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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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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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Gratitude, Grace and Giving Back by Neil Anderson

April 30, 2021

My cancer diagnosis of 2018 has been a journey that has not only expanded my view of life, death, and the importance of wholeness in relationships, but it continues to show how I can be of help in sharing my experiences with others – in this case, a family member.

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Ron Esposito Featured in Cincinnati Magazine

April 9, 2021

The Conscious Living Center is pleased to share that our Senior Faculty Member Ron Esposito was recently featured in Cincinnati Magazine, along with other local life coaches, in the article Five Coping Strategies You Can Use Right Now.

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The In-Between by Tina Neyer

April 9, 2021

As we emerge from the isolation of the pandemic, we step tenuously into the void of the before. Before the pandemic, before the job loss, before the restaurants closed; before the loneliness, the fear, the mourning. We step into the world once more, masked, socially distanced, asking this question: have you gotten the vaccine? If the answer is yes, the shift happens. We can smile, laugh a little, touch another human being.

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Conscious Health and Healing by Deborah Ooten

March 31, 2021

As I age, my attention goes more frequently to health and wholeness. Many of my friends, colleagues, and family members have begun to deal with illness—specifically, cancer. I am struck with the many different types of cancer and will focus on two to increase our awareness of these two types. I also want to encourage “conscious health and healing” and learning to respect the “inner physician” that resides in each and every one of us.

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Answer the call to live a conscious life thru in-depth study of the Enneagram

March 10, 2021

The Enneagram’s ancient wisdom gives us a map for human purpose and possibility… and lays out a modern-day, personalized path to wholeness for each of us. You’re invited to join an immersive Enneagram program designed for you to become part of a life- and world-changing movement toward a new and just reality.

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Five Lessons Clients Can Learn From Life Coaching by Ron Esposito

February 26, 2021

1. Striving for happiness is the surest way to experience unhappiness. Avoidance of emotional pain causes unhappiness. Happiness is a byproduct. The soul is getting everything that it needs for evolution in the present moment.

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A Spirituality Beyond Me: Together, We Inter-Are by Keith Kristich

February 12, 2021

Spirituality has become about “me” and making my “me” feel good. But we need a more universal and collective way forward. Simply said, our spiritual traditions, institutions, and practices need to guide us from a personal “me” to a universal “we” consciousness — a more collective way of being and understanding of identity.

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Wellness by Bonnie Brinkman

January 28, 2021

Isn’t it what we wish for in our lives? We are still in winter, a cold and bare season, that often presents itself with thoughts of hibernation and low energy. Some people let themselves go to dormant that they act as if they’re in a deep sleep, feeling moody, or even getting depressed. It’s a tougher time for us if we want to overcome it, due to the crises that surround us. So, what can we do to brighten up this mood—or even further what can we do to have more experiences of WELLNESS?

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Living an Asterisk* Life by Tina Neyer

January 13, 2021

Life for 2020 will have an asterisk by it, if only because our decisions are colored by uncertainty. Why clean out the closet. I pin hopes on a return to some normalcy where I can dress up, go out to dinner, laugh and talk with friends and now worry whether they smile or not behind the mask. Someday, I’ll return to the bucket list of places I want to fly to, and not be relegated to day trips that I tried so desperately to spin as vacations. And someday, my dog won’t fall asleep on my laptop during a Zoom game night forcing me to return to the silence.

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Walking Through the Doorway to Love by Cathy Hudson

December 30, 2020

In 2021 we will have to put the doorway back together. Piece by piece. Patiently. Gently sanding off the rust, replacing the rotten wood, polishing the self, and begin to open the heart again.

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