How to Make Your Dreams Happen (One Coffee Can at a Time)

Season 5 Episode 527
Aired on 10/05/2014 | CC tv-14
Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir Eat, Pray, Love chronicles the journey of self-discovery she took through Italy, India and Bali after her divorce. "For years, years, women have come up to me and said some variation of this: 'I would love nothing more than to do what you did, to drop everything and run and to go on a quest and to travel around the world and find my true self, but I can't because I have A, B, C, D, E obstacles,'" she says. "I've struggled over the years to figure out how to answer that when they say, 'How can I go on my quest when I'm in that situation?' Which is most people, to be honest."

Elizabeth says she finally got her answer during a book signing in Washington, D.C. Find out how a single mother of five made her dreams come true, and start making your plan today.

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