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Omega Institute Erica Jong on Feminism & Literature
Dearest Bette, You are so young, so before all beginning, and I want to beg you, as much as I can, to be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue.—Rainer Maria Rilke More
Omega Institute Declutter With Feng Shui & Vastu
We’ve all been in spaces that feel sacred and serene—spaces that inspire us to let down our guard and breathe easy as soon as we step foot in them. Sometimes we sense that peaceful quietude in a cathedral, a counselor’s Zen-designed office, a yoga studio, or a local coffee shop. But we’ve also experienced the opposite: the professor’s office that’s bulging with books and paperwork and the friend’s home that’s overstuffed with furniture. Or, wait. Maybe that’s our home. More
Omega Institute Joe’s Tutti-Fruiti Juice Recipe by Joe Cross
One of the best ways to get more greens into your diet is to drink them. This juice recipe from Joe Cross, the filmmaker behind the hit documentary, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, features Swiss chard, a great source of calcium, vitamin C, and vitamin A, along with fruit to create a delicious and nutritious drink. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients More
Omega Institute Will We Have a National Juice Chain? by Joe Cross
Omega: The country has a lot of juice bars in big cities like Manhattan and Los Angeles, but do you think we’ll ever have a juice bar chain that is as popular and widespread as Starbucks across the country or the world? More
Writer T.S. Eliot famously stated, “April is the cruelest month,” in the opening of his opus poem “The Waste Land.” For devotees of local food, April might be cruel, but February and March can feel downright brutal, especially if you reside in one of the colder climates. Compared to the local food bounty in May through October, the winter months tend to stretch our reserves, as well as our creativity, for maintaining a strict, or even inspired, local diet. More
Omega Institute An Elderberry Shrub Recipe by Eric Steinman
An Herbal Elixir To Keep You Vital All Winter
Now that the holiday season exists largely in our rearview, it's the season to maintain, as well as bolster, your overall health and immunity. This can be achieved (with varying results) by taking any number of supplements, herbs, or vitamins. However, there's a tasty alternative. Elderberries are loaded with antioxidants, carotenoids, and anthocyanins, which are shown to enhance and boost the immune system, and they're delicious. More
Omega Institute The Secret Life of Kirtan by Krishna Das
People ask me, “What is your experience when you chant?” I don’t know what to tell them. What I do is a little mystical and mysterious, even to me. I can’t explain it. When I sing I start to release my thoughts and feelings and the stuff of the day. I start to get quieter inside. I am singing to that loving presence that is represented for me by my guru Neem Karoli Baba. I don’t necessarily think about him, Maharaj-ji, as a person when I’m singing. It goes deeper than that. More
Omega Institute Winter Sauerkraut by Eric Steinman
Bringing Life to Your Cabbage
Most people are not prone to excitement about sauerkraut. But if you are among those that have overlooked sauerkraut, you have been missing the simplicity, as well as nutritious bounty, of possibly the best culinary use of cabbage there is. More

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