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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,...
How to Anchor a Powerful State

How to Anchor a Powerful State

When trying to live a good life and have a positive attitude, we often reflect on our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. All three are important and have a huge impact on how we engage in our day-to-day life. Hard to Shift Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors Sometimes...
I’m Not Good at Thrusters… Yet

I’m Not Good at Thrusters… Yet

I looked up the Crossfit workout of the day and groaned. The workout was all thrusters: An 11-minute AMRAP (as many reps as possible) of 15 heavy thrusters (70kg), 25 medium thrusters (60kg), and 40 light thrusters (40kg). For those of you who haven’t done a thruster,...
Make Sure Your Thoughts Align With Reality

Make Sure Your Thoughts Align With Reality

It’s important to make sure your thoughts about yourself or your situation match reality as closely as possible. The other day, I was talking with someone who was going through a very stressful time. She was recovering from a health problem that was quite serious. She...
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