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Where "God Girl" Alanis Morissette Finally Embraced Her Spiritual Side

Season 1 Episode 106
Aired on 03/29/2015 | CC tv-14
Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette was catapulted to international fame at the age of 21 with the release of her multiplatinum U.S. debut album, Jagged Little Pill, with over 33 million copies sold worldwide. However, she retreated from the public eye at the height of her career because of the intense pressure from a grueling 18-month tour around the globe. With unshakable feelings of anxiety, depression and loneliness, Alanis took a trip to India, where she learned about the importance of meditation and self-awareness.

That trip was Alanis' breakthrough moment. "One of the biggest moments ... of connection was in India, for sure. It was the first time that I got really, really, really, really quiet, because I had always been in semichaotic environments," she says "I think because spirituality is such a throughline to their entire culture, it was very validating for me. Because I've always thought of myself as a little God girl, but I would always hide it or joke about it or, you know, just keep it to myself, basically. But in India, that's just very normal."

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