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Fear Not with Iyanla Vanzant — a new series to discuss fear in Coronavirus pandemic America
By Lapacazo Sandoval, Contributing Writer
Published May 27, 2020

Fear Not with Iyanla Vanzant— Saturdays, 9/8c, OWN

You must know by now that Oprah Winfrey cares deeply about our mental and spiritual health. She and her creative team work passionately to provide safe spaces for exploration and deep and lasting healing. One of the greatest examples of this is introducing the world to Iyanla Vanzant (OWN’s hit series “Iyanla: Fix My Life”), the soulful inspirational speaker who champions getting to the root of the problem.

Here’s the problem for 2020 — a Coronavirus pandemicis killing more Black and Brown people and it’s not stopping. We are not crazy.  The facts are the facts.  The United States Government cares about making money not about the people and the nation is filled with uncertainty and fear.

Here’s the question — do we allow fear to win?  At the age of five-years-old, my father told me this: “Sweetie pie, fear will kill you.” He was right and I like to think that my dear departed parents would be watching the new OWN series, Fear Not with Iyanla Vanzant. 

Fear Not with Iyanla Vanzant is Executive Produced and hosted by the Iyanla, the inspirational life coach and star of OWN’s hit series “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” so you can be sure of the quality of the content and the motivation behind creating the show.  We can trust this because it is OWN and it’s Iyanal.

In this new series, Iyanla offers guidance on how to live beyond fear, one step at a time. Shaping the weekly series to include heart-to-heart conversations with experts and celebrity guests as they explore the basis of human fear, offering guidance and tools that will support guests and viewers in living beyond the stress and anxieties they are now attributing to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Iyanla Vanzant  jumps into the vortex asking the most important question from the start:  The question is what is fear …. it’s important to understand the nature of fear … you may want to write this down.”

Vanzant continues, “Fear is a mental and/or reaction that arises when there is a real or preceived threat of harm.”

If you have questions about how to keep yourself calm during this Coronavirus pandemic, do your psyche a favor check out Fear Not with Iyanla Vanzant.

In the premiere episode — “Deconstructing Fear: Oprah Calls, Iyanla Answers” Iyanla welcomed Oprah Winfrey and singer Bebe Winans.  Check out  Ep. 102 “The Cost of Fear and the Price We Pay” (No password) — http://qlnk.io/ql/5ebed61be4b01f3e25ec014b

Saturday, May 23 ( 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: “The Cost of Fear and the Price We Pay” will and explores the common fear most of us are experiencing now which is financial challenges. Our nation is worrying about paying bills and providing for our families and these are all valid concerns, but does living in constant fear come with a cost? Iyanla dissects this fear with her guests.

Saturday, June 6 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: “When Fear Starts Teaching, You Better Take Notes.” If every moment in life presents an opportunity to learn, then fear is a teacher who commands immediate respect. In this episode, Iyanla asks, “What Can Fear Teach Us?” while assuring us all that lessons from fear are not necessarily a bad thing.

(F) Saturday, June 13 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: “The Future Is Unknown, But We Are Not.”  A common human fear is that of the unknown. With the world we live in uncertain and changing, is it possible to navigate this new way of life with grace and gratitude? Iyanla explores moving into a “new normal,” and what that may mean for our future.

Fear Not with Iyanla Vanzant, Saturdays, 9/8c, OWN

To access go to Oprah.com. Access OWN anytime on http://WatchOWN.tv or across mobile devices and connected TVs.

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