Playlist · by leanntapp
7 episodes, 4 hours 19 mins
Contempt: an extended conversation with John Gottman
How can we keep contempt out of our disagreements? And why should we? Arthur talks to John Gottman, who’s spent most of his career as a social psychologist studying contempt within relationships. He is the co-founder of the Gottman Institute in Seattle, where he does work with married couples, and shares his insights on the corrosive nature of contempt, and how we can get out of the habit of expressing it, both in our personal relationships, and more broadly, as a nation.
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 groundbreakingMs.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.
Barbara Brown Taylor: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Oprah sits down with one of America's leading theologians, the Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor, who was named one of Time magazine's most influential people in 2014. The former Episcopal priest, religion professor and best-selling author explains why we should accept darkness in all its forms and how facing the unknown can be a spiritual practice. In her book "Learning to Walk in the Dark," she writes about how we can transform ourselves by facing the challenging situations in our lives head-on, including moments of profound sadness. Find out why Barbara believes people need to embrace the deepest shadows of their lives in order break through their fears and find strength.
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.
Wayne Dyer: The Art of Manifestation
The late Wayne Dyer, known as the “Father of Motivation,” discusses his book “Wishes Fulfilled.”In hisinterview 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.
Jack Kornfield: Buddhism 101
What is Buddhism? How could it help your daily life? Is it a religion? And what does the statue we always see really represent? Jack Kornfield, one of the leading Buddhist teachers in America, introduces the basic principles behind Buddhism, discusses the steps involved in mindful living and offers practical tips on how to grow your own spiritual practice. His teachings begin with the idea that people are born whole and good, and that later, they can choose to turn back to their innate goodness. Jack also shares his best advice on how to stay in the now, quiet your thoughts and lead a truly awakened life. Jack trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma (now Myanmar). He has taught meditation internationally for decades and is one of the key people to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. His best-selling books, including "The Wise Heart," "Living Dharma" and "No Time Like the Present," have been translated into 20 languages.
Malala Yousafzai: What Is Your Defining Moment?
In every life, there are defining moments when a person must decide whether to stand up for what is right or remain silent. At a young age, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai began boldly advocating for girls' access to education, which had been denied by the Taliban, an extremist Islamic group. The consequences were grave. In October 2012, the Taliban shot Malala point-blank in the head because of her outspoken beliefs. Miraculously, Malala survived and would go on to become the co-founder of the Malala Fund, which seeks to advocate and provide education to millions of young girls globally who are denied an education because of poverty, violence or tradition. Two years after the attack, Malala became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Malala describes to Oprah the last moment she remembers before being shot. The young activist says her recovery taught her that "there is nothing greater than the love and the prayer of people." Later in the podcast, Malala's fathe...
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