Rank #1: Father Richard Rohr: Finding Your True Self
Contemporary theologian and author Father Richard Rohr discusses how we can reconnect to our true self by overcoming the many ways in which our ego blocks our path. A Franciscan priest for more than 40 years and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Father Richard has firsthand understanding of how silence and meditation, deeper spiritual intuition and the inherent experience of love can lead to transformational discoveries within oneself. According to Father Richard, within each of us lies the true self and the false self. The true self, he says, is what religion often calls the soul—your eternal essence. The false self is the persona you create for yourself. Father Richard believes your goal in life is to find and manifest your true self.
Jul 11 2018
Rank #2: Michael Pollan: Conscious Eating
New York Times best-selling author and food expert Michael Pollan discusses our evolving relationship with food, what it means to eat with a fuller consciousness and how having a heightened awareness of the food that goes into our bodies can improve our physical and spiritual well-being. Michael says that food is an important link to other people, from those we dine with to those who produce what we eat. In light of that connection, Michael says mealtime is an opportunity to express what we believe in and learn about others' values as well. He says his awakening about the deeper meaning of food came about in the garden, a place he says has taught him many life lessons. Michael was named one of Newsweek magazine's Top 10 "New Thought Leaders" and Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World."
Jul 09 2018
Rank #3: Caroline Myss: Discovering Your Life's Purpose
This is one of Oprah's favorite SuperSoul Conversations. New York Times best-selling author, spiritual teacher and intuitive Caroline Myss reveals how to tap into your intuition to discover your life's purpose. Caroline says that if you're alive, you have purpose, but sometimes we can lose clarity as to what our path should be. Caroline details three daily practices to help you hone in on your true purpose, and offers a list of telltale signs that you are fulfilling your divine potential. She explains how you can tap into your gut instinct to help you make the right choices. Caroline also shares what she believes love is, whom she most wants to forgive and what wisdom she's gained with age.
Jul 25 2018
Rank #4: Michelle Obama: Becoming, Part 1
At the Hearst Tower in New York City, Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama sit down for a conversation about Mrs. Obama’s much-anticipated memoir “Becoming.” The two speak in front of an audience that includes a group of local, female high school students. The former first lady, mother, wife, attorney and author discusses the life experiences that have shaped her. She reminisces about her humble childhood on the South Side of Chicago with her family, which she describes as “four corners of a square:” her mother, Marian, her late father, Fraser, and her brother, Craig. Mrs. Obama explains how her parents invested everything they had into her and her brother’s futures. She discusses her years as an attorney and executive in Chicago and how she worked to balance the demands of her career and raising two daughters. Mrs. Obama candidly discusses some of the challenges she and Barack Obama faced during the early years of their marriage, including a stint in counseling. She also opens up about her years in the White House and the pressure of being the “first black family” to live there. Finally, Mrs. Obama explains her thoughts on how she believes President Trump put her family’s safety at risk.
Nov 15 2018
Rank #5: Gretchen Rubin: 8 Rules to Happiness
Jan 03 2018
Rank #6: Pastor Wintley Phipps: Becoming the Person You Were Created to Be
Pastor, education activist and U.S. Dream Academy founder Wintley Phipps discusses how faith and character can help create a life of value, meaning, purpose and fulfillment. Wintley shares how he believes we can all step into our best lives by adopting and strengthening the eight essential pillars of God's ethos, which he details in his book "Your Best Destiny: Becoming the Person You Were Created to Be." Wintley is a world-famous pastor who has preached on six continents, and a renowned gospel singer who has sung for six U.S. presidents. He was born in Trinidad and Tobago and later raised in Montreal, Canada. As a boy, Wintley imagined escaping his difficult childhood by traveling the world, which he now sees as his first yearning to achieve his God-given destiny.
