Storytelling | Omega
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Omega: How do you define bias? Do we all have it?

Rhonda: Bias is simply the tendency to have preferences, preconceptions, or prejudices. It's something that operates in degrees, but it's a tendency...

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My daughter Amma shimmies around the kitchen with one hand on her hip and the other on the back of her head. She strikes several suggestive poses while shouting, “I’m sexy and I know it. Oh yeah, oh yeah!” I recognize this as the chorus to a...

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Hear the story of a feud involving at-risk teens, stolen bikes, and a pair of bolt cutters. Holistic Life Foundation cofounder Atman Smith provides a real life example of how minfulness can be a useful tool for conflict resolution.

 

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Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC), remembers an encounter with Marion Zimmer Bradley in Omega's dining hall and the invaluable lesson in leadership that she took away from their...

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Carlos Andrés Gómez, award-winning poet, actor, and writer, describes his "click moment" as a young man discovering poetry, how a poem can change a life, and how each of us can contribute to shifting the cutlture of gender.

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Omega: What’s one thing you wish you'd learned about creativity early in your career?

Nancy: It would have been nice to know that anything is okay and that there’s no right and wrong with creativity. A...

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Hope has a bad name these days among certain teachers.

On the one hand, it seems to suggest wishful thinking that distracts us from a sober assessment of reality and fosters unrealistic expectations. As Nietzsche put it, “Hope is the...

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Telling stories is one of the earliest and most intimate of human traditions. We teach and learn through stories. They captivate us and preserve our customs and cultural experiences.


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Omega: You start writing all your books on January 8th, write a letter to your mother every day, and meditate regularly. How did these rituals begin and what do you think the value of ritual has in women's lives?

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