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Omega Institute Raising a Digital Native
What the Research Says About Parenting in the Age of Technology
Richie Byrne is the warm-up comedian for The Dr. Oz Show. One of his funniest jokes is when he asks people to turn off their cell phones, “If you don't know how to turn off your phone, don’t worry, we have a 9-year-old standing by to help you.” Today's children have grown up surrounded by technology and they seem to understand how to work any device. They're called digital natives. More
Omega Institute Take the Compliment Challenge
Research says it's good for you.
Abraham Lincoln said, “Everybody likes a compliment.” But when is the last time you offered a compliment to someone? We often express gratitude or thanks for a job well done, but when do we compliment people for who they really are? During the holiday season (or really at any time of year), compliments can be a great way to combat the stress or overwhelm you might experience.  What's the research say about compliments? It turns out, not surprisingly, that compliments are quite beneficial. More
Explore this month’s astrology and its celestial influence in your life with Eric Francis.   Aries (March 20-April 19) More
A Time of Reckoning
The Sun, Venus, and Pallas Athene have all entered Scorpio, joining up with slow-moving Saturn. Mercury is currently in Libra and will be joining the Scorpio grouping on November 8. More
Omega Institute How to Recognize & Deal With Emotional Triggers
The news. Family. Work. Stress. Life. Many things can trigger a response that knocks you out of being centered and calm and sends you tumbling into an unpleasant emotion like anger, jealousy, or even sadness. It doesn't matter how often you meditate or how long you can hold a headstand, we are all triggered by something, sometime. It's a part of life. The question is, are you able to recognize when you feel triggered and then access tools for working with these emotions? More
Omega Institute 3 Ways to Use Social Media to Feel More Connected
The digital age isn’t just about posting selfies or broadcasting your every thought. Since the launch of the first social network site, Friendster, in 2002, millions of people have logged onto social media to connect with others. Today, it’s one of the major ways we stay connected to the people we care about. More
Omega Institute What Can We Learn From Personality Tests?
It seems there is an online quiz to tell you anything about yourself these days. Which city should you live in? Which pet should you have? What color is your aura? More
Omega Institute Crossing the Abyss From the Mind to the Heart Jack Kornfield
A Daily Practice to Reconnect With Your Feelings
The “Jewel in the Lotus” is the translation of the universal compassion mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum.” While it has many meanings, one explanation of its symbolism is that compassion arises when the jewel of the mind rests in the lotus of the heart. The awakened mind has a diamond-like clarity. When this clear insight rests in the heart’s tender compassion, both dimensions of liberation are fulfilled. More
What: Chanting meditation is a musical practice during which you sing or chant sacred mantras, phrases, and/or songs, often accompanied by live instruments. Some practices sing or chant in unison; others follow a call-and-response format. More
Omega Institute Quiet Your Mind, Heal the World by Jack Kornfield
Make Your Life a Zone of Peace
In some form, the vision of the bodhisattva is celebrated in every culture. We revere the figures of Saint Francis and Kwan Yin, and we take public inspiration from the medical mission of Albert Schweitzer in Africa and Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worker Movement. More

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