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Feeling stuck and unhappy despite your awesome family + childhood?

Confused why you can't seem to change things even though your family is awesome + loves you?!   I know for some people, it's clear where things went wrong. Growing up was rough, and there are clear, distinct memories + incidents that have led you to where you are...

Making a difference in the world isn’t as hard as you think

So...you want to make a difference in the world, huh?   In this week's video, I talk about why making a difference in the world is easier than you'd think, and if you take what I share to heart, it is also the quickest way to have a happier, more fulfilling life at...

The problem with always being ‘realistic’

Well, this is what I want... but I need to be realistic!   I hear this over and over again: the need to be realistic. In today's video, I address what I see as the downside of being realistic when it comes to going after what you want. [Side note: I know in my last...

Why do we have emotions?

A lot of people think that to feel more joy, you need to focus on just feeling joy...   ...and while focusing on joy certainly CAN help you to feel more joy, that's not the whole picture; there's more to it. In this week's video, I talk about how each emotion (even...

What to do when you feel ‘stuck’

In this video, I touch upon: - The difference between feeling stuck + feeling confused - Why actually BEING stuck isn’t possible + how, in reality, we are just recreating the same situation over and over again - What REALLY is behind feeling stuck - How taking (even...

My Big Secret

[[Heads up, you'll want to read this until the end. There's an offer I've never made before that I think you'll just LOVE > It’s because while I was excited to share this, a part of me was afraid. >> It’s because while I felt confident in the change itself, a part of...

The Role Of Trust In Ending The Diet Cycle / Body Obsession

(To be clear, this was definitely not the only component to my body-love journey, BUT it was a huge one, and I felt called to share today, in case it may find someone who finds it helpful, so here goes...) I followed some form of diet / food rules + workout routine...

3 ways your perfectionism is hurting your career

Yes, you read that right. Maybe you think I’m crazy. Maybe you read that title and maybe you only clicked because you were armed and ready with a million examples to prove me wrong. (That’s totally OK. I still think you might find this helpful.) Or maybe not. Maybe...

How many times have you heard or said “I feel fat.”?

Whether it comes from your own mouth or someone else's, it's a phrase that's commonly used in our culture, and it's been a hot topic of conversation in many body positive communities since last Friday, when 'plus-size' model Ashley Graham stated in an interview with...

What ACTUALLY happens when you’re busy trying to be perfect

Hi, my name is Ryann, and I'm a recovering perfectionist.   I've made significant progress in my journey, but perfectionism has had a tight grip on me for most of my life, so I recognize these tendencies have not (and may not ever) completely disappear. As a result,...

Why you should be saying NO more

Just a reminder in case you needed this today: "NO" is a complete sentence, and it is totally and completely (more than) OK to say. In fact, I'd argue it's essential to your well-being. Saying 'no' often feels scary and hard for many people, especially those who...

The trick to uncovering your calling in life

Hi there! Happy Wednesday 🙂 I hope you're having an awesome week so far. My email inspiration today comes from a super common question that I hear all the time from clients, friends, and was something I used to wonder myself. "I hate my job doing _______, but I have...

What exactly does a life coach do?

I get this question a lot In a recent interview, I was asked about what I do as a coach, and I realized that maybe you might not be clear yourself on what exactly I do. Given that, I'm sharing a glimpse into pieces what I talked about in the interview (plus a bit...

When the same s*** keeps happening over + over again

I'm talking about: Do you ever feel like the same bad things keep happening to you time and time again? That every relationship, job, workout routine, roommate, or whatever it may be, never seems to work out, or maybe even goes terribly wrong? You're most...

You can be both brave + afraid.

Being brave is not about being fearless, it's about feeling and acknowledging it and still finding the courage within you to do it anyway. A lot of people who do brave things didn't do them without fear, rather they decided that fear wasn't going to be in the driver's...

The risky business of…JOY

Joy. It's a funny thing. I think most of us would agree that joy is one of those things we want to feel often and have more of in our lives. I'm right there with you. However, as I've traveled along my journey, I've come to learn that true, pure, unadulterated joy is...

Feel like you’re moving backwards?

First of all: I want you to know that wherever you are on your journey right now, you are doing great. I am so proud of you. You are enough, and you have done enough, no matter what you did or didn't check off your 'to do' list or what anyone else says. Seriously....

The power of WHY

Many people ask me WHAT I do for a living. But not many people ask me WHY I've chosen to do what I do. You know...what the bigger reason is. I could have chosen to do virtually anything, so why am I doing what I do?  Perhaps no one asks because asking ‘why?' is a more...

Stop what you’re doing, and let’s celebrate

As we move forward in life, we so often look ahead to what needs to be done. It can often feel like no matter how much we run, the metaphorical finish line never seems to get any closer. I know this because I can totally relate, and -- in the spirit of one of my...

The truth about self-love that no one is talking about

Happy Monday! Today, I want to address something that was a huge revelation to me on my own journey that helped me take a lot pressure off myself and may help you if you often feel overwhelmed by the effort required on your own journey of personal growth,...

A Love Note From Me to You

I know there are lots of mixed feelings surrounding Valentine's Day, but I'll take any excuse I can get to inject a little...

Dancing to Remember

I was sitting down writing a post (not this one, I'll share the other one another day when that is the message that needs to be shared :)), and 'Cosmic Love' by Florence + the Machine came on. Normally, in the past, when a song I liked or connected with came on, I...

What’s Keeping You From Going After Your Dreams?

What is one thing you'd really, REALLY love to do, try, be, experience, create? You know, that thing you always talk about happening 'someday'? (No shame here, most of us have at least one of those...) The one that lights you up head-to-toe, brings a smile to your...

What Story Are You Writing?

Your life is a story. Whether or not you actually ever write it down on paper or speak it out loud, your thoughts and actions are shaping the story of your life in each moment. Would you believe me if I told you that you have the ability to write and re-write your...

2016 Year Review: The World Needs You to Take Resonsibility

First off, even if you don't read the rest of this post, I invite you to close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. This time of year involves rushing and running around for so many of us, so wherever you are right now, BREATHE deep, feel the breath enter in and out...

How to help your “holiday hangover”

Hello Love! I hope you are doing well this holiday season! I know the holidays can have a different sentiment each year depending on what’s going on in your life at the time, but know that I am sending you peace and love, regardless. I so appreciate you being a part...

Should I Stop Judging People?

Judgment: What does it mean to you? How it has played a role in your life? Is it definitively bad or not? The responses I have heard to these questions are interesting and varied, as the topic is not as black and white as it may seem on the surface. In school, and in...

Goal-Setting 101: Tips & Tricks

2017 is almost upon us, and I know many of you are thinking about goals you’d like to set for the New Year but feel frustrated by failed attempts in past years. In response to last week’s post, someone asked: "How do I exercise and get more sleep? I write out goals,...

You Don’t Have to Do It All On Your Own

I never used to be vulnerable. Not only did I not do it, I avoided it like the plague. I didn't believe I needed support. I was very set on turning down help and always doing it *on my own*. I believed that spilling out my emotions to others and asking them for help...

On Sharing Your Story

I know many people used to / still do balk at the idea of others expressing personal thoughts and stories on Facebook. I, myself, used to be one of those people. Something along the lines of “This is Facebook / the Internet, not your diary! No one wants to hear it....