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A Day in the Life of an Enneagram 6: Josh T

A Day in the Life of an Enneagram 6: Josh T

How did you get introduced to the Enneagram? My wife introduced me to the Enneagram. She heard about it through some friends at church and then began reading about it on her own time. From there she started listening to podcasts and going to conferences. I took the...
The Importance of an Energetic State

The Importance of an Energetic State

The other day, I watched the Tony Robbins documentary “I’m Not Your Guru.” I loved it. Admittedly, I’m one of those “self-help nerds” who is super-interested in how people make positive changes in their lives. In the documentary, you get an in-depth look at one of...
The Core Struggles of Each Enneagram Type

The Core Struggles of Each Enneagram Type

Sometimes people struggle to discover their Enneagram number. When this happens, one thing that can be helpful is to look at the core struggles for each type. Sometimes we are more in tune with our pain than our strengths. Here is a description of the core struggles...
Sometimes Jesus Calms Us Before He Calms the Storm

Sometimes Jesus Calms Us Before He Calms the Storm

There’s this interesting story in the Bible where Jesus calms a storm. Here’s what happened: Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to...
Throw Away Your Crutch

Throw Away Your Crutch

I remember one time I sprained my ankle badly, and I had to use crutches to walk around. Even though the crutches were annoying, they helped A LOT. I was in so much pain, I couldn’t put much pressure on my ankle. The crutches helped to provide support, so I could get...
How to Worry On Purpose

How to Worry On Purpose

Many of us struggle with worry and fear. The other night, I woke up in the middle of the night, worrying about a decision I had to make. It kept me from sleeping and I was frustrated about it. How can we work through our anxiety to live a life that is more at peace?...
Use Negative Emotions, Don’t Lose Them

Use Negative Emotions, Don’t Lose Them

I was feeling anxious not too long ago. There were a lot of things on my mind. I had several writing projects with due dates approaching. The lease for my apartment was up, and I had to figure out if I wanted to sign a new lease or move out. I was dealing with a...
How to Break Bad Agreements

How to Break Bad Agreements

This post is Part 2 in a 3-part blog series on agreements. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Becoming aware of the bad agreements we keep is the first step. After all, we can’t change what we don’t acknowledge. But after we become aware of a bad...
The Problem with Anticipating Pain

The Problem with Anticipating Pain

I’ve been getting in a bad habit of anticipating pain. Here’s what I mean: Let’s say I’m entering a situation that is uncertain, or has the possibility for pain. I’m focusing on the possibility of pain at some point in the future, and it’s making me feel crappy in the...
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