Our Real Work: Jess Ryan, MS

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

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 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

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

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

September 13, 2015
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Warning: Weak Boundaries May Cause Illness, Exhaustion, Martyr Syndrome…and Ghosts

I’ve been getting a lot of calls from former and current clients. It appears as though their unsteady or non-existent boundaries are haunting them, literally and metaphorically. One client can’t seem to shake a ghost. For reals. Others are finding … Continue reading

August 2, 2015
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What Backpacks, Mice, and Friends Can Teach You About Breaking Through

“Gahhhh. This sucks.” How many times have you said that? Flat tire. Lost job. Ex-partner. A mouse dies in the wall…in the middle of summer…and you just have to let it smell. Or something much, much bigger. Sometimes things are … 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