It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Oprah Winfrey. I’ve been watching her and learning from her since I was a kid. Despite the fact that some of my friends like to tease me about my affinity for the great O, I openly profess my admiration on a fairly regular basis.
I don’t love her because she is famous or because she is rich–I love her because she is different than any other celeb. I love her because I believe that she is genuine–and because I so often relate to her.
She rocks, because she believes that every one of us has the ability to create the lives we want. Because many times in the last 25 years, Oprah or one of her guests has said something that stuck with me–something that changed my life.
I relate to Oprah because, like me, she happens to be a journalist, one who is interested in helping other people to create better lives for themselves–and she’s doing it on a ginormous scale.
So, today, when I got an email from the OWN Network that offered previews of the channel’s, I was psyched. Even though I don’t have a lot of time to watch TV, I DVR several shows from OWN and watch them when I can.
This season, I’m excited about two new shows in particular.
First, there’s Oprah’s Life Class will feature Miss Winfrey herself sharing life lessons she’s picked up over the past 25 years. Oh, also? There is an accompanying online class–for which I weeks ago, of course. Life lessons from my idol? Yes please! I can’t wait to watch!
Then, there’s the new show called Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind. This show will feature some of the most creative minds of our time–including such icons as musician will.i.am (of the Black-Eyed Peas), filmmakers and James Cameron, world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz and more. These creative geniuses will let the audience in on their innermost thoughts and day-to-day lives. Talk about an inspirational show!
So how about you? Do you watch the OWN Network? What are your favorite shows? Tell me in the comments!
Angela Atkinson is a Certified Life Coach and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic relationships since 2006, Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed coaching and has certifications in life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. In her life coaching practice, Atkinson’s clients enjoy her personalized approach that allows and encourages them to become the best possible versions of themselves and to succeed in doing what they love most. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online and NarcissismSupportCoach.com.