the Self Study Program 2024

the Self Study Papers

Welcome to the blog by the Duality Project. We're so glad you're here. Within these papers, you'll find stories, explorations of ideas, emotions, and learnings. Take what you need and leave the rest.

I'm a noob - and that's a good thing! courage freedom newsletters trust Feb 21, 2024

hiya,

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

I'll go first. 

This weekend I skied for the very first time.

I took lessons in the morning, and honestly I was exhausted halfway through the lessons. By lunch I didn’t think I could handle taking a lift to the real...

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this is a very important reminder for unshakeable belonging acceptance courage freedom newsletters self study Feb 08, 2024

hiya,  

I wanna keep this short and sweet, so I'm gonna dive right in...

I am so proud to say that in the lives of my clients, friends, and myself, we've really been showing how much we've grown lately! Specifically when it comes to leaning into a new way of being or a brave new...

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it just sucks sometimes: on grief and other things boundaries newsletters Feb 04, 2024

Storytime with Kate

 

y'all, I've sat down 5 times this week to write this newsletter.

 

And here I am, the final hour of the final day of this week, trying again... nothing like coming up on a deadline to get something done.

 

I've struggled to write a newsletter this week...

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trad self help is out, self study is in acceptance courage newsletters self study trust Jan 25, 2024

Storytime with Ruby


Hi there,

Is it just me, or has self help become unbearably boring?

Everywhere I turn it's "7 steps to turning your life around for good" and "75 hard your way to greatness" and literally every imaginable self-help equivalent of the 90's diet culture champion: "nothing tastes...

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It's Time To Fortify the Wetlands newsletters Jan 21, 2024

Storytime with Kate

You know, picking a word for the year is like following that lady on ig that tells you a new vocabulary word every day. I'm into it.

 

FORTIFY:

transitive verb:

:: to make strong 

:: to strengthen and secure (a place, such as a town) by forts or...

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i have a confession... is it just a phase? courage freedom newsletters self study Jan 15, 2024

Storytime with Ruby

hey there, 

Yesterday evening, as I drove home from teaching a yoga class, the mountains already dark, I caught myself thinking of my ex. The scene that warmed itself into my mind was of us sitting across from each other at dinner, laughing, ordering something culinarily...

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Worst Case Scenario-ing and Feeling Tethered acceptance connection & community feelings presence self study practice Jan 04, 2024

Storytime with Kate

 

Welcome to the very first week of the year!

New Years Resolutions on the internet are coming in hot.

Goals, up-leveling, doing more!!

Meanwhile here’s how my week has gone so far:

  •  I’ve been late already 3 times
  •  My dog got in a fight as the...
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Important Reminders for the New Year (or any new era) courage freedom newsletters self study Dec 28, 2023

Howdy,

Idk about you, but I have no idea what day it is. Ain't that the way it always goes on the last week of the year? I take it as a sign that I'm right on track. 

I hope this note meets you in the nebulous, too.

As we dazedly round out 2023 and saunter head-first into a brand new...

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In Comes the Metaphor about Snails: boundaries courage freedom newsletters transition vulnerability Dec 19, 2023

Storytime with Kate

Don't google snails... I know I didn't :)

I'm so glad it's my turn (again) to write the newsletter .

I was supposed to write to you last week but it didn't happen so I have another opportunity this week and I'm so glad I do!

BECAUSE 

I just got off the phone with a client...

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This is Your Annual Olympics 🤠🎄✨ connection & community courage freedom growth newsletters Dec 08, 2023

Storytime with Ruby

How are your holidays ramping up?

Personally, I've been crying for two days, ever since my mom decided to rent us a car from the airport instead of coming to get us tomorrow.

Now before you roll your eyes at my melodrama...

Am I just a spoiled bratty diva? Partly, sure. I...

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What if There's Gold in the Garbage? acceptance boundaries compassion connection & community courage freedom presence rest trust Dec 06, 2023

Storytime with Kate

For the past 60 days, Ruby and I have made 100 posts on instagram... each. It's a challenge created by Simone Seol called the Garbage Post Challenge.

Ruby and I both felt so burned out on posting on social media after selling our brick and mortar businesses in 2021 that...

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You Doing You Matters: When they do THAT, we do THIS boundaries connection & community courage newsletters Nov 22, 2023

Storytime with Ruby

I imagine this email is likely to get lost among the hustle and bustle of black friday deals and holiday prep, but I figured what the hell. On the small chance that you see it, it's worth you knowing this.

*this is also why I'm posting it here on our blog*

I was in a zoom...

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