Watch Oprah’s “The Life You Want” Class on Compassion and Empathy with Guest Jeff Weiner

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“Every day on The Oprah Winfrey Show, I listened as thousands of people shared their stories. No matter who I spoke to or what they talked about, my intention was always the same: to approach every person with empathy and compassion. All pain is the same—we just choose different ways to express it. True empathy comes when you’re able to step out of judgment and understand from the other person’s point of view. Compassion takes it one step further. Translated from its Latin origin, the word literally means “to suffer with.” You not only feel and understand someone’s pain, you’re also moved to help alleviate it. Extending yourself in compassion to another human being changes the nature of your relationship—the acknowledgment of one human being to another is what bonds, strengthens, and expands the human connection.” —Oprah


Come back to this page on June 7 at 7 PM EDT to join Oprah and Jeff Weiner, the executive chairman of LinkedIn, for a meaningful discussion on practicing empathy and compassion at work and in life. They will be joined by a select group of Oprah Daily Insiders for an insightful conversation where Weiner will answer their personal questions, draw on his own experiences, and explore the difference between compassion and empathy.

Jeff will also discuss his work with The Compassion Project, an initiative to provide and promote compassionate education to students across the country. Jeff is the visionary behind the project, which was founded in collaboration with the global education innovator EVERFI. The Compassion Project’s mission is to ensure that every student learns how to apply compassion to their everyday lives through Social Emotional Learning (SEL).

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Every month this year, Oprah will lead a new class in which she and special guests exchange ideas about the defining principles explored in “The Life You Want” Planner. She’ll answer questions from the chat and from a select group of Oprah Daily Insiders (yes, you could be one of them!) decided to participate in the conversation. How can you join Oprah on-screen in an upcoming event? Insiders, keep an eye out for an email inviting you to apply before each class.


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In our last live class on May 3, Oprah and Jamie Kern Lima discussed her book, Believe IT: How to Go from Undertimated to Unstoppable, in which she shares how she evolved from humble beginnings to growing IT Cosmetics into a thriving brand. Oprah also referred to The New York Times bestselling book The Road Less Traveled, by Dr. M. Scott Peck, which opens with the idea that life is challenging. “We’ve all gone through hard things. Why? Because life is difficult. And when we do, we have to ask ourselves, What was I supposed to learn from that?Oprah said.

In April, Oprah and Mark Nepo explored themes from his work titled The Book of Awakening. He also discussed how being creative can help boost your authenticity and presence in the moment.

In March, Oprah, Dr. Anita Phillips, and Claudia Rankine explored many of the themes discussed in Rankine’s work Just Us: An American Conversation. In the book, Rankine uses a range of essays, poems, and images to help us connect deeply and converse on topics that are often divisive, including a white privilege.

In February, Oprah and Frank Bruni discussed the theme of vulnerability and how it relates to Bruni’s powerful memoir, The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found. Bruni recounts the medical and spiritual odyssey he embarked on following a stroke that left him blind in one eye and threatened to take away his sight entirely.

Back in January, Oprah and Martha Beck took a deeper look at the themes and topics covered in Martha’s book The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self. This suggested reading can help you dig deeper into those themes and better equip you to achieve your goals for this year and beyond.


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May 3rd: Resilience with Oprah and Jamie Kern Lima, author and founder of IT Cosmetics

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Oprah was joined by Jamie Kern Lima, the founder of IT Cosmetics and author of Believe IT: How to Go from Undertimated to Unstoppable, who shared insights on staying resilient in the face of rejection while chasing your dreams, and how “no” shouldn’t throw you off course if you’re living authentically. Oprah Daily Insiders joined their conversation, and shared some of their individual experiences.

April 5th: Being Fully Present with Oprah and poet and philosopher Mark Nepo

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Oprah was joined by Mark Nepo, who discussed how living in the moment can bring you peace, as well as how creativity can help you live a more authentic life. A group of Oprah Daily Insiders joined their thought-provoking conversation and opened up about their experiences living as their true selves, their foundational stories, and more.

March 8th: The Value of Connection with Oprah, Dr. Anita Phillips, and professor Claudia Rankine

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Oprah was joined by Dr. Anita Phillips and Claudia Rankine, who discussed how to open your heart space and build stronger bonds. A group of Oprah Daily Insiders joined their enlightening conversation, in which they shared details from their personal experiences.

February 22: The Importance of Vulnerability with Oprah and Frank Bruni

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Oprah was joined by Frank Bruni to discuss vulnerability and other themes covered in The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found. Oprah Daily Insiders joined their conversation, where they shared about what happens when you truly make yourself vulnerable and the power this emotion holds in our relationships.

February 8: The Power of Integrity with Oprah and Martha Beck

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Oprah was joined by Martha Beck and surprise guest Maria Shriver in our second “The Life You Want” class. A group of Oprah Daily Insiders joined the powerful conversation, in which they and viewers were guided through exercises to help understand what it means to live a life that honors your true self.

January 18: Getting Started with Oprah

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For our first “The Life You Want” class, Oprah was joined by Oprah Daily Insiders as they charted a course for the series and the year ahead while working toward intentions together.

January 11: Vision Boarding led by Gayle, Adam, and Gabby Bernstein

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Gayle King, Adam Glassman, and Gabby Bernstein were joined by special guest Drew Barrymore and Oprah Daily Insiders as they created vision boards for 2022.

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