March 27, 2014

An Enduring Lesson From Deep Living

It’s been just a year since the publication of Deep Living: Transforming Your Relationship to Everything That Matters through the Enneagram. My own experiences of deep living have continued to […]
October 18, 2013

Whole-Hearted Embrace of an Awakening Life

As I write, I am aglow. I just had the privilege of leading my second phone call with a group of inmates in a federal corrections facility who are studying […]
August 11, 2013

Personality As a Primary Root of Distress

After a coaching session, a client remarked that she had experienced what she called spiritual chiropractic during our work. She said that her body had an internal shift, an energetic […]
April 30, 2013

How Do We Know Ourselves?

This weekend, my husband and I attended a rather tongue-in-cheek “Hollywood’ party where costumes were encouraged. We decided to go for it, and assumed the identities of King Arthur and […]
April 4, 2013

A Fresh Take on Personal Development #2

Almost everyone wants to know more about who they are, to feel whole and completely at home within themselves. We want to be loving and to be loved. And it […]
March 27, 2013

A Fresh Take on Personal Development

I’ve fallen in love again—with a cello! A couple of months ago, I acquired this beauty, and it’s a wonderful addition to my life. And even though I have a […]
January 4, 2013

Making Room for Your Inner Authority

While it’s not something talked openly about in “polite” conversations, here’s one thing that everyone in the world has in common-the inner critic. It is found in every hard-held opinion […]
October 5, 2012

Reclaim Your Corn

Taos Pueblo, a Native American village, is considered by many to be the oldest continuously inhabited community in the U.S. Located in Taos, New Mexico; it has been inhabited for over 1,000 years. This last week-end, my husband and I attended a celebration at the pueblo encouraging and honoring the ritual of growing corn on the pueblo. It was a humbling and inspiring experience.
October 3, 2012

The Passing of a Teacher, Friend and Colleague

It has been just over a month since Don Richard Riso passed from this earth. I’ve been wanting to write about Don, honoring the astonishing body of work on the Enneagram that he discovered and has been refining since his early introduction to the system in 1973, his far-reaching impact, and his unparalleled significance in my own life, but the words to share publicly evaded me. They didn’t seem adequate. Many others have been writing their memories of Don, and it seemed I needed to wait. Now is the time.
August 31, 2012

Showing Up for Our Great Work

This week the new Deep Coaching Institute’s training cohort began its 10-month long personal and professional development journey together. My heart is full. Once again, we have a richly diverse and experienced group of professionals from around the world who have decided that they want to take the leap into living and guiding others from a place of presence and deep intelligence. Some of our recent graduates have chosen to serve as mentors to their new colleagues-in-training. Talented faculty who are dedicated to their own inner work, as well as professional excellence, are serving as teachers and guide. And the support of our staff can be felt at every turn.
August 21, 2012

The Vertical Dimension of the Personality

Do you ever wonder why, in the same day, you can experience totally different levels of happiness and fulfillment? You might be going about your regular routine, feeling fine, and then make a phone call, and find yourself reeling into anger or frustration. Later in the day, after a positive encounter with a friend, you feel upbeat. Why?
August 14, 2012

Real Choice

I love my new “hometown,” beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico. My husband and I have been visiting the astonishing high desert area in Northern New Mexico since 1988, lived in the area in spurts at different times, and finally, heeded the call to put down our roots here.
August 7, 2012

Is the Critic Having Its Way With You?

I was recently listening to TV host and comic, David Letterman interviewing the young and now popular star of a blow-out film bringing in megabucks. When he asked about her experience in the film, she replied with the usual enthusiasm for the cast and director. There was just one caveat. The casting, she emphasized, was perfect except for one person—her.
August 3, 2012

It’s a Journey of a Lifetime

My name is Roxanne Howe-Murphy. By way of introduction to this blog about this astonishing human journey that we are on, and how we might come into a deeper relationship with ourselves, with others, and with Reality, I wanted to share a few thoughts about my own journey.