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According to Marc David, the way you navigate your life is the way you navigate your metabolism. The good news is you can change how you live and transform your metabolism starting right now. Metabolism isn’t something you fix. You can measure certain aspects of it, yet metabolism itself is measureless. You can tweak certain parts of it, yet it remains always whole. You can command it to do your bidding, yet it will always answer to a higher source. More
Marc David helps us recognize that at its deepest level, eating is an affirmation of life. I hereby agree, from this day forward, to fully participate in life on earth. I agree to inhabit the appropriate vehicle for such participation—a body. As a requisite for the sustaining of that body, and of the life that dwells therein, I agree to be an eater. This agreement fully binds me for the duration of my stay on earth. More
Tama Kieves
Tama Kieves describes how staying present and “riding the train” of discomfort when facing challenges can help us lead a happier, more fulfilling life. More
Daniel & Tana Amen
Daniel Amen explains why understanding and optimizing your brain is essential in your quest for a better body. More
People talk about living in “the now.” I live in the now all the time, and so do you. Actually, there’s nowhere else you can live. You may not always be aware of it, though. Have you ever stopped to realize that even “now” is the story of a past? As soon as you think it, the now is gone, just like everything else in the world. More
Marianne: What inspired the formation of the Omega Women’s Leadership Center? More
Neural networks are a plastic, dynamic architecture, a constellation of neurons that light up momentarily to perform a specific task. This is why, as you mull over a particular thought (good or bad), or practice a particular activity (beneficial or detrimental), you reinforce the neural networks that correlate with those thoughts and skills. Each time a situation reminds you of an actual fearful or dangerous experience from your past and instinctual emotions are brought up, that specific neural network is reinforced. More
“The motif of the return of the Great Goddess and her consort is encountered over and over again in the dreams and unconscious fantasies of people who seek psychological help to overcome the deadness of their lives. Arts, films, literature, and political upheavals also reflect increasingly the same dynamics. The changes they demand entail new understanding of masculinity and femininity in both men and women and the relations between the sexes as well as new views of reality.” —Edward C. Whitmont More
The Gifts of Imperfection book cover
In many ways, my research has not only taught me new ways to think about how I want to live and love, it’s taught me about the relationship between my experiences and choices. One of the most profound changes in my life happened when I got my head around the relationship between gratitude and joy. I always thought that joyful people were grateful people. I mean, why wouldn’t they be? They have all of that goodness to be grateful for. But after spending countless hours collecting stories about joy and gratitude, three powerful patterns emerged: More
I grew up in an atheist family.  While my parents were raised in religious homes—my father in a kosher Jewish house, my mother in a devout Christian Science one—as adults they renounced their adherence to organized religion and raised me and my sisters in a “religion free-zone.”  More