Our Real Work: Jess Ryan, MS

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

February 19, 2017
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It’s Hard to Say Good-bye

It’s Hard to Say Good-bye By Stephanie Long (This is a two-part guest post from my other business’ blog,  dharma. The Institute for Awakened Living. The first part is a letter written by Stephanie Long. The second part is a … Continue reading

July 31, 2016
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Well, I didn’t see that coming this year––living in limbo

This summer I’ve been on the road for work and pleasure. I’ve been living out of suitcases. Scaling piles of laundry when I get back. Hustling to get things ready before I go again. I’m excited to go. It’s good … Continue reading

May 8, 2016
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Letting Yourself Feel Small…To Remember Just How Big You Are

Last month I was feeling tremendously off kilter. Too much in my head, in my house, in my business. My head was so cluttered I had an 8-week, perpetual headache and literally went to the doctor and had a CT … Continue reading

February 14, 2016
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Why A Good Relationship Will Make You Question Everything

As a caveat to this post, you may not have relationship “issues”. But, if you get really honest, and examine the interactions with your family, friends, partners, or pets you’ll find most of us have some sort of issue. Since … Continue reading

January 3, 2016
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Psst . . . what’s that little voice inside saying?

A lot of people are thinking about change this time of year. Making resolutions. Setting goals. Creating visions. If you’re thinking about changing jobs or developing healthier eating habits, writing a novel or starting an alpaca farm, you need to … 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

March 1, 2015
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Why Chakras Are the 51st Shade of Grey

When I ran the idea of this title past a good friend, she got a slightly annoyed look on her face and said, “You know what that book’s about don’t you?”   Yes. And no.To be honest I haven’t read … Continue reading

February 15, 2015
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The Number One Reason You Should Be Talking About Reiki: Wait. What the Heck IS Reiki?

Wearing a white paper gown, wincing with shallow breath under the buzz of fluorescent lights, I waited in the exam room.  The doctor entered, introduced himself, shuffled through my MRI scans, looked at my back and my pelvis, did a … Continue reading

February 1, 2015
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Trying to Find Your Way in the Dark? Even Punxsutawney Phil Needs a Little Help.

Ah, it’s that time of year again. We’re smack dab in the middle of winter, tired of the cold, short days, yet, insanely hopeful that a little groundhog will shed some light on the coming of brighter days.   Good … Continue reading