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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
Omega Institute Embrace Winter & Connect With Nature
Outside of the tropics, winter is a time of rest. It's a time when much of the natural world begins to turn inward and withdraw into itself. Everything slows down, insulates itself, reacting and responding to the colder temperatures—including us humans. 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 Blue Zone Secrets to Living Longer & Happier
In the search for a long, healthy life, we come across many creams, tonics, and workout classes promising to keep us toned and feeling good. Some say it’s just a matter of good genes, yet more studies suggest that only about 25 percent of how long we live is actually determined by our DNA. 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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