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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
Internationally renowned relationship expert, Harville Hendrix, PhD, discusses why tension in a relationship is an essential part of the process of change. 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
Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, cofounder of the Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy, with her husband, Harville Hendrix, discusses how Imago Relationship Therapy teaches compassion and empathy in a conscious relationship. When you develop empathy for your partner, you develop empathy for the whole world.   Learn more about Helen LaKelly Hunt More
Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, is cofounder of the Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy, and together with her husband, Harville Hendrix, developed Imago Relationship Therapy and the concept of “conscious partnership.” In this video, she describes how marriage can be empowering. Explore more from Helen LaKelly Hunt   More
Dubbed a “rising star” by Yoga Journal, Sadie Nardini travels across the United States and internationally, leading workshops that New York magazine says are “one of the top 10 ways to change your life.” Explore more from Sadie Nardini More

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Omega Institute Tofu & Teens: What To Do When Your Teen Wants to Go Vegetarian or Vegan
What To Do When Your Teen Wants to Go Vegetarian or Vegan
Teens can have many reasons for choosing a vegetarian or vegan diet. Here are some tips for supporting their latest culinary exploration. Learn How Committed They Are Whether it’s to boost their energy or to align with their friends’ food choices, start a conversation with your teen to hear more about their perspective. More
Omega Institute The Power of Forgiveness by Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman
How do we forgive those who have hurt us? How is it possible to reconcile our differences with individuals who have done us harm or hurt our families or those responsible for committing deliberate acts of violence? Is forgiveness imperative in all cases? Or is forgiveness a spiritual absolute we wrestle with but nearly always fall short of, unable to leave grievances behind or let bygones be bygones? More
Omega Institute Debunking Relationship Myths by John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman
An Interview With John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman
Omega: You have engaged in long-term research to help shed light on why some marriages succeed and others don't. Aren’t relationships between individuals wholly unique and subject to environmental, chemical, and dynamic influences? John: That's an empirical question. Is there a similarity between relationships that aren’t working well? And relationships that are functioning well, are they similar to one another? And are the two groups different from one another? The answer to all three questions is “yes.”  More
Omega Institute Debunking Relationship Myths, Part 2 by John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman
An Interview With John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman
Omega: With the subject of marriage equality in making national and international headlines, do you feel that we are at a dawning of a new era where the institution of marriage has an opportunity to find more relevance and meaning? More
Omega Institute Choosing Their Own Adventure: A Day In The Life of Omega Teen Camp
A Day in the Life of Omega Teen Camp
In the world of teen development, there’s a lot of buzz around activities with many kids juggling music lessons, homework, SAT prep, social events, sports, and more. But the flurry of school-year activities often comes to a stall in the summer. Teen schedules can shift from go-go-go to "teen summer limbo," a place with endless free time. 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 Facebook Adds Custom Gender Option
Facebook announced in February that those people using the site in US English will be able to choose a ‘custom’ gender, filling in the field as the person likes, as well the option to choose a custom audience for this gender and choosing a preferred pronoun.  More

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