Aug 22 2018
Rank #7: Amy Schumer: A Modern-Day Warrior Woman
Apr 23 2018
Rank #8: Wayne Dyer: The Art of Manifestation
The late Wayne Dyer, known as the “Father of Motivation,” discusses his book “Wishes Fulfilled.” In his interview with Oprah, Wayne speaks candidly about his battle with leukemia and his decision to seek controversial treatment. Wayne explains why he believes we all have the ability to manifest anything we want into our lives, and why he feels the art of manifestation is different from the law of attraction. Wayne also shares his definition of God, what he believes happens after death and what he knows for sure. Oprah and Wayne had an ongoing spiritual conversation for more than 30 years before he passed away in 2015.
Jul 02 2018
Rank #9: Shawn Achor: The Life-Altering Power of a Positive Mind
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, New York Times best-selling author, happiness expert and Harvard-trained researcher Shawn Achor says that pleasure isn't the only thing that brings people happiness. How do you explain the joy felt during spiritually and emotionally challenging moments, such as when your legs are burning halfway through a marathon or when you cradle your 1-year-old in the middle of the night until she falls back to sleep? He offers a definition of happiness that encompasses all things that bring us deep, lasting joy. Shawn also explains how by making a single positive behavioral change, you can spark a powerful chain of happiness in your own life.
Apr 10 2019
Rank #10: Dr. Brené Brown: The Anatomy of Trust
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, research professor, social scientist, New York Times best-selling author and TED Talk sensation Dr. Brené Brown discusses the fundamentals of trust. Brené explains how she was moved to focus on the topic after watching her daughter struggle with a betrayal of trust. Brené says she eventually found a way to teach her daughter to build trust and identify the people in her life who deserve it. She also explains why gossip harms relationships more than we realize and creates an intimacy that isn’t real.
Apr 15 2019
Rank #11: The Best Relationship Advice
Oprah talks about the life-changing advice she received from her mentor Dr. Maya Angelou—"When someone tells you who they are, believe them"—and shares how she learned this lesson the hard way. Oprah also recalls teaming up with Dr. Phil to help engaged couple Angela and Eric confront mistrust and infidelity in their relationship. Then, Oprah revisits her interview with Dina McGreevey, ex-wife of former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey, who resigned from office after admitting to an affair with a man. Dina shares the secrets and signs of deception she missed in their marriage.
Jul 29 2019
Rank #12: Eckhart Tolle: Being in the Now
New York Times best-selling author Eckhart Tolle returns for his second SuperSoul Conversation. Eckhart gives guidance on how to live in the present moment and shares tips for improving your own spiritual practices. Oprah and Eckhart discuss their groundbreaking “A New Earth” webcast, and Eckhart’s remarkable journey to true consciousness. Eckhart also explains how to avoid becoming a victim in your own mind and how to break free from stress.
Jul 23 2018
Rank #13: Oprah Winfrey: Your Own Truth
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, Oprah explains why it’s important for all of us to find our own truth. “What is the truth of me? Why am I here? And what do I have to offer?” Oprah asks. “The answer,” she says, “is yourself.” Oprah shares why you are enough, just as you are, and offers up the one question you need to ask whenever life throws you a curveball. She also shares what she wants everyone to stop doing right now.
Mar 25 2019
Rank #14: Brené Brown: Rising Strong
We've all been there: You have a strange or unpleasant encounter with someone, and you keep replaying it in your head all day long. You wonder what you did to offend this person, and you invent a story about why he or she mistreated you. In her New York Times best-selling book "Rising Strong," research professor and social scientist Brené Brown describes three phases everyone goes through in these moments: the reckoning, the rumble and the revolution. To create a true revolution in your life, Brené says, "You first must come to terms with the false stories you tell yourself. These erroneous tales can be quite dangerous and hold you back from your higher purpose." Here, Oprah sits down for a conversation with Brené, who has inspired millions through her insights on courage, vulnerability, shame and worthiness.
Jul 18 2018
Rank #15: Gloria Steinem: Letting the Road Take You
Women's rights pioneer and living legend Gloria Steinem talks to Oprah about her lifetime of travel, her political activism and her book "My Life on the Road." From her early days at the forefront of the women's liberation movement to the founding of the groundbreaking Ms. magazine to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her decades of activism, Gloria Steinem has lived a full life. She reflects on how the most transformative ideas sometimes come from unexpected people and encounters. Most of all, Gloria reminds us that living in an open, observant and "on the road" state of mind can make a difference in how we understand others, our times and ourselves.
