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Omega Institute The Science of Mindfulness by Daniel Rechtschaffen
In practicing mindfulness, we can learn to effectively integrate different parts of the brain and mediate internal conflicts. There is a basic neuroscience concept, “Nerve cells that fire together, wire together.” Due to recent findings of neural plasticity, which is the ability for the connections in our brains to change and adapt throughout our lives, we now understand that our brains can generate stronger and healthier neural connections based on our mental habits. More
Creating a Global Culture of Equality and Care
What does it mean to be a man or woman today?  What will it mean in the future? How can we grow out of old roles that stifle us? How can we move from a culture of violence to a culture of care? How can we transcend what we have now to a world in which we can be fully human—together? More
Omega Institute I Want To Be Weird Like You
My Adventures at Omega Teen Camp
I was an angsty 13-year-old when I showed up for Omega Teen Camp. Middle school had been really hard for me. But things were different at camp. Although it may sound shallow, for the first time in my life I felt popular. I felt like I had a huge group of people who loved to be around me just as much as I loved to be around them. More
Omega Institute How To Do Yoga With Kids
If you’ve experienced the benefits of yoga firsthand, you may be inspired to share it with the children in your life. After all, research suggests that yoga may help increase a child’s self-worth and sense of well-being, reduce symptoms of mild depression among young adults, and relieve ADHD. More
Omega Institute The Stressed Out Generation
The American Psychological Association (APA) recently found that teenagers are more stressed out than adults, especially during the school year.  More
Omega Institute Breaking Up? Bring Your Radiance With You by Lundy Bancroft and Jac Patrissi
You are leaving. We are so sorry. And, congratulations! Leaving brings a mixture of pain and hope. It moves you forward into a new life. More
Omega Institute The Mindful Education Revolution by Daniel Rechtschaffen
Sitting on his bunk bed, locked behind juvenile detention bars, 17-year-old Damon feels his breath softly rising and falling. As another angry thought surfaces, he remembers his mindfulness lesson and notices the tension in his body. He smiles at the passing thought and feels his whole body relax. He notices an inner spaciousness and a sense of freedom that he’s not sure he’s felt before. More
Omega Institute Parenting With an Ex: The Birthday Party by Ellen Kellner
The Birthday Party
The birthday party—there are two ways of looking at it: from the perspective of a divorced parent or from your child’s perspective. The one way is sure to be filled with tension, bitterness, and accusations. The other way will be bursting with laughter and balloons. Which type of birthday will you choose for your child? The Old Way More
Of all our relationships, one stands apart in its ability to inspire and mystify—our relationship to the universe—but most of the time we remain as unaware of the star-speckled space enveloping us as the wallpaper in our living room. More
Omega Institute 5 Steps to Loving Everyone by Judy Lief
The human realm is said to be the realm of passion. Passion is what holds us together; confused passion is what entraps us, and transformed passion is what can liberate us. Although our passion is often tainted by the tendency to grasp or possess, in essence, it is accepting of others. Passion is attraction, whereas aggression is rejection. More

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