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Life Lessons We Learned From The First Day of School

Posted 08.28.2013 | OWN

Columnist Leigh Newman looks back on the dos and don’ts of that horrible, wonderful first day back in the classroom -- and how they apply to us toda...

The One Thing That's Keeping You From The Life You Want

Posted 08.21.2013 | OWN

The author of The Seat of the Soul and co-founder of the Seat of the Soul Institute explains how unworthiness keeps us from our happiness. by Gar...

5 Men You Need To Meet (But Not Marry)

Posted 08.20.2013 | OWN

By Adelle Waldman Some guys may teach you something, says the author of the riveting novel The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. That doesn’t mean you...

6 Ugly Truths You Need to Accept To Pull Yourself Out Of A Rut

Posted 08.20.2013 | OWN

They aren’t pretty, but they are the kind of wake-up calls that we need to give ourselves every once in while. Columnist Leigh Newman explains. 1...

7 Truths Women Have To Learn The Hard Way

Posted 06.20.2014 | OWN

The author of the unforgettable story collection The News from Spain explains the tough realities we all need to figure out. By Joan Wickersham ...

How To Make Anybody Feel Insanely Special

Posted 07.22.2013 | OWN

Need to help out bummed-out friends, spouses, bosses, coworkers, neighbors, siblings, parents or plain old acquaintances? Columnist Leigh Newman weigh...

7 Things Your Husband Needs To Hear (Every Day)

Posted 07.12.2013 | OWN


Columnist Leigh Newman reveals the small crucial utterances that make for a more blissful union. 1. "I’d rather be spending time with you." Y...

8 Things To Know Before Turning 48 1/2

Posted 07.09.2013 | OWN

By Lisa Zeidner A few crucial truths from the hilarious, wise, wish-she-were-your-best-friend author of Love Bomb: A Novel. 1. You’ll never h...

9 Secrets You Can Only Learn by Turning 40

Posted 06.28.2013 | OWN

by Jami Attenberg The author of the funniest, most endearing novel in years, The Middlesteins, explains the mysteries of the newly not-39. One M...

What A Tiny Gesture Reminded Me About Love

Posted 07.08.2013 | OWN

By Leigh Newman How one woman got through the toughest, most soul-sucking day. And how you can, too. Let’s pretend your name is Leigh. You’r...

6 Questions To Ask Before Breaking Up Your Marriage

Posted 06.14.2013 | OWN

What do you need to think about before calling it quits? The experts weigh in. By Leigh Newman 1. Do I Have A Hard Or A Soft Problem? If you ha...

9 Times You Should Never Take No For An Answer

Posted 01.31.2013 | OWN

By Amy Shearn If it's about something really important -- your career, your kids, your dessert -- you just have to channel Winston Churchill: "Neve...

Oprah: 'Gratitude Elevates Your Life To A Higher Frequency'

Oprah Winfrey | Posted 01.22.2013 | OWN
Oprah Winfrey

For years I've advocated keeping a gratitude journal, writing down five things every day that brought pleasure and gratefulness. I did so without fail as a part of my daily spiritual practice for at least a decade. Then life got busier. I let my schedule run me instead of me running it. I journaled only sporadically and stopped taking note of the simplest things that brought me comfort and joy.

Oprah: 'Welcome To HuffPost OWN'

Oprah Winfrey | Posted 11.01.2012 | OWN
Oprah Winfrey

Understanding that we are all more powerful than we know -- that we are all connected to something bigger than ourselves -- is the real conversation I want to have in the new OWN section on HuffPost. In many ways, it is the only conversation, I believe, truly worth having.