Iyanla: Take Care of Yourself First Before Taking Care of Others

Season 5 Episode 509
Aired on 04/28/2018 | CC tv-14
Having been through the trauma of losing her fiancé, Philando Castile, in a police shooting, Diamond Reynolds has struggled to cope with her pain. One thing that has kept her going, however, is her desire to become an advocate for others who need help in her community—but Iyanla Vanzant cautions the young woman against offering so much of herself without truly taking care of herself first.

"Before you start giving, fill your cup up," Iyanla says. "Your cup has been pretty empty. Pretty empty. And I know that it's a human propensity to make your issue your cause. ... But do it from a full cup."

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