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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...
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...
You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned

You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned

May the Fourth Be With You 🙂 One of my favorite scenes from the Star Wars movies happens when Luke is training with Yoda during The Empire Strikes Back. Luke is training in the Force, and he is struggling. At one point, he fails to move his ship with the Force, and...
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...
A Day In the Life of an Enneagram 9: Phil D.

A Day In the Life of an Enneagram 9: Phil D.

I’m going to periodically be doing a new blog series where I will interview someone about their experiences with the Enneagram. The goal is to help paint a picture about what it is like to be each number. My hope is that it will help you understand yourself and...
1 Quick Exercise to Separate From Painful Thoughts

1 Quick Exercise to Separate From Painful Thoughts

Painful thoughts can be challenging to work through. Often, we experience a painful thought or story about ourselves, and we believe it to be literally true. For example, we might think “I’m so stupid”, or “I’m never going to amount to anything.” Thoughts don’t come...
A Beginner’s Guide to the Enneagram

A Beginner’s Guide to the Enneagram

The Enneagram is quite popular nowadays. It seems like everyone is talking about their number as a way to help understand themselves and others. But the Enneagram can also be confusing. Personality types, wings, levels of development, movement in stress and security,...
Our Thoughts Mediate the Experience of Suffering

Our Thoughts Mediate the Experience of Suffering

When we experience pain and suffering, we often look to an external cause to explain it. I’m upset because I didn’t get that job. I’m depressed because my girlfriend broke up with me. I’m anxious because the world is a dangerous place. Blaming our Suffering on...
Write Everything Down

Write Everything Down

Today I want to talk to you about a simple intervention that can decrease stress and anxiety, and improve productivity in your life: Write everything down. Anxious At Night I remember one time I woke up in the middle of the night feeling anxious. There were a couple...
How to Listen to Your Body: 4 Keys

How to Listen to Your Body: 4 Keys

One thing I struggle with is listening to my body. It’s tough for me to tune in to my body and listen to it—whether it needs food, water, rest, etc. Not Listening to Your Body Has Consequences Not listening to your body can have consequences. For example, growing up,...
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