Oprah Wants My Life and I Do Too

Last week I met Ms. Oprah Winfrey. She was everything I expected and my expectations were high. While in St. Louis six of us were allowed to interview Oprah except we didn’t have cameras or even paper and pen. The team from OWN ran video and I’m hopeful that it will air as part of their behind the scenes features online. Everyone introduced themselves to Ms. Winfrey and it became abundantly clear why she owned the airwaves for the more than two decades. When Oprah sets her sights on you …

I Don’t Even Know What Oprah Just Converted Me To

So I’m at this lifeclass and I’m watching Oprah Winfrey and Bishop TD Jakes turn lives around. It’s part talk show, it’s part sermon and part intervention. I never in a million years thought that I’d be willing to listen to the message of a mega church (I’m sorry I still don’t know what a bishop actually IS). But the messages are universal, motherhood is hard, you’ve got to be surrounded by great people if you’re going to be great. Jimmy Graham’s story is incredible and if you only turn …

Bishop TD Jakes and Oprah’s LifeClass in St. Louis

I’m here live blogging from Oprah’s Lifeclass and Bishop T.D. Jakes is talking about passion coming from pain. “The losing of you was the discovery of me”. He’s an incredibly dynamic speaker and I’m listening to him one by one give confidence and hope to an audience of thousands, not including the tens of thousands watching live on the internet and who knows how many who will see the show on OWN. In the span of about two minutes he had given accolades to every part of womanhood, from mothers …

St. Louis and Oprah’s Lifeclass

Getting here was predictably miserable. After a three hour delay at DIA we were loaded into a puddle jumper to make the short trek to St. Louis. We sat a few moments and then deplaned because it had “no emergency landing gear”. Having been in a plane once where we were asked to take the crash position I was happy to make that make that move. We missed the day’s rehearsals but I reminded myself that I’ll have full access to rehearsals in New York City and Toronto. The set …