Iyanla Gives Diamond Reynolds a New Perspective on Coping with Trauma

Season 5 Episode 509
Aired on 04/28/2018 | CC
"Devil" is the name many people give to the evil and darkness in the world and in their lives, and Diamond Reynolds has certainly been trapped under a cloak of darkness ever since the police shooting of her fiancé, Philando Castile. But, according to Iyanla Vanzant, overcoming trauma is often a matter of perspective.

By reversing the letters in the word "devil" to spell "lived," Iyanla helps Diamond see that she has a choice in how to move forward after Philando's tragic killing.

"All of us have lived some darkness," Iyanla says. "We either get to live beyond it or give it a name and bring it with us."

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