Our Real Work: Jess Ryan, MS

Coaching and consulting. Something's calling. It's your life.

August 28, 2016
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When getting off the beaten path pays off (and when it doesn’t)

Our family went to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks last weekend. We’re amazingly lucky that this is drivable for us. We’ve seen so much of these wild lands when we lived there. Still, a part of me always feel … Continue reading

June 19, 2016
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Enjoy the light. Welcome back the dark?

The longest day of the year arrives tomorrow. Yay! It’s a reason for celebration (unless maybe you are the parent of a toddler). With solstice we welcome summer officially. I’m almost convinced we won’t see snow fly again for a … Continue reading

May 22, 2016
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7 ways you might be out of whack…or totally ok

Curious how your body, mind, emotions, and spirit are trying to help you to live a more purposeful and aligned life? We all have a built-in navigational system. It’s just a matter of whether or not we know how to … Continue reading

January 17, 2016
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Don’t let a holiday hangover be your way of life

We went from way too much egg nog, shop-shop-shop, and parties every week to . . .  what? January, that blank slate, that fresh start, that OMG I gained 10 pounds and my credit card bill makes me want to … Continue reading

December 6, 2015
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You Have Time for This…Inspired by the Time I Drank Bleach

We’ve all heard it, and have definitely said it: I’m really busy right now. I don’t have time for that right now. I’ll get to that later. Many years ago, I had finished my Masters degrees and I was in … Continue reading

November 22, 2015
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Where to Turn When the World Is Crazy (hint: no interwebs or media required)

What do I do? What can I do? When it’s not in my backyard, when my kid is safe and my belly is fed, I can turn the radio off, shut down social media, just pretend I don’t see it. … Continue reading

November 1, 2015
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Stop trying to make everyone happy (and other non-selfish things to do this time of year)

Are you excited, filled with dread, a little stressed with the holidays looming? It’s a crazy time of year. I hear situations like these all the time—any of them sound familiar? As soon as I walk through the door of … Continue reading

October 11, 2015
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Well. I Messed That Up.

Practice what you preach. Great words to live by… until you fail to live up to whatever it is you’re proselytizing, be that: Telling the truth. Nonviolence. Respect. Honoring your boundaries. Using your intuition. Loving all beings. Integrity. We comprehend … Continue reading

September 27, 2015
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Life’s Short: One Human’s Plea To Do Something…Now

My new neighbor has an affinity for loud, french, accordion music. Mid-morning or as the sun sets, the melodies vibrate from her speakers through closed windows and doors and dance into my house. I could be an asshole about this … Continue reading

September 13, 2015
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Warning: Weak Boundaries May Cause Illness, Exhaustion, Martyr Syndrome…and Ghosts

I’ve been getting a lot of calls from former and current clients. It appears as though their unsteady or non-existent boundaries are haunting them, literally and metaphorically. One client can’t seem to shake a ghost. For reals. Others are finding … Continue reading