Elizabeth Lesser

Elizabeth Lesser

Elizabeth is a bestselling author and the cofounder of Omega Institute, the renowned conference and retreat center located in Rhinebeck, New York. Elizabeth’s first book, The Seeker’s Guide, chronicles her years at Omega and distills lessons learned into a potent guide for growth and healing. Her New York Times bestselling book, Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow, has sold more than 300,000 copies and has been translated into 20 languages. Her Marrow: Love, Loss and What Matters Most is a memoir about Elizabeth and her younger sister, Maggie, and the process they went through when Elizabeth was the donor for Maggie’s bone marrow transplant. Her newest book, Cassandra Speaks, explores what happens to our culture’s values and priorities when women’s voices, stories, and experiences are trusted, respected, and followed.

Elizabeth is one of Oprah Winfrey’s SuperSoul 100, a collection of one hundred leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity. Today, besides writing and her work at Omega Institute, she lends her time to social and environmental causes, and is an avid walker, cook, and gardener. She and her family live in New York’s Hudson River Valley.

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