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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.
Before she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, record-breaking swimmer Diana Nyad attempted the same feat four times before she was ultimately successful in September 2013. Diana was forced to stop during her third try, in September 2011, after being stung by box jellyfish, which are said to contain the deadliest venom in the ocean. Watch as she reflects on surviving those stings and find out how she protected herself during her fifth and final swim.
In September 2013, after four unsuccessful previous attempts, Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. Find out what mantra kept her going.
Diana Nyad says salt water was one of her biggest challenges during her record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida. As the body absorbs too much salt, it can cause swelling, sores, dehydration, vomiting, impaired judgment and hallucinations. To stay focused and alert, Diana says, she played certain mind games with herself. Watch to find out how the Beatles and physicist Stephen Hawking factored into it.
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.
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.