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Omega Institute Step Into Your Power, Part 1: An Interview With Gabrielle Bernstein
An Interview With Gabrielle Bernstein
Omega: As a New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker, and the social media-savvy founder of HerFuture.com, you’ve been hailed as a next-generation thought leader and a role model for postmodern spiritual seekers. What is your advice for stepping into your power so you can lead with authenticity? Gabrielle: Stepping into your power is about getting real. So much of what blocks us from our true power comes into play when we’re not living from an authentic place of truth. More
Omega Institute Leading the Relational Inversion: From Ego to Eco by Otto Scharmer
From Ego to Eco
One of the biggest challenges we face in moving toward an ecosystem economy is to act collectively in ways that are intentional, effective, and cocreative. Over the past several years, I (Otto) have watched executives participate in a climate change simulation game at MIT, designed and led by MIT Professor John Sterman. He splits the group into small teams, with each team representing a key country group in the ongoing United Nations-sponsored negotiations over carbon emissions. The negotiators’ agreements are fed into a simulation model using actual climate data. More
What’s the Best Financial Advice You Ever Received?
Omega: What’s the best financial advice you have ever received? Manisha: If you don’t understand it, keep asking until you do. I think it’s particularly true in finance, where there are so many multisyllable words and acronyms. I want to encourage people that the good personal finance ideas are simple: Save. Don’t spend money you don’t have. Don’t take more risk in your investments than you need. More
Omega Institute OWLC Passive Housing
In the spring of 2011, Omega Institute completed construction on a passive house addition to the main office building to house the Omega Women's Leadership Center (OWLC).  More
Women are not as content as men are in today’s workplace. From the boardroom to the conference room, women often feel they’re being treated and valued differently than men. They feel their ideas are ignored or dismissed during meetings, they feel excluded from formal decisions and informal events, and they often feel passed over when challenging assignments are awarded. Interestingly, the higher up in the organization, the more frequently women will cite these feelings of disappointment and career unfulfillment. More
Omega Institute Remembering Jyoti: Calling on Men & Women to Help End the Culture of Violence Against Women by Mallika Dutt
Calling on Men & Women to Help End the Culture of Violence Against Women
One year ago, Jyoti Singh Pandey, a 23-year-old student in New Delhi, boarded a bus with a friend and headed home. She never got there. Jyoti was brutally raped by the men on the bus, her injuries severe enough to kill her. The outcry that followed sent thousands of protesters—women and men—into the streets. That men were part of the protests is significant and signals an important shift in the way we globally respond to violence against women.  More
Talking With Kids & Teens About Money
I was talking to my dentist today about flossing one’s teeth. He said the vast majority of his patients do not floss regularly and yet the handful that do are absolutely passionate about doing it. Interestingly, he observed the catalyst for starting to floss often was not “information” (i.e. people who floss have fewer dental issues) but rather something hitting them “emotionally” (i.e. a family member undergoing painful dental treatments). More
Omega Institute Thinking Outside of the "Man Box": An Interview With Tony Porter
An Interview With Tony Porter
Omega: What exactly is a “man box” and how does it serve, as well as inhibit, manhood?  Tony: The “man box” is how men have been collectively socialized to understand what it means to be a man. It doesn’t mean that all men respond in the same way to this collective socialization but it does mean that all men have an understanding of this socialization. More
The Pathway to a Civilization of Love
“The future of humanity will be decided not by relations between nations, but by relations between men and women.” Whether or not D. H. Lawrence was overstating the case in making this prophetic pronouncement, he was pointing to something very real. The crisis in relations between women and men is of massive proportions and is creating profound misery for literally billions of people across the planet. More
Omega Institute Share Your Light With the World by Gabrielle Bernstein
You probably don’t talk up your own awesomeness on a regular basis—if ever. Most of us, especially women, have been taught to see anything more than “quiet” confidence as boasting. In many cases the brighter we shine, the more negative reactions we receive: maybe your big promotion made you the target of office gossip, or you became a Pilates rock star and were met with more backhanded compliments than congratulations. These kinds of experiences lead us to lose sight of our talents and inner spark, which in turn deprives the world of our greatness. More

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