Our Real Work: Jess Ryan, MS

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

June 19, 2016
by jessryan

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
by jessryan

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 31, 2016
by jessryan

My one-word answer to (most of) your problems

Give up gluten. Swear off sugar. Put down your phone. Quit drinking. Meditate. Do more yoga. Drink less coffee. Drink more water. Nope. There’s lots of advice out there about how to live a better life, and I am a … Continue reading

December 20, 2015
by jessryan

When the holidays make you want to cry on the inside (Make room for “and”)

December is here with twinkling lights and jingling bells, joy and merriment, gifting and giving. Or maybe you see December with its darkening days and nonstop noise, seasonal sadness and letting go of the year, consumerism and excess. Maybe the … Continue reading

November 22, 2015
by jessryan
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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
by jessryan

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
by jessryan

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
by jessryan

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
by jessryan

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

August 30, 2015
by jessryan

I Swear, This Really Is About You: When Good Parents Go Wrong, Even if You Don’t Have Kids

I was fairly certain I was sending him into the belly of the beast. The potential for God-knows-what: infectious disease, stolen shoes, a common bathroom, irrational behavior. My mind churned with all the possible scenarios of what could happen to … Continue reading