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Omega: You start writing all your books on January 8th, write a letter to your mother every day, and meditate regularly. How did these rituals begin and what do you think the value of ritual has in women's lives?

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Omega: What do you think of the growing popularity and commercialization of feminism in pop culture?

Isabel: It’s fine. Make condoms that say “feminist.” As long as it’s out there. It can take any shape or...

In the digital age, when we tend to communicate via the abbreviated shorthand of texting and social media posts, it’s easy to lose touch with the instinct that had our ancestors spinning yarns around the campfire and passing down oral histories...

Omega: Is there a poem that inspired you to be a poet?

Mark: The poetry of Pablo Neruda really inspired me. When I first read his work, I felt like, “I must belong to this tribe.” My oldest friend, Robert...

Omega: How has your acting career influenced your writing practice?

Maia: It’s the same process, only with different outcomes. Really good acting is about being completely present in the moment. It's about...

One of the most challenging things to do is start a meditation practice—or any other practice—and stick to it. If you've struggled to start a practice of any kind, you'll be interested to hear what experienced teachers...

More than four decades is a long time to be engaged in one activity. Have I managed to do meditation every day no matter what? No. Have I often experienced states of bliss that kept me going? No. Did my knees hurt? Yes. Did my shoulders ache? Yes...

Knitting is a lot like life: stitches get dropped, knots develop, and patterns go awry. Paired with the peacefulness of knitting, writing can help you unravel twisted threads, find new approaches, and reshape the story of your life.

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Stories are powerful. And we tell them to ourselves all the time. Author and teacher Rachel Schaeffer shares how connecting with nature can help us access our life force energy and transform old narratives of self-doubt, criticism, and judgment...

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Here in the Hudson Valley, the month of August holds true to its name: It inspires reverence and admiration. Its canopy of light deepens the rich colors of...

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