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The number of veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is alarmingly high, and growing on a daily basis. In response to the growing need for support above and beyond what the current system is equipped to provide, Omega convened a group of national experts, healing practitioners, and veteran's advocates to collaborate on best practices in healing modalities in an effort to help more veterans get treatment, more quickly. More
Roger Jahnke, a doctor of Chinese medicine with more than 25 years of clinical experience, is one of the nation’s most revered tai chi and qigong teachers. In this video, he demonstrates a simple, health-inducing, breathing exercise you can do anywhere at any time.   Learn more about Roger Jahnke     More
The television shows you watch, the magazines you read, and the people you listen to may do more harm than good. Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh reveals why it's important to be mindful of what you consume if you intend to live a more peaceful life. Explore more from Thich Nhat Hanh   More
Recognized as the “First Lady of Yoga”, Lilias Folan offers a quick and easy demonstration of yoga-based stretches you can do when you're stuck at your desk or at the airport. Explore more from Lilias Folan   More
Zindel Segal, PhD, the Cameron Wilson Chair in Depression Studies, says that depression is not a sign of weakness or failure. Therapy is an important resource for wellness and health that seeks to reverse engineer any feelings of isolation that many people experience in modern-day society. Learn more about Zindel Segal: http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/be5e5298711778ecc0fa5c9dd78c4496/ More
Zindel Segal, PhD, is the Cameron Wilson Chair in Depression Studies, Head of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, and a professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is also Head of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Unit at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a pioneer in the use of mindfulness meditation in the area of mood disorders. Learn more about Zindel Segal: http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/be5e5298711778ecc0fa5c9dd78c4496/ More
Internationally recognized clinical psychologist and author, Laurel Parnell, PhD, demonstrates a simple bilateral tapping technique to calm yourself down any time you feel anxious. Explore more from Laurel Parnell   More
Geneen Roth’s pioneering books were among the first to link compulsive eating and perpetual dieting with deeply personal and spiritual issues that go far beyond food, weight, and body image. Roth believes that we eat the way we live, and that our relationship to food, money, and love is an exact reflection of our deepest held beliefs about ourselves, and the amount of joy, abundance, pain, and scarcity we believe we have (or are allowed) to have in our lives. Explore more from Geneen Roth.   More
http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/97ecd377bd79efc81f34807966c4881c/ Danny Dreyer is the creator of ChiRunning® and ChiWalking®, forms of moving that blend the subtle inner focuses of t’ai chi with running and walking. His work is based on his study of t’ai chi with Master Zhu Xilin and internationally renowned Master George Xu, and his 35 years of experience running, racing ultra marathons, and coaching people in “intelligent movement.” Danny Dreyer is an accomplished ultra marathon runner and has raced every distance from 10K to 100 miles. More
"The subtle energy of your food becomes your mind." This phrase from the Upanishads has been a guiding principle for David Wolfe, one of the world’s top authorities on natural health and beauty, longevity, raw-living foods, superfoods, superherbs, and chocolate. Here he describes how we're living in the best of times and the worst of times in history for diet and food and it's up to us to choose wisely. Explore more from David Wolfe      More

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Omega Institute Seeing Through the Dark by Caroline Myss
On Being a Medical IntuitiveWhen I was a kid, I would do readings on houses. When we were driving around I would say to my mom, “You know what that house looks like inside? The people in there are happy, and the people in that house are not happy.” More
Omega Institute Resiliency Is Personal Sustainability
Psychology Today defines resilience as “that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes.” The American Psychological Association (APA) says resiliency is “an individual’s ability to properly adapt to stress and adversity.” More
Omega Institute Mint Chocolate Snack Balls by Jon Gabriel
Try these superfood snacks midmorning or midafternoon to avoid hunger cravings, keep your blood sugar stable, and nourish your body. These tasty, extremely nutritious snack balls are loaded with protein, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. There are no grains, gluten, or processed sugars. Kids love them, too! More
Omega Institute 7 Billion Minds or One by Larry Dossey
"I felt there was no separation between anything. I felt as if I were united with everything, and it was wonderful!" This recent report from a reader is a universal experience of people who are concerned with psychological and spiritual growth. This sense of connectedness is not fantasy, but is being affirmed by recent advances in consciousness research. More
Omega Institute Why Giving Makes Us Feel Good
If you ask most people why they give money to charity or volunteer their time, the answer is probably because they want to make a difference in their community or in the world. But research is finding that our brains' pleasure circuits become activated when we give—meaning that besides doing good, donating our money or time actually makes us feel good. More
Omega Institute 4 Ways Urban Gardens Strengthen Community
1. Access to Safe, Nutritious FoodUrban agriculture is an important part of an ecologically sustainable and abundant food production system. According to the USDA, 15 percent of global food production takes place in urban environments and provides some food security for growing urban populations. More
Omega Institute Breathe Better Now: 5 Ways to Boost Your Health With Your Breath
5 Ways to Boost Your Health With Your Breath
Thich Nhat Hanh says, "Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity."  Studies have shown that breathing techniques can also boost your health by helping to relieve anxiety and depression, lower blood pressure, and even alter your genesMore
Omega Institute Is Overwhelm Your New Normal?
We live in a culture of stress and overwhelm. Most people are juggling work, friends, family, health, travel, and that's if all is well.  Here's a pretty typical scene: More

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