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Elizabeth Lesser

4 Top-Selling Authors Share Their Favorite Ways To Unwind

OWN | Posted 08.27.2014 | OWN

The day that wouldn't seem to end, the week that brought one challenge after another, the weekend that ended up being a whirlwind of responsibility --...

The One Word Elizabeth Lesser Uses To Describe Turning 60

OWN | Posted 04.25.2014 | OWN

When Omega Institute co-founder and bestselling author Elizabeth Lesser sat down with Oprah to tape an interview for "Super Soul Sunday," it was the e...

Why You Shouldn't Wait To Heal Those Old Family Wounds

OWN | Posted 04.24.2014 | OWN

Last year, author and Omega Institute co-founder Elizabeth Lesser learned that her sister Maggie's rare cancer had returned after six years in remissi...

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.

WATCH: Are Pets A Substitute For Human Interaction?

Posted 08.20.2013 | OWN

It's no secret that Oprah loves her animals -- she's got five dogs of her own. But why is it that we are so obsessed with our pets? According to one r...

WATCH: Finding Meaning In Great Tragedy

OWN | Posted 05.23.2013 | OWN

Elizabeth Lesser is the co-founder of Omega Institute and the author of "Broken Open," a book that explores how difficult times can help us grow not j...

Influential Women Share Advice on Staying Calm and Centered in Hectic Times

Marianne Schnall | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women
Marianne Schnall

In our materialistic society, our quality of life tends to be measured by what we have and produce in the outside world, rather than the experience of our inner world -- our sense of peace, fulfillment and joy.

4 Practices to Triumph in Any Trial

Claudia Chan | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women
Claudia Chan

I am a firm believer that challenges are what exercise our hearts, minds and bodies to build up stamina for the greater things we will encounter and pursue in life.

The Spiritual Adventurer's Guide To Prayer

Omega Institute | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

We pray to have our hearts opened and our purpose revealed. We pray for gratitude when our life is good and for faith when it is not so good. We pray to trust that our pain is a gift with "a very, very specific purpose."

Reflections On Aging: Melissa Etheridge, Goldie Hawn, Alice Walker And Others

Marianne Schnall | Posted 08.04.2012 | Fifty
Marianne Schnall

"It would help not to treat age as if it were any less of a pleasure than it was when we were 6 1/2 and saying, 'I'm 6 1/2.' We could be saying, 'I'm 50 1/2' and say it with joy." -Gloria Steinem

Why Women Need to Be the Ones Occupying Wall Street

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.12.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

What's the Occupy Wall Street movement -- an ongoing, multi-city protest against corporate greed, cronyism and inequity -- got to do with gender politics, you ask? I say: everything.

Pick a You, Any You: The Emotional Cost of Living Online

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 11.18.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Where did we become convinced that the faux is any more acceptable than the real? And why do we so readily buy into the idea that the images everyone else is presenting are any more real than our own?

Arianna And The Art Of Being Fearless

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Learn from Arianna Huffington, as I have: stay current; share power; maintain and grow your network of contacts; be on the lookout for opportunities. It's simple, really: believe in yourself and miracles can happen.

Omega Institute Comes to NYC for a Weekend of Renewal

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Elizabeth Lesser presented one of her resonant themes - the "Phoenix" metaphor and the concept of letting go of past issues that deter us from rising and regenerating. Introducing herself to the jam-packed room with the remark, "I'm a mystical, introverted kind of girl," she launched into the renewal philosophy.

Loving Our Shadows At Omega NYC

Huffington Post | Koa Beck | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Twenty minutes before Omega NYC's keynote speakers Elizabeth Lesser and Byron Katie are scheduled to take the stage to address the topic of spiritual ...

Full-Time Daddies, Women in the House and the New Kitchen Wisdom

Elizabeth Lesser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Lesser

Kitchen wisdom is the genius that many women have honed over centuries. It includes emotional intelligence, psychological insight and social conscience. It's a witches' brew of qualities and aptitudes.

On Becoming a Grandmother

Elizabeth Lesser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Lesser

A friend asked me if becoming a grandmother made me feel old. I didn't know what to say. It's not that it makes me feel young. Rather, it makes me know what matters; it wakes me up.

Women Connecting Across the Generational Divide: From Gloria Steinem to Courtney Martin

Marianne Schnall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marianne Schnall

This Omega Institute conference sets out to build bridges across generations that inspire and empower women to change the world.

Planet Earth: Difficult Times, Insatiable Appetites ... Doomed?

Janice Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janice Taylor

We human beings are pretty crude creatures. We want more, more, more. We have insatiable appetites. We do everything in excess, in both our personal and collective lives.

Interview with Omega Institute Co-Founder Elizabeth Lesser

Marianne Schnall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marianne Schnall

Everything about life is mysterious and beautiful and touching and tragic and lovely and mystical. And we waste so much time -- almost every minute -- on swimming against the river.

Renowned Women Speak Out on Palin and the Election

Marianne Schnall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marianne Schnall

I decided to pose identical questions by email to dynamic women -- Melissa Etheridge, Gloria Steinem, Eve Ensler and more -- to just see what kind of responses would come in.