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Art is the fabric of imagination that connects us with everything—everything that is, everything that was, and everything we are capable of being. It is the ultimate transformer and a powerful healer. Through art, we see ourselves, recreate ourselves, and often discover truths that otherwise would remain foreign. More
Steve Taylor, a researcher and author of five books, was included in Mind, Body, Spirit magazine’s list of "the 100 most spiritually influential living people." His work has been described by Eckhart Tolle as "an important contribution to the shift in consciousness happening on our planet." His spiritual poems, published in The Meaning, offer a profound glimpse into the presence he speaks about in his work.     More
When faced with an unruly classroom full of bored troublemakers who don't react well to new teachers, what do you do? If you're humorous author Ira Wood, you make them laugh. Here, the writer who has been praised by the New York Times for his “special gift for heartwarming comedy,” Ira Wood describes some of his unique experiences as an artist-in-residence working in schools. More
Strawberry season is a much-anticipated event in the Northeast, strawberries being one of the first and most impressive fresh fruits we finally we get to pick after long, cold winters. While they are great on their own, strawberries are fantastic in desserts, so I tapped Omega’s former head baker, Erin Day, for her favorite strawberry recipe. A buckle, which is similar to a crumble, is a cake with berries in the batter and a streusel topping. It can also be made with blueberries, raspberries, peaches, or a combination of fruits. More
Refreshing Yogurt Fruit Shake
A mango lassi sounds quite exotic, but it's very simple to prepare. A mixture of fruit, yogurt, water, and ice, it's an impressive drink that can be modified to satisfy individual tastes. If my father is preparing it, he likes to add salt and buttermilk instead of yogurt. I prefer sweet and fruity lassis rather than salty lassis. Sometimes, instead of adding just water, I add a cup of delicious almond milk, which makes it uniquely mine. How will you make it uniquely yours? Serves 4 More
June is a big month for the water signs. According to astrologer Eric Francis, that’s good news for everyone, unless your only friend is a cactus (and they love water, too, just not too much of it). For a more thorough explanation of this month's astrology, see June 2013: The Most Interesting Month Since the Ocean. More

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