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What the Research Has to Say
The severity of unmanaged stress in our society is evident. Seventy to ninety percent of all doctor visits in the United States today are for stress-related disorders. In a 10-year study, people who were unable to manage stress effectively were shown to have a 40 percent higher death rate than nonstressed individuals. Our society is bent on quick fixes when life challenges come our way. We medicate ourselves and our children. Americans consume five billion tranquilizers every year in an effort to control their stress. More
What's Possible: An Interview With Anna Deavere Smith
Marianne: The Omega Women's Leadership Center (OWLC) is focused on encouraging more women in leadership and also helping create a new paradigm of power. How do you define power? What does power mean to you? More
Many of my clients believe in wild success, but also secretly and subconsciously whisk it off their doorstep. They believe in struggle, limits, failures, intense competition, “reality,” and most of all, a secret shame inside that gains momentum and validation with every passing year. Wild success will demand wild liberation. It means stepping outside your worldview, your childhood, your neighborhood, the way things have been going, and receiving what the Universe wants to give you. Wild success often asks you to die to your past. It’s a conversion experience. More
Your Divine Assignment: Doing the Work You Love
Are you ready to live a life of meaning and purpose? Bestselling author and life coach, Tama Kieves offers five ways to brave the spiritual path of reclaiming your true identity and creating the life of your dreams. More
Changing Behavior in Organizations
The practice of empowerment is the process of enabling individuals to adopt new behaviors that further their individual aspirations and that of the organization. It is based on 30 years of research and practice and has been applied by hundreds of change practitioners in organizations throughout the world.  More
Ann M. Veneman
Ann M. Veneman, former head of UNICEF, and Carla Goldstein, director of the Omega Women's Leadership Center, discuss women, leadership, and the importance of education. Carla: You served as secretary of food and agriculture for California, secretary of agriculture for the United States, and executive director of UNICEF, all very high profile leadership positions. Was it always your career goal to attain leadership positions like these? More
Marianne: What inspired the formation of the Omega Women’s Leadership Center? More
Gods and Goddesses Within
Elizabeth Lesser questions the role power plays in our lives and the forces that come together when feminism and spirituality merge. More
Spiritual Activism in the Now
Carla Goldstein explains how spiritual activism invites us to cast off old adversarial habits and assumptions and meet each other in the healing and creative field of presence and mindfulness. People marvel at the way children live in the moment. Yet from the time we are very young we are taught to abandon our direct experience and move lock, stock, and barrel into the abstract land of the reasoning mind. More
Are you an underearner? You may be surprised. An underearner is someone who earns less than she needs or wants despite her efforts to do otherwise. A six-figure salary doesn’t exclude you. It’s a widespread condition affecting millions of Americans, especially women. More