February 12, 2024

Exploratory Questions and Discussion Prompts

These exploratory questions and discussion prompts may be supportive for a study group, book club, or for deepening your personal exploration of Roxanne Howe-Murphy’s newest book in the Deep Living […]
February 12, 2024

Integrating the Power of Presence

In Chapter Four of Underneath Your Personality Roxanne explains the relationship between our innate centers (the grounded body, open heart, and quiet mind) and presence.  “Our heightened awareness of these […]
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 […]
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 […]
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

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

What Are You Holding That Needs to Be Released?

Dear Deep Living Community, Here we are, having nearly completed another revolution around the sun. Our collective journey has led each of us to this right-now moment. As 2021 comes […]
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 […]
June 4, 2021

Roxanne Returns to Dr. Farish’s Show on Voice America

Mark your calendars! Roxanne’s second interview with Voice America’s Dr. Jean Marie Farish will be released on Friday, June 18th!⁠⁠The episode will be available for streaming or download at the […]
October 8, 2019

Repeated Phrases Tell a Story of Their Own

How many of us have experienced the gift of someone who has noticed our repeating phrases or stories? How has this precious way of caring affected us? My heart opens as I recall all who express their care for me in this way.
June 28, 2019

Join Roxanne & Deep Living Institute at the IEA Global Conference

Roxanne Howe-Murphy will present: Beyond Duality: An Invitation to Experiencing the Intersection of our Infinite and Finite Nature. You are invited to learn about and engage with the EnneaCross(TM), an evolving framework, now in development for over six years, which supports the spiritual journey.
May 11, 2019

The Cord

A central experience around my mother was the cutting of my umbilical core. Was the cord mine, hers or ours? What I remember most about my early relationship with my mother is that it was one of searching, longing, and working towards a connection with her. Even when growing up in a Latin culture surrounded by ...
January 10, 2019

Just Start

“Just start.  Just start sharing the experience of writing this book!”  That’s the recurring message that has refused to fade away. In my personal experience, the process of writing has […]
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 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.