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How to View Change as an Opportunity

How to View Change as an Opportunity

I opened up my email the other day, and saw some big news. Our department chair announced she was retiring, and she was doing it soon—her last day would be in one month. We were getting a new interim chair, and conducting a search for a new permanent chair. Anxiety My...
A Day in the Life of an Enneagram 6: Jessi D.

A Day in the Life of an Enneagram 6: Jessi D.

How did you get introduced to the Enneagram? I got introduced to the Enneagram through my husband, Phil. He went to the “Know Your Number” training and realized (pretty easily) he is a 9. For me, it was lot harder to figure out my number. Phil and I...
Change is Hard (Even When It’s Good)

Change is Hard (Even When It’s Good)

This week, our Crossfit gym moved into a new building. It’s really nice—it’s a bigger space, it has heating and air conditioning, and the bathrooms and showers are a lot nicer. The new space is even closer to our home, so the drive is shorter. Tough to Leave Still,...
The Day Starts in the Dark

The Day Starts in the Dark

I was listening to a talk the other day, and the speaker made an interesting point about how each new day starts in the dark. I’m not sure why our system works that way, but each new day begins at 12am, which feels like the middle of the night. The new day has come,...
Treat Yourself Like a Friend

Treat Yourself Like a Friend

Have you ever thought about how you treat yourself? Notice Your Internal Dialogue Most of us have an internal dialogue running in our head all day long. Sometimes these messages are positive: “Great job on that workout!” “You’re going to rock this test!” “You look...
Is Your Thought Helpful?

Is Your Thought Helpful?

You don’t have to believe everything you think. You don’t have to focus on everything you think. On one level, these are simple statements. But it can be difficult to NOT lock into our thoughts and let them impact what we do. What’s Your Favorite Desert? My favorite...
Time for a Reboot

Time for a Reboot

I was listening to a talk by Joel Osteen the other day, and he talked about how it’s important to be open to the new things God is doing in our lives and the world. In other words, it might be time for a reboot. Update Available Have you ever had the experience where...
How to Use the Enneagram for Personal Growth

How to Use the Enneagram for Personal Growth

One of the things I’ve been thinking about lately is how to use the Enneagram as a tool in counseling, coaching, and personal growth. It has been incredibly helpful in my own work, and I’d like to lay out a model for how the Enneagram can be integrated into any...
Leave Your Cell Phone Plugged In

Leave Your Cell Phone Plugged In

I’ve been getting frustrated with myself lately. Staying at home with the COVID-19 shelter-in-place rules, I have found myself getting more distracted by things like email, checking social media, and reading the news. I find myself reacting to things in my...
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