Super Soul Sunday
Sundays at 11 a.m. ET/PT
Army veteran Brian Mancini has been using equine therapy to help him cope with post-traumatic stress disorder. Now, he's taking the next step in an exercise called therapeutic riding. Watch what happens when Brian gets on a horse for the first time. Plus, see how Brian's doing today and get Jonas Elrod's thoughts on his time with Brian.
After growing up hearing stories of service from his grandfather and uncles, Brian Mancini joined the Army two weeks after he got out of high school. Six months into his second tour in Baghdad, Brian was hit by a roadside bomb and medically discharged after nearly 13 years of service. He's on the mend from his physical injuries but still struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder. Watch as Brian opens up about why returning to Baghdad after the incident helped him find some answers. Plus, Brian explains why he's truly blessed.
On 'In Deep Shift with Jonas Elrod,' the filmmaker travels to Arizona to talk with Brian Mancini, an Army veteran who was seriously wounded in Baghdad, about his spiritual, emotional and physical healing. One way Brian, who now battles post-traumatic stress disorder, finds peace is by fly-fishing. Catch a ride with Jonas to the lake and find out why he says Brian has great company in spiritual fishermen.
What was the first book Oprah's Book Club 2.0 author Ayana Mathis loved as a child? Find out what classic she still can't get enough of. Plus, the book that moved Ayana to cry for nearly four hours when she read it as an adult.
As a writer, what does The Twelve Tribes of Hattie author Ayana Mathis most want the world to see in her novel? Plus, find out why Oprah believes this book embodies one universal truth: that all pain is the same.
Oprah talks with author Ayana Mathis about her debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, the latest selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0.
The novel that became the second Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection would never have been written without, as author Ayana Mathis puts it, an "ugly cry crisis moment." Watch as Ayana explains how a difficult time at the acclaimed University of Iowa Writers' Workshop helped birth The Twelve Tribes of Hattie.
Oprah says that while reading The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, she found herself waking up in the middle of the night wondering what the characters of the book were doing, as if they were real people! So how did author Ayana Mathis create souls for each of her characters? Watch as Ayana explains her process and reveals whether she or the characters themselves decide their fates.
The titular character in Ayana Mathis' debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, takes on a life of her own. Find out why Ayana modeled parts of Hattie Shepherd's character after her grandmother. Plus, Ayana explains why Hattie breaks the stereotypes of what a strong woman should be.
At the end of last year, "Super Soul Sunday" premiered a special hour of television: Oprah and Rainn Wilson Present SoulPancake. The special, which explored what love really means, was so nice we just had to air it twice! Tune in Sunday, February 3, at 1 p.m. ET/PT for a second helping of SoulPancake. Before then, watch a message from Rainn and see what others had to say about the show.