Super Soul Sunday
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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.
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.
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.
Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad says she considers herself a spiritual person and an atheist. Watch her eye-opening round of Soul to Soul.
In the heart of Georgia, one woman has fashioned herself as a modern-day Noah. As founder and director of Noah's Ark in Locust Grove, Georgia, Jama Hedgecoth rescues animals that are on their way to be euthanized or sent to bad situations. Visit her sanctuary, home to more than 100 different species of animals, and see how she's making a difference.
In September 2013, Diana Nyad became the first person to swim 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. No sooner had she reached shore than people started accusing her of being a fraud. Watch as Diana opens up about the allegations she received.
At age 64, Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, a feat she completed in just under 53 hours. In her 'Super Soul Sunday' interview with Oprah, Diana explains that she decided to take on this challenge four years before, at age 60, when her 82-year-old mother died. Find out why Diana says her historic swim was about far more than breaking records.