Our Real Work: Jess Ryan, MS

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

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

November 20, 2016
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“And now the holidays?!”, and other things you don’t want to say outloud

[Read to end. There’s a free yoga class recording you can access now.] Family gathered around the heavily laden table. Warm lighting. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire . . . It’s warm and nostalgic and lovely. It’s what we’re … 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

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

April 24, 2016
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Rising Strong or staying home?

I was ready to wow you with wisdom and insight from Brené Brown this week. I was supposed to hear her speak in Denver last weekend. And then spring happened as it does around here. There was a blizzard in … Continue reading

March 27, 2016
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Ready to Crack? Uncovering the Real You after a long winter

I was having coffee with a friend, talking about “spring” here in Wyoming, where snow can fly as late as June. We know the tulips will eventually come up, but there are moments of doubt that they’ll actually survive this … Continue reading

March 13, 2016
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Stop picking up other people’s shit

A little something about me: I can sense how people’s bodies hold messages, blockages, energy, and life experiences and how those things keep people out of alignment with the life they truly want to live. Blessing? Curse? Your call, but … 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

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