Catch me on Oprah’s Network this Fall!

Catch me on Oprah’s Network this Fall!

I am THRILLED to announce that Oprah Winfrey has asked me to be a part of the second season of her SuperSoul Sunday program, which kicks off this Sunday, September 27th.

 If you’ve never watched this two-time Emmy award-winning series, I encourage you to check it out!

SuperSoul Sunday features conversations between Oprah Winfrey and some of the world’s top thinkers, authors, visionaries, and spiritual leaders, and explores topics such as happiness, personal fulfillment, spirituality, conscious living, and what it means to be alive in today’s world.

Its purpose is to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them.

Jack-Oprah-1Oprah and I filmed our episode together back in June at her home in Montecito. The time I was able to spend with her was truly inspirational. I am always moved by her authenticity, her generosity, and her palpable passion to help others in this world.  Her warmth, strength, and compassion for others is beyond inspiring.

I’m deeply honored to be included alongside some incredible guests this season – including the inimitable Jimmy Carter, who will appear in the season opener this Sunday, as well as bestselling author Brené Brown, Malala Yousafzai, the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem, and many others.

It’s an amazing group of people and I’m humbled to be included in their ranks!

During our conversation together, we discussed my Success Principles, and how to align our vision and goals with the fulfillment of our purpose in order to create a happy, fulfilled, and joyful life.

My episode will air December 20 and it is the final episode of the season.

Here’s a quick look at all of this season’s episodes – I encourage you to watch every one!

Sunday, September 27: President Jimmy Carter

Oprah sits down with international humanitarian, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter for a conversation about faith and spirituality, issues facing our country today and how his global influence grew after he left the White House. From rural obscurity to world fame, universal respect and contentment, President Carter will take a wise and moving look at what he knows for sure at 91 years old. 

Sunday, October 4: Brené Brown

Oprah sits down for another eye-opening conversation with research professor and New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown, discussing the global conversation she has ignited on courage, vulnerability, shame and worthiness.  They also discuss how to own our stories of struggle, and that rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness, the process that teaches us the most about who we are. 

Sunday, October 11: MalalaY ousafzai

Oprah sits down with the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai to discuss her mission to educate girls across the world, her spirituality and how she has thrived following the Taliban’s attempt on her life.  Also joining the conversation, Malala’s father Ziauddin, whom she calls her great influence. 

Sunday, October 18: The Dalai Lama

Oprah is joined by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, world-renowned spiritual leader and Tibetan Buddhist monk.  They discuss his core practice, which centers around spreading kindness, and his commitment to promoting peace throughout the world.  They also discuss what it takes to become a nation of kind and compassionate peopleand his work as an international symbol of peace for nearly six decades.

Sunday, October 25: Gloria Steinem

Oprah talks to women’s rights pioneer and living legend Gloria Steinem about her lifetime of travel, her activism and leadership, and her new book, My Life on the Road.  In the conversation, she reminds us that living in an open, observant, and “on the road” state of mind can make a difference in how we learn, what we do, and how we understand others, our times, and ourselves.

Sunday, November 1: Bryan Stevenson

Oprah talks to human rights activist and civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson for a conversation about living your calling, giving a voice to the powerless and how his life changed by meeting people on death row.  Bryan has spent more than three decades fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system, and has won major legal challenges exonerating innocent death row prisoners, and confronting abuse of the incarcerated.

Sunday, November 8: Gretchen Rubin

Oprah speaks with happiness expert and New York Times bestselling author Gretchen Rubin about the year she spent devoted to researching and writing her book, The Happiness Project – and what she learned from test-driving wisdom of the ages, current scientific studies on happiness, lessons from popular culture about how to be happier, and how to identify what may lead to a more fulfilling life. 

Sunday, November 15: Shonda Rhimes

Oprah is joined by Shonda Rhimes, the prolific show runner and mega-talented woman behind ABC hits including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How To Get Away With Murder,” about how her sister challenged her to say “yes” for an entire year to any unexpected invitations that came her way – and the powerful impact this has had on every aspect of her life.

Sunday, November 22: Wintley Phipps

Oprah is joined by Pastor Wintley Phipps, education activist and founder of the U.S. Dream Academy, to discuss how faith and character can help to create a life of value, meaning, purpose and fulfillment. He talks about embracing your dreams, finding the sacred in music, and how our greatness shines from the inside out.  He also shares his belief that by working to resemble, reflect and reveal the character of God, we will discover our own supreme, God-given destinies.  

Sunday, November 29: Thomas Moore

Oprah talks to religious scholar Thomas Moore, who believes we all have the power to create our own religion. His 1992 classic, Care of the Soul, redefined spirituality in the modern age, and now he believes we are facing an exhilarating new phase of our spiritual evolution.  His broad message resonates with those who see themselves as spiritual, not necessarily religious, and he shares with Oprah ways to bring the soul and spirituality back into your life.

Sunday, December 6: Zainab Salbi

Oprah talks to international humanitarian Zainab Salbi to discuss her dedication to helping women in war-torn regions rebuild their lives and communities. She also talks to Oprah about growing up in Saddam Hussein’s inner circle, leading a tenuous life of privilege and luxury, but also one of fear and terror. Her new talk show, “Nida’a” is launching in the Middle East and Northern Africa this October and will give Arab women a voice in a way that’s never been done before.

Sunday, December 13: David Brooks

Oprah is joined by New York Times columnist and bestselling author David Brooks for a surprisingly frank conversation about how we can all discover and build a stronger and more meaningful moral character deep within ourselves.  David shares his raw, personal and well-researched journey on the road to discovering his own character and offers practical advice that can help us nourish trust and cultivate character over our own lifetimes. 

Sunday, December 20: Jack Canfield (that’s me!)

Oprah is joined by “Chicken Soup for the Soul” co-creator Jack Canfield who shares his principles for success and fulfilling your soul’s passion.  Based on the lessons in his New York Times bestseller “The Success Principles,” Jack explains how to align our vision and goals with the fulfillment of our purpose, in order to create a happy, fulfilled and joyful life.  Jack also shares why he believes we are all unlimited in our capacity for consciousness and creating impact in our lives.  

… As you can see, that’s quite a line-up of incredible guests and powerful, inspiring discussion topics. I hope you manage to watch them all – I know that I will be!

Once again, I’d like to extend my deepest, heart-felt thanks to Oprah for including me in this ground-breaking series and for all she does to inspire people to become their best selves. It makes my heart sing to know that there are people like her in the world, doing such powerful, life-changing work.