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Judith Ansara, MSW, has been a leading innovator and teacher of human consciousness for more than 30 years. In this video, she reveals why the experience of pleasure through playfulness, curiosity, exploration, and delight will bring joy and vitality into your relationship every day. Learn more about Judith Ansara More
Robert Gass and Judith Ansara are cocreators of the Sharing the Path workshop and bring a depth of compassion and insight forged in the living laboratory of their 40-year marriage. Learn more about Robert Gass: http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/cdddfb5e514c1ff95c46c9c113534b5d/ Learn more about Judith Ansara: http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/9415318b2f12188ea2f5707563c04afe/ More
Spiritual life counselor, Iyanla Vanzant reveals that the root of all suffering and craziness comes from the human desire to stay separated from your divine source rather than accepting how deeply connected you are to everyone else. Explore more from Iyanla Vanzant   More
Steve Carter, one of the founders of the Institute for Ecstatic Living, reveals a simple tantric exercise for men to practice to balance their energy in relationship to their partner. Learn more about Steve Carter: eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/d392101dd6de977e28c6f117266c0143/ More
Founders of the Institute for Ecstatic Living, Lokita Carter and her husband, Steve Carter, reveal a simple tantric technique for shifting conflict in your relationship by reconnecting with your body. Learn more about Lokita Carter: eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/b9cf297cc66c2f69a0dc6947a75b8837/ Learn more about Steve Carter: eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/d392101dd6de977e28c6f117266c0143/ More
Founders of the Institute for Ecstatic Living, Lokita Carter and her husband, Steve Carter, offer a new approach to resolving problems in your relationship by creating a safe and sacred space to listen to each other with your hearts. Learn more about Steve Carter: eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/d392101dd6de977e28c6f117266c0143/ Learn more about Lokita Carter: eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/b9cf297cc66c2f69a0dc6947a75b8837/ More
Harville Hendrix, PhD, is a clinical pastoral counselor who is known internationally for his work with couples. He and his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, cocreated Imago Relationship Therapy and developed the concept of “conscious partnership.” Explore more from Harville Hendrix     More
A pioneer in the world music community, Jai Uttal has led kirtans worldwide for more than 30 years. In this video, he reveals how becoming a father influenced his Bhakti practice. Learn more about Jai Uttal   More
Founders of the Institute for Ecstatic Living, Lokita Carter and her husband, Steve Carter, demonstrate a simple communication exercise to help you connect with your partner by answering the question, "How do you want to be loved?"   Learn more about Lokita Carter:http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/b9cf297cc66c2f69a0dc6947a75b...   More
Internationally renowned relationship expert, Harville Hendrix, PhD, discusses the healing power of being in relationship is not only to have your emotional needs met but to cultivate your own potential. Explore more from Harville Hendrix   More

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Omega Institute Alex and Allyson Grey Creativity as Spiritual Practice: An Interview With Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, Part 2
An Interview With Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, Part 2
Omega: How do your creative and spiritual lives intertwine—are they separate or one in the same? Alex and Allyson: Our creative and spiritual lives are completely entangled and indistinguishable. Integrating creativity as spiritual practice is the core teaching of CoSM. Artists working together form an accelerator of inspired energies that enhance and catalyze evolution. We have three bodies of work between us: Alex's art, Allyson's art, and CoSM, a social sculpture we share with a community. More
Omega Institute Lonely? Try This 5 Minute Qigong Remedy by Robert Peng
Whenever you're feeling disconnected, isolated, or driftless, you can cultivate a feeling of being at home in your family, your community, and the universe at large by practicing a simple qigong exercise called “Awaken Awareness."  More
Omega Institute Why We Fear Intimacy by Erica Jong
Omega: You write about men and women’s fears of intimacy. What’s at the root of it and how can we address it? More
Omega Institute How Friends Make Life Better
Abbott and Costello. Laverne and Shirley. Kirk and Spock. Bert and Ernie. Thelma and Louise. Chandler and Joey. Harry and Hermione. These iconic fictional friendships, depending on our age, hold special places in our memories. Whether these duos helped us laugh or had relationships we wanted to emulate in our own lives, they illustrate the value we find in friendship. Friends can offer a listening ear, a hand to hold, or hug when you need it. But friendships are fading these days. More
Omega Institute The Best Gifts in Life Are Free
The saying “the best things in life are free” can easily be forgotten when it comes to giving gifts and expressing love to people in our life. The pressure to give expensive gifts has become part of our cultural fabric, but there are other ways you can choose to express your love. Gifts come in many forms, and some of the best cost little or are free. In fact, sometimes it’s the gifts that come from the heart, including small acts of kindness or love, that can have the biggest impact. More
Omega Institue Polish Your Listening Skills: Using Mirroring & Reflective Listening to Deepen Your Relationships
Using Mirroring & Reflective Listening to Deepen Your Relationships
Mirroring and reflective listening are two ways to develop a better rapport with friends, coworkers, and family members. Whether you are looking for simple ways to ease conflicts when emotions are running high, or just want the person you are speaking with to know you hear them, these related techniques from the counseling world can improve the bonds of any relationship. Mirroring as a First Step More
Omega Institute Nature Nurtures Spirituality & Environmentalism in Kids
You’ve probably heard that kids today spend far less time outdoors than they did two decades ago—it's probably true for you, too. According to studies, American kids spend half as much time outside today as they did in the 1990s, and more than a quarter of British children spend less than 30 minutes a week (that's less than 5 minutes a day) outdoors. More
Omega Institute Practicing The Work at Work by Byron Katie
“My boss just doesn't appreciate me,” is a common complaint heard in many offices across the country. Recent research from Gallup has found that less than one in three Americans receive praise from their work supervisor, and employees who say they have not been recognized at work are more likely to quit in the next year. More
Omega Institute Feel Good Now: How to Boost Your Oxytocin Level By Yourself
How to Boost Your Oxytocin Level
Have you ever perused The Daily Puppy during a stressful day at work? Have you ever felt that if someone just gave you a hug everything would be better?  Your instincts are spot on. These actions, and many others, can activate a hormone called oxytocin, also known as the "feel-good," “love,” and "trust" hormone.  More

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