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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
Omega Institute Super Green Rainbow Salad by Suzanne Boothby
Serves 6 Ingredients1 bunch kale, chopped1/2 red cabbage, shreddedsea salt 1 cucumber, chopped2 carrots, shredded1 yellow pepper, chopped1/2 cup sunflower seedssea salt and pepper to taste More
Omega Institute Put Your Partner Before Your Phone
Banish phones from the bedroom. Use a dedicated clock for your alarm. If you need to have your phone in your room—for example, you may be in a profession that really does require you to be reached at any hour—pledge not to check email while in bed. Make the bedroom an intimate, unplugged place.  More
Omega Institute Celebrating Men and Women by Alison Armstrong
On Cultivating a Compassionate Understanding of Family Conflict More
Omega Institute Cultivating a Lasting and Loving Relationship by John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman
Strengthen Your Love Map The Love Map, is a road map of one’s partner’s inner psychological world. It involves the couple knowing one another and periodically updating this knowledge. Allocate “cognitive room” for your relationship and the world of your partner. Can you answer these five questions?    More
Omega Institute Erica Jong on Feminism & Literature
Dearest Bette, You are so young, so before all beginning, and I want to beg you, as much as I can, to be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue.—Rainer Maria Rilke More
Omega Institute Breathing Together: How the Breath You Take Can Improve Relationships by Shannon Sexton
How the Breath You Take Can Improve Relationships
In September 2013, I attended a five-day conference at Omega called Breathwork Immersion: From Science to Samadhi. As a longtime yoga student, I was excited to explore the scientific and spiritual dimensions of the breath, and to learn new breathing techniques with some of the leading experts in the field. More
For the first 10 years of my work as a psychiatrist, I did not think much about trauma. I was in my 30s, and many of the people I worked with were not much older than I was. More

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