July 31, 2023

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Iyanla Vanzant, famous Life Coach’s Youngest Daughter dies at 49

Iyanla Vanzant announces death of her youngest daughter Nisa Vanzant through social media

By Jean Valjean July 31, 2023
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iyanla vanzant daughter nisa vanzant

Iyanla Vanzant is mourning her youngest daughter Nisa’s death.

Iyanla Vanzant, a well-known life coach, author, and motivational speaker, is mourning the loss of her youngest daughter, Nisa.

Iyanla Vanzant officially announced the news on Sunday, on Instagram, writing, "It is with great sorrow that we announce the transition of Nisa Vanzant the youngest daughter of our Beloved Iyanla Vanzant we are asking for your prayers. Please respect the privacy of her and her family at this time. Thank you."

No other information about Nisa's passing has been made public.

Iyanla: Fix My Life's previous host Vanzant is well-known for her work as a writer, spiritual life coach, and host of the podcast "The R Spot with Iyanla."

In 2012, Iyanla: Fix My Life made its Oprah Winfrey Network debut. It had eight seasons. She had interviews with a number of famous people, including Terrell Owens, Evelyn Lozada, Shereé Whitfield, Cynthia Bailey, and Karrueche Tran.

Vanzant spoke to MSNBC in 2022 on the agony of dealing with a catastrophe in one's life or a problem in one's career and stressed the value of tackling things "one step at a time."

"Give yourself permission to have the initial shock and horrification of whatever the change is — the loss of a job, a divorce, even a health crisis... I think what happens is we try to, you know. Push through it. No, no, no! Stay there for a couple of hours, even a day or so, and then I promise you it is one step at a time," she said, at the time.

"Sometimes you'll fall over, and sometimes you'll stumble ahead, and sometimes you can barely get up. It's one step at a time, and you may not know where that step is going to lead you …Your daily spiritual practice, that is your ticket, whatever you're going into, whatever you're coming out of — your daily spiritual practice: centering, grounding, breathing, listening, trusting. One step at a time That's the only way you can do it, because you cannot rush through it."