Elizabeth Lesser is the author of The Seekers GuideBroken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow (both from Random House), and the forthcoming Marrow: A Love Story (Harper Collins). She is the co-founder of Omega Institute, recognized internationally for its workshops and conferences in health, wellness, spirituality, creativity and social change. Founded in 1977, the institute welcomes more than 30,000 participants each year to its campus in Rhinebeck, New York.

    Prior to her work at Omega, Elizabeth was a midwife and childbirth educator. She attended Barnard College and San Francisco State University, and lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her family.

    “Beneath the chatter of the mind and the storms of the heart is a truer self, an essential self, a core, a soul,” Elizabeth says. “More and more, in glimpses caught through meditation and prayer, through acts of kindness and courage, sometimes just by having a cup of coffee in the morning or a sip of wine with friends, I find myself quite suddenly in touch with a fullness of being that wakes me out of slumber. My work has always been to stay connected to my true self, and to help others on their own paths to authentic personhood. I’ve done this through my books, through my organization, Omega Institute, and through all my relationships and endeavors.”

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