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Birthdate: September 13, 1953
Iyanla Vanzant is an American inspirational writer and speaker. Through her books, speaking engagements and now her new show on OWN TV, she helps thousands to get to the root of their life challenges and find ways to work through them into new life-changing scenerios. In her words - She teaches them to write a new story. Her show is called Iyanla Fix My Life.
Iyanla was born Ronda Eva Harris. She is also a Yoruba priestess and a New Thought minister.
Organizations and Projects
Iyanla's website is the home of Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development. which offers classes, workshops and products for personal development. Her About Me page has a great description of Iyanla "in a Nutshell." (She is a walkng testimony to the power of the human spirit.)
On Iyanla's Facebook page you can find out about her show, get information on her radio show, watch videos, and view inspiring photos and messages.
Acts of Faith: Daily Meditations for People of Color - Iyanla Vanzant 1993
Amazon Synopsis: Acts of Faith is a thoughtful and inspirational book that explores the unique pressures on people of color today with great insight and sensitivity. This book is the minimum daily requirement for people of color in search of inspiration and support.
The Big Book of Faith - Iyanla Vanzant 1995
Don't Give It Away!: A Workbook of Self-Awareness and Self-Affirmations for Young Women - Iyanla Vanzant with Almasi Wilcot 1999
Every Day I Pray: Prayers for Awakening to the Grace of Inner Communion - Iyanla Vanzant 2002
Amazon Synopsis: Over the years, bestselling author Iyanla Vanzant has received many letters from readers who want to know how to pray. Some are afraid they are praying wrong. Some want a formula. Some think their prayers are unworthy. Here, Iyanla shares the realizations that changed her experience with prayer once and for all: Every thought, every word, every action is a prayer; focus on God's presence in everything -- and everyone -- and prayer becomes as natural as breathing.
The prayers in Everyday I Pray culled from Iyanla's own prayer journal, address a variety of topics and situations. It is Iyanla's hope that they will spark a light in the hearts of readers, and that others will come to know the peace of God's grace. With this intimate collection, she invites readers everywhere to join her in making the thoughts, words, and deeds of everyday life more reverent, honorable, and loving.
Faith in the Valley: Lessons for Women on the Journey to Peace - Iyanla Vanzant 1996
Amazon Synopsis: When this little book was first published many years ago, it became a beacon of light for many people who found themselves time and time again in one valley or another. Valleys are nothing new for any of us. Some of you may be in a valley right now, or, since you never know what's around the corner, you may be on the brink of tottering into yet another valley. Or maybe you've just survived a valley that you swear you'll never revisit -- but guess what? That's precisely the valley you'll probably see again. And again.
Being in a valley can be a lonely and bewildering experience. This book was written to help you feel less lonely by reminding you that you really aren't ever alone since God is always by your side, but more important, you are always by your own side. No matter how dire the situation may seem, no matter how dark and bleak the valley may be, you have all you need within you to survive the valley -- any valley. Even though you may not know how you got into the valley in the first place, you do know, deep inside yourself, how to get through and out and free. You just need a little faith in yourself and a little guidance to find that faith within yourself.
When you are at your wit's end, take this little book and let it guide you toward the ever-present but often elusive light at the end of the tunnel. Faith in the Valley is designed to help you find the light when you need it most -- when you're in that damn tunnel. When you're most confused and in the dark and clueless as to how you got there (again!) and when you're trying to figure out not just how to get out, but stay out. For good.
Faith in the Valley has helped so many through so much that we felt it only fitting to issue this lovely gift edition to acknowledge the special place it holds in many hearts. Please share it with a friend who has served as your beacon in the past, or offer it to yourself as a reminder of the strength and wisdom you possess and can offer to others.
In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want - Iyanla Vanzant 1999
Amazon Synopsis: You know where you want to be, but you have no clue how to get there. You know exactly what you want in life, but what you want is nowhere in sight. Perhaps your vision is unclear, your purpose still undefined. On top of it all, your relationships, particularly your romantic relationships, are failing. If these scenarios feel familiar way down in the deepest part of your gut -- then you, my dear, are smack dab in the middle of the meantime.
Every living being wants to experience the light of love. The problem is that our windows are dirty! The windows of our hearts and minds are streaked with past pains and hurts, past memories and disappointments. In this book, Iyanla Vanzant teaches us how to do our mental housekeeping so that we can clean the windows, floors, walls, closets, and corners of our minds. If we do a good job, our spirits will shine bringing in the light of true love and happiness.
Interiors: A Black Woman's Healing...in Progress - Iyanla Vanzant 1995
Amazon Synopsis: The author's story of her own recovery as an incest survivor, teenage mother, abused spouse, and welfare recipient is interwoven with a study of the problems that afflict African-American women and effective guidelines on the healing process.
Living through the Meantime: Learning to break the patterns of the past and begin the healing process - Iyanla Vanzant 2001
Amazon Synopsis: Are you in the Meantime?
Are you confused, angry, disappointed, frustrated, anxious, apprehensive, sorry for yourself, or generally wiped out? If so, my friend, you are in the meantime.
Are you ready to put the pieces of your life together? Are you ready to begin the process of healing? Are you ready to give and receive love in all of your experiences?
