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Los Cabos Love: Fond Memories

Fond memories of fun times with friends in San Jose del Cabo. This is from the funky beach restaurant that was on the beach side of the road to La Palmilla. I can’t for the life of me remember the name but I do remember the fun!

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Fabulous Vancouver Women: Sonja Picard Exhibit

Topaz Lotus Living: Sonja Picard Solo Exhibit

 

I know what I am doing this afternoon!  Happy International Women’s Day and here’s to some special omnipotent women!

 

sonja picard exhibit

 

 

 

Women Power: What I Did For V-Day

Topaz Lotus Living: Women’s Empowerment

 

On Valentines Day, February 14, 2013 I decided to ‘take a stand’ even though I kind of feel that I live my life taking stands!

I organized a very short and quiet event with a few other women where we sat in ‘peace meditation’ for 10 minutes and then shared our experiences and feelings about some of the recent tragic events involving women and violence.

We also talked about our daughters and the hope that the world is changing so that both men and women will stand against violence of any kind and no longer tolerate violence and abuse in words or actions.

I was thrilled to see that around the world, one billion women are rising and are joining together in action and solidarity to support our global sisters!

May we all create a better and more tolerant world!

 

in peace & mindfulness,

zoey

life coach for wise women

life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul

Women ~ Health ~ Life: The Blessing of Daughters

 

Topaz Lotus Living

 

Our middle daughter turns 23 years today and I feel so blessed to have daughters.

When I was young, all I asked for at Christmas and my birthdays was a sister.  I never got a sister but I did birth 3 beautiful daughters!

So, Savanna, happy birthday honey, I love you!

 

mom (aka zoey)

life coach for wise women

life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul

Women ~ Life ~ Health: Yoga & Music Festival in Whistler – Synchronicity!

I’ve mentioned before how my family is my foundation and that I just totally adore my three hippie like daughters.

I guess a life coach should be prepared for this and it was with only a glimmer of a catch of breath that I accepted my daughter’s invitation to share a few days in Whistler with her. She really enjoys her self care, I say with a smile.

There were only 2 days that worked for both of us and after scouting the web for deals we were very excited to book into the Westin for 2 nights.

It was after the fact that I found out that Whistler is hosting “Wanderlust: a Yoga and Music Festival”!

I’ve been a yoga practitioner for over 15 years and I recently took a prental yoga teacher training course through Semperviva Yoga Vancouver.  My plan is to offer prenatal yoga classes as and add on to my life coaching for women in Vancouver.

You’ve gotta’ love the synchronicity as without my conscious intention, we will be up at Whistler during a weekend that combines three of my loves; my family, music and yoga! Thank you Universe.

 

In peace and mindfulness,

Zoey

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

mindfulness 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 ~ Life ~ Health: Monday Mornings Back To Work

I needed a little help getting going this Monday morning when my alarm went off at 5:15 am and then I thought of all the parents and athletes from the Olympics who have all likely had many, many early mornings!

I thought too of folks single parenting and those who do runs and bike rides and paddles all for cancer research.

So, here I am, with runners on, heading out for a run and then a wonderful full week of work!

I am motivated by others dedication and the great work we are currently doing in our prenatal health coaching and yoga with vulnerable pregnant moms!

Have a fabulous day beautiful wise women!

In peace and mindfulness,

Zoey

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

mindfulness 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: Yoga in the Earthwise Garden with Shanti Yoga

Yoga in The Garden aka Life Coaching Tip: Do Yoga Friday Afternoons to Release The Tensions of the Week!

 

My local yoga studio, Shanti Yoga offered a wonderful yoga class last evening as a fundraiser for the Earthwise Garden and Organic Farm in Tsawwassen. I decided to do it as part of my giving back to the community and as part of my self -care to keep my work life in balance.

 

We all brought our own mats and were kind of spontaneously spaced around Chantal, our instructor.

 

Earthwise is a very interesting and special place. The following is taken from the Earthwise Website (www.earthwise.ca)

“Earthwise Society is a catalyst for the creation of a sustainable community through empowering individuals to take responsibility for social, economic and environmental well-being.”

The Earthwise Garden is a community program that teaches about sustainability, horticulture, and community development through gardening, farming and recycling. It is based in Boundary Bay, near Centennial Beach, in the community of Tsawwassen.


Not often does one have the opportunity to do yoga and meditation and just melt into the grass and release all of the week’s worries, energy and cares into the ground, surrounded by like minded people, bunnies, birds and beautiful flowers. It was truly magical!

 

Thanks Shanti Yoga, Chantal and Earthwise!

 

Shanti Yoga is also doing two groovy yoga retreats: in November on Galiano Island and in April in Bali! You can get more info by checking out their website at www.shantiyogabc.com

 

In peace & mindfulness,

 

Zoey

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

mindfulness life coaching to set your heart on fire & soothe your soul

Enjoy a special calming visual for you … Namaste 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 ~ Community: BC Day and the Olympics

What an incredible day!

 

I had the pleasure of enjoying BC day in our wonderful little town, watching the local parade and slow pitch while participating in the BC Day Sun Festival and cheering for the Canadian Olympic Women’s Soccer Team.

 

It was a day which included observing both ends of the athletic spectrum. On the one hand, our local athletes gutted it out on the community diamond and on the world stage, our wonderful soccer team, including Christine Sinclaire, gutted it out with class on the soccer pitch.

 

I find these events to be incredibly inspiring and still tear up at any type of medal ceremony. I am reminded of when our daughters played sports and the wonderful community spirit that builds in teams.

 

Way to go to all the athletes competing today!

 

Zoey

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

personal life coaching to set your heart on fire & soothe your soul

“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: The Importance of Family Gatherings

We had a wonderful day yesterday, re-connecting with extended family!

 

My ‘sister in love’ from Philadelphia was in town with her new guy and it was so fun to chat about the socio-cultural differences between Americans and  Canadians.

 

My husband is a ‘hybrid’ ie his mom was Canadian and his father American, and he lived in the US for the first 6 years of his life.  His older sister, Terry, was born in the US and grew up there most of her life and feels ‘American’, while my guy feels ‘Canadian’.  In my family, one brother moved to the US in the 1970’s and has lived and worked there ever since.  I say this to illustrate that we are certainly a big Canadian/American blended family.

 

During our get togethers, we often find ourselves discussing the differences between American and Canadians.  It is my personal opinion that Americans feel that ‘we’ are very similar and that Canadians feel that ‘we’ are very different.  We can have some very spirited conversations for sure!  Terry and Frank, being from the cosmopolitan East Coast, share many values with us West Coast Canadians, particularly in terms of gun control and politics.  We did find ourselves amazed at the differences in voting processes however.

 

Through out the evening, we were bathed in the warm glow of big family gatherings and are very happy to welcome to members to the ‘clan’.  We were also blessed with having ‘Uncle Don’ join us in his 86th year.

 

Enjoy your beautiful day my friends!

 

In peace & mindfulness,

Zoey

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

personal life coaching to set your heart on fire & soothe your soul

“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 ~ Life ~ Health: Family Summer Vacations

Yes, it is possible to go on a fun sailing holiday with adult ‘kids’.

Our experience is that everyone reverts to childhood, even the parents (part of the time). We have hot cocoa and bedtime stories (the difference is they tell them to us) and tons of reading and candles and charades, lots of laughs and lots of hugs!

In case you are interested, I’m currently reading “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed for our book club discussion in September!

Enjoy your beautiful summer day and hug your kids extra lots.

In peace & mindfulness,

Zoey

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

personal life coaching to set your heart on fire & soothe your soul

“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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