The one and only Iyanla Vanzant — spiritual leader, inspirational speaker, coach, lawyer, and television personality — has written a memoir that is at once harrowing and heartbreaking, reassuring and hopeful. Peace From Broken Pieces is about how to put your spirit back together after your world has been shattered, written by someone who knows. Having lost her young daughter to a rare disease, Iyanla had to learn how to survive the kind of seemingly unsurvivable loss that shakes the foundations of one’s being. It is a story of grief, trauma, courage, resilience, and the self-creation of a wise and deeply spiritual woman.
In our interview, Iyanla intimately shares her experience of loss, and also discusses the journey of the soul, God’s jazz brunch, breaking the chains of intergenerational trauma, sisterhood, and love. Rightfully subtitled How To Get Through What You’re Going Through, this book was just what many of us needed as we moved out of the covid pandemic and back into a new and forever changed world.
Iyanla is a dear friend whom I adore with all my heart, whose company has always made me feel that I live in a world of infinite possibility, where opportunities for transformation are both endless and surprising. I’m thrilled and honored to share this conversation with you.