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The Enneagram and the Fear of Not Doing

By hhavlick / October 3, 2019 / 4 Comments

As a solopreneur with a day job, I never have nothing to do. I’ve perennially got more tasks and projects to do than are possible to accomplish. I mentioned in an earlier post that I took a week off between…

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Spiritual Transformation Through Silence: A Review of “Be Still and Listen”

By hhavlick / September 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’m a huge fan of the Enneagram. In fact, “fan” doesn’t really do it justice. Determined advocate? Devotee? Something more like that. The primary reason I love this model of human behavior is that its consistently accurate, diamond-sharp insights enable…

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Don’t Get Stuck on Your Enneagram Number

By hhavlick / January 17, 2019 / 2 Comments

  I recently joined a Facebook Group for Enneagram Sevens. I want to learn about the struggles other Sevens have and compare them to my own. I want to dig into the differences among the Instinctual Variants – how Sevens…

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Your Enneagram Type Constricts Your Ability to Love

By hhavlick / July 19, 2018 / 8 Comments

I had my first internet troll experience recently. It was bound to happen, but it still surprised me. The episode brought into stark relief just how much our personalities cost us. Here’s the backdrop. I’d posted a photo on Instagram…

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A Glossary of Enneagram Terms

By hhavlick / June 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

Any time you try something new, you have to learn the lingo. The games of cricket and curling, for instance, have many specific terms (such as wickets and stones, respectively) that you need to know in order to understand and…

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Learning to Grieve: Notes from an Enneagram Seven

By hhavlick / August 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

My awesome, cherished, beloved grandmother died last week, and I’ll leave today for her funeral. I am trying to use the knowledge of my Enneagram type to notice, acknowledge and fully process my grief. I have a Type Seven personality,…

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Spiritual Transformation Gets Better – But Only If You Keep Going

By hhavlick / May 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

I am being repeatedly disabused of the notion that spiritual growth is beautiful and sweet. Lately, it’s been confusing, hard and occasionally devastating. Sometimes I feel like I am free-falling to the new normal. To borrow from a Johnny Clegg…

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Pressing Through the Chaos into God’s Presence

By hhavlick / March 16, 2017 / 8 Comments

I did something recently that I’ve been putting off for more than a year: I switched this blog to self-hosted. Those of you who have blogs know what this means and probably shuddered in sympathy. For everyone else, I’ll just…

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Why Nature is Healing

By hhavlick / February 10, 2017 / 3 Comments

These snippets from the Walt Whitman poem Song of the Open Road has been popularized by a recent car commercial: “Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before…

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“Be here now” – But What if Now Sucks?

By hhavlick / February 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

Be Here Now. The Power of Now. The Naked Now. These books capture current popular thought about the importance of being present to your own life. I am a huge proponent of this idea; I’ve written multiple posts about becoming…

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Quick Start Guide to Centering Prayer

This short guide gives you the essentials for learning to be still and quiet before God so you can hear his voice and feel his love in a deeper way.

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