*Iyanla Vanzant once stood in the bedroom of her then recently deceased daughter with a pink, pearl-handled pistol in one hand and prescription pills in the other; mulling over the decision of the “best” way to finally end the pain.

Nevertheless, Iyanla Vanzant is still alive and has a testimony to share.

From leaving The Oprah Winfrey Show to the cancellation of her own television program; the downward spiral didn’t crater with the subsequent death of her daughter at the age of 31 to a rare form of colon cancer…on Christmas Day no less.

In an off-air conversation Iyanla said that “watching them put my daughter in a box and throw dirt on her let me know I could deal with anything.”

The reality though was that things were to get worse for far longer before they would get better. There was still an unexpected divorce (by way of email), loss of her house and tremendous trouble with the IRS still on the way. The fact that neither the pink, pearl-handled pistol nor the prescription pills won out is nothing short of amazing.

Hear the powerful conversation HERE.