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Aha Moment

Rolling in Another's Skates

Sue Shanahan | Posted 08.17.2016 | Religion
Sue Shanahan

Learning to love myself means learning to love others. I've discovered they are both sides of the same coin. To quiet the self-berating voice in my mind, I had to stop finding fault in people.

The Life-Altering Lesson Ava DuVernay Learned By Talking With Oprah

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 02.26.2016 | OWN

Every time Ava DuVernay speaks to Oprah Winfrey, the director says she experiences an aha moment in one form or another from Oprah's various "Oprah-is...

The Holy Nectar of Silence

Padma Gordon | Posted 02.09.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Padma Gordon

Silence is where we come from and where we return to and in-between if we pay attention we become privy to the infinite silent reservoir that lives wi...

Hormone Replacement's "AHAH" Moment

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.23.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

It has long been clear that effects of hormone replacement are best when treatment begins early rather than late after menopause. The data showed such distinctions, but they too were obscured by a rush to summary judgment.

Making Life Feel Good On the Inside

Ivy Davidoff | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Ivy Davidoff

Everyone has a story no matter how phenomenal their life looks, but what keeps them feeling so good are the golden nuggets they've found within it.

Growing a Tech Startup: Knowing When and How to Scale

Debbie Madden | Posted 06.24.2015 | Technology
Debbie Madden

Starting a company is thrilling and terrifying all at once. I can only describe it as "energizing stress." I've started and helped start five companies in my career, each one having similarities to those before it.

Oprah, Zuckerberg and My Workforce Skills Aha Moment

Emad Rizkalla | Posted 04.18.2015 | Business
Emad Rizkalla

Some call it the Eureka Moment. Oprah calls it the Aha Moment. Whatever you call it, you'll know it when it happens. It is that moment when, after pondering a dilemma, the solution appears clear and in focus.

What Happens To Your Brain When You're Having A Brilliant Idea

Fast Company | Vivian Giang | Posted 11.13.2014 | World

French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously once said, “I shut my eyes in order to see,” meaning he shut out the rest of the world to c...

WATCH: 5 Of Oprah's Greatest Aha! Moments

OWN | Posted 05.14.2014 | OWN

Have you had an epiphany so shocking you actually said out loud, "Aha!"? Oprah certainly has. In the following five lessons from life teachers such as...

Going for an AHA Moment: From Manolos to Meditation

Suze Yalof Schwartz | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Suze Yalof Schwartz

I wondered why there was no drop-in meditation studio for people like me with young children, jobs and limited time resources. Talk about an AHA moment! Suddenly, I could think of nothing else. In one split second -- goodbye, fashion editor. Hello, spiritual entrepreneur.

WATCH: Oprah: 'Everybody Has A Calling'

OWN | Posted 09.14.2013 | OWN

"Oprah's Lifeclass" on OWN has been a sounding board for the lessons, revelations and a-ha moments Oprah and her guests have had over the years. In th...

WATCH: The Forgiveness Aha That Changed Oprah's Life

OWN | Posted 03.11.2013 | OWN

After 25 years and more than 30,000 guests, Oprah says it was one man's definition of forgiveness on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that changed her lif...

A Shift in Perspective

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Holiday time -- as far as I'm concerned -- is the best time to be a New Yorker. There's life, energy, and beauty all over Manhattan. I sincerely thought I was paying attention to the greatness of it all -- until this past Friday afternoon, that is.

Young Reporters, Old Tricks: How the Phone Book Saved My Story (Really!)

Gillian Frew | Posted 02.11.2013 | Media
Gillian Frew

"Have you tried the phone book?" my mom suggests. I hadn't. In fact, I'm embarrassed to admit that the idea hadn't even occurred to me. I'd gotten so comfortable with the assumption that all the information I could possibly want or need was available online that I was on the verge of giving up.

How To Deal With Bad Memories

OWN | Posted 12.12.2012 | OWN

Recently on "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah talked with Eckhart Tolle, author of A New Earth and Oneness With All Life. During the course of the conversati...

Eckhart Tolle Shares His Aha Moment With Oprah

OWN | Posted 12.08.2012 | OWN

This season on "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah spoke with New York Times bestselling author Eckhart Tolle. It had been four years since their groundbreakin...

WATCH: What It Means To Have An 'Aha Moment'

OWN | Posted 11.09.2012 | OWN

If you've ever had an aha moment, you might have thought you learned something totally new. But according to spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle, author ...

Eureka, Epiphany and Enlightenment

Robert Fuller | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

The deep similarities between the eureka of science, the epiphanies of art, and the revelations and enlightenment of religion provide a bridge that helps close the gap between the two vocations.

Arianna Huffington's sister, Agapi Stassinopoulos: A True Savvy Auntie

Melanie Notkin | Posted 05.29.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Agapi Stassinopoulos wants her nieces -- and everyone -- to understand that life's journey is where you find yourself and your passion.

Gabrielle Union Revisits Rape, Reveals Her 'Aha! Moment' To O, The Oprah Magazine

Posted 03.14.2012 | Black Voices

Despite the trauma she endured at the hands of a rapist at the age of 19, Gabrielle Union calls the experience her "Aha! moment" in the April 2012 iss...

The Inflection Point, The "Aha" Moment

Paul Shoemaker | Posted 11.19.2011 | Impact
Paul Shoemaker

Jim's commitment became his passion. In his quiet, humble way he has become a leader. A powerful, real leader.

Finding your "Passion Statement"

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

As a breakthrough performance coach it's important for me to get to a "passion statement," the "why I do this" or "why bother" statement that is at the core of any undertaking.

Patience Yields Many Good Things: Week 6 of "Mental Muscle" Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

I have been mistaking patience for an acceptance, way ahead of time, that people will inevitably disappoint me. That is why it never mattered what people did. I'd already prepared to be let down.

What's The Big Idea?

Deborah Jiang-Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Jiang-Stein

The more we keep our minds prepared and open to creativity, the more those flash eureka moments come about.

Radical Reinvention: From Poor White Trash and Abused Runaway Teen to Successful Women of Worth

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

Looking at core limiting beliefs -- which hold you hostage -- embracing your "now" by accepting your past and living a "dream big" life without judging yourself are the keys to reinventing your life.