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Sally Field, Academy Award-winning actress, tells an intimate story of facing her most intense experience of fear to claim a place of belonging. More
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.   More
Marcia Ann Gillespie, author, editor, and activist, describes the spiritual context that runs through all her work and relationships. More
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. More
Qigong master Robert Peng shares simple qigong exercises to activate your energy, cultivate your qi, and relieve tension. More
Panache Desai says that wholeness is your birthright and the purpose of your life is to be unapologetically you. Are you ready to embrace and embody the true essence of who you are? More
Want to stop the insanity of trying to be some “other” version of yourself, or who you think other people want you to be? Ready for some self-acceptance? Panache Desai says you need to start living your life from the inside out. More
For many of us, self-acceptance is tough. But Panache Desai asks you to go beyond what is “normal” and just be who you are. More
Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC), celebrates the "guts" it takes to be an empathetic human being. More
Zainab Salbi, international author, activist, and journalist speaks to the importance of taking care of yourself and remembering to dance in the midst of your activism work. More
Aries, where the Sun is now, is about initiation; that is, beginnings. It's the ignition of the zodiac, the start of the astrological year, and the Sun in this sign arrives with the surge of energy that pushes life up out of the ground during the Northern Hemisphere spring. Now this is being fully activated by the Aries New Moon. The world around us is restless, and you may be feeling that within yourself. This is well-described by the Uranus-Eris conjunction, the beginning of a new 90-year cycle that's just begun. More
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A Sandy Hook Mom's Journey Through Grief
No one gets a free pass when it comes to grief, and I sure wasn’t an exception. More
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Be Skeptical, But Learn to Listen
The fifth agreement is: be skeptical, but learn to listen. Be skeptical because most of what you hear isn’t true. You know that humans speak with symbols and that symbols aren’t the truth. Symbols are only the truth because we agree, not because they are really the truth. More
For Children Ages 6-12
1. Connect: Checking in With My Feelings Take a quiet moment for yourself to investigate how you are feeling. Sit in a way that is steady and comfortable. Choose whether to put your hands in your lap, by your sides, or place a hand on your heart or your belly—whatever feels right to you. Focus on taking a few slow and steady breaths, and then ask yourself what emotions you are feeling right now. More
An Interview With Sharon Landrith
Omega: More people seem to be "waking up" spiritually than ever before, yet there also seems to be more injustice in the world. How can those who are waking up be effective game changers and not be overwhelmed by fear, anger, or sadness? More
I’m sure you know the incredible release that happens when you are nearing a vacation you’ve been planning, especially if it’s one you’ve been thinking of for a long time. For those of us in the daily grind of a traditional work/life relationship, this may be a vacation we’ve planned for and worked an entire year or even years toward. Maybe you relish the moments that lead up to that one- or two-week paradise, perhaps even adopting an “I don’t care so much” attitude to normal stressors as you get closer to the moment in which you know you will leave it all behind. More
An Interview With Roger Jahnke
Omega: Can you talk about the different types of qigong and how someone new to the practice might find the right one for them? More
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A Story of Forgiveness
Dear Dad, Over the last few days, my thoughts have been drawn back to our last phone call time and again. I wonder if you have any idea how profound it was for me. More
Creating the Bengston Energy Healing Method
A long time ago, soon after I graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology from Niagara University, I met a man who claimed he had recently discovered his psychic abilities. At the time, in 1971, Bennett Mayrick was a house cleaner. He had held a variety of jobs before I met him, including floor installer, professional singer, etc. Basically, he was a jack-of-all-trades. Since I don’t naturally default to belief, I asked him if I could test his claim. He not only agreed but welcomed the opportunity as he proclaimed himself a skeptic. And so a partnership was born. More
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The ancient Greek word for wound is trauma. Simply defined, trauma is a deeply disturbing experience that can create extreme stress and overwhelm the body and the mind.  About 70 percent of U.S. adults have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives and up to 20 percent of these people can also develop post-traumatic stress, according to the nonprofit organization Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute. More