Health & Healing

Addictions always originate in unhappiness, even if hidden. They are emotional anesthetics; they numb pain. 

The first question—always—is not “Why the addiction?” but “Why the pain?” The answer, ever the same, is scrawled with crude...

Since the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, more than two million United States troops have been deployed. The operational tempo associated with these conflicts, in conjunction with extended and multiple...

Omega's Yoga Service Conference was recently featured in this article on Forbes.com:

"Scientific evidence is mounting daily for what many have long sensed: that practices like mindfulness, meditation, and yoga can help us address certain...

For most survivors, cancer is a long, painful battle—not just for those who have cancer, but for loved ones too. Cancer survivor and comedian Scott Burton describes the challenges (and ...

How do you develop or maintain a sense of humor when battling something like cancer? Cancer survivor and comedian Scott Burton explains the importance of a sense of humor, how it can get us...

Cancer survivor Scott Burton endured a radical bone transplant, seven months of chemotherapy, eight more surgeries, and numerous medical and emotional struggles before he was...

For more than 20 years, Omega has been engaged with veterans and family members dealing with the after-effects of war known as post-traumatic stress. We recently hosted The Costs of War, Violence & Denial: A Retreat for Veterans Living With...

Zen Buddhist monk and combat veteran of the Vietnam War, Claude AnShin Thomas discusses the scars of war and the importance of understanding why healing doesn't mean the absence of suffering.

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Gabor Maté, a renowned physician and expert on mind-body wellness, shares a story with the Yoga Service Council conference about hiding his limp when he visited his mother and how this is a perfect example of why people try to hide their pain...

A renowned physician and expert on mind-body wellness, Gabor Maté discusses why a common link between most chronic diseases is often the person's emotional life as well as their relationship to the world at the 2012 Yoga Service Council...

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