The Enneagram in the Hundred Acre Wood

I was reading a Winnie-the-Pooh picture book with Charleston a few weeks ago and had a mind-blowing realization: the characters in The Hundred Acre Wood are lifted straight from the Enneagram model ...

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Proper Care and Feeding of An Introverted Mom

I have a confession to make: before Charleston was born, I prayed (actual, honest to goodness prayers) that he would be an introvert. I prayed other things for him too, of course ...

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Self-Help: How should we feel about it?

Over the last several years, I’ve developed a strong affinity for books and podcasts within the the Self-Help / Self-Improvement / Personal Development genre. The category might be hard to pin down ...

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My (New) Favorite Personality Book {And why you need to read it, too!}

When I first learned that my favorite blogger (and podcaster) was coming out with a new book, I couldn’t preorder a copy fast enough. I didn’t need to know the book’s subject ...

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Life In the Slow Lane

I was born on March 2nd, a full ten days before my due date. It would prove to be one of the few times in my life when I would show up ...

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Personality Series // Books That Will Help You Get to Know Yourself

As happiness guru Gretchen Rubin likes to say, “there are two kinds of people in the world: people who want to divide the world into two kinds of people, and the kind ...

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Personality Series // A Beginner’s Guide to the Big Five

It’s time for Part Three of our exploration through some of the more popular personality models. The last two personality systems we discussed (Myers-Briggs and The Enneagram) were both models I’ve studied ...

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Personality Series // A Beginner’s Guide to The Enneagram

Last week we kicked off our personality series with an introduction to the Myers-Briggs personality model. I loved all of the great feedback I received and was excited to see how many ...

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Personality Series // A Beginner’s Guide to Myers-Briggs

We’ve all had experience with transient hobbies—those pastimes we pour ourselves into for a time, but eventually prove to be short lived diversions. I’ve had many of these temporary interests, and I ...

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Books: The Sixth Love Language

Have you read Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages? It’s one of my most frequently recommended books, and its premise is one that I think about often. Even if you haven’t read the book, ...

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