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

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

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

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

January 3, 2016
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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
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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 15, 2015
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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