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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
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 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
Omega Institute The Open Secret by Elizabeth Lesser
Are You Hiding From True Happiness?
Open Secret Learn the alchemytrue human beings know.The moment you acceptwhat troubles you've been given,the door will open.—Rumi     Jelalluddin Rumi wrote poems so alive and clear that even today—eight centuries later—they shimmer with freshness. More
Omega Institute Soul to Soul in Life by Ram Dass
An Interview With Ram Dass, Part 1
Lois: Your book, Polishing the Mirror, reminds us to live from our spiritual heart, which is a regular ongoing practice. What is the most important thing that you are learning as you continue to "polish" your own "mirror"? Ram Dass: I’m learning about love. I’m learning that God is love. That all things—like trees and cars and everything—are made of love. And that I am made of love. That’s radiance. It’s insight. I’m learning how to identify with my soul rather than my ego. So the soul is just love, love, love. More
Omega Institute 6 Takeaways From the Next Conversation
Till the Ground for Healing Elizabeth Lesser opened the 2014 Women & Power Conference and spoke to us about myths and stereotypes about women and men that hurt everybody—women, men, families, and society. Today, men are joining women in a global movement to give birth to a different and more equal world. More
Omega Institute Raising a Digital Native
What the Research Says About Parenting in the Age of Technology
Richie Byrne is the warm-up comedian for The Dr. Oz Show. One of his funniest jokes is when he asks people to turn off their cell phones, “If you don't know how to turn off your phone, don’t worry, we have a 9-year-old standing by to help you.” Today's children have grown up surrounded by technology and they seem to understand how to work any device. They're called digital natives. More
Omega Institute Take the Compliment Challenge
Research says it's good for you.
Abraham Lincoln said, “Everybody likes a compliment.” But when is the last time you offered a compliment to someone? We often express gratitude or thanks for a job well done, but when do we compliment people for who they really are? During the holiday season (or really at any time of year), compliments can be a great way to combat the stress or overwhelm you might experience.  What's the research say about compliments? It turns out, not surprisingly, that compliments are quite beneficial. More

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