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 18, 2016
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What Happens If You Sit in the Dark

It’s time to slow down. To get still. To get quiet. This time of year society, our communities, our families often ask us to do more. Shopping, holiday parties, end of the year wrap up. There is a place for … 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

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

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

June 5, 2016
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From insects to intuition and bbqs to boundaries

I blame the change on the sun. It’s light out longer and people are up later, outside more, generally more relaxed. We eat outside. Walk, run. Finally see people who were buried in snow drifts all winter. Maybe we get … Continue reading

May 8, 2016
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Letting Yourself Feel Small…To Remember Just How Big You Are

Last month I was feeling tremendously off kilter. Too much in my head, in my house, in my business. My head was so cluttered I had an 8-week, perpetual headache and literally went to the doctor and had a CT … Continue reading

January 31, 2016
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My one-word answer to (most of) your problems

Give up gluten. Swear off sugar. Put down your phone. Quit drinking. Meditate. Do more yoga. Drink less coffee. Drink more water. Nope. There’s lots of advice out there about how to live a better life, and I am a … Continue reading