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.

You Are Not Hard to Love acceptance compassion freedom newsletters Jun 09, 2024

Storytime with Ruby

I should have known this was a red flag.

In my last relationship my boyfriend acted like he didn't have any needs or that all his needs were met all the time. (Lucky him, I guess?!)

But that means that when I expressed that I had some needs...

Which was honestly a new concept...

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Welcome to your Post Traumatic Growth Era acceptance anger boundaries newsletters May 17, 2024

Storytime with Kate

I have just DEVOURED Out of the Fog: Moving From Confusion to Clarity After Narcissistic Abuse.

Before you dive into this I do want to make a disclaimer: I'm annoyed that a lot of the internet is like "everyone and everything is a narcissist" because that's just not true....

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Anti-depressants anyone? Acceptance says, "ok" acceptance newsletters May 05, 2024

Storytime with Kate

 

so, I've been on anti-depressants/anti-anxiety two times in my life.

Once when I was a teenager and my parents were going through a divorce and I lived in the house with them.

The second time was when I lived in a small town in Colorado after selling my business...

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On Letting Go When It's Time acceptance newsletters Apr 28, 2024

Storytime with Ruby

Howdy,

In my last relationship I spent a long time being patient. Hoping things would change; hoping he would change. I resisted the acceptance necessary to see clearly. Finally, I got fed up. I said “I can’t do this anymore,” and walked out.

From the outside...

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ahhh, the goop phase acceptance connection & community presence self study self study coaching Apr 21, 2024

Storytime with Kate

I felt so seen when a friend sent me an article a few years ago about how caterpillars turn into a goopy nutrient dense soup-like substance inside the chrysalis before they turn into a butterfly.

and maybe you've forgotten this from 7th grade science class like I absolutely...

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

 Storytime with Ruby

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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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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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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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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Releasing the Weight of a Lifetime: A Transformative Moment with My Grandmother acceptance compassion presence Nov 06, 2023

Storytime with Kate

In 2015, my grandfather, Gram's husband of 65 years, had just died.

Gram had health issue after health issue the following year.

Her doctor told her she needed to gain 10 lbs.

 

I was visiting Gram in her empty house - it was just her now. The first time in her life...

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Embracing the Rocks in Our Tummies: A Journey of Honesty, Vulnerability, and Self-Discovery acceptance newsletters presence somatics Oct 18, 2023

Storytime with Kate

 

I'm gonna start by telling you that I love kids. In order to make it through this newsletter you don't have to feel the same way... but stay with me will ya? *and do your best to read it through my lens of tenderness and awe?

I have always loved kids.

I find...

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Full Circle Moment: Rediscovering Belonging and Growth with A Trip to High School acceptance boundaries growing up trust Oct 09, 2023

Storytime with Kate


It's truly not something I ever imagined, but today I spent time on my high school campus and it was... fine. I was fine. 

 

The place is beautiful, stunning, state of the art. I went to a state-of-the-art-school that of course I didn't appreciate at the time...

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