Our Real Work: Jess Ryan, MS

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December 18, 2016
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What Happens If You Sit in the Dark

It’s time to slow down. To get still. To get quiet. This time of year society, our communities, our families often ask us to do more. Shopping, holiday parties, end of the year wrap up. There is a place for … Continue reading

December 4, 2016
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The Year’s Best Gift Probably Isn’t on Your List

The holiday season is nutso. It seems to get bigger and bigger, more and more. Heaven forbid you walk into a store and not feel assaulted. So how do we slow it down? How do we deal with personal and/or … Continue reading

October 30, 2016
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Five Simple Acts That Could Save You This Week

Potentially shocking: not everyone is going to like you, what you believe in, AND you’re probably not going to change others mind if they are vehemently opposed to your opinions. Especially if you troll them on Twitter or unfriend them … Continue reading

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

September 25, 2016
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Boundaries for when saying no isn’t an option

Boundaries are about more than saying no (though sometimes practicing saying no to things we don’t really want to do is a good starting point). Boundaries and no get tied together because, well, saying no to outside influences, ideas, and … Continue reading

September 11, 2016
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Hey, empaths and healers, are you a groper?

Do you ever find yourself overloaded with other people’s emotions and feelings? Can you tell when family members are sad or about to burst into anger, even if they don’t say anything? Have you walked past someone in a grocery … 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

August 14, 2016
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I Dropped Out of Law School for This: What Yoga Teacher Training Taught Me

Grab your mat, a block, and strap. We’re going deeper. In asana practice (the physical practice of yoga), people assume going deeper often means bending further, stretching more, or adding an arm balance pose. But that’s not the only way … 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

June 5, 2016
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From insects to intuition and bbqs to boundaries

I blame the change on the sun. It’s light out longer and people are up later, outside more, generally more relaxed. We eat outside. Walk, run. Finally see people who were buried in snow drifts all winter. Maybe we get … Continue reading