Sustainable Living

On May 19th–21st Omega Institute welcomed Groundwork Hudson Valley (GWHV) to our Rhinebeck campus for a board and staff retreat, as part of Omega in Service, which supports...

Bake Your Own Bread
No matter the style of bread you make—a hearty, country-style loaf, a light baguette, corn bread, tortilla, pita, naan, or a gluten-free variation on any of these—learning how to make one of the most...

Omega: Why would someone want to forage for materials to do their own dying as opposed to purchasing materials?

Jackie: I think natural dyeing is a key component to the slow clothes movement. Much like the...

"We do not quit playing because we grow old; we grow old because we quit playing." While it's unclear exactly who coined this phrase, it's a sentiment worth taking to heart.

Play is an essential part of life. But what exactly is it? Like...

Omega: We seem to have an uneasy relationship with the body in Western culture. We are especially averse to pain, discomfort, and aging. How can we learn to be more at home in the body no matter our physical condition?

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) may be getting ready to shift its dietary guidelines.

The USDA updates the guidelines every five years. In preparation for issuing new guidelines later in 2015, the Dietary Guidelines...

As a young boy I played outside my cottage in the forest, pretending to survive. I made pillows out of moss and put branches up for crude shelter roofs. I talked to trees and bugs and animals. It was my escape. My refuge from a mediocre life in...

First and foremost, when faced with a survival or traumatic situation of any kind, you must calm down. “Take a knee," I say. Calming down enables you to use your brain power in a way that can be useful under any circumstances.

However,...

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