As a diabetic, Bret Michaels says, he has to fight to stay alive every day, whether it's by testing his blood sugar or keeping a sharp eye on his nutrition.
The life of a working musician comes with its own pressures, but as someone with type 1 diabetes, Bret Michaels often deals with a larger-than-average amount of stress. Watch as he explains the most powerful tool he uses to get through the tough times.
When a woman with failing kidneys says she's too tired to dream, Bret and the audience come together to bolster her hope.
Before Poison was a multiplatinum sensation, Bret Michaels was writing 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn' over a broken heart in a Laundromat. Music executives told him a rock ballad clashed with Poison's glam-metal appeal, but the then-unknown Bret decided to bet on himself.
When Cindy Crawford appeared on 'Oprah's Master Class,' she was surprised that the experience gave her a new perspective on her accomplishments and the lessons she's learned. Realizing she wanted to give her friends the same gift of reflection, Cindy decided to create her own Lifeclass based on five questions. The trick, she says, 'is actually taking the time to answer them.'
It's a question on the mind of many single mothers playing the dating game: When should I invite my partner to meet my children? Watch as actress Kym Whitley and life coach Iyanla Vanzant reveal how to know when you're ready to integrate your love life with your home life.
Zoi, 18, and her mother, Louisetta, have unresolved issues around the abuse the family suffered at the hands of one of Louisetta's previous boyfriends. Haunted by the relationship, Zoi stepped into the role of caretaker for her younger sisters. She continues to keep a watchful eye on her mother's dating life and expresses deep distrust in the men who come into their world. Watch as life coach Iyanla Vanzant helps Zoi and Louisetta find a path to healing.
Malikah, Skyping in from Jamaica, New York, is smitten with her new boyfriend. The only trouble is, she says, she can't get her son and her beau to bond. Watch as actress Nia Long explains why Malikah should back off and let the relationship evolve organically. Plus, Tyler Perry reveals the true language of single men.
A group of single mothers Skype in from the Oasis Family Life Church, in Dallas, Georgia, to ask when it's the right time to bring a dating partner around the kids. Watch as life coach Iyanla Vanzant reveals why simply letting yourself have male friends would relieve the pressure from your dating life.
One couple in the 'Oprah's Lifeclass' audience have been dating for five years. The boyfriend, a retired Los Angeles police officer, admits that he may be too tough in the way he talks to his girlfriend's teenage son. The problem may be, life coach Iyanla Vanzant says, that parenting parameters haven't been set. Watch as Iyanla and Tyler Perry offer advice on how to find the right tone to use with your partner's child.