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Coronavirus: Pandemic Protection Over Panic by Ronnie Robertson

March 16, 2020

The recent news about the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has been a huge shock to all of us, and I am not going to pretend that this situation is anything less than alarming and heartbreaking. My heart goes out to all who have been affected by this outbreak now being referred to as a pandemic. In some way, whether infected or not, we are ALL being affected in some way by COVID-19.

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CLC & CD Faculty Presenting at IEA International Conference Stockholm

March 12, 2020

The Conscious Living Center and Conscious Dynamics, LLC are pleased to announce three faculty members are scheduled to present at the IEA International Conference Stockholm. CLC and CD co-founder Dr. Deborah Ooten will co-present with CD trainer Jandie Lane.

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The Holy Ideas by Ron Esposito

February 27, 2020

The ideas of Holy Perfection, Holy Will, Holy Law, Holy Origin, Holy Omniscience, Holy Faith, Holy Plan, Holy Truth and Holy Love are cornerstones of the mystical tradition that cut across all boundaries and dogma to reveal what is Real.

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The Only Way Forward: Conscious Evolution by Keith Kristich

February 17, 2020

There are so many people stuck in old ways of thinking, with outdated worldviews that no longer fit our ever more complex and globalized world. I know how difficult it is to shed old ways of thinking and being. Like the skin of a snake, my personal worldview holds my ‘me’ together so intimately and tight, it can be hard to let it go when the time comes.

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A Unique Valentine’s Gift by Bonnie Brinkman

January 28, 2020

On February 14, Valentine’s Day, we often give gifts of chocolates, flowers, or romantic dinners to those we love romantically. However, none of these material gifts is powerful enough to help us in creating the lifelong, loving relationships that most of us long for. So, in addition to the chocolates, let’s take a look at a gift that heals and unites hearts from generation to generation: a better way of talking and listening.

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Essential Oil Breakthrough For Stress & Anxiety by Ronnie Robertson

January 10, 2020

You’ve all heard me speak about and praise the AWESOME benefits of therapeutic essential oils. I’ve personally used them as a primary and supportive form of daily medicine for pain relief, stress, anxiety management, and to help keep me focused as well as to support sleep quality at night.

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Dr. Ooten to Present at IEA Egypt 2020 Conference

January 7, 2020

Dear CLC community members, we are thrilled to announce that Dr. Deborah Ooten, the CLC’s founder and lead faculty member, will present at the IEA Egypt 2020 Conference. The event is one of the International Enneagram Associations’s official regional conferences in 2020 and will take place from February 7-9.

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Children and the Enneagram: A Dog is a Great Way to Loosen the Ego! by Cathy Hudson

December 31, 2019

I started out life with a dog. His name was Burney and he and I would be put outside together. Me in my playpen, Burney leashed to a tree beside me. I really do not recollect this, but my older sister likes to tell the story of the 2 of us out in the backyard. Unattended. Yep. In those days this is how Mom took a break!

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Nothing More Practical: Spirituality in 2020 by Keith Kristich

December 13, 2019

As we enter the final weeks of 2019 and prepare for 2020, you may be thinking of many hopes and dreams for the upcoming year. My personal hope is that 2020 will be a year of waking up to a “20/20“ vision, both for myself and the world at large. I hope for sharpness and clarity of sight and insight, born of deeper personal growth, conscious evolution, and greater wakefulness.

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Puppy Breath by Tina Neyer

December 2, 2019

As a writer, it’s hard not to notice the small things in life. On Saturday, November 30 a new little being came into our lives. Her name is Molly, and she is an eight week old Great Pyrenees mix puppy.

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*Apartment is Rented* (Previously: Come Live at the Conscious Living Center!)

October 31, 2019

Update: Apartment is now rented. Thank you for your interest!

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On My Morning Walk by Neil Anderson

October 30, 2019

Most everyone has heard of walking as the ultimate health booster, cardio enhancer,stress reducer or even as meditation. Out of a need to improve my own health, I have taken up a daily walk practice and have experienced all the above and more,but like any activity pursued consistently in earnest, the benefits come with unexpected surprises and life enhancers. The standout benefit here has been a simple return to the unadorned mundanity of everyday life.

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Dr. Deborah Ooten Awarded IEA Distinction

October 21, 2019

We’re so proud of our founder Dr. Deborah Ooten for achieving another honor! Recently, the International Enneagram Association named Dr. Ooten an IEA Accredited Professional With Distinction, an award bestowed on long-time Enneagram professionals who’ve made significant contributions to the field.

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Conscious Play by Deborah Ooten

October 10, 2019

The fall season is approaching and with it comes the need to reflect on how we play and prepare ourselves for this transitioning time of year. This is a time of winding down just before we begin to build back up for the holiday season. Adult play is sometimes very complicated and hard to achieve in our fast paced, striving centered culture.

