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

February 28, 2016
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Finding the real you (you don’t have to be a hermit or an addict)

So most of what I do deals with going deep. Getting quiet. Listening to that important little voice inside you called your intuition. It means claiming your space (literally and metaphorically) and owning your thoughts, beliefs, feelings, wants, needs. I’m … 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

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

June 21, 2015
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It’s Time For Things to Change. For Good.

Sitting in a low lit yoga studio, we went around the circle at a Reiki training I was facilitating: I need something in my life to shift. I’m going through a big period of transition and I’m not sure what … Continue reading

March 29, 2015
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Who is the Real You?

Take a moment to consider your most precious qualities and traits. Have you ever tried to hide them completely or play them down around certain people? Several times, this past week, I had multiple clients ask me how I do … 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

February 1, 2015
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Trying to Find Your Way in the Dark? Even Punxsutawney Phil Needs a Little Help.

Ah, it’s that time of year again. We’re smack dab in the middle of winter, tired of the cold, short days, yet, insanely hopeful that a little groundhog will shed some light on the coming of brighter days.   Good … Continue reading

January 18, 2015
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Three Quick Steps to Better Boundaries…These Also Double As Cool Party Tricks

A number of questions and inquiries were spurred after my two most recent blog posts on the solar plexus and sacral chakras. A common request was, “How do I realistically stay in my center and act like myself in every … Continue reading