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How To Stop Attracting The Wrong Kind Of Men

OWN | Posted 11.21.2014 | OWN

If you keep attracting the wrong type of man, listen up: spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant wants you to find real love, not "boo-boo the fool." On a...

How To Reach Success At The Deepest Level

OWN | Posted 11.10.2014 | OWN

"Follow your passion." It's the career advice we hear time and time again -- but what happens when things don't go as planned? After many years in...

How To Emotionally Free Yourself From A Past Relationship

OWN | Posted 11.07.2014 | OWN

When a relationship ends, it can be difficult to let go of the emotions and unresolved feelings that linger. To move on, contemporary thought leader a...

How To Reboot When You're Stuck In A Rut

OWN | Posted 11.03.2014 | OWN

Have you been stuck in the same lane for longer than you'd like to admit? If your career is on a path to nowhere or your relationship is in a rut, ren...

What To Say When Your Family Doesn't Approve Of Your Fiancé

OWN | Posted 10.31.2014 | OWN

What do you do when you meet your soul mate -- but your family doesn't approve? Shawn, age 40, says she found the love of her life six months ago. She...

How Tapping Can Help You Zap Your Anxiety

OWN | Posted 10.27.2014 | OWN

You practice yoga, you've mastered mediation -– but have you tried tapping? The therapeutic exercise, also called Emotional Freedom Technique, is sa...

'Wild' Author Cheryl Strayed On The Right Way To See Your Fear

OWN | Posted 10.20.2014 | OWN

Following the death of her mother and a crumbling marriage, Wild author Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. With no prior experience, she ...

The Question You Need To Ask Yourself If You're Sick Of Dating

OWN | Posted 10.13.2014 | OWN

Are you sick and tired of dating? You're not alone. Onika, age 28, says she has dating fatigue. "Sometimes it's a little disheartening dealing wit...

How To Rise Above A Negative Co-Worker

OWN | Posted 10.10.2014 | OWN

We all know someone who can seemingly suck the energy out of the room with their bad attitude. For months, 27-year-old Katie says she's been consumed ...

The Most Important Thing To Remember About Work Relationships

OWN | Posted 10.06.2014 | OWN

Spiritual teacher and bestselling author Caroline Myss wants you to get one thing straight: Your workplace is not a therapist's office. When she met 3...

'I Gave Up Sex As A Man In Hollywood'

OWN | Posted 09.29.2014 | OWN

Fallon, age 28, needs to have a serious conversation with her boyfriend. The couple have been sexually active during their six-month romance -- but s...

What Happens When You Don't 'Water' Your Marriage

OWN | Posted 09.25.2014 | OWN

Wife and mother Kasiopia is a self-described superwoman. From raising her 3-year-old to managing her career, she keeps a tight schedule. Though she do...

How To Connect With Your Technology-Obsessed Kids

OWN | Posted 09.22.2014 | OWN

When it comes to her 11-year-old and 13-year-old children, Louise feels like she’s losing the battle against video games and social media. With her ...

Why Your Career Will Never Completely Fulfill You

OWN | Posted 09.19.2014 | OWN

Keith, a 23-year-old economics student, is ready to start his career. Like many new grads, he's nervous about entering the working world and worried a...

How To Break The Body-Shaming Cycle And Accept Your Lumpy, Bumpy Body

OWN | Posted 09.15.2014 | OWN

Kristin grew up in a family that was critical of her weight. At age 49, she still finds herself plagued by the voices in her head. Hoping to finally e...

She Asked A Tough Question About Religion And Dating -- And Got A Tougher Answer

OWN | Posted 09.12.2014 | OWN

Renee, age 48, is contemplating the idea of leaving her place of worship. She and her 14-year-old daughter are happy at their current church, a place ...

Deepak Chopra Shows A Grieving Mother A Daily Practice To Bring Her Peace

OWN | Posted 09.08.2014 | OWN

Valerie is a 43-year-old mother of three who is grieving the unexpected loss of her eldest daughter. After being diagnosed with epilepsy at age 9, she...

3 Key Practices To Break Free From Emotional Eating

OWN | Posted 08.29.2014 | OWN

Hannah, 24, says she has been overweight for as long as she can remember. Emotional eating is her crutch: the memories from things like her parent's d...

How To Stay Positive When You're Stuck In The Wrong Job

OWN | Posted 10.09.2013 | OWN

Since graduating college six years ago, 29-year-old Sierra has struggled to kick-start her career and find a position that uses the degree she earned....

My Family Doesn't Accept My Sexuality. Should I Cut Them Out?

OWN | Posted 10.02.2013 | OWN

Ravneet is a 26-year-old college student who has been in a same-sex relationship for three years. Originally from Punjab, India, she says her traditio...

Deepak Chopra On The Right Way To Control Your Anger

OWN | Posted 09.25.2013 | OWN

When someone tears you down, how do you react without anger? That's the question Raheem, 22, has for spiritual teacher and author Deepak Chopra on "He...

WATCH: Rev. Bacon's Powerful Advice For Struggling Father

OWN | Posted 09.23.2013 | OWN

After losing his house and job, 46-year-old single father Johnny is wondering if happiness is even possible anymore. He poses that question to author ...

WATCH: Deepak Chopra's Advice On How To Attract Mr. Right

OWN | Posted 09.20.2013 | OWN

Spiritual teacher and author Deepak Chopra is taking his words of wisdom to the streets of Manhattan in a new special on OWN, "Help Desk." In the clip...

WATCH: Why Is Deepak Chopra Giving Free Advice In The Middle Of New York?

OWN | Posted 09.18.2013 | OWN

What happens when you invite one of today’s most celebrated spiritual teachers to offer free advice in a busy public place? "Help Desk," a new speci...

HELP DESK: Making a Statement

Bean Gilsdorf | Posted 09.16.2012 | Arts
Bean Gilsdorf

Oh, the artist statement, that reviled and maligned document! Artists loathe writing them, and it usually shows. But they're not really that hard to create if you have a clear goal in mind.