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.

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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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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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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Navigating our bonds in a tech-driven world: Are you with me? connection & community newsletters self study Oct 27, 2023

Storytime with Ruby

Do you remember those days in your 20s when friendships felt like a wide-open grab bag? It was almost as if, "If they like me, I should probably like them back, right?" That’s how it was for me. I felt a duty to make room for everyone, collecting friends like cherished...

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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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Unclench Your Fist: Discover Freedom freedom newsletters self study self study coaching Oct 13, 2023

Storytime with Ruby

 

Have you ever found yourself stuck, holding onto something that, in reality, is holding you back?

Recently, my husband and I have been captivated by "Chimp Empire" on Netflix. (Side note: Wouldn’t “Chimpire” have been a cheeky alternative? C'est la...

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Ready, Set, Play: The Game of Life Awaits! embodiment freedom newsletters reparenting self study self-care Sep 29, 2023

 Storytime with Ruby

 
Hold down that left arrow! Now, press forward. Got it? Awesome! Boost with X and take a leap with A.
 
Ding-Ding-Ding! New Level Unlocked! Next Adventure Loading...
 
Confetti billows around you, and you gracefully bow your head, a princess in the...
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