Where "God Girl" Alanis Morissette Finally Embraced Her Spiritual Side
Season 1 Episode 106
Aired on 03/29/2015
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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