Super Soul Sunday
Sundays at 11 a.m. ET/PT
Beloved writer Anne Lamott joins Oprah at her home in Hawaii to talk about the three types of prayer that can help anyone through challenging times.
Best-selling author Dani Shapiro grew up the daughter of an Orthodox Jewish father and an atheist mother. Still, it took one deceptively simple question from her young son for Dani to embark on a spiritual journey: What did his mother believe? Watch as Dani describes how she felt when he asked that question.
Growing up in a strict and traditional household, Dani Shapiro says her religious beliefs came from her parents. Later in life, a simple question from her own son sent Dani on a spiritual journey into her true thoughts and feelings on the faith. Watch as Dani reveals two lessons she’d like to impart to people embarking on their own quest for inner truth.
After the early death of her father, best-selling author Dani Shapiro was having trouble falling asleep. Knowing something was wrong but unable to define it, she'd wake up at 3 a.m. every morning feeling as if she were falling with no one to catch her. Watch as Dani explains how she received a spiritual wake-up call during a regular yoga practice.
When Brad Goldpaint's mother died suddenly from a routine surgery, he was left with a huge void in his life. He decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail in search of answers, and he found one in the night sky. Watch to see how Brad turned to photography to process his tragedy.
It’s a beautiful fall day. You’re packing your son’s lunch before he heads off to school. Your dogs are barking. Everyone is tired and a little cranky. This is just another unspectacular morning in your life, right? Maybe not. According to best-selling author Dani Shapiro, if you live fully in the present moment, you’ll see even the most mundane events as sacred. Watch as Dani explains how to recognize the divine in the ordinary.
When Dani Shapiro’s son, Jacob, asked her what she believes, she didn’t have a good answer. The question triggered much soul-searching and resulted in her most recent memoir, 'Devotion.' In this session of Soul to Soul, find out where Dani’s faith is today. Plus, she reveals what she thinks happens to us when we die, as well as what she knows for sure.
One of the last things Dani Shapiro's mother said to her before she died at the age of 80 was that she was just starting to get her life together. Watch as the best-selling author of Devotion explains what she learned from her mother's admission and how we can find a "spiritual takeaway" in even our toughest moments.
At age 64, she had just become the first person to swim 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. So what did Diana Nyad do the morning after making history? Find out what news segment she said she no longer 'gave a crap about,' and hear why she says she's almost happier about the swim being over than about actually accomplishing the feat.
After marathon swimmer Diana Nyad broke records swimming around Manhattan Island in 1975, at age 26, her former fifth-grade teacher reached out to share an essay she had instructed Diana to write at age 10. Watch as Diana reads that essay, entitled 'What I Will Do for the Rest of My Life,' on 'Super Soul Sunday,' and see what wisdom she has carried with her all these years.