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Over the last decade there has been an explosion of new findings and public interest in neuroscience. However, most books and resources don’t demonstrate and explain in practical and concrete terms how these discoveries apply to everyday life...

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Omega: How do you define self-compassion?

Steven: The most common way we talk about it is treating yourself the same way you would treat a good friend when they suffer, fall short, or fail. In general...

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Omega: Why do you think mindfulness has become so popular in the West?

Saki: In the West we’re very interested in the mind. We identify powerfully with our mind and our thoughts. Mindfulness helps us...

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We are living in a world where many of us are angry about issues of gender, race, and violence. What do we do with such strong emotion? Mindfulness teacher Rhonda V. Magee suggests we allow ourselves to be present with our anger so we can learn...

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Iyanla Vanzant, one of America’s most profound spiritual leaders, takes a deep dive into the topic of prayer. From a refreshingly candid perspective, Vanzant teaches that prayer is not necessarily about religion. Learn what prayer really is,...

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Walking through the doors of the Shriners Hospital in Los Angeles was a form of time travel for me. Instantly, I was transported back to the five-year-old me, in the hospital on Halloween and dressed as a bat, leaping, limping, and flapping my...

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Omega: Can you explain how the brain’s way of learning sets us up for addiction?

Judson: Our brains operate with a reward-based learning system, or habit loop, that has a couple of key pieces: a...

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Omega: How did you develop your natural talent for communicating with spirits and what practices remain important to you today?

Tony: I was very lucky, because I was invited to join a development...