00 AM
In this week's Breathing Space, we visit Platform Studios in Chicago to take in the beauty of light and form through the eyes of eight artists. With each stroke of the pencil, a vision comes into focus, and we discover a new shadow, a different angle, the distinct shape of the figure before us. Isn't it just fascinating how each of us human beings sees the world in a different light? Two people can have the same experience, and yet each can perceive it so differently from the other. So today, if you will, consider looking at things a little differently. See what happens—maybe you'll be surprised by the new shapes that come into focus.
Be sure to watch "Super Soul Sunday" on February 26 at 11/10c on OWN.
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