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Self-Observation: The Thinker Behind the Thought by Ron Esposito

August 2, 2022

In my experience, one of the keys to personal development and ultimately self-understanding is observing how your mind works, what your heart feels and what your body experiences. This self-observing faculty is essential for managing personality and our personal reactivity. Just as physical exercise is important to our well-being, regular self-observation practice is beneficial to […]

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Dr Deborah Ooten

Presence by Deborah Ooten

July 14, 2022

Consciousness is the act of awakening to the present moment, being fully alive, aware and observant of any automated ways of being.   At this time in the evolution of humanity, we are standing at the edge of a precipice, with the potential for shocks that can push us into a new world order. Many […]

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Love is the Root of Everything by Cathy Hudson

June 30, 2022

  Great Grandpa Siegel and his great grandson Hudson. New Richmond, Ohio   “Love is the root of everything. All learning. All parenting. All relationships.”   “Growth comes from love. And love is about accepting anyone just the way they are.”   -Mister Rogers from his documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor   This is […]

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Grief and Good Times by Tina Neyer

June 8, 2022

I count my hairdresser as a friend. We’ve been together many years now. Through the snip snip of making me look good we talk about ‘things’. I know about her family, she knows about mine. Current affairs can be a hot topic in whispered conversation so as not to upset people in the next booth. […]

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The Emergent Novelty of Spring By Neil Anderson

May 1, 2022

With the nascent signs of Spring being visible and fresh, there’s hardly anyone who isn’t filled with a sense of hope and renewal. All around us signs of new life are breathing pushing and pulsing their way into new space as the grip of Winter loosens. It’s important for us to pull our senses from […]

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Welcome To New CLC Faculty Member Micky ScottBey Jones!

April 13, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Micky ScottBey Jones, MA, has joined the faculty at the Conscious Living Center! Micky ScottBey Jones (she/her) is a visionary leader in the fields of spiritual accompaniment and movement chaplaincy, and has trained hundreds of people in accompaniment, healing and resilience building in social change movements. She also has […]

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Mindfulness Writing by Tina Neyer

April 11, 2022

Each of us carry wounds deep within and seek help through various practices. Searching for understanding through the Enneagram starts a journey to self-discovery that can begin the healing process. The therapeutic process also leads to a better understanding of oneself.   The practice of mindfulness writing engages the writer in taking a longer, deeper […]

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Discover advanced Enneagram typing tools that capture the nuances that motivate behavior, creating deeper coherence between you and your life

April 10, 2022

Dear CLC Community Member,   Enneagram expert and Tritype pioneer Katherine Chernick Fauvre teaches that more than half of all who use the Enneagram to self-type are mistyped.   That’s because we’re typing ourselves using the same projections that we’re trying to free ourselves from.   Basically, we’re stuck in a hall of mirrors that […]

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Dr Deborah Ooten

Recover, Renew, and Regenerate by Deborah Ooten

March 27, 2022

Spring is the time that we begin to recover from the darkness of winter, renew our commitment to life and regenerate our desires for healthy and soulful living. When we think about our current times and the difficulty and division that has been generated nationally and globally, we can certainly see that recovery, renewal and […]

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Letting Go by Ron Esposito

February 28, 2022

Being in relationship with others is part of being human and that includes breaking up and/or modifying the relationship whether it is an intimate relationship, friendship or of a professional nature.  Personal and spiritual growth entails change and a shift in consciousness.  Reflecting upon my own evolution, listed below are some thoughts in regard to […]

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Ron Esposito Gives Advice on Navigating Tough Times on TV

January 14, 2022

The last couple of years have been challenging. If you need advice on navigating difficult times, our senior faculty member Ron Esposito recently gave advice on getting through these occasions on a television interview with WKRC Local 12 Cincinnati.   Watch Ron’s interview here: Life coach has advice for navigating tough times

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What’s Your Word for 2022? by Tina Neyer

January 11, 2022

  On New Year’s Eve, I was out with friends, fully masked, vaccinated, boosted, and cautious. Our world has instilled caution in me, counteracting the one-time rebel who thought she was invincible. The table discussion turned to making resolutions, and one of my companions said she didn’t make them any longer because she’d found another […]

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Welcome to our new CLC Faculty Member!

