Our Real Work: Jess Ryan, MS

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

October 9, 2016
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i am mother.

This week’s post is a guest post written by my colleague and friend Emily Brown. We are co-teaching a local workshop called I Am Mother. Check it out HERE.   I often wish that my children could have met me … Continue reading

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

January 31, 2016
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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
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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

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