OWN is in the black for the first time since its rocky start two-and-a-half years ago.
More than 30 new advertisers are joining original heavyweight sponsors Procter & Gamble and General Electric, and are paying higher rates as the channel has found its programming and distribution footing.
In the areas of self-reflection and integrity, Oprah has penned more than a few essays that I’ve read, revisited and dogeared for future reference.
Over the years her insights into the importance of intentionality, courage and passion have resonated deeply with my own perspective.
"I'm not going to say it (the criticism) was unfair, but there was no shortage of people who wanted to line up and say it was over."Without the cutbacks, he said, "we would not be having the conversation about profitability today."The channel's profile got major boosts from Winfrey's interviews with Whitney Houston's daughter, Lance Armstrong and Lohan.
They were neon-bright proof that OWN could be a platform for Winfrey the confessor, a role she played to great effect on "The Oprah Show" in its 25-year run.
Oprah brought us teachers and TV personalities we’d come to love (or loathe, in some cases); she produced a slew of movies to mixed reviews; she introduced us to brilliant books—old ones and new—and a few that were better left on shelves.
As Oprah put it, forgiveness itself is our call to arms: “A call to be gentle, to be generous with yourself.
“Every choice gives you a chance to pave your own road. Full speed ahead.” — “Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Dwell in possibility.” — “I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.” — “It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are—not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within—that you can begin to take control.” “Ignoring your passion is like dying a slow death,” she said. Make the connection.” The intersection of Buddhist philosophy and the sound bytes of a pop culture icon aren’t as surprising as they initially seemed.
“Your life is speaking to you every day, all the time—and your job is to listen up and find the clues.” Passion, she added, announces itself through our feelings, leading us closer to our highest version of ourselves. Because truth is timeless and it can make its way into our consciousness from unexpected sources. [image: via youtube.com] Ready for conscious, like-minded individuals you really want to meet?
The next time you look into the mirror, see your face.
When the criticism drops away, what you will see then is just you, without judgment, and that is the first step toward transforming your experience of the world.” — “True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘Thank you for that experience.'” — “It does not matter how you came into the world, what matters is that you are here.” —” Breathe. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” The toughest journey we may ever experience is the one that leads to wholeness and the full embrace of our deepest selves.