In Living Through the Meantime, bestselling author Iyanla Vanzant will lead you, step-by-step, to a greater understanding of your own past, your motivations, and your desires. Once you have completed this program of meditation, self-care, and self-examination, you will be able to move beyond your meantime experience and into the love that is your true essence.
One Day My Soul Just Opened Up: 40 Days and 40 Nights Toward Spiritual Strength and Personal Growth - Iyanla Vanzant 1999
Amazon Synopsis: One Day My Soul Just Opened Up is a program of inspiration and motivation that will help you work through problems and improve your emotional and spiritual health. Through exercises and readings, Iyanla provides you with the tools to tap into your strengths and make your dreams come true. One Day My Soul Just Opened Up will open your mind, heart, and soul to the truth of your identity as a creative and powerful being.
Peace From Broken Pieces: How to Get Through What You're Going Through - Iyanla Vanzant 2012
Amazon Synopsis: New York Times best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant recounts the last decade of her life and the spiritual lessons learned-from the price of success during her meteoric rise as a TV celebrity on Oprah, the Iyanla TV show (produced by Barbara Walters), to the dissolution of her marriage and her daughter's 15 months of illness and death on Christmas day. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Iyanla shares why everything we need to learn is reflected in our relationships and the strength and wisdom she has gained by supporting others in their journeys to make sense out of the puzzle pieces of their lives.
The Spirit of a Man: a vision of transformation for Black men and the women who love them - Iyanla Vanzant 1997
Amazon Synopsis: Recognising the obstacles set before Black men in the past and the powerful forces still at work against them, Iyanla Vanzant seeks to help both men and women nurture the strength and power they possess - that of their history, their souls, and their relationships with each other.
Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Women - Iyanla Vanzant 2008
Amazon Synopsis: The revised and expanded 20th-anniversary edition of Iyanla Vanzant’s first published work offers a powerful path to self-empowerment through the revitalization of one’s spiritual and ancestral roots. Written with Iyanla’s signature healing stories, this classic guide to uniting the will with the spirit teaches that only you have the power to make a change for the better. With chapters on basic breathing and meditation techniques, setting up a home altar, connecting with ancestors and guardian spirits, and the extraordinary power of forgiveness, this book is a perfect companion on the way toward the real you.
Known for teaching by principle and example, this exclusive edition also contains Iyanla’s special “What I Know Now” commentaries and an original CD. These tools will challenge you to stop struggling and start recognizing that it is possible to reconcile your humanity with your divinity. Whether you are a beginner on the path or a veteran in need of refreshment, Iyanla’s prescriptions can support your growth from the comfort of spiritual adolescence to the wisdom of spiritual maturity. You no longer need to settle for the way things are . . . you can open up to the way things can be—if you dare to tap the power within!
Tips for Daily Living Cards - Iyanla Vanzant 2003
Amazon Description: This deck includes cards that present a question for you to consider, which, when answered honestly, will support you in creating a new vision of yourself. Pick a card each day ...and discover the life you've always dreamed of!
Until Today!: Daily Devotions for Spiritual Growth and Peace of Mind - Iyanla Vanzant 2001
Amazon Synopsis: If there are situations, circumstances, or perhaps relationships in your life that you have been struggling to overcome, trying to work through, or doing your best to work around, throw your head back and declare to the universe, "Until Today!"
Whatever has been going on in your mind, your life, or your heart can stop -- right now, if that is truly what you desire. However, you must be willing to "do a new thing." You must spend a little time, each day, in devotion to the truth about yourself and your life. You must make a conscious approach to what you think, what you feel, and what you do. Devotion will clear up misconceptions that may have obscured your vision until today!
Bestselling author Iyanla Vanzant presents a new book of devotions for anyone on the path to spiritual empowerment. These daily devotions will create powerful changes in the circumstances of your life that have held you back and will place you on the road to personal strength and peace of mind.
Until Today Cards - Iyanla Vanzant 2002
Amazon Description: This 50-card deck of daily devotional messages supports the time-honoured adage 'Why put off until tomorrow what you can do today?' Through these devotions, Iyanla Vanzant hopes to show readers that the easiest way to create change is to simply shift your attitude - today. In each message, Vanzant names an old way of thinking and offers readers a new attitude to try just for the day.
Up From Here: Reclaiming the Male Spirit: A Guide to Transforming Emotions into Power and Freedom - Iyanla Vanzant
Amazon Description: For men -- and the women who love them -- a guide to transformation and true power.
The world needs your light. The world needs your life. Every woman and child needs you also.
Few men are taught the true spiritual essence of masculinity. In Up from Here Iyanla Vanzant empowers men with the insight and skills they need to identify, name, and understand their feelings, as well as to overcome the old patterns of behavior that result from misusing or not tapping into their emotional strength. In clear terms Vanzant shows men how to use the energy of emotions to move beyond painful, negative feelings such as rage, shame, fear, and anger to authenticity and strength.
Like the phoenix, you can
rise up from here,
out of the ashes of the crash and burn of the past,
to claim your true identity and power.
By using Vanzant's "power tools" men can transform their frustrations and failures in love, life, and work into opportunities to claim their true potential and purpose.
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