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Omega’s Guide to Cleanses
You’ve stocked up on lemons, and you’ve hidden your coffeemaker from sight. Whether it’s your first time around or you’re a seasoned pro, you know that a cleanse takes determination, action, and the ability to stick with it. More
Omega Institute Cleansing 101: How to Be Successful With Your Next Cleanse
How to Be Successful With Your Next Cleanse
Cleanses are to this decade, what low-fat diets were to the 1980s. It seems like everyone you meet is trying one type of cleanse or another, but the results vary from person to person. Some people go on a cleanse and feel amazing, while others struggle to stick with it or worse, end up getting sick. It may not be the cleanse itself that’s the problem. It may be the way we are cleansing. While it feels like a magic bullet to take time off from your usual food routine, to have greater success you want to get clear about why you are cleansing and learn the best practices. 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
It's time for men and boys to start acknowledging the role male domination and socialization plays in all forms of violence against women and girls. The Centers for Disease Control states that men's violence against women is the leading cause of injury to women in this country. That would lead me to say that men's violence against women is at epidemic levels and needs to be addressed as such.  More
Omega Institute A New Kind of Strategy for Nonprofits by Carla Goldstein
Convene, Reflect & Take Time to Strategize
The top managers of the Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Practice only get to meet once a month, if that. "We needed time away from our hectic court-based environment to think more clearly, without interruption, and in a supportive environment," says Ann Marie Scalia, attorney-in-charge of the Manhattan Juvenile Rights office. Theirs is not a unique story. More
Omega Institute The Wounds of War: How Post-Traumatic Stress Affects All of Us by Loree K. Sutton
How Post-Traumatic Stress Affects All of Us
The invisible wounds of war are not new to our warriors, veterans, and their loved ones. For many, “coming home” is not the end of war—far from it. Even when soldiers leave the battlefield far behind, the war often continues—in hearts and minds, relationships and communities following deployment. War is hell ... as can be peace.  As James Hillman aptly put it, “peace for veterans is not an absence of war, but its living ghost in the bedroom, at the lunch counter, on the highway ... The return from the killing fields is more than a debriefing; it is a slow ascent from hell.”    More
Omega Institute Staying Alive With Joe Cross
Omega: You like to say that people spend the first 40 years of their lives killing themselves and the next 40 trying to stay alive. What does trying to stay alive look like for you? More
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”  ―Elbert Hubbard More
Omega Institute 3 Biggest Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Impact
If you’re interested in lessening your environmental impact and trying to live more sustainably, knowing where to begin can feel overwhelming. Over the past several years countless lists of green steps to take and green product comparisions have been published. All of those steps and comparisons are great, but there's a way to simplify your approach by focusing on just three items: electricity, diet, and transportation.  1. Electricity More

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