This past Saturday night, Robin and I went to Santa Barbara for a private screening of the soon-to-be released movie "Selma." An Oprah project. This movie is about you, and it is about me, and you absolutely must see it. "Selma" is about the very soul of America in 1965 and, in an eerie twist of timing, it is about the very soul of America right now, this minute. I believe it is one of those iconic movies that will become an instant classic; it will impact how you think and feel — and hopefully how you and I behave — about human dignity, human rights and your personal values and responsibilities for the rest of our lives. Despite the subject matter, it is not about politics, guilt, anger, violence or bitterness. It is about courage, inspiration and commitment.
Here are 33 quotes to inspire us to rise up and step into the life we want from some of the most inspirational people of our time.
Gratefulness makes us happy. It is the key to happiness. We often have the wrong idea, we think that happy people are grateful for being so happy, but it is not the case.
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.
Toussaint's story is that of a woman who was shut down by a culture, rendered powerless, but finds a way back, and in the end, completely comes into her own.
I realize that throughout life's challenges, my power has always been there. While I thought it was low, it was actually building up. Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend reenergized my spirit. I definitely left the arena feeling more empowered.
Our story is our past, and our past is our story. Much of the hurt we carry around with us is a stowaway from our past -- our inability to let go of what once was in order to grasp hold of what now is.
Oprah Winfrey and Amy Purdy (far left) with Jas Boothe (middle), founder of Final Salute, Inc., recipient of the Toyota "Standing O-Vation" Award (pho...
For me the power of the weekend was the connection. This was about the Life You Really Want.
Sometimes even the seemingly negative things in our life present us with opportunities we wouldn't have been strong enough to pursue otherwise. Maybe losing your job is just the chance you need to start your own business or go back to school.
If you're ashamed of where you grew up, you shouldn't be. Some of our greatest heroes and most famous celebrities came from humble backgrounds. And all of these places are worth a visit.
It's one thing to live your best life. It's a whole different thing to try and live your best life while taking care of an entire family.
Novels are not cars to be assembled. You can't write them if the muse isn't with you, and the muse doesn't always come when you call her. Yet, if you want to make a living as a writer, you must find a way to go to the muse if she won't come to you.
208 Pages Published by Portfolio / Penguin Random House The photographs of the young men who have made an instant fortune in Randall Lane's You On...
In ShondaLand, one can work with and have relationships with any number of medical, legal or political colleagues without permanent damage to their job trajectory or their emotional stability -- and unlimited 'meetings' in the on-call room. But dig a little deeper and there is so much more.
We all have a story. My story is that I was born in Chicago to a Muslim father and Christian mother. I was born to parents that came to America to flee persecution and war and to strive for the American dream. My story isn't that much different than other American Muslims. I