The Stories We Tell

The Stories We Tell

The Stories We Tell

We all have a story, a way in which we describe ourselves to others. This story—our self-definition—reveals how a we see ourselves and how we want others to see us. There is as much information in what we say as is in what we don’t. Closely observed, we can learn a lot about someone when they tell us their story. Continue reading

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Cycles of 9: Phases 1 to 3

Cycles of 9: Phases 1 to 3

Nine is an interesting number. It is the highest of the single-digit numbers, always results in itself when it is multiplied by any other number (i.e., 2 x 0=18 and 1 + 8 = 9, 3 x 9 = 27 and 2 + 7 = 9, etc), and is used to check arithmetic calculation (casting out nines technique). Many things follow a pattern consisting of nine phases, such as universal years as described in numerology. Other things that follow the 9-phase pattern include a new idea, project, life, thought, or event. The nine phases repeat or cycle, thus I refer to this repetitive pattern as the cycle of 9s. Continue reading