The inspirational speaker opened up about the upcoming season of her self-help show on OWN
Iyanla Vanzant announced new details on the upcoming season of Fix My Life including that the long-running series is near the end.
“This is my last season. This is my legacy season, I’m out. We out. 2020,” she announced during a virtual press conference. The series is filming its final season. For Iyanla the new season brings new challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“This season we deal with the massive breakdowns that have occurred in families and relationships as a result of the pandemic, [and] as a result of the shutdown. We’re dealing with some very compelling issues,” she said.
The seventh season, set to debut on OWN on Saturday, Oct. 31 will feature reality star Shay Johnson as Vanzant attempts to help her and her family through longstanding issues. Comedian Luenell is also a guest this season. The award-winning spiritual life coach made efforts to break down and then build up the relationship between the stand-up star and her mother.
Vanzant said that she is honored to share the stories of each individual guest who choose to open up and tell her their truth.
“I salute and honor each and every guest that comes forward to tell their story out loud. Imagine, most people sleep with people they don’t tell the truth to,” Vanzant said, laughing. “These people are coming to me, a stranger in front of a national audience to tell the deepest darkest most intimate issues of their life and they had to have a swab stuck up their nose to be able to do it.”
Season seven kicks off with a 2-hour premiere with Johnson and her family. Vanzant shared a preview of the episode when the reality star is faced with telling a hard truth. Her family joined her on Fix My Life in an attempt to get healing.
The six-time New York Times best-selling author said most guests are excited to undergo her process but often end up learning the problem is different than what they previously believed.
“They often come thinking the problem is one thing when it’s something else. When we begin to explore the real core and root of the problem, they’re rather shocked and horrified, and sometimes resistant and always afraid,” she said. “They know that it’s going to take time. They know that they are responsible for their own healing. They’re not coming to me, to really fix anything. They’re coming to me to get guidance, support, and information.”
Her approach to delicate situations is outlined in her on-screen practices as well as her books. Vanzant shared her process is simply based on her observation of truth and divine doctrine.
“I do the same thing in my on the show that I’ve done in my books, which is telling the truth, based on spiritual principles and universal law and provide people with the skills, the tools, the information. We have very clear intention for Iyanla Fix My Life to entertain, to inspire, [and] to help people recognize what they do and how they do it that keeps them from getting what they want,” she said.
“The only thing that I do on the show is act out things that I’ve been writing about and teaching for 38 years…Where’s my Nobel Peace Prize?” she laughed.
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