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Archive for August, 2012

Women ~ Health ~ Life: An Inspirational Quote from a Wise Woman Leader

An Inspirational Quote from a Wise Woman Leader

Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context.”

~ Margaret J. Wheatley

 

In peace and mindfulness,

Zoey

Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
executive ~ leadership ~ life coach for wise women

values based leadership & life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!

Enjoy this special calming visual … with ‘blissings’ from Zoey

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
~ Mary Oliver from the poem A Summers Day

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Women ~ Health ~ Life: On Compassion – a Fabulous Book

Women ~ Health ~ Life: On Compassion – a Fabulous Book

 

I read an amazing book over the weekend, while lounging at Whistler.  It was recommended from a colleague who also works in the areas of women and trauma.

The book is “The Boy Who Was Raised As a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook” by Bruce D. Perry

 

I found that my foundation shifted to one of greater understanding and greater compassion for ‘the human condition’ and especially for these amazing little people that are our earth’s future!

Again, I am reminded of how important early relationships and attachments are and how healthy it is to live in a community of extended family and friends.

 

This is a book that I highly recommend to all!

 

Enjoy your day my wise women friends,

 

In peace and mindfulness,

Zoey

Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
executive ~ leadership ~ life coach for wise women

mindfulness based life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!

Enjoy this special calming visual … with ‘blissings’ from Zoey

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
~ Mary Oliver from the poem A Summers Day

Women ~ Health ~ Life: An Inspirational Quote from a Wise Woman

 

Women ~ Health ~ Life: An Inspirational Quote from a Wise Woman

 

About mindfulness:

“Whatever we’re doing, whether we’re having tea or working, we could do that completely. We could be wherever we are completely, 100 percent.”

~ Pema Chodron

 

Enjoy your day and remember… 100%!

 

In peace and mindfulness,

Zoey

Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
executive ~ leadership ~ life coach for wise women

mindfulness based life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!

Enjoy this special calming visual … with ‘blissings’ from Zoey

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
~ Mary Oliver from the poem A Summers Day

Women ~ Health ~ Life: Coaching Tip And Affirmation for the Week

Coaching Tip and Affirmation for the week!

 

Coaching Tip: Know the values that are most important to you!

 

“As I live my life based on my clearly held values, my my life and work week unfolds easily and effortlessly!”

 

Enjoy your week lovely friends!

 

In peace and mindfulness,

Zoey

Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
executive ~ leadership ~ life coach for wise women

mindfulness based life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!

Enjoy this special calming visual … with ‘blissings’ from Zoey

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
~ Mary Oliver from the poem A Summers Day

 

Women ~ Health ~ Life: Whistler Wonderment

Whistler Wonderment

I love Whistler!

As a child, our family spent a lot of time camping in the Rockie Mountains around Banff and Jasper and I grew to love the majesty of the mountains.

This weekend, I’m so pleased to be enjoying the majesty of the mountains around Whistler!

There is a great vibe in the Village with the Wanderlust Whistler and Yoga Festival. We are booked into the Scandinave Whistler Spa for soaks, steams and massage this afternoon and then it’s off for a great dinner.

This is blissful self-care!

Have a wonderful day wise women!

In peace and mindfulness,

Zoey

Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
executive ~ leadership ~ life coach for wise women

mindfulness based life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!

Enjoy this special calming visual … with ‘blissings’ from Zoey

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
~ Mary Oliver from the poem A Summers Day

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Women ~ Health ~ Wisdom: Personal Affirmation for The Day

Inspirational affirmation for a your day:

My heart is filled with gentle lovingkindness

Enjoy this wonderful day, my amazing wise women friends!

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In peace and mindfulness,

Zoey

Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
executive ~ leadership ~ life coach for wise women

mindfulness based life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!

Enjoy this special calming visual … with ‘blissings’ from Zoey

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
~ Mary Oliver from the poem A Summers Day

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Women ~ Health ~ Life: An Inspirational Quote

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An Inspirational Quote from a Wise Woman

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“stand often in the company of dreamers: they tickle your common sense & believe you can achieve things which are impossible.”

– Mary Anne Radmacher

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Enjoy your day beautiful friends and wise women!

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In peace and mindfulness,

Zoey

Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
executive ~ leadership ~ life coach for wise women

mindfulness based life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!

Enjoy this special calming visual … with ‘blissings’ from Zoey

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
~ Mary Oliver from the poem A Summers Day

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Women ~ Health ~ Life: Holistic Health Tip

Holistic Health Tip: Try A Breakfast Blueberry Smoothie Recipe to Start the Day!

 

I slept in a little bit this morning and so decided that after my walk, I would make a super duper power smoothie instead of a fuller breakfast.  This is a recipe that our family has perfected over the years.  Enjoy!

 

Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

soy milk, almond milk or cow’s milk

plain yogurt

1 avocado

1 banana

frozen blueberries

1 – 2 Tbsp. flax seed oil

1/4 c of hemp hearts

 

We mix it up with a couple of cubes of ice in the blender and viola!  It is perfect to start the day.  Of course you can mix it up abit by changing the types of fruit.  Adding the avocado is an essential part though as it gives the smoothie extra creaminess.  Give it a try!

 

Have a wonderful day mty beautiful friends!

 

in peace and mindfulness,

Zoey

Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
executive ~ leadership ~ life coach for wise women

mindfulness based life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!

Enjoy this special calming visual … with ‘blissings’ from Zoey

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
~ Mary Oliver from the poem A Summers Day

 

Women ~ Health ~ Life: The Importance of Friends and Community

We went to a fabulous party last night!

 

It was a 50th birthday and 25th wedding anniversary party combined.

 

Our daughter Savanna (now aged 22) has been best friends with Shanleigh since Grade 4 and it was Shan’s parents (Dave and Wendy ) who hosted the party and were the honoured celebrants. They went ‘all out’; with raw food appies, music and a festive funky, hippie kind of vibe.

 

Dave is a musician and has played in bands for many years. Dave and Wendy’s kids all love music and are talented musicians in their own right.

 

The party was a summer festival of live music from local musicians of all ages from the community and it was freakin’ awesome (as the kids say)! There was jazz and soul and new stuff, music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and more eclectic pieces.

 

I cried when Shan sang a song in French to her dad for his birthday! It was so beautiful.

 

We are blessed to live in such a special community with such amazing people!

 

in peace and mindfulness,

Zoey

Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
executive ~ leadership ~ life coach for wise women

mindfulness based life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!

Enjoy this special calming visual … with ‘blissings’ from Zoey

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
~ Mary Oliver from the poem A Summers Day

 

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Women ~ Life ~ Health: Summer Sunrise

Summer Sunrise

 

I’m an early riser and was able to capture a beautiful sunrise yesterday.

 

In yogic tradition, the time between 4 – 6 am is called the ‘ambrosia hours’ and considered to be a time of day when the ‘veil’ between the physical and spiritual worlds is very thin.

 

One of my key life lessons, which provides the foundation for my self care and living a life in balance, is to get up early and spend time in the morning in quietness, meditation and yoga.  Sometimes I spend  only 5 minutes doing this and sometimes an hour.  Regardless of the timing, I find that with the days that I don’t do this, my day seems kind of rocky and I feel ‘untethered’ all day

My ‘ambrosia hours’ give me a sense of  universal lovingkindness!

 

Enjoy this beautiful summer day my friends.

 

In peace and mindfulness,

Zoey

Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
executive ~ leadership ~ life coach for wise women

mindfulness based life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!

Enjoy this special calming visual … with ‘blissings’ from Zoey

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
~ Mary Oliver from the poem A Summers Day

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