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The Enneagram Centers of Intelligence

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” – ALBERT EINSTEIN As humans, we operate from three main centers of intelligence – the Body, which is our instinctual nature; the Heart, our emotional center; and the Head, our intellectual core. We use these three centers to process the world around us and decide how […]

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July 5, 2021

Favorite Personality Tests

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Our Favorite Enneagram Personality Tests

“Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.” — F. SCOTT FITZGERALD If you’ve taken a job with a large corporate employer, or signed on for a personal development retreat, you’ve most likely encountered some form of a personality test. Organizations love employing personality assessments during the recruitment process, as an easy way to gauge […]

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July 5, 2021

Embracing a Slow Lifestyle - Philosophy of Leisure

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Embracing a Leisurely Lifestyle in Practice

As we’ve detailed in a post about our philosophy here, our ethos is largely centered around the notion of leisure and embracing a lifestyle of a slower, gentler footprint, and also a mindset of ease and equanimity. It values craftsman, artisanal practices over fast, mass-produced goods, with the phrase “buy less, choose well, make it […]

July 1, 2021

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A Whole Year
of Lovely

Somewhere along the way our society decided that being busy was a status symbol. And technological advances have enabled, and encouraged, us to be always available.
Yet leisure and rest help us to think more clearly, decide more logically, consume more wisely, innovate and create more freely, and connect more deeply. It's about having the space to build the life we choose, rather than having one thrust upon us, by default.

Five Prompts for a Less harried life