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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
On Silence Silence is a good friend. It allows for the natural progression of things. Still, I remain nervous, anxious as ever to fill the void as I used to with interesting questions, chit-chat, sweet nothings that nice girls like me were taught to utter. I sure did have that nice girl persona down pat. Now what takes the place of nice? On Being A Woman More
I find that I’m zipping my lip lately, most often when I’m around our grown children. Since both sons live far away, we don’t have the luxury of casual get-togethers in which mundane conversations evolve giving a mother a clue as to what is going on in her children’s lives. Although minimal communication is fine when dealing with acquaintances and friends, it doesn’t cut it where my kids are concerned. More
Omega Institute Raising More Confident Teens
The teen years can be rocky both for kids and parents. You want them to be happy, have friends, and be successful in their lives. Yet, many days they don’t seem up to playing the part you were hoping for them. Your teen may come across as moody, rebellious, or just out of sorts. More

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