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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.

10 Awesome U.S. Silent Retreat Centers For Peace, Quiet & De-Stressing

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.28.2013 | Travel

The perfect antidote to the constant noise of busy, work-driven urban lives.

Beyond Your Wildest Dreams: Debbie Ford on Overcoming Fear and Igniting Self-Confidence

Omega Institute | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

"The courage I'm talking about is this divine inner strength that everyone is born with, a strength to be your most authentic self and to take powerful actions consistent with your loving, compassionate heart."

How I Pray

Virginia Bell | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Virginia Bell

For years, I prided myself on being an atheist and had no interest in god or religion. Back then, the word "spirituality" wasn't part of our everyday vernacular. But all that changed during the 1970s when spirituality became a buzz word.

You Are Not Broken

Omega Institute | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

In this interview by Omega, spiritual teacher Panache Desai encourages you to see that you are not a mistake, that you are not broken.

Yoga: How We Help Veterans of Combat Reintegrate Into Their Lives

Rob Schware | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Sarah Plummer, who started practicing yoga in 2001 in order to cope with overuse injuries from soccer and military training. After years of dabbling in the practice, in 2006, during her second deployment to Iraq, she became "hooked."

It's All About the Yum: Cook It Up at an Organic Spa Retreat

Zoe Helene | Posted 10.18.2012 | Home
Zoe Helene

For 25 years, Leslie Cerier, aka The Organic Gourmet, has been teaching the art of healthy cooking at some of the finest eco-lifestyle centers and spas in the world. I sat down with Leslie recently to find out her latest advice on eating for sustenance and sustainability.

Jon Kabat-Zinn Explains Mindfulness In The Modern World

Omega Institute | Posted 12.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), talks about the present moment and the "thousand-year view" with Omega.

Yoga: How We Serve Haitian Children

Rob Schware | Posted 12.02.2012 | Impact
Rob Schware

"During the second trip lots of medical volunteers were in the bunkhouse with us. At meal times they shared horrifically graphic tales from their work, and I began to feel some misgivings: were we 'just playing' while they were 'really working'?"

The 4 Biggest Challenges Facing Girls and Young Women Today

Omega Institute | Posted 10.03.2012 | Women
Omega Institute

With increased safety, educational opportunities and recognition that their voices count, girls and young women have more opportunity than ever to be ...

My Four Days With Eckhart Tolle

Suza Scalora | Posted 09.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

I was first introduced to Eckhart Tolle's teachings many years ago, while wandering through a bookstore on Michigan Ave. in Chicago.