Our Real Work: Jess Ryan, MS

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

March 5, 2017
by jessryan

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

November 20, 2016
by jessryan

“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
by jessryan

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

September 25, 2016
by jessryan

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

July 31, 2016
by jessryan
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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

January 3, 2016
by jessryan

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

March 1, 2015
by jessryan

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
by jessryan

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