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Rhinebeck, New York

Core Staff: Core Staff live off campus and support Omega in a variety of managerial and administrative positions. These are year-round, salaried jobs with a full benefits package, including health and dental insurance.

Temporary and Hourly Staff: Temporary and hourly staff live off campus and support Omega in a variety of administrative tasks for an hourly wage. These positions do not include benefits.

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Children’s book writer Dr. Seuss wrote, “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” In children’s health, we have a lot of questions about what has gone wrong. Why are one in three kids considered overweight or obese? How did cancer and suicide become two of the leading causes of death for kids between the ages of five and 14, according to the CDC? More
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The support that is most helpful when we are in an emotionally charged state comes from other people empathizing with our situation and showing they care. This validation of our experience can then give us the courage we need to face the issue for ourselves. Imagine that you are walking alone in the dark. Perhaps it is on a dark street, in a dark room or hallway, or out on a trail at night, and you likely feel some discomfort or fear.  More
A young group of women link arms, one looks back smiling.
Why Everyone Should Have a 16-Year-Old Boss
I love being a part of Rookie magazine. I love that it is an inherently and unapologetically feminist publication, but also operates on the premise that it’s there for girls and young women in creating a space that celebrates instead of stigmatizes young girlhood, which so many other things and some other media outlets do. More
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This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor, rested my hands on my knees, closed my eyes, and did nothing but breathe for 20 minutes. People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate, which makes sense. Who these days has time to do nothing? It’s hard to justify. More
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Water that flows from the Earth, to trees, and us, is like milk that flows from mother to child. It’s similar to the love that pours from ancient mother goddesses to assist people through every phase of life, including death. One such mother goddess who ushers us through death’s doorway is the Egyptian Lady of the Sycamore Tree. The Lady rejuvenates those who are dying and refreshes the souls of the dead in the afterlife by offering them water from the branches of her sacred tree. More
Vanessa Garrison and T. Morgan Dixon at a march
An Interview with Vanessa Garrison & T. Morgan Dixon
Omega: Part of your mission is “To re-establish walking as a healing tradition in Black communities as a tribute to the women who walked before us.” You recently caravanned over 500 women from 10 cities to Selma for the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery March. How did it feel for women to, quite literally, be walking in the footsteps of grandparents and ancestors? More
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Not all aggression looks the same. Any act, word, or gesture that pierces through into someone else’s personal space and causes the other to feel unsafe, threatened, or hurt is considered aggression. That could be a look, shouting, pulling a gun, or ignoring someone. More
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Conflicts arise when communication is not clear and open. Having an open heart helps us tap into our inner truth and communicate with confidence and compassion. This mindful communication exercise can help you open yourself to deep levels of self-awareness. When you practice it, you develop a courageous and effective way to approach conflict from a place of personal power.  Get Settled More
Omega Institute It All Boils Down to Love: An Interview With James Van Praagh
An Interview With James Van Praagh
Omega: How do you define the soul? James: Instead of using the word "God," some people prefer to use terms like "the Divine," "the Creator," or "the Source." I have started using an acronym I created call O.N.E. It stands for Omnipresent Nurturing Energy. This term serves two purposes: besides letting people know I believe that everything is one and the same, it establishes my belief that everything is energy. More
Omega Institute Family of Woodstock Builds Relationships at Service Week
The motto of Family of Woodstock (Family) is: “Any problem under the sun.” This year, Family celebrated its 45th anniversary in part by returning to Omega Service Week, an initiative that supports fellow nonprofits who come for self-led organizational retreats on Omega’s campus. More than 30 organizations took part in the retreats this year. More