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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 goconscious.com 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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Dr. Ooten to be Keynote Panelist at International Enneagram Summit

February 6, 2019

We’ve received more wonderful news about our founder, Dr. Deborah Ooten! Dr. Ooten has been invited to participate in the opening panel at May’s International Enneagram Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. The Connecting Views panel will start the conference and include four past & present International Enneagram Association presidents: Ooten, Maria Jose Munita, Uranio Paes, and Curt Micka.

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Make 2019 The Year of Gratitude! by Bonnie Brinkman

January 30, 2019

Research has shown that gratitude is highly correlated with personal happiness. You may have heard the psychobabble term of “confirmation bias” that is backed up by numerous research studies over the years. Confirmation bias means that people will search for and interpret ‘evidence’ to confirm what they already believe. So if you believe everyone is untrustworthy, you will determine that if others do something minor, it will be used as confirmation that they are untrustworthy.

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CLC Faculty Presenting at 2019 IEA Global Conference

January 25, 2019

Congratulations Dr. Deborah Ooten and Cathy Hudson! Our founder and faculty member have been selected to present at the International Enneagram Association’s IEA Global Conference in July 2019. They’re looking forward to representing the Conscious Living Center at the year’s biggest Enneagram event.

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Children and the Enneagram by Cathy Hudson

January 3, 2019

All types have both positive and negative aspects. And, of course, what is most important is being a thoughtful, caring, kind and understanding human all in the name of love. I absolutely practice all of this with my grandson. So, what are some of the do’s and don’ts of typing children?

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School of Conscious Living Retains IEA Accredidation in 2019

January 2, 2019

Dear friends, we are proud that the Conscious Living Center’s School of Conscious Living is one of just a handful of schools accredited by the International Enneagram Association (IEA). We have been accredited by the IEA for a number of years and are proud to announce that the IEA once again renewed this distinction in 2019. The honor applies to our SCL offerings in Cincinnati, the Middle East, South Korea, and online.

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I Love You, I Bless You, and I Release You by Tina Neyer

December 6, 2018

It seems that loving people around us at this time of year can be especially hard. Traditions must be followed, past hurts erupt once more, and a time when magical energy should be everywhere, we struggle to find love for others. We can get in the way of ourselves by attempting to force people and situations to be something they are not.

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Dr. Deborah Ooten Featured on Midday Cafe; Recording Available!

November 27, 2018

We’re pleased to share that our founder, Dr. Deborah Ooten, was featured on November’s edition of Midday Cafe, guiding participants through ‘Presencing With Grit and Grace.” If you missed the live broadcast, we’ve included the session for you to watch!”””

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Emotions & Essential Oils by Ronnie Robertson

November 13, 2018

Essential oils are also used in a variety of cleaning products we may purchase for use in our homes to add an appealing fragrance to mask many of the harsh chemicals in many common formulations. Did you know that in some over the counter supplements, essential oils may be added to formulas to provide therapeutic benefits which impact health? Many users of these products may not even realize they are ingesting essential oils and don’t realize what a profound effect they can have on their body.

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