November 29, 2023
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Journaling Practice

First, read the poem “Guest House” by Rumi. “Guest House” by Rumi “This being human is a guest house.Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness,some momentary […]
March 8, 2023

Maintaining Boundaries with an Open Heart

One type of practice in the Deep Living framework is bringing attention to and sensing into your heart. This can involve noticing sensations, emotions, and developing a close relationship with this precious part of you.
November 14, 2022

Experience Curiosity from a Quiet Mind

What is the difference between experiencing curiosity from a quiet mind versus from a busy mind? In a recent conversation with Deep Living Lab Facilitator Samuel Schindler, we reflected on […]
November 1, 2022

Irma’s Deep Living Journey

When her son was diagnosed with autism at the age of three, Irma Velasquez was devastated. It was the pre-internet era of the early 1990s, and both information and experts […]
October 31, 2022

Just Published! Fish Dreams by Irma Velasquez

Fish Dreams: A Mother’s Journey From Curing Her Son’s Autism to Loving Him as He Is By Irma Velasquez, Deep Living Lab Board Co-Chair Deep Living Lab is proud to […]
October 27, 2022

The Enneagram as a Map of Love

When we are lost or embark on a new adventure, we often seek direction.  Fortunately, at the click of a button, we can type into Google Maps where we are […]
July 27, 2022

Self-Acceptance as a Pathway to Compassion

Our deepest yearning is for connection: to love and be loved. Paradoxically, we often veer away from exactly what we most want.
March 25, 2022

Three Practices to Awaken Who You are Beyond Enneagram Type

Tears streamed down my face as several pairs of eyes watched me open my birthday gifts and cards with heartfelt messages. All at once, my heart swelled with gratitude, while […]
March 8, 2022
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Ukraine Is In Our Hearts

Our hearts are being shattered as we bear witness to yet another horrific iteration of destruction, violence, and unimaginable suffering. At Deep Living Lab, we believe the key is right here, facing and within each of us. And it is here that we must start.
March 1, 2022

Charting a Path Forward

Dear Deep Living Community,  It’s hard to believe we have only been with Deep Living Lab for a few months now. Looking ahead to the horizon of possibility, we feel […]
March 1, 2022

Five Steps to Embodied Resilience

During our recent course, The Enneagram As An Embodied Deep Living Journey, Brian Mitchell-Walker and Devon Carter led us through a variety of practices, which develop our capacity for resilience.  […]
January 14, 2022

A Meditation to Pivot From Busyness to Stillness

Our heart calls for us when heartache has left us feeling dark.  At times we have unknowingly denied ourselves access to energy that is deep, mysterious, wild, and sometimes scary.  […]
December 17, 2021

The Wellness Enneagram: Optimal Wellbeing of Body, Heart, Head, and Soul Video with Dr. Avon Manney

In case you missed it or would like to watch again, Dr. Avon Manney presents, “The Wellness Enneagram: Optimal Wellbeing of Body, Heart, Head, and Soul,” at the 2021 Enneagram […]
December 17, 2021

Meditation For A New Year Intention

Dear Fellow Travelers, Each of us has been given the gift of life. Every moment is a reminder of the fragile state of  precious Earth. As our planet begins another […]
December 14, 2021

The Enneagram as a Self-Empowering Coaching Master and Guide with Roxanne Howe-Murphy, EDd

In case you missed it or would like to watch again, Roxanne Howe-Murphy, EDd presents, “The Enneagram as a Self-Empowering Coaching Master and Guide,” at the 2021 Enneagram Global Summit. […]
November 18, 2021

Authentic Gratitude

Dear Deep Living Lab Community, As we enter the holiday season, I’d like to share a brief excerpt from my unpublished and upcoming book where I’ll be introducing the EnneaCrossings™: […]
August 24, 2021

The Belly Center – Our Anchor Brain

The Shape of Center, Part One This blog will be the first in a three-part series exploring our sensory connection to the Three Centers of Intelligence: Belly, Heart, and Head, with […]
July 1, 2021

Embodied Presence and The Ground Of Being

Listen to the article here: Listen to the Grounding Meditation here: We are born from a body, into a body, and it is through the body that we come to […]