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

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

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

August 28, 2016
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When getting off the beaten path pays off (and when it doesn’t)

Our family went to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks last weekend. We’re amazingly lucky that this is drivable for us. We’ve seen so much of these wild lands when we lived there. Still, a part of me always feel … Continue reading

August 14, 2016
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I Dropped Out of Law School for This: What Yoga Teacher Training Taught Me

Grab your mat, a block, and strap. We’re going deeper. In asana practice (the physical practice of yoga), people assume going deeper often means bending further, stretching more, or adding an arm balance pose. But that’s not the only way … Continue reading

June 19, 2016
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Enjoy the light. Welcome back the dark?

The longest day of the year arrives tomorrow. Yay! It’s a reason for celebration (unless maybe you are the parent of a toddler). With solstice we welcome summer officially. I’m almost convinced we won’t see snow fly again for a … Continue reading

May 22, 2016
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7 ways you might be out of whack…or totally ok

Curious how your body, mind, emotions, and spirit are trying to help you to live a more purposeful and aligned life? We all have a built-in navigational system. It’s just a matter of whether or not we know how to … Continue reading

January 17, 2016
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Don’t let a holiday hangover be your way of life

We went from way too much egg nog, shop-shop-shop, and parties every week to . . .  what? January, that blank slate, that fresh start, that OMG I gained 10 pounds and my credit card bill makes me want to … 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

October 11, 2015
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Well. I Messed That Up.

Practice what you preach. Great words to live by… until you fail to live up to whatever it is you’re proselytizing, be that: Telling the truth. Nonviolence. Respect. Honoring your boundaries. Using your intuition. Loving all beings. Integrity. We comprehend … Continue reading