Monday, October 31, 2011
Lesson 16: Following Your Gut
The information Oprah shares in tonight's episode could very well make the difference between life and death. As you listen to stories of people who have used their intuition to tell when something wasn't right, you'll see how listening to your own gut can make you safer in the world.
What's your gut telling you right now? What will you do about it?
This episode kind of freaked me out. In fact, it's made me a bit paranoid... there was a guy sitting in his car outside of my house which is strange. Of course he could have been a contractor working on the construction of my neighbor's house, but he was watching load up my car and stuff. So I wrote down the license plate number. I mean he knew I was leaving the house and stuff! Of course I'm so clueless I couldn't describe what he looked like or the make and model of the car, but I got the color and plate number which is a good step for me. I do want to be more observant of things.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Lesson 17: You Can Rise from the Ashes of Your Life
Rising from the ashes is the re-examination of what life means after tragedy or devastation affects the interior and exterior of your life. Christine McFadden is just one incredible example: She endured the worst thing that could ever happen to a mother. Here, you'll see how she began to move forward with the rest of her life.
Today's QuestionWhat is the pain that you thought you would not survive—and what got you through it?
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Lesson 18: Do Your Eyes Light Up When Your Child Walks in the Room?Today's Question
The subject of tonight's class is one of Oprah's favorite topics: how everyone just wants to be appreciated or validated. As Toni Morrison explains, making others feel that way is essential for raising children and for having strong relationships. Plus, find out how you can make people feel like they matter.
Who really sees you? How do they show it?
This was my FAVORITE lesson of the whole week!!! It is SO important to connect with people. Especially these days, with texting and chatting and all that. I think that my eyes light up when I see certain people and I know that makes them happy. I definitely enjoy fun greetings. I can think of one friend who doesn't acknowledge people enough and it drives me crazy so much I think less of him because of it. I used to think he's so rude and arrogant and now I think he's kind of clueless. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that he doesn't realize how his actions are interpreted by others. Anyways, I a so glad that the majority of the people I surround myself with DO light up their eyes when we see each other.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Lesson 19: Step Out of the BoxToday's Question
Today is about doing the thing you ordinarily wouldn't do—and how, when you do it, it opens up space in your life. Gayle leaves her comfort zone to go back in time to the 17th century; a woman boldly dashes through her neighborhood in a bikini...what will you do that you've never had the guts to do before?
What would you do if you weren't afraid?
Ah... that is a POWERFUL question! I thought about that quite a bit over these past few months, especially since starting up Playing Internet. I find myself asking it alot as like a "final" decision maker. I figure something out or decide something and they ask "what if I weren't afraid, would that still be my decision" and it kind of helps push me out of my comfort zone if the decision I made was being safe. It's really helpful.
My favorite quote from a lady who ran down the street in a bikini: "If you want something you've never had, you gotta do something you've never done."
Friday, November 4, 2011
Lesson 20: Joy Rising: Surprise
ISee how we brought joy to a woman who really needed it after one of the country's biggest disasters. Plus, relive some of our best dream-come-true moments. Through it all, you'll see that when we experience pure joy, we live in a way that allows us to leave little pieces of light and love wherever we tread.
What brings you joy in good times (and bad)?
Bonus Live Webclass
Iyanla Vanzant was the teacher again tonight and as usual I got chills and misty-eyed during the live class. Iyanla is so on point with people. It is just amazing how some people have that special gift to just cut through all the bullshit and get to the bottom of it all.
Other Weeks of Class:
Oprah's Lifeclass, Week 1
Oprah's Lifeclass, Week 2
Oprah's Lifeclass, Week 3
Oprah's Lifeclass, Week 5
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