With increased safety, educational opportunities, and recognition that their voices count, girls and young women have more opportunity than ever to be problem solvers and contribute to building a more safe and sustainable world for everybody. But girls and young women still face many challenges related to gender and often have to reconcile their own dreams with expectations of what they “should be.”
As blogger Courtney Martin says, this is a generation of girls and young women “who were told we could do anything and instead heard that we had to be everything.”
Marianne: Your philosophy toward women’s health and wellness is very synergistic to the Omega Women’s Leadership Center’s approach to leadership, in terms of learning to tune into our inner wisdom. How would you, personally, define power? What does power mean to you?
We’ve invented the wheel, cracked the code of DNA—so what's next for humankind? Marion Woodman, a pioneering Jungian analyst, and the author of ten books, believes that individuals and societies were meant to grow. And our best chance for growth, she thinks, is to bring the feminine into our culture. The following is taken from an interview that Elizabeth Lesser conducted with Marion Woodman for O, The Oprah Magazine.
With 90-degree days, mosquito bites, and a constant craving for ice cream or sorbet, it must be summer! It can be hard to cook in summer because an already hot kitchen quickly becomes unbearable when the stove is on, so chef Robert Turner takes us out to the grill. Corn on the cob, which can actually be eaten raw, becomes even more sweet and delicious when grilled. Leave it in the husk to give it an aroma and flavor that it won’t get if the ears are cooked directly on the grill.
In a life-threatening moment, Cyndi Lee's yoga practices came to her rescue.
Do you attend yoga classes faithfully but still shirk your own daily practice? Rodney Yee inspires you to take your yoga home.
Peter Sterios didn’t think there was much beyond family, school, and competitive sports when he stumbled upon his first yoga class. His discovery? Yoga finds you right where you are, no previous enlightening experiences required.
After travelling to study Iyengar Yoga in Pune, India, Omega’s Being Yoga Conference lead developer, Traci Childress, discovered that yoga’s roots are ultimately deep within each of us.
I drag my suitcase through the Mumbai airport, surprised at the ease with which I negotiate the crowded hall. When I arrived in India a month ago, the crowds made me breathless. Despite the fact that it’s not yet sunrise, the air in the building is thick with heat and humidity held over from the days prior.
When Beryl Bender Birch received a serious medical diagnosis, she was in denial. “I’m Beryl Bender Birch, I don’t do ‘hip replacements,’ much less osteoarthritis,” she said. Then an “aha” moment led her back to the practices that would help her heal.