EXCLUSIVE First Look: Oprah Winfrey and Sheryl Sandberg on Surviving Life’s Rough Moments

Oprah Winfrey is back with her Emmy-winning Super Soul Sunday series featuring a powerful interview with Sheryl Sandberg.

Charreah K. Jackson Jun, 21, 2017

Oprah Winfrey is back this Sunday with her Emmy-winning Super Soul Sunday series featuring a powerful interview with Sheryl Sandberg. We first met Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, as she lead the Lean In movement with her bestselling book to help women go further in our careers. Tragedy struck Sandberg’s life two years ago when her husband Dave Goldberg and father of their two kids died while they were on vacation. She opens up on growing from his passing in her new book Option B, and tells Oprah the steps she took to not be stuck in sadness.

“That struck me, the brutality of loss,” Winfrey says to Sandberg, while reading from Option B. “How are you learning to breathe again?”

Sandberg replies: “I’m learning to let the grief come when it comes, to lean into the suck. We get upset that we are upset. I get angry that I’m angry. I settled into the feeling and it began to pass more quickly.”

Great advice on giving ourselves the freedom to feel how we feel, and honor all our emotions. We are always here for a Super Soul dose from Auntie Oprah and this interview does not disappoint. If you don’t make it to church this Sunday, the Winfrey congregation is here for you.

Watch Sheryl Sandberg’s interview with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday this Sunday, June 25 at 11 a.m. ET on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

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Last year you spoke publicly for the first time since Dave's death during your commencement address at UC Berkeley and I think these were the lines that caused that speech to go viral. You said, "Dave's death changed me in very profound ways. I learned about the depths of sadness and the brutality of loss which That word struck me. The brutality of loss. But I've also learned that when life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface, and breathe again. So how are you learning to breathe again? I'm learning to let the grief come when it comes [NOISE] It was very good advice. My rabbit told me to lean into the suck Lean into the suck. Not what I meant when I said lean in yes must lean in. must lean in for our times. Lean into the suck. Which was actually really good advice because I think for me and for a lot of people when we get upset We're kind of upset we're upset. I get sad, and then I'm sad I'm sad. Yeah, that's called secondary- Derivative. Right, secondary derivative. I get angry, and then I'm angry I'm angry. I get nervous that I'm nervous I'm nervous. And so it just piles on. And when he just told me, lean into the suck, this is going to suck. It really helped me be like, settle into the feelings and then they kinda, they were more gentle or they passed more quickly.