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WATCH: What Oprah Wanted To Say To Jerry Sandusky

Posted 03.02.2013 | OWN

Oprah Winfrey -- actress, philanthropist, media mogul -- has long been forthcoming about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child. In this clip from t...

WATCH: The Horrific Experience That Gave Oprah 'A Second Chance'

Posted 02.28.2013 | OWN

Oprah Winfrey -- media mogul, actress, philanthropist, and self-described teacher -- has long been known for her authenticity, openness, and strong se...

12 Surprising Questions People Have Asked Oprah

Posted 01.25.2013 | OWN

Not every query for Oprah is ready for prime time. A few surprising (crazy?) questions -- submitted by O readers -- that may not get an answe...

WATCH: Oprah's Favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote

OWN | Posted 01.21.2013 | OWN

What Oprah Winfrey has said she knows for sure is that... "'Everyone has the power for greatness -- not for fame, but greatness, because greatness ...

WATCH: The Important Lesson Maya Angelou Taught Oprah

OWN | Posted 01.17.2013 | OWN

Oprah says that when she was growing up, reading was her passion -- and she especially loved Maya Angelou's books. "Books were my escape into a world ...

WATCH: Oprah On Aging

OWN | Posted 01.17.2013 | OWN

As we enter a new year, Oprah says that growing older is a blessing and that owning your age can help you step into the fullness of your life. Opra...

Oprah: 'What I Wish I Knew At 21'

Oprah Winfrey | Posted 03.07.2013 | OWN
Oprah Winfrey

No matter what you're struggling through -- no matter the pain or anguish -- you can go inside behind your mind and observe it happening to you. Whatever it is, it isn't you. You are the observer. When you come to know this, you realize that even though the canvas of your life is painted with daily experiences, behaviors, reactions, and emotions, you're the one controlling the brush.

WATCH: Why Oprah Believes In Sharing Joy

OWN | Posted 12.24.2012 | OWN

Oprah Winfrey says that when she was a child, she was given a candy bar on occasion. But unlike most children, she didn't eat her Snickers or PayD...

Oprah: '2012 Kicked My Butt'

Oprah Winfrey | Posted 02.10.2013 | OWN
Oprah Winfrey

Over and over after I ended the show and began the next phase of my life, the media tried to put me in a box labeled "struggling TV network." Even though I read only a few articles, one in particular cut me to the quick: "OPRAH WINFREY ISN'T QUITE HOLDING HER OWN." I had always prided myself on just the opposite.

'Teaching Is My Calling'

Oprah Winfrey | Posted 02.03.2013 | OWN
Oprah Winfrey

At the end of each school year in South Africa -- which is right now -- I teach a class to the 12th graders at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. It's my last chance before they move out into the world of college and beyond to try and cram everything I wish someone had told me into a week's curriculum.

Oprah: 'My Life Is Better When I Get Still Regularly'

Oprah Winfrey | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN
Oprah Winfrey

My life is better when I get still regularly. Call it meditation or call it quiet time -- doesn't matter. The benefits are the same. If you stay with the practice, it's like developing spiritual muscle. I promise you will become less stressed, more focused.

So Good! Oprah Shares The Dishes She Actually Cooks At Home

Posted 11.04.2012 | OWN

The sun streams in through Oprah's kitchen windows; birds chirp in the garden. Outside, a spring mix of flowers. Inside, Oprah is making lunch for...