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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

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Omega Institute Navigating Our Differences by Daniel P. Barbezat and Mirabai Bush
One of the great advances in higher education over the past 50 years has been the increase in variation among students, faculty, administration, and staff. This has deepened the learning within classrooms, greatly enriched both our institutions and our society, and given opportunities to a far greater number of people than ever before. We believe it is important to stress “variation” rather than “diversity” because as difference (diversity) rises, we need to keep a focus on our common connection (variation). We acknowledge difference and also hold our commonality. More
Omega Institute The Science of Mindfulness by Daniel Rechtschaffen
In practicing mindfulness, we can learn to effectively integrate different parts of the brain and mediate internal conflicts. There is a basic neuroscience concept, “Nerve cells that fire together, wire together.” Due to recent findings of neural plasticity, which is the ability for the connections in our brains to change and adapt throughout our lives, we now understand that our brains can generate stronger and healthier neural connections based on our mental habits. More
Creating a Global Culture of Equality and Care
What does it mean to be a man or woman today?  What will it mean in the future? How can we grow out of old roles that stifle us? How can we move from a culture of violence to a culture of care? How can we transcend what we have now to a world in which we can be fully human—together? More
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
Omega Institute One Thing at a Time by Sharon Salzberg
How Multitasking Leads to Mindlessness
We would like to believe that attention is infinite, but it isn’t. That is why multitasking is a misnomer. The brain can focus only on one thing at a time. We take in information sequentially. When we attempt to focus on multiple tasks simultaneously, what actually happens is that we switch back and forth between tasks, paying less attention to both. More
Omega Institute What Permaculture Teaches Us About Leadership
Though expressed as design principles for agriculture, the 12 principles of permaculture can also be interpreted more broadly, as important principles for decision making and leadership, helping us take action in an integrated way on a variety issues. Here are a few of these principles, taken beyond the field, the garden, and the forest, to see what they can offer all of us as leaders.  More
Omega Institute Using Your Yes: A Positive Approach to a Sustainable Future
A Positive Approach to a Sustainable Future
The impulse that often draws people toward activism is a profound feeling of "No!" This can manifest as an inability to stay silent about a variety of environmental issues, including pollution of the air we breathe and the water we drink, the loss of wild lands and quiet spaces, and the grave risks of climate change. More
Omega Institute Find Your Purpose by Michael J. Gelb
Once you realize that you are born to be creative and that you can continue to cultivate your creative energy throughout life, the big question becomes: “What do I want to create?” In order to know what you want to create, it helps to know your purpose. Perhaps you already have a well-defined and inspiring sense of purpose. Most people find, however, that they can benefit by clarifying and energizing their sense of purpose. A clear sense of purpose makes it much easier to deal with adversity and overcome obstacles. Leonardo da Vinci counseled, “Fix your course to a star.”  More
Manisha Thakor
An Interview With Manisha Thakor
Omega: You spent 15 years working as an analyst, portfolio manager, and client relations executive. How did that experience inspire you to rethink financial health and investment? More

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