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On June 21, 2001, a young India.Arie performed 'Video,' a song about beauty and diversity, on Oprah's stage. Look back at that performance and find out how the song helped heal her insecurities, why she feels grateful when she writes music, and why her parents named her India.
John Chester and the folks at Apricot Lane Farms have a little lamb that can teach us a lot about the circle of life. Watch and take in nature's great wisdom.
In 2002, newcomer India.Arie netted a total of seven Grammy nominations. At the end of the night, though, she walked away with none, which is still considered one of the worst snubs in Grammy history. India.Arie says that she learned two very important lessons from that night. Find out what they are.
By 2009, a series of physical setbacks, a broken engagement and a cross-country tour left India.Arie exhausted and at a spiritual crossroads. She says that despite selling millions of albums, gracing magazine covers and becoming a darling of the critics, her soul felt out of balance. India.Arie shocked her managers, label and family by quitting music. About a year later, she says, she had an epiphany that shifted her entire perspective. Watch to find out what it was.
One of the themes that resonate most in India.Arie's music is her unapologetic embracing of her authentic self. Back in the spotlight in 2013 with the release of her single "Cocoa Butter," the last thing India.Arie expected was the controversy around a publicity shot in which people accused her of lightening her skin. Watch as she reflects on the controversy and shares her prayer to heal colorism.
In the last four years, India.Arie has left the music industry and has returned stronger than ever after her recent awakening to a greater sense of self. Watch as she shares how she learned to listen to her own voice and became responsible for her own life.
Oprah sits down with the multiplatinum and Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter India.Arie as she reveals a series of setbacks that caused her to consider leaving the music industry. This Sunday at 11 a.m. ET/PT, India.Arie opens up about hitting rock bottom when she found herself struggling over the demands of the music business, shares her thoughts on a recent controversy that unexpectedly placed her in the spotlight, and divulges how she returned to her spiritual roots, regained her energy and rediscovered her identity.
Raised in a strict Pentecostal home, Phil Jackson had been groomed to become a minister just like his parents. Instead, he found his true calling in sports. While at the University of North Dakota, Phil was exposed to new ways of thinking and received, as he says, a 'rude spiritual awakening.' Watch as he reflects on that time.
When Phil Jackson took over as head coach of the Chicago Bulls in 1989, he inherited a struggling team with one of the best players in the world: Michael Jordan. Still, he knew he had to nurture the rest of the team instead of focusing solely on its star. Find out why Phil had his players repeat this statement: "No man is an island. No man goes his way alone. What I put into the lives of others will come back unto its own." Plus, Phil reflects on what it was like to coach His Airness.
Phil Jackson says that when he began coaching the Chicago Bulls, and later the Los Angeles Lakers, he used the Zen philosophy of mindfulness to help build both teams. Watch to find out why he says mindfulness helped build mental strength, and find out what happened when he asked the most famous basketball player in the world to do tai chi, practice yoga, meditate and even play in the dark.
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