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The President Comes to Town by Ron Esposito

September 2, 2019

In the days since Trump’s visit I have been thinking about what is transpiring in our country and attempting to view it from a larger perspective. According to authors William Strauss and Neil Howe in their book, “The Fourth Turning,” we are in the midst of the last stage of a cycle in American history that occurs about every eighty years called a Fourth Turning. The current cycle began around 2008 and will last through 2028 when a new eighty-year cycle begins in twenty year increments. Think of Spring (a High), Summer (an Awakening), Fall (an Unravelling) and Winter (a Crisis). It is now Winter in America.

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Apps and Services to Strengthen Your Relationships by Bonnie Brinkman

July 28, 2019

Technology does not have to affect our lives in a negative way. I believe the next wave of apps and services will focus on not just connecting us with a greater quantity of people, but, fostering higher quality relationships in real life. Here are a few of my favorite apps and services that encourage stronger relationships!

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Listen to Dr. Deborah Ooten & Cathy Hudson’s Enneagram Global Summit Talk!

July 9, 2019

The 2019 Enneagram Global Summit was a huge success! Dozens of leading Enneagram teachers and experts led insightful, powerful discussions on various aspects of the Enneagram. Our CLC faculty Dr. Deborah Ooten & Cathy Hudson presented on Children Are the Possibility of a Conscious Sustainable Future: How the Enneagram Can Help.” If you missed the talk the first time around or would like to hear it again, you can listen to it on our website, as well as download the materials from other talks.”””

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Children and the Enneagram: The Ego, The Pearl, and Being by Cathy Hudson

June 26, 2019

My grandson (2 ½ years) recently pushed a child (2 years). We were at an early morning event in the park. It felt as though it came out of nowhere. Fortunately, we were with a very dear friend. The child pushed was her grandson. This, defensive response, was not at all provoked by the other child. She, my friend, chuckled and said he must be a type 8.

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The Shift Network’s Enneagram Global Summit (Complimentary!)

June 10, 2019

Join the CLC’s Dr. Deborah Ooten, Cathy Hudson, and other master Enneagram teachers at the 2019 Enneagram Global Summit! Sign up now to attend this complimentary, virtual event.

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The Transformational Power of Writing Alone and With Others by Tina Neyer

May 29, 2019

Something happens in the transference of thought to page. I write in cursive before I head to the computer with my words. It’s too easy to be critical with the constant distractions of the internet, spell check and word count. Here’s often how it goes within the process of getting thoughts to page.

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A Return to Coaching: Finding a Home in Focused Integrity by Neil Anderson

April 24, 2019

I’ve always believed that when we relocate or move, we move more than just stuff. In a sense we are moving our altar space, a space to which we return to repeatedly to focus on a particular thing even if its something as spontaneous as play. By rubbing the lamp so to speak, we are creating a residue of practice or grooved habit that seasons the space with the history of our activity. No wonder we experience emotional memory, exhaustion, excitement and frustration as we shift our reference points and orientation to a new space.

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Faculty Member Cathy Hudson Becomes IEA Accredited Professional

April 18, 2019

We extend warm congratulations to our faculty member Cathy Hudson! Earlier this year, Cathy received the IEA Accredited Professional distinction from the International Enneagram Association. Since obtaining this honor, Cathy has joined our founder Dr. Deborah Ooten in co-facilitating the offerings at our IEA Accredited School, the School of Conscious Living.

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The Enneagram and Ayurveda as a Spiritual Practice by Kacie Berghoef

April 9, 2019

The Enneagram is a psycho-spiritual system with roots, connections, and grounding in a variety of spiritual traditions. Exploring the spiritual roots of the Enneagram, one can find connections between the Enneagram and a variety of other systems. One such system is Ayurveda, an ancient Indian spiritual tradition. Exploration of both systems shows that the spiritual underpinnings of the Enneagram and Ayurveda both intersect.

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Office Space Available at the Conscious Living Center

March 1, 2019

Would you like to be part of our working conscious community? The Conscious Living Center has a great opportunity to rent a bright, secure office space in our center! You’ll join our community as a featured faculty member at and share the floor with a massage therapist, certified life coach, and a musician.

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A Spiritual Autobiography by Ron Esposito

February 25, 2019

I remembered interviewing Dr. Debbie Ooten, owner of the Conscious Living Center, on the radio and had lunch with her. She extended an offer to me to join her at the Center where I would attend the School of Conscious Living for two years and become certified as an Enneagram Teacher and Life Coach. The Enneagram is a psycho-spiritual tool describing our unconscious/habitual ways of thinking, feeling and behaving as well as the underlying motivation. It is a powerful tool for developing self-observation and becoming more conscious and aware, engendering conscious choice.

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