Our Real Work: Jess Ryan, MS

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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

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

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

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 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

December 7, 2014
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This Year Will Be Different, I Swear: A Sacral Chakra Guide To the Holidays

This is part two in a three part series on how chakras can help you get through the holidays.  What?!  Chakras? (Yes. I’m going to keep saying that word.) Here’s the thing, chakras get a lot of flack for being … Continue reading