Oprah’s Super Soul 100

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I love Oprah and I love Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. I am always in awe of people who are changing the world, one good dead at a time, and shining brightly in this world. As a total fan of self-help books, getting inspiration and being better every day, I was totally into the new list that Oprah released of the SuperSoul 100. Basically 100 people who are soul leaders in 5 different categories: creatives, teachers, entrepreneurs, givers and igniters. Something I loved about the list is that I was familiar with the work of only 37 of the 100 (mostly teachers and creatives). I’m having a great time going through every one of the people on this list and learning about what they are doing and the impact they are making. Inspiration is never a bad idea, especially in these dark times. It’s always nice to hear of people doing good and bringing light instead of darkness. Heres a video of the Super Soul 100:

And here is the list in all the 5 categories. (click the link to get to the full bios and blurbs of what these people are doing).

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CREATIVES – Visionaries That Will Inspire You To Dream In A Whole New Way

  • ABDALLAH TABET Architect and Landscape Architect
  • AMANDLA STENBERG Author, Actress, Musician and Social Activist
  • AVA DUVERNAY Writer, Director, Producer and Distributer of Independent Film
  • CHERYL STRAYED Best-Selling Author and Co-Host of Dear Sugar Radio
  • COMMON Academy Award and Grammy-Winning Actor and Musician
  • DEVON FRANKLIN Author, Hollywood Producer, Preacher and Media Personality
  • ELIZABETH GILBERT Best-Selling Author and Columnist
  • ERIN BAGWELL AND KOMAL MINHAS Founders and Producers, “Dream, Girl”
  • GARY GUNN Composer and Music Producer/Curator
  • GINA RODRIGUEZ Actress and Activist
  • GRETCHEN RUBIN Best-Selling Author
  • IMAGINE DRAGONSGrammy Award-Winning Rock Band
  • IN-Q National Poetry Slam Champion and Multi-Platinum Winning Songwriter
  • INDIA.ARIE Singer/Songwriter
  • INGRID NILSEN Lifestyle Expert and Online Video Personality
  • JESSE WILLIAMS Co-founder of Ebroji & President of farWord Films
  • JILL SOLOWAY Writer, Director and Creator
  • LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA Creator and Performer
  • LUVVIE AJAYI Writer and Digital Strategist
  • MISTY COPELAND Principal Dancer
  • NATE PARKER Actor, Director, Producer, Writer and Humanitarian
  • PRINCE EA Spoken Word Poet and Filmmaker
  • RUSSELL SIMMONS CEO and Chairman of Rush Communications
  • SARAH ELIZABETH LEWIS Assistant Professor at Harvard University
  • SOPHIA BUSH Actress, Director, and Activist
  • ZENDAYA Singer and Actress
  • MARK NEPO Spiritual Teacher and Author

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ENTREPRENEURS – Believers Taking Risks That Are Revolutionizing Our World

  • AMANDA STEINBERG Founder and CEO of DailyWorth and WorthFM
  • ARIANNA HUFFINGTON Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post and Author of “The Sleep Revolution”
  • DANIELLE DUBOISE AND WHITNEY TINGLE Co-founders of Sakara Life
  • ELIZABETH CUTLER AND JULIE RICE Co-founders of SoulCycle
  • ELLIOTT BISNOW Founder and Managing Partner of Summit
  • INGRID VANDERVELDT Founder and CEO of EBW2020
  • JEFF KRASNO Co-founder of Wanderlust
  • JEFF WEINER CEO of LinkedIn
  • JESSICA O. MATTHEWS Founder and CEO of Uncharted Play, Inc.
  • JOSHUA DUBOIS Founder and CEO of Values Partnerships
  • MAXINE BÉDAT CEO and Co-founder of Zady
  • MAYA PENN CEO of Maya’s Ideas
  • MIKE ROTHMAN AND SIMON ISAACS Co-founders of Fatherly
  • REBECCA MINKOFF Co-founder and Creative Director of Rebecca Minkoff
  • RICHELIEU DENNIS Chief Experience Officer of Sundial Brands
  • SOPHIA AMORUSO Founder of Nasty Gal
  • TROY CARTER Head of Global Creator Services for Spotify and Partner at Cross Culture Ventures
  • ZIM UGOCHUKWU Founder and CEO of Travel Noire

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SOUL GIVERS – Heart + Mission + Power = How One Person Can Make A Difference

