Oprah Winfrey is an American producer, author, and philanthropist. She is best known for “The Oprah Winfrey Show” broadcast on American television and was the highest-rated television program of her time.

Winfrey was born in a poor family in a rural area of Mississippi to a single teenage mother. She started doing a job at a Radio station while studying in high school. She has been molested in her childhood and had tortured childhood. She lived with trauma till her adulthood.

She worked hard at the Radio station and started to get appraisals and soon she started her Talk Show. She also campaigned for Presidential Candidate Barak Obama in 2008. She has been active in doing Philanthropy work across the globe.

Books:

The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose

Author: Oprah Winfrey

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This book is about self-discovery. The chapters in this book will help you to Find your Purpose in life. She is influenced by many Spiritual leaders and used their citations in this book to make it easier for readers to understand. The book is about a real awakening of yourself. It’s a doorway to open up yourself and accept the situation as it is and complete surrender to nature. 

What I Know for Sure

Author: Oprah Winfrey

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She has put her life experiences and how she has manifested the purpose of her life. In her early days, she used to write columns every month in magazines sharing her spiritual journey and experiences. This book is the updated version of the column  ‘What I Know For Sure’

The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights and Inspirational Conversations

Author: Oprah Winfrey

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This book is a conversation of Oprah with many spiritual, motivational, and business leaders defining Ego, Love, Compassion, and Surrender. She mentions how Eckhart Tolle explains how complex our relationship becomes because we follow the Ego and how the healing can be done by surrendering and letting go by forgiving ourselves.

Oprah Winfrey says, ‘If you want to be more fully present and live with a wide-open heart, this is where your journey begins.’

What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing

Author: Oprah Winfrey

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This book is a conversation of Oprah Winfrey with Dr. Bruce Perry – brain development and trauma expert. Dr. Perry discusses his experience in dealing with the trauma we faced in childhood and how it impacts and leaves their impressions which we realize in adult life.

While Oprah, shares her childhood experience and how she was treated and molested, how our mind stores the experiences and couldn’t let us move in life. Dr. Perry shows the healing process which is to forgive ourselves and become a confident and positive person for further life.

Food, Health and Happiness: 115 On Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life

Author: Oprah Winfrey

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This cookbook explains which ingredients can make you feel more joy and happiness in life. She further explains her struggles with food, through which she is used to feeling lazy, and Sad. She mentions that Food plays the most important role in our life. Eating healthy and nutritious food will lead you to a happy, healthy, and positive life.

The Uncommon Wisdom of Oprah Winfrey: A Portrait in Her Own Words

Author: Oprah Winfrey

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This book is kind of her Autobiography. She has put her life experiences right from childhood, how she was abused and was in trauma to how she became a successful TV show host. She mentions her family, relationship and career were a mess at one point in the stage. She also gives insight into experiencing drugs and overcoming them.
She explains her spiritual journey, how she healed from trauma, and how spiritual books and interacting with spiritual leaders have helped in overcoming her past situations and becoming what she is now. 

Videos:

About: The video is a conversation between Oprah Winfrey and Caroline Myss discussing how to find your purpose in life and when one can know that is the ultimate purpose of life? The video is quite interesting. Caroline gives an interesting insight that when one feels he is not losing himself and giving his best, it is the time you have to satisfy yourself that you have discovered the Purpose of life. Oprah Winfrey says from her experience of life that ‘The worst betrayal is betraying yourself’.
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About: Oprah, explains the difficult situation in her life when she was broke and alone. She promised herself that troubles won’t last, This too shall pass and she continues with her sheer dedication to start her TV show. She emphasizes on saying ‘Failure is not an End, it’s the way of changing the other side.
About:  This video is about inspiring and motivating yourself. She says how to become the best of yourself, how to connect with people and do the exercise daily of writing gratitude for life. Oprah disciplined the steps below and made her life in her way-
1. Setting boundaries for yourself
2. Create the Life you want
3. Turn your wounds into Wisdom (Heal)
4. The life you live to the fullest(Give your full potential)
5. Show and Demand Respect
6. Believe in yourSelf
7. Touch lives every day
8. Take charge of your own life
9. Live an honest and truthful life
10. Say ‘Thank You’ daily, show gratitude
About: This video is about the conversation between Oprah Winfrey and Bishop T.D Jakes on the Purpose of life. Jake explains how people these days consider their talents as the Purpose of life. Rather, talent is a means of transportation to find the purpose of life.

Quotes:

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

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“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”

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“One if the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.”

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“You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.”

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“Purpose is the thread that connects the dots to everything you do that leads you to an extraordinary life.”

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“Whatever your calling or purpose is, it’s your job to feel it. No gift that you have been given was made for yourself.”

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“Be loving to yourself and others will see that love reciprocated. This rule works every time.”

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“The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.”

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“When you don’t give yourself the time and care you need, your body rebels in the form of sickness and exhaustion.”

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“Use what you have to run toward your best – that’s how I now live my life.”

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“I make sure to use my life for that which can be of goodwill. It has fortified me spiritually and emotionally.”

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“Wherever you are in life, look at your beliefs. They put you there.”

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“If this was the last day of your life, would you spend it the way you’re spending today?.”

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Facts:

What is Oprah Winfrey known for?

Oprah Winfrey is an American television personality, Philanthropist, Actresses, and Businesswoman.  She started her talk show hosting all the celebrities of Hollywood, Social leaders, and Spiritual Scholars discussing life experiences. 

What did Oprah Winfrey do to change the world?

She interviewed many Spiritual and Motivational speakers through which she spread the message of Hope and Faith for the world. Through her show, she passed the message of Humanity as a first Religion. She has been doing charity work across the globe.

What makes Oprah Winfrey a good entrepreneur?

Her unique way of Interviewing on heart-touching subjects such as Spiritual and Motivational makes her a niche business in the Television world. Her show TRP has been continuously rising in her era.

How Oprah Winfrey became queen of all media?

Her show ‘Oprah Winfrey Show’ was telecasted for 25 seasons from 1986 to 2011, which is the longest-running show in the history of Television media. 

Why is Oprah Winfrey inspirational?

Oprah has been an Idol for Women as Woman empowerment. Her style of talking and interviewing is unique and mind-catching. She has also been doing a lot of donation work which is an inspiration to many people around the world. She inspires all through her show to do good work and show humanity first as a religion.

Does Oprah believe in God?

She does believe in God. She is Catholic, inherited from her mother’s side. She was raised in the church for a few years.

What can we learn from Oprah Winfrey?

  • Choose Humanity over Religion
  • Help and Serve others
  • Believe and have Faith in God
  • Do charity work
  • Follow your passion and make best out of it
  • Read and Meditate as much as you can
  • Respect everyone
  • Be Spiritual
  • Be conscious and Aware about your thoughts always

What is so special about Oprah?

Her Kindness and Humbleness has been the best quality which makes her the shining host of the century.

What is Oprah Winfrey contribution to society?

She donates around 5 million dollars to schools and orphanages for making children’s lives better. She opened a school in South Africa for girls who have been molested and who cannot study.

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