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Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC), makes a case for a society that incorporates the full range of human intelligences, with a focus on the benefits of emotional and spiritual intellegence. More
María Teresa Kumar, founding president and CEO of Voto Latino, describes the importance of her practice to keep her "present" in her life and work. More
This Grammy Award-winning artist uses music as a way to convey her personal message. Here Ani DiFranco explains why we need to encourage feminism in this generation and how it can save the world. More
The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers are tribal elders from across the world. Members of the council speak here about the importance of education, prayer, healing and taking action to bear witness to the past and future. More
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, clinical psychologist and senior research professor in South Africa served on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission following Apartheid. She explores the nature of our humanity. More
Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC), encourages bold leadership from the core. More
Jamia Wilson, feminist media organizer and Executive Director of Women, Action, and the Media, in conversation with journalist Nadia Al-Sakkaf, describes how she learned to embrace what set her apart. More
Elizabeth Gilbert, best-selling author and speaker, describes what she would say to her 15 year-old self about making mistakes and taking risks. More
Joan Halifax Roshi, Zen Buddhist priest, author, and founder of the Ojai Foundation and Upaya Zen Center, describes the two "streams" of socially engaged Buddhism. More
Alice Walker, the author, poet, and activist, describes a lifelong and determined journey of seeing, born from a fear of blindness in early childhood. More
How to Turn Resistance Into Resilience
When we get hooked on the latest video game on our phone, or our favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, we are tapping into one of the most evolutionarily conserved learning processes currently known to science, one shared among countless species and dating back to the most basic nervous systems known to man. This reward-based learning process basically goes like this: We see some food that looks good. Our brain says, Calories, survival! And we eat the food. More
Strange to imagine, but we're already at the mid-spring holiday—Beltane. After April Fool's Day, it's my favorite ”special” day of the year, as it makes such a lovely point: of honoring the Earth and women as part of the divine feminine, which is to say, the basis of all life as we know it. More
Here's the month-by-month breakdown with Eric Francis. Aries (March 20-April 19) More
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An Interview With Tamara Jeffries
Omega: What was your entry into yoga and how has it impacted your life? Tamara: I remember being little and watching Lilias Folan on television. She was my first intro to yoga and I was fascinated by her long braid of hair, but of course I wasn’t practicing back then. In the 1980s, I was exploring off and on, practicing at home. I bought a few books and that eventually led to me to sign up for a teacher training. More
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Is paying attention becoming a thing of the past? We relinquish it at our own peril. Think about it. Kitchen sensors can notify us when the milk in our refrigerator has reached its sell-by date and needs replacing. But is it worth sacrificing our sensory awareness? If we no longer read the expiration date, sniff or taste the product, or shake it to hear or feel lumps that may have formed, our powers of observation are diminished. More
The Power of Joy-Based Spending & Personal Finances
Budgeting. There, I said it. How did that word make you feel? If you are like most people you found yourself tensing up and feeling resistance. What if I told you there was another way to manage your cash flow, one that works with (not against) the flow of the universe. Would you be interested in learning more? More
Embody True Compassion in Action
A Union of Ideals More
Educator Amelia Gallagher has experienced the benefits of mindfulness for herself and her students firsthand. Her participation at Omega's conferences gave her inspiration and then support to make a difference in the lives of students with significant challenges. She launched her first mindfulness classroom at the LaSalle School in Albany, New York, in 2016. More
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How to Generate the Ultimate Renewable Resource: Love
The explosion of technology has really made time speed up. Everybody is practicing multitasking and trying to keep a number of balls in the air. This has taken a real toll on the intimacy of couples, and so couples have to consciously learn and practice how to stop, slow down, and give each other undivided attention. When you are generating love, love becomes the ultimate renewable resource. —Richard Borofsky and Antra Kalnins Borofsky More
Here's the month-by-month breakdown with Eric Francis. Aries (March 20-April 19) More