Elizabeth Lesser

Elizabeth Lesser is an American wellness educator, bestselling author, and cofounder of the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center. She brings a background in Sufism and other spiritual, philosophical, and wellness knowledge to her work in personal growth and social transformation.


The Simple Question That Can Repair a Broken Relationship | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

Best-selling author Elizabeth Lesser explains the simple way she went about rebuilding her relationship with her younger sister Maggie.

The Seeker's Guide

Working with eminent thinkers of our times, including Zen masters, rabbis, Christian monks, psychologists, scientists, and an array of notable American figures, Lesser finds that by combining a variety of religious, psychological, and healing traditions, each of us has the unique ability to satisfy ...

Women, Power & the Shadow

Whoever fights monsters, should see to it that in the process (s)he does not become a monster. —Friedrich Nietzsche | The Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung used the term shadow work to describe the kind of introspective work that Nietzsche alludes to in the above quote.

How ironic that the difficult times we fear might ruin us are the very ones that can break us open and help us blossom into who we were meant to be.


Take "The Other" to Lunch | Elizabeth Lesser

There's an angry divisive tension in the air that threatens to make modern politics impossible. Elizabeth Lesser explores the two sides of human nature within us (call them "the mystic" and "the warrior") that can be harnessed to elevate the way we treat each other.

Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow

Elizabeth Lesser shares tales of ordinary people who have emerged from difficult experiences stronger, wiser, and more in touch with their purpose and passion.


The Negative Stories That Can Poison a Relationship | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

Best-selling author Elizabeth Lesser reveals how examining and deconstructing false narratives can help repair the relationships that matter most to us.

When we try to protect ourselves from the inevitability of change, we are not listening to the soul. We are listening to our fear of life and death, our lack of faith, our smaller ego’s will to prevail.

Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes

What if women had been the storytellers? Cassandra Speaks is a synthesis of storytelling, memoir, and cultural observation. All people will find themselves in the pages of this book, and will come away strengthened, opened, and ready to work together to create a better world for all people.


Omega Institute's Elizabeth Lesser on Being Kind, Not Nice

In this video with NEXT for Women, Lesser states that the desire to be nice to everyone is still locked into the DNA of women. You can be kind and fierce, but not nice and fierce, and that it is almost always impossible to advance in one's career if they attempt this.


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