Must-Watch Advice from Oprah's Master Class

Anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE Oprah! Ever since I was younger, I would come home after school and my mom would be watching her show. It became a staple in our house and I learned to love and cherish all that I learned from her. When she moved over to her channel, OWN, she created an incredible series called, Master Class. The show tells the stories you've never heard from the people you thought you knew best. I have picked up my top moments from the show to share with you and hope you are as inspired as I am. Enjoy!

MAYA ANGELOU

At age 7, Dr. Maya Angelou stopped speaking after being sexually abused while living with her mother's family, a time she later chronicled in her book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Shortly after the incident, she was sent to live with her paternal grandmother.

JANE FONDA

Jane Fonda says aging is like a staircase: You may decline physically, but you keep ascending in the areas it really counts. Find out why Jane is happy to be making the climb in the third act of her life.

ROBIN ROBERTS

After surviving a tough battle with breast cancer, Robin Roberts learned she had developed a rare blood disorder called MDS. Though the news was devastating, Robin didn't let it defeat her. "You have to fight the battle in front of you," she says.

CINDY CRAWFORD

When Cindy Crawford was a girl growing up in the small town of DeKalb, Illinois, her parents divorced. Watch as Cindy shares how her mother's dependence on weekly child support payments made her determined to be able to take care of herself. Plus, Cindy shares how she learned to lean on her husband, Rande Gerber.

ELLEN DEGENERES

Since 2003, Emmy Award-winning comedian Ellen DeGeneres has danced her way into the homes and hearts of millions of viewers. Long before the premiere of her daytime talk show, however, Ellen was known as a trailblazer.

Podcast Recommendations: Business Advice, Wellness Tips and Inspiring Stories

With my new commute to work over the past year, I spend about 2 hours a day in the car. Podcasts have become my best friend. It has turned my commute into cherished time in which I can reflect, learn and be inspired. Here are just a few of the podcasts that have moved me to grow.

Mentoring Moments
We were turned onto this podcast by a colleague and fell in love with it. It is a great podcast to hear stories from women in business and all the twists and turns they took to "make it." Forbes contributor, author and entrepreneur Denise Restauri, invites you into her NYC apartment to tap into her conversations with successful women who are sharing vulnerable moments. From high points, to when good ideas go bad, to moments of sudden insight when you just know you have to risk it all. The podcast is no longer active, but you can still go through and listen to the archive of episodes.

Super Soul Conversations
What can I say? I love Oprah. I have been a big fan of Super Soul Sundays for a long time, so when they turned it into a podcast, it was even better. You hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self.

Skimm'd From The Couch
The wildly popular, theSkimm, just launched their weekly podcast and it has become an instant favorite of mine. theSkimm's co-founders and co-CEOs, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, started their company from a couch. Now they’re bringing it back to one, and inviting powerful female leaders to sit down and chat about everything from celebrating career wins to the worst advice they've ever received.

Marie Forleo Podcast
Marie Forleo has a piece of content for just about anything you need advice or guidance on. I have tuned into MarieTV and now with the podcast, I can listen to it on the go. Marie and her guests share actionable strategies for greater happiness, success, motivation, creativity, productivity, love, health, contribution and fulfillment — often with a lot of laughs. From business, marketing and career advice, to tackling failure, disappointment and fear, to philanthropy and doing our part to make the world a more loving, just and equitable place — they cover it all. 

Storycorps
I have been a huge fan of Storycorps for years. I fell in love after seeing this animated video of the story of "Danny & Annie" an elderly couple reflecting back on their life and relationship. It is unbelievably heartwarming and reminds me of the power of storytelling and why we need to listen. Storycorps highlights stories of the heart. They are candid, unscripted conversations between two people about what's really important in life: love, loss, family, friendship.