  • ADAM BRAUN Founder of MissionU and Pencils of Promise
  • ALEXIS JONES Founder of ProtectHer and I AM THAT GIRL
  • BLAKE MYCOSKIE Founder of TOMS
  • CAITLIN CROSBY Founder and CEO of The Giving Keys
  • CASEY GERALD Co-founder of MBAs Across America; Writer and Speaker
  • CHARLES BEST Founder of DonorsChoose.org
  • CHRISTOPHER GRAY Co-founder of Scholly
  • EMILY GREENER Co-founder and CEO of I AM THAT GIRL
  • FELICIA HOROWITZ Founder of Horowitz Family Foundation
  • GENE BAUR Co-founder of Farm Sanctuary
  • JENNA ARNOLD AND GREG SEGAL Co-founders of Organize
  • JEREMY JOHNSON CEO and Co-Founder of Andela
  • STEFAN FEUERSTEIN National Director of NPH Honduras
  • TIM SHRIVER Chairman of Special Olympics
  • YAEL COHEN BRAUN Co-founder of F Cancer

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SOUL IGNITERS – Transformers Who Are Redefining Everything — And Helping Us All Live In Possibility

  • AMY PURDY Snowboarder, Speaker and Co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports
  • BRYAN STEVENSON Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative
  • DR. CHRISTIANE NORTHRUP Author, Women’s Health Expert and Health Visionary
  • JANET MOCK Founder of #GirlsLikeUs
  • JOHN GRAY Associate Pastor at Lakewood Church
  • MARIA SHRIVER Journalist, Producer and Best-Selling Author
  • SHAKA SENGHOR New York Times Best-Selling Author and President of #BeyondPrisons

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SOUL TEACHERS Your Guides To The Highest Vision Of Your Life

  • ADAM GRANT Organizational Psychologist, Author & Professor at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • ANGELA M. DAVIS Soulful Fitness Instructor at SoulCycle
  • BISHOP T. D. JAKES Founder and Senior Pastor at The Potter’s House of Dallas, Inc.
  • BRENDON BURCHARD Personal Development Trainer
  • CAROLINE MYSS Best-Selling Author and Founder of Caroline Myss Education
  • DANIELLE LAPORTE Author, Speaker, Poet, Painter, and Speaker
  • DEEPAK CHOPRA Author, Founder of the Chopra Foundation and Co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing
  • DR. BRENÉ BROWN Best-Selling Author, Research Profess or, Founder and CEO of COURAGEworks
  • DR. JILL BOLTE TAYLOR Neuroanatomist, Author, Motivational Speaker and CEO of My Stroke of Insight, Inc. and Jill Bolte Taylor BRAINS, Inc.
  • DR. MICHAEL BERNARD BECKWITH Author, Founder and Spiritual Director of Agape International Spiritual Center
  • DR. SHEFALI TSABARY Psychologist, Best-Selling Author and International Speaker
  • ECKHART TOLLE Best-Selling Author of “The Power of Now” and “A New Earth”
  • ELIZABETH LESSER Best-Selling Author and Co-founder of the Omega Institute
  • ESTHER HICKS Inspirational Speaker and Best-Selling Author
  • ESTHER PEREL Relationship Therapist, Two-time TED Speaker and Best-Selling Author
  • GABRIELLE BERNSTEIN ‘New York Times’ Best-Selling Author & Speaker
  • GARY ZUKAV AND LINDA FRANCIS Authors and Co-founders of Seat of the Soul Institute
  • GLENNON DOYLE MELTON Author, Activist and Speaker
  • GORDANA BIERNAT Thinker, Writer, Seeker and Wisdom Keeper
  • IYANLA VANZANT Empowerment Expert and Host of “Iyanla: Fix My Life”
  • JACK CANFIELD Speaker, Author and Personal Development Expert
  • KRIS CARR Best-Selling Author and Founder of KrisCarr.com
  • LATHAM THOMAS Women’s Wellness Maven, Author and Founder of Mama Glow
  • MARIANNE WILLIAMSON Author and Spiritual Teacher
  • MARIE FORLEO  Owner of MarieTV and Marie Forleo International
  • MASTIN KIPP  Best-Selling Author, Life Coach and Interventionist
  • ROB BELL Author, Teacher and Host of “The RobCast”
  • SHAWN ACHOR Best-Selling Author and Happiness Expert
  • STEVEN FURTICK Founder and Lead Pastor, Elevation Church
  • THE REVEREND ED BACON Author and Pastor
  • TIM STOREYSpeaker, Author and Life Coach
  • TONY ROBBINS Author, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
  • WINTLEY PHIPPS Founder and CEO of U.S. Dream Academy

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