Aug 20 2018
Rank #16: Dr. Maya Angelou, Part 1: 9 Words That Changed Her Life
Jan 22 2018
Rank #17: Oprah Winfrey: “The Path Made Clear”
On a special edition of “SuperSoul Conversations,” Oprah Winfrey presents her new book, “The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose,” featuring some of the most profound insights and Aha! moments. In this follow-up to her New York Times best-selling book “The Wisdom of Sundays,” Oprah shares her own key lessons and the personal stories that helped set the course for her best life. Hear from luminaries and trailblazers in a wide array of fields share the life lessons that helped them find meaning and purpose in their own lives: A.R. Bernard, Sue Monk Kidd, Shefali Tsabary, Elizabeth Gilbert, Caroline Myss, Brian Grazer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tracy Morgan, Sister Joan Chittister, Wintley Phipps, Shauna Niequist, Wes Moore, Amy Purdy, Adyashanti, Steven Pressfield, Iyanla Vanzant, Michael Singer, India.Arie, Gary Zukav, Michael Beckwith, Carole Bayer Sager, Janet Mock, Brene Brown, Barbara Brown Taylor, Marianne Williamson, Brother David Steindl-Rast, Shonda Rhimes, Jay-Z, Eckhart Tolle, Joe Biden, Tracy McMillan, Glennon Doyle, Stephen Colbert, Thich Nhat Hanh, Gloria Steinem, Jimmy Carter, Lynne Twist, Bryan Stevenson, John Lewis, Cicely Tyson, Jordan Peele, Trevor Noah, Jeff Weiner, Goldie Hawn and Elizabeth Lesser. If you are feeling stuck or at a crossroads, wondering if there is more to life, “The Path Made Clear” provides inspiration and guidance to help you discover not only who you are, but who you are meant to be.
Apr 01 2019
Rank #18: Daniel Goleman: Emotional Intelligence 101
Do you have a good sense of how others see the world? Psychologist, journalist and best-selling author Daniel Goleman discusses his ground-breaking research on emotional intelligence. Daniel explains how we can enhance and manage our emotions to expand our brain capacity. As a pioneer in the emotional and social intelligence movement, Daniel's research changed the way we look at what it means to be smart. He explains how people can sharpen their emotional intelligence to improve their relationships, work and even the empathy they have for others. Daniel wrote for “The New York Times” for 12 years, specializing in psychology and brain sciences. He has also authored more than 10 books on psychology, education and leadership, including the 1995 bestseller "Emotional Intelligence," which has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.
Dec 31 2018
Rank #19: Ainslie MacLeod: Living the Life Your Soul Intended
Author and psychic Ainslie MacLeod says your soul may hold the secrets to your path in life. Ainslie came to this conclusion more than a decade ago after a great epiphany took him from successful illustrator to renowned psychic and investigator of the soul. He believes that each person's soul holds a life plan that was created before that person was born. In his book, "The Instruction: Living the Life Your Soul Intended," Ainslie explains how you can decode your soul to help understand your own personal destiny.
Aug 15 2018
Rank #20: Elizabeth Lesser: The Healing Power of Love
Author of the New York Times bestselling book “Broken Open,” Elizabeth Lesser shares how she likes to unwind, make each day matter and learn from the challenges life puts in front of her. Elizabeth explains how she used what she calls the healing power of love to “clear up” relationships in her life and why she believes we should never wait to have life-changing conversations with those we love. Since the publication of “Broken Open,” Elizabeth has been through many tough times, including the return of her younger sister's lymphoma and later death. Elizabeth reveals what she would write if her book had an epilogue. Elizabeth is the co-founder of the world-famous Omega Institute. Based in the Hudson Valley area of New York, the institute is recognized as a pioneer in holistic studies.
Jul 04 2018