Our Real Work: Jess Ryan, MS

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March 5, 2017
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What’s Hidden is Holding You Back: 5 Steps To Safely Uncovering Your Gifts

I’m not sure if you knew this about me, but I’m a sucker for poetry. Not just reading it, but writing it. I’ve had several pieces published and was invited to compete in the 2012 Women of the World Poetry … Continue reading

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

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

November 6, 2016
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Five Minutes Could Change Everything

A lot can happen in five minutes: a phone call, a text, signing a petition, opening a door for someone, a new life enters the world, someone walks out a door, a hug.  The list is endless. Yet, how often … 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

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 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

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