It’s not life that causes suffering, says Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön, it’s our story about life—our interpretation—that causes so much distress. When we practice interrupting the story we’re telling ourselves, and learn to ride the wave of emotions that inevitably come up in life, we can find a new freedom and flexibility in the face of uncertainty and change.
Acorn squash is a "winter squash." Contrary to their name, winter squashes are grown in summer and fall but they hold up long after the harvest, making them an important winter food. In this dish from Robert Turner, the squash is roasted then stuffed with wild rice and cranberries and topped with feta for an impressive presentation fit for any holiday or special dinner. You can also try this recipe with butternut, buttercup, or other winter squashes.
Astrologically, this November involves a Mercury retrograde and Scorpio eclipse, so it should be an interesting month especially because Mercury retrograde begins on election day. As Eric Francis says, this can be a slippery time, where it is difficult to discern the truth. So don't act on what you know or suspect to be incomplete information.
Astrologically, October will be about creative breakthroughs, awakenings, and possibly even resolving situations that have seemed stuck, says Eric Francis. Yet many people will experience this month as destabilizing, unpredictable, and even a bit frantic. With Saturn and Mars changing signs and another Mercury retrograde on the way, Eric Francis suggests that you expect the unexpected and remember that awareness and flexibility are your best friends.
Life is revealed not through observation, but through our willingness to live it. Mark Nepo shares how his efforts, and the generosity of a friend, helped him realize that living is the original art.
This soup, from Omega’s executive chef Robert Turner, is a great fall and winter dish and is good for a dinner party or lunches during the week. Be careful peeling and cutting up the squash—a sharp vegetable peeler and a sharp, strong knife or cleaver will help. If you don’t have the time or inclination to cut up your own squash, many stores offer pre-cut squash in the produce department. Canned beans are also a shortcut for this recipe.
Carla Goldstein, chief external affairs officer at Omega and cofounder of the Omega Women's Leadership Center, discusses why the need for a women's movement is just as timely as ever.
Mark Nepo encourages you to loosen your hold on the world so you can listen to your heart.
The five wisdoms reveal the subtle energetic dimension of your experience—body, emotions, mental activity, and sense perceptions. Take Irini Rockwell’s five wisdoms questionnaire to discover more about yourself and find clues to striking greater balance in your life.