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5 Platform-building Steps for Writers Who Are Ready to Get Noticed

Brooke Warner | Posted 03.23.2016 | Books
Brooke Warner

Current publishing trends are such that writers need to have an author platform before an agent or editor will sign them on. An agent friend of mine told an audience at a panel we sat on together, "Get the TED talk first and then come talk to me."

Inside the Miracle: An Interview With Mark Nepo

Mark Matousek | Posted 03.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

How can suffering lead to wholeness? The beloved poet-philosopher explains. Mark Nepo is an author and teacher with more than forty years experience...

32 Life Lessons I Learned by Age 32

Susie Moore | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

I've never followed a conventional path and that's probably my favorite thing about my life so far. I've done most things on my terms and believed early on in setting my own agenda -- even if that means making really difficult decisions.

What My Cancer Odyssey Taught Me About Fear

Oprah.com | Pam Masin | Posted 11.30.2015 | OWN

As we flex our knot of blood, which some call heart, we’re blessed and cursed to stumble through the searing moments that both threaten and enrich o...

How to Keep Your Peace and Say Your Piece in a Hyper-Sensitive Culture

Maimah Karmo | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Maimah Karmo

I was talking with my daughter recently. She told me a friend had made a comment to her, and she'd thought nothing of it; then afterwards, the friend ...

My Real-Life Senseis

Mary Kay | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Kay

I am willing to bet that most of us that watched The Karate Kid at some point in our lives, also eventually found ourselves wishing we had our very own Mr. Miyagi to guide us through it. While I have never been successful in finding a karate master to follow me around and give me sage advice, I do have a standard list of folks that I turn to when I am in need of some wisdom.

Better Life? 3 Ways to Live a Better Life in the New Year

Steve McSwain | Posted 02.17.2015 | Religion
Steve McSwain

I can think of many things our world needs. I can think of few things the world needs more, however, than this: better people living better lives in a world gone very wrong.

6 Lessons I Learned From Oprah's 'The Life You Want' Tour

Paige Smith | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Paige Smith

I left Oprah's "The Life You Want" tour feeling empowered and excited to author my own story. Here are a few of my takeaways and interpretations from the seminar. May you be as inspired as I was to begin living the life you've imagined for yourself.

A View from Row 3 of Oprah's Life You Want Tour

Brooke Warner | Posted 01.10.2015 | Entertainment
Brooke Warner

For me the power of the weekend was the connection. This was about the Life You Really Want.

4 Spiritual Practices That Will Get You Through The Roughest Times

Posted 10.22.2014 | OWN

The author of The Endless Practice shares some unexpected ways to get through challenges both small and large. By Mark Nepo Being opened quietl...

4 Ways To Tell If The Voice In Your Head Is Worth Listening To

OWN | Posted 10.08.2014 | OWN

Every so often, an inner voice emerges from the depths and speaks to us with a force we can't help but hear. The voice is always persistent -- but is ...

This Is What It's Like To Go On Tour With Oprah

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Oprah's The Life You Want Tour landed in Newark this past weekend, and among the many celebrated speakers was spiritual writer Mark Nepo. He joined Hu...

5 Things I Learned From Oprah's Life You Want Weekend, Part 1

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Oprah Winfrey is on tour with her own version of a rockstar band that includes influential people she calls trailblazers. These trailblazers are: Dr. ...

Look Up - Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Superstar Author Events -- Discoverability on Steroids

Brooke Warner | Posted 06.30.2014 | Books
Brooke Warner

So here's something exciting in the world of publishing. Oprah is launching a fall tour -- The Life You Want Weekend Tour! -- that features a roster o...

The Power of "I Am"

Steve McSwain | Posted 01.06.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

When you no longer have to ask "Why?", you'll know.

The 'Sacrifice' You Must Make In 2014

OWN | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

Author and poet Mark Nepo says that we're like the cliffs worn down by the sea -- that's how our soul's beauty is revealed. The growth and enlightenme...

Quotes That Can Change Your View Of Prayer

OWN | Posted 12.30.2013 | OWN

Whether you call it prayer, meditation or daily affirmation, people often recite the same words when they intend to connect with a higher power. On an...

Hope in Your Darkest Hour

Fatima Scipio | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
Fatima Scipio

January 2013 should have been the beginning of the best year of my life. Everything looked as if it was finally coming together, and then that dreadful day came that changed my life forever.

The '7,000 Ways To Listen' And Be Fully Present

OWN | Posted 11.20.2013 | OWN

Spiritual author Mark Nepo believes that the key to living a vibrant, meaningful life is to listen with an open heart. In part two of Oprah's conversa...

How We Can Live A More Poetic Life

OWN | Posted 11.16.2013 | OWN

While most people would describe Mark Nepo, spiritual author of Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, Reduced to Joy and The Book of Awakening as a poet, he ...

The Spiritual Lessons That Cancer Taught Poet Mark Nepo

OWN | Posted 11.14.2013 | OWN

After three years, two cycles of cancer and an aggressive series of chemotherapy, poet Mark Nepo's body was weak and broken. Still, he says he could f...

The Health Scare That Started His Spiritual Journey

OWN | Posted 11.08.2013 | OWN

Nearly 26 years ago, poet Mark Nepo discovered a lump on the back of his head, which would later be diagnosed as cancer. In the above clip from an upc...

A Fish With Arms? What the?

Steve McSwain | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

You see, the problem with so much in religion today is that it's always all about becoming something other than who we are... all about getting somewhere other than where we are. For this, and a lot other reasons, people have given up on religion.

Want More Than The Academy Awards? Introducing The Kabbalah Awards

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Based on Kabbalah's mystical Tree of Life, the Kabbalah Awards consist of 10 categories that correspond to the 10 emanations of Divine energy that make up the Tree of Life. Each winner illuminates the Divine in this world in his or her category.