January 6, 2022

We are beyond delighted to share that Kristen Swank has joined the faculty at the Conscious Living Center! Kristen Ann Swank, MA, MBSR facilitator, is a corporate trainer, certified enneagram teacher and coach, experienced in working with corporate teams and individuals.   Kristen offers Enneagram teaching, life coaching, spiritual counseling, and business consulting services. Check […]

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The New Year: The Work, To Work by Cathy Hudson

December 23, 2021

  Dear Hudson,   Welcome to 2022. We are here. Still in this human vessel. Moving, rotating through space, time, and dreams. What will this new year, this new looking glass show us?   I continue to be grateful for you and all our adventures together. We are travelers in a wonderful universe. This trip […]

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Dr. Deborah Ooten on Aphorisms, The Enneagram, and The Pandemic on the Enneagram Global Summit

December 23, 2021

Dr. Deborah Ooten recently spoke on Aphorisms, The Enneagram, and The Pandemic on the 2021 Enneagram Global Summit. Now, you can view the conversation with Jessica Dibb on video or listen to it over audio.   Watch Aphorisms, The Enneagram, and The Pandemic   Listen to Aphorisms, The Enneagram, and The Pandemic   This interview […]

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Holiday Giving and Receiving by Deborah Ooten

December 14, 2021

In Seven Laws of Spiritual Success, Deepak Chopra says “The universe operates through dynamic exchange…giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe (God) circulating in our lives.”   As we approach the […]

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Balance for Busy Times by Kathleen Hartman Blackburn

November 30, 2021

Now that the Thanksgiving holidays have retreated into the past, we may find ourselves caught up in the heightened energy and momentum of the year’s end and more holiday times to come. Although life can seem perennially busy to many of us, this time can be especially hectic, with added social obligations, gatherings of family […]

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Bring the wisdom of the Enneagram into action to transform yourself and our world

November 15, 2021

Dear CLC Community Member, What if you had a roadmap for understanding who you are and what makes the people around you tick? What if you could leverage the individual revelations of the Enneagram to help heal broken bonds between others? How would it feel to move from a fixed point of view to an […]

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Dancing Without Looking Down By Neil Anderson

October 29, 2021

I have to confess to writing this article under a little duress, as I am juggling a few things in my life that are demanding my attention so I’ll keep this one brief.   Sometimes we think, “If only life’s challenges and problems arrived in serial fashion it would be much more manageable.” Alas, we […]

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Balancing Work, Play, and Self-Care by Deborah Ooten

October 14, 2021

At times, our lives take on a momentum of their very own and we live life at top speed. It is vital that we begin to slow down, take stock of how we spend our time and energy and look at what life has to offer us. Three areas of life: work, play and self-care, […]

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Changes in the Changing Seasons by Kristen Swank

October 1, 2021

“The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go.” -Unknown   This time of fall equinox represents change, so what a better time to reflect on the symbolism of changing seasons. Change is most often hard. It doesn’t matter if we are trying to eat a cleaner […]

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The Low Side of Type and My Personality: An Observation by Ron Esposito

August 31, 2021

I am an Enneagram Type One with Nine and Two wings with dynamic movements to Four and Seven. Over the sixteen years that I have been using the Enneagram as a self-observation tool, I have learned a lot about my thinking, feeling and behaving through observing the lower end of my type.   Being in […]

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Why Bother With All This Meditation? by Keith Kristich

August 16, 2021

As a meditation and contemplative teacher, it is not uncommon for frustrated students to ask “Why do we do all of this meditation? Is it really doing anything?”   To this question, I have yet to find a better answer than the one provided by Anthony DeMello in his witty book, One Minute Wisdom. He […]

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What Does It Look Like to Be Present? by Bonnie Brinkman

August 9, 2021

“Wherever you are, be all there.” Surely, you’ve heard this quote before. Whether it’s pinned to your fridge or you’ve heard a friend say it, odds are that it’s not new to you. And it’s probably a phrase you agree with! Basically what it is saying is: wherever you are, whatever you are doing, do it […]

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Cathy Hudson

Are you really seen and loved by others? by Cathy Hudson

July 29, 2021

A question asked and specific to type 4 during a typing interview* Since Deborah and I started our journey on presenting, studying, and writing about children and the enneagram we have been asked many times “when do you type your children?”. The answer is YOU do not. The accepted theory is that type is set […]

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