It was a big year from Iyanla Vanzant. Iyanla covers Essence magazine’s February issue that hits newsstands today (January 11). She shares with ESSENCE readers her ten secrets to finding real and lasting happiness—and tells us why she will always have a reason to smile.

The spiritual advisor who serves as a life coach to the broken, is coming back to our TV screens in April for season 2 of her hit show Iyanla: Fix My Life, on OWN.

“Be willing to share all of who you are. So many of us want a partner, but we’re not willing to show all of us. That’s why we have a weave, we’re wearing Spanx and everything is fine. If you’re not willing to let your partner see your cellulite or know your biggest fears, then you aren’t really ready to share yourself,” Vanzant tells Essence.


Season 2 premieres April 13.