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Oscar Award winning actress and social change activist, Jane Fonda talks to Eve Ensler about the importance of raising young boys to be emotionally literate men at the Women & Power Conference 2007. Learn more about Jane Fonda: http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/6b6203d82f8cea81570b351e7cf7bd17/ More
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate of 2004, Wangari Muta Maathai was internationally recognized for her persistent struggle for democracy, human rights, and environmental conservation. In this video, she shares with Eve Ensler the importance of taking active responsibility for working on political change from within. Learn more about Wangari Muta Maathai: http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/9717db9e0b8268cae1db73017b98af68/ More
Famed for her talent, creativity, and versatility as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Ani Difranco made a name for herself in the music world with the release of her self-titled debut album in 1990. This Grammy Award-winning artist has established herself as a feminist icon and political activist, using her music as a way to convey powerful, yet personal messages. In 2006, she received the Woman of Courage Award at the National Organization for Women (NOW) Conference and Young Feminist Summit. More
The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, including women from the Arctic Circle; North, South, and Central America; Africa; and Asia, represents a global alliance of prayer, education, and healing. They are women of prayer and women of action who regularly travel the globe to bear witness to the wounds of people and of the earth. More
A midwife of drummers, Ubaka (oo-BAH-ka) Hill reminds us that we live with a drum inside us: our heart. Through the power of community and the drum we can move toward personal healing and expansion that's good for the whole world.   Explore more from Ubaka Hill   More
In this quick exercise, Barbara Stanny, MA, author of Overcoming Underearning®, asks you to think back to your earliest memory of money in order to uncover how those decisions have shaped your financial life today.   More
A survivor of the killing fields of Cambodia, Loung Ung's parents and two of her siblings were killed and she was forced to train as a child soldier. In this powerful video, she reveals what her mother taught her about the power of the heart to survive anything. Learn more about Loung Ung: http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/ace88d16f65295193fef8bd91d6a6445/ More
Internationally known vinyasa flow yoga teacher, Seane Corn and Mark Lilly, founder and president of Street Yoga, discuss what it means to be an everyday activist and why yoga will help you reach deeper inside yourself than you ever have before in order to be of service to the world around you. Learn more about Yoga Service   More

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Omega Institute Let's Dream a New World: An Interview With John Perkins
An Interview With John Perkins
Omega: Was there a turning point or defining moment in your life that “lifted the veil” for you? John: There have been a lot of turning points, but probably the key one happened when I was in the Amazon and I got very, very ill. I was dying and lost a lot of weight in a very short period of time, then a shaman healed me in one night in a shamanic shapeshifting ceremony. More
Omega Institute You Only Need Four Seconds by Peter Bregman
“A four-second pause—the time it takes to take one breath in, one breath out—can be powerful enough to subvert a poor decision and replace it with a smarter one.” —Peter Bregman This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor, rested my hands on my knees, closed my eyes, and did nothing but breathe for 20 minutes. More
Omega Institute Walking for Wellness Across the Nation
Omega: Part of your mission is “To re-establish walking as a healing tradition in Black communities as tribute to the women who walked before us.” You recently caravanned over 500 women from 10 cities to Selma for the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery March. How did it feel for women to, quite literally, be walking in the footsteps of grandparents and ancestors? More
Omega Institute How to Lead Like a Spiritual Warrior: An Interview With angel Kyodo williams
An Interview With angel Kyodo williams
Omega: To be a spiritual warrior—an archetype in all traditions—you've said we need to “transcend the stories we make up in our own minds about ourselves and our shortcomings.... It's the labels that we apply and that are applied to us that box us in, break us down, and wear us out." How does this apply to women, specifically, who want to act in service to the greater good? More
Omega Institute Family of Woodstock Builds Relationships at Service Week
The motto of Family of Woodstock (Family) is: “Any problem under the sun.” This year, Family celebrated its 45th anniversary in part by returning to Omega Service Week, an initiative that supports fellow nonprofits who come for self-led organizational retreats on Omega’s campus. More than 30 organizations took part in the retreats this year. More
Omega Institute Threading Anger Through Love by angel Kyodo williams
Anger is capable of pointing us back to love. It arises as a result of an offense to what we love. If we can use anger to reconnect to love, then that anger—the response that we have to injustice, pain, and suffering in the world—can be a generative force rather than a destructive one. More
Omega Institute Social Justice & Buddhism: An Interview With angel Kyodo williams
An Interview With angel Kyodo williams
Omega: You’ve said, “The heart that hurts is the very same heart that heals.” How do we build a bridge from personal to collective healing, and apply inner gentleness to systems and structures that urgently need to alter? More
Curiosity & Resilience by Elizabeth Gilbert
Omega: What is your relationship to curiosity and how do you cultivate resilience? More
Omega Institute Trauma Workers Need to Help Themselves, Too
Burnout. Compassion fatigue. Secondary traumatic stress. These are terms used to describe the emotional (and physical) drain experienced by many trauma workers. The symptoms can mimic those of post-traumatic stress: feeling numb, anxious, depressed, cynical, discouraged, or fatigued. Caregivers may also experience sleep issues from working too many hours or seeing too many patients. More

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