Super Soul Sunday
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Marathon swimming takes a toll on the body, mind and spirit. For record-breaking swimmer Diana Nyad, a mix of dehydration, sleep deprivation and prolonged saltwater exposure produced a dreamlike state that caused her to hallucinate. Watch as Diana reflects on the experience she had during her 53-hour swim from Cuba to Florida, and find out what she saw.
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.
Record-breaking swimmer Diana Nyad says that, as a teenager, she was sexually abused by a swim coach. Years later, she told the story of her sexual abuse at a speaking engagement and met an older woman who then shared her own experience of being sexually abused as a child at the hands of the Nazis. Watch as Diana recounts this woman's story and find out why she says her encounter with this fellow survivor helped her heal more than anything else.
Oprah interviews Diana Nyad, who, at age 64, inspired the world when she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, finishing in just under 53 hours. Diana talks about how she achieved this feat of athleticism, will and spirit.
Oregon-based illustrator Katie Daisy loves taking simple, everyday shapes and turning them into something beautiful. Watch as Katie explains why she believes the power of art can change lives. Plus, go inside her creative process and see how she creates her inspiring art.
Author Steven Pressfield shares his elegant, if unpolished, advice for getting started on the road to your passion.
Author Steven Pressfield says that in order to find your calling, you must put your 'a** where your heart wants to be.' The one thing that keeps us from sitting down, he says, is resistance. Watch as he helps Oprah work through why she procrastinated on writing her Harvard commencement speech. Plus, learn why every dream encounters resistance along the way.
Author Steven Pressfield says everyone has a calling, even if he or she is not exactly sure what it is. Oprah says our real job in life is to identify that calling. Watch as Steven outlines the four questions that can bring that truth forward, and find out how not to sabotage yourself once your realize your purpose.
The author shares his thoughts on God, the soul and how he experiences the divine through work and inspiration.
For generations, Mariel Hemingway's famous family has been plagued by a legacy of addiction, mental illness and suicide. Seven of Mariel's family members, including her grandfather Ernest Hemingway, took their own lives. After her older sister Margaux intentionally overdosed in 1996, Mariel set off on her own spiritual journey to break the so-called Hemingway curse for herself and her two daughters. Watch as Mariel opens up about how she faced her fears and learned how to embrace her own future instead of fearing her family's past.