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Let the Songs Come To You: An Interview with Dar Williams

Omega Institute | Posted 11.02.2015 | Arts
Omega Institute

Dar Williams is an American singer-songwriter and folk musician with 10 critically acclaimed studio albums. She has also taught at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival song school, published two novels, and led the "Give Bees a Camp."

How to Save the World

Omega Institute | Posted 10.25.2015 | OWN
Omega Institute

There are lonely people to help, rifts with friends to heal, family members to forgive. There are places to protect and defend and cherish. There are local issues where your voice could be an agent of calm and sanity. Your world is no different, no less worthy, no less needy than any other world you can imagine.

3 Ways a Yoga Retreat Will Deepen Your Purpose

Mark W. Guay | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark W. Guay

How I found myself on this endless summer retreat is a random set of coincidences. Coincidences that led me to believe our purpose in life is less often found by completing a life plan, but more so about being open to discovery.

Feed Your Head: 5 Foods to Fuel Your Brain

Omega Institute | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Not to worry. Certain "brain foods" can help nourish this precious organ by protecting it from degeneration, helping to boost mood, and sustaining cognitive function, even as we age. Here are some of the top brain foods and what research says about them.

Overcoming Fear: Women And Climate Change

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 10.05.2015 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

Living in a sacrifice zone is no way to live. Many of us care about our relationship to climate change -- now we need to reach beyond and help women across the globe move from fear to caring about solutions.

Present Moment, Only Moment: What's the Rush?

Millie Grenough | Posted 08.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Millie Grenough

Credit: Millie Grenough It's the day before vacation. I'm hassled. So much stuff to prep and pack. As I sit on my back deck, writing my lists, words...

Forget Diets, Weight Loss Is About Hormones: An Interview With Jon Gabriel

Omega Institute | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

My approach is different. It's about creating certain habits that address the issue so your body wants to be thin. Then it requires no discipline at all. I will go on record saying this, and I've said it many times: Once your body wants to be thin (though it can be easy or hard to get to that point), it is effortless to lose weight.

Building Resilience and Success: An Interview with Bonnie St. John

Omega Institute | Posted 08.05.2015 | Women
Omega Institute

After becoming the first African-American to medal in ski racing, Bonnie St. John went on to graduate magna cum laude from Harvard, win the Rhodes Scholarship, earn a graduate degree from Oxford in economics, work in the White House, and become a best-selling author. In this interview she speaks about how to persevere and succeed while taking risks and building resilience.

Going Head-to-Head With Your Inner Enemy: Using 'The Tools' to Unlock Your Full Potential

Omega Institute | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

I have a saying that peace is an active state of mind. We're trying to combine the sense of peace with the necessity for constant work. Peace was often defined as something languid and laid back, a state where you can fold your tent up, stop making an effort, and stop being vigilant. That's not what peace is.

Evolution of a Writer: An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert

Omega Institute | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Elizabeth Gilbert, the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, The Signature of All Things, and the forthcoming Big Magic, speaks with Omega about her...

Can Spiritual Practice Heal Racism? An Interview With Tara Brach

Omega Institute | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Omega Institute

Tara Brach talks about waking up to racism in our culture and how her Washington, DC, Insight Meditation community is doing something about it.

4 Questions to Change Your Life: An Interview With Byron Katie, Creator of 'The Work'

Omega Institute | Posted 06.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Omega Institute

A powerful practice of self-inquiry created by Byron Katie, The Work consists of four questions that can help you examine and dissolve the stress asso...

Elizabeth Lesser: Love, Awareness and Oneness With Eckhart Tolle

Lisa Aisling Montagu | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Aisling Montagu

As Elizabeth suggests, we can discover that consciousness and love are synonymous, and move towards our purpose in the universe with sensitivity and awareness.

Move From Cope to Hope: How Connecting to Others Supports Mind-Body Healing for Cancer Patients

Omega Institute | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

While many people may lack the words to describe their experience with cancer, a gentle yoga practice can help patients to breathe and be in touch with all the sensations in their body.

Will Work for Yoga

Omega Institute | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Yoga and meditation are not just extracurricular activities. Many employers now offer on-site wellness programs to boost morale and health around the office.

A Call To Man Up: The Next Conversation on Gender Equality

Mark W. Guay | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

Nested in the hills of the Hudson Valley, a group of men took the stage to talk about what it means to be a man. The conversation continued throughout the weekend and was the first time men were invited to the annual conference Women and Power.

Ending Violence Against Women Begins at the Bus Stop

Mallika Dutt | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Mallika Dutt

If there were ever a time for men to stand side-by-side with women in the fight to end violence against women and girls, it is now.

When Life Is Unfair -- Feed the Right Wolf

Chiyoko Osborne | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Chiyoko Osborne

I always viewed the phrase "life is unfair" as negative. It felt to me the glass is half empty; why try when you'll fail anyway; the good guy comes i...

Cause and Effect

Edie Weinstein | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

This morning as I was reading a friend's Facebook post about a "financial reversal" that flew in the face of her expectation for the opposite in her w...

8 Ways to Cope With Grief at Milestones

Omega Institute | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Author of Broken Open Elizabeth Lesser and Zen psychologist Brenda Shoshanna offer practical ways to make milestones manageable for those who are grie...

Find Your Own Strength: 6 Tips for Women Leaders

Omega Institute | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Omega Institute

When we are riding the waves of life and feel especially tossed and turned by its storms, Elizabeth Lesser beckons us to drop anchor and root firmly in our emotional center of kindness, compassion and interconnectedness.

How Mindfulness Skills Help Children Flourish in School And in Life

Rob Schware | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

That the most important thing they can offer children is their own mindfully aware attention. A lot of what kids need in order to pay attention is to feel seen, accepted, and loved. A personal practice can make us more capable of offering this even if we aren't teaching yoga to kids directly.

Yoga: How We Model Leadership Working With Unserved Populations

Rob Schware | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

Beryl Bender Birch is an internationally recognized teacher of meditation and yoga philosophy and author. She happens also to be my yoga teacher, friend, and co-founder of The Give Back Yoga Foundation.

The Best Yoga Retreats In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.30.2013 | Travel

With wellness travel gaining popularity (it's already been labeled a major tourism trend of 2013), destination yoga retreats have popped up around the...

Women and Men Advancing Gender Equality Together

Omega Institute | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

The kind of equality we are seeking is not just about making sure women get an equal piece of the pie, it's about creating a new, more complete pie -- together. True gender equality would expand the possibilities for both women and men, because we all suffer from rigid gender roles.