Home » News


(More) Reflections on Us and Our World Today by Bonnie Brinkman

August 2, 2020

I don’t like much of the new I’ve been experiencing, and I’m leaning, more than ever, on many sources that resonate with me, that can help me appreciate being in the here of the new & now; the only place I can be my real self. The following are some words I’ve read, thought, been told, and get some sanity from, so I can roll with the New.

Read More

Vitamin B-12: An Invisible Epidemic? by Ronnie Robertson

July 13, 2020

So, what does Vitamin B-12 deficiency look like? Would the symptoms be obvious? Well, not necessarily, which is why I am an advocate for supplementing with this remarkable vitamin. Often times I have met clients who tell me about medications they take for certain issues and I ask them if they feel much improvement from the prescribed drugs. My question is generally met with a less than satisfactory response.

Read More

Dear Mama Coco, I Love You by Cathy Hudson

June 29, 2020

Once upon a time in a far-off land 2 beautiful beings met. One was divine black being (Mama Coco) and one was a divine white being (Gaga Lala). A magical box called a Xerox machine brought them together. It was apparently a box that made magical noises and you could put your face on it and feel a bright light all while getting your picture taken!

Read More

Living Through the Pandemic and Looking For Hope by Tina Neyer

May 29, 2020

Writing is a critical tool for helping you get through this crisis of time and faith. Journal writing gives direction to a seemingly endless time continuum where nothing seems to change; our minds are consumed by the virus. Here are a few tips to approach this type of writing.

Read More

Support CLC Scholarships By Shopping on Amazon!

May 19, 2020

At the Conscious Living Center we’ve always been committed to bringing consciousness to everyone. Our nonprofit organization, Consciousness in Action, aims to bring educational opportunities to diverse communities through education, awareness, and the creation of a supportive community. Now, you can help us grow our scholarship fund while you do your usual shopping at Amazon using Amazon Smile.

Read More

Smiling With My Eyes by Neil Anderson

April 30, 2020

Self-care now becomes more prominent in these times. How are you taking care of yourself as a doorway to the availability of self and others? For example, I continue with my daily walks, usually in the morning when my energy is a little higher, and it’s proven to be a great way to connect with neighbors who are out doing the same. We smile or nod from behind a mask or render a muffled hello, and I have learned to smile a little more with my eyes, something I had not paid much attention to before.

Read More

Covid-19: Dr. Ooten’s Message to the CLC Community

March 27, 2020

In Response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Deborah Ooten, CEO and Co-founder of the Conscious Living Center, has a video message for our community.

Read More

Dealing With Anxiety: A Basic, Practical Guide by Leighah Beadle-Darcy

March 23, 2020

In this booklet, you will learn some basic ways to help you regulate and deal with your anxiety when you feel out of control with it. See which work best for you and start practicing them regularly until they become a part of your regular way of being.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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!

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

October 31, 2019

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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!

Read More

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.”””

Read More