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Omega Institute One Answer by Marta Szabo
In front of Natvar on the floor was a shiny wooden rectangular box with a short keyboard—black and white keys like on a small piano. On the other side of the masking-tape aisle sat Mark cross-legged in front of an oblong drum, the kind with two circles of stretched leather on either side and a hollow egg of wood in between. More
Omega Institute How to Start Your Memoir
Brené Brown, known for her groundbreaking research on vulnerability, shame, courage, and authenticity, says that our happiness depends on our willingness to make ourselves vulnerable. By this definition, memoir writers must be very happy people. More
Mountains and sunset on the Pacific Crest Trail
As I hiked, I tried to force myself not to think about the things that hurt—my shoulders and upper back, my feet and hips—but I succeeded for only short bursts of time. As I traversed the eastern flank of Mount Jenkins, I paused several times to take in vast views of the desert that spread east below me to the vanishing point. By afternoon I had come to a rockslide and stopped. I looked up the mountain and followed the slide with my eyes all the way down. More
woman on couch with laptop
“You seem so... fine,” a woman tells me after my bookstore reading, a stunned look on her face. The girl she’d read about in my memoir got into a car with a stranger at age 8, dropped acid at 12, and got evicted with her family twice before she was 13—and she had all the anger, despair, and attitude to prove it. Now here I was, all grown up, and doing fine. "Writing my memoir was not therapeutic, but the writing I did to be able to write my memoir certainly was." Frances Lefkowitz More
Omega Institute Telling the Buddha's Story Through Thangka Paintings by Carmen Mensink
Tibetan Thangka Drawing and Painting
Woman painting landscape on hilltop
7 Stages to Pursue Your Purpose
The process of not only finding your passion—but also pursuing it—is a gestalt with many interconnected qualities. For most leaders I’ve worked with, that process encompasses seven stages: 1. Get Quiet Enough to Hear Your Passion Calling You More
Omega Institute Healthy & Sexy at 75: An Interview With Mimi Kirk
An Interview With Mimi Kirk
Omega: You are in your mid-70s and very healthy. Do you think there's a way to feel your age, or even feel old, while maintaining a sense of grace and vitality? More
woman writing in cafe looking out window
On opening night of my first professional show, I stood backstage at the Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway and peered out from the wings at the gathering crowd. I was very young and very frightened. As the house lights dimmed, I felt a hand on my shoulder. “Are you scared, kid?” I looked up into Eli Wallach’s eyes. I nodded. “Terrified.” “Don’t be,” he said. “You’ve done your work. Now just relax and stay out of your own way.” More

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