Systemic Racism and Inner Work: A Personal Inventory

Jul 06, 2020

It is now 6 weeks since the senseless killing of George Floyd.

Like many white people, I have been deeply impacted at the identity level by recent events and have struggled to know how to participate in the invigorated dialogue on racial justice. But I was inspired by W. Kamau Bell's interview with Conan, in which he encouraged white people to accept as a given that we will make mistakes. Better to act clumsily than not at all.

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How To Set New Years Resolutions That Actually Stick

Dec 30, 2019

New Year’s Resolutions are a time-tested tradition — and with the new decade upon us, the energy around them is even higher. But so often they fail and make you feel bad about yourself. This decade, let’s not do that.

As you consider new year’s resolutions (or new decade’s resolutions), here’s what to do.

1. Know what you’re giving up, not just what you’re adding

If your new year’s resolutions have to do with self-improvement (working...

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What Most Inner Work Retreats Don’t Do But Should

Nov 08, 2019

I had a question come up regarding my retreat methodology that I wanted to answer here. 

Why are there 2 group video calls before the retreat? Seems like a lot!

Great question.

As an Enneagram teacher, my goal is to give you a life-changing experience.

The 2 video calls are the secret ingredient that takes the retreat from really great to life-changing.

Why is that?

I’ve been to a LOT of retreats on “inner work.”

Most retreats are structured so...

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What do you DO with the Enneagram?

Sep 22, 2019

“What do you DO with the Enneagram?”

I hear this question a lot from newcomers.

This is a really important question, and this post is meant to be a thorough answer. (I’ll assume that you know how to discover your Enneagram type, and that question is basically: “What do you do with the Enneagram after that?”)

But first, a point of clarification.

There is a field called ontology that studies how things exist. It sounds abstract, but it’s simple.

Consider: a...

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