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Iyanla Vanzant's Greatest Teacher
Posted: Sun 09/16/2012 02:00 PM
Even in her darkest moments, spiritual teacher and author Iyanla Vanzant finds the light. On Christmas 2003, she lost her daughter Gemmia to a rare form colon cancer. She was 30 years old. "She was an exquisite, exquisite soul and an exquisite spirit," Iyanla says. "My greatest teacher."
A prolific journaler, Gemmia recorded had recorded her thoughts for more than 10 years. A few months after her death, Iyanla started reading all of her journals. Watch as Iyanla shares one of Gemmia's entries and what she learned from it:
Today, Iyanla says she still feels her daughter's presence. Watch as she opens up about how she still communicates with Gemmia and what Iyanla thinks happens after we die: