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Women’s Health: Body, Mind & Spirit

Women’s Health Tips for Your Body, Mind and Soul

Two new concept applications to learn more about are ‘tensegrity’ and ‘FODMAPS ‘.

I’ve been researching both of these concepts first as part of my yoga teacher training (tensegrity) and then during an invigorating coffee meeting (chai tea for me) with a long time friend and fellow critical thinker Catherine Morley, I learned more about FODMAPS (components in food that mimic a gluten sensitivity).

If any of the above piques your interest, check it out for yourself.

Buckminster Fuller originally talked about ‘tensegrity’ as applying to the connective tissue of the human body.

Dr Shepard is the main researcher into FODMAPS , and if you have unexplained fatigue, aches, bloating and tummy trouble, you may wish to learn more.

Have a great day.


Women ~ Life ~ Balance: Leadership & Coaching Tip

Topaz Lotus Inspired Living: Women’s Leadership Coaching Tip & Words of Wisdom


stack of womens hands


From the Legacy Leadership Model by CoachWorks(R)

Best Practice #2 : Creator of Collaboration and Innovation(TM)

The Creator will  …

  • Be inventive, encouraging communication and openness
  • Create an atmosphere  of flexibility and adaptability
  • Put aside fears of creative tension

Stayed tuned for more Coaching  & Leadership Tips for Women Leaders and if this is something you think you and your team would like more of, let me know!

Don’t forget to do some yoga today!  It will add to the depth and breadth of your leadership skills.


in mindfulness,


zoey ryan ~ personal & professional development coach for wise women

coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul


Women ~ Health ~ Life: Renaming ‘Sick’ Days – ‘Wellness Days’

As a ‘team leader’ and a life coach for women, I think it would be grand if we renamed ‘sick days’ – ‘wellness days’!  Everyone could be trained on how to be attuned with their physical bodies and to notice the very early body messages that they need a ‘wellness day’ or two.

This approach includes regular yoga and meditation and other body centered practices, to enhance the health and well being of the individual, family and/or organization.

We could be supported to create our ‘wellness support team’; of massage therapists, life coaches, yoga instructors and naturopaths for example.

At this very busy time of year, it is extra important to stay attuned to our bodies and listen to the messages from within!


in peace & mindfulness,


zoey ryan ~ life coach for wise women

topaz lotus yoga & life coaching to set your ? on fire and soothe your soul

‘The truth will set you free but first it will piss you off.’ ~ Gloria Steinem


Women ~ Health ~ Wisdom: Life Lessons

Mary Oliver is one of my favorite poets and I love her simple, yet powerful words!


“Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.”

~ Mary Oliver


in peace & mindfulness,



zoey ryan ~ life coach for wise women


life coaching to set your heart on fire & 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 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 | Health | Life: Women in Leadership

I offer you these words of wisdom about women and success from a courageous woman leader, Anita Roddick. Anita founded ‘The Body Shop’ with a friend and grew this business through passion and the purpose of women helping women, sustainability and reducing violence towards women. The original Body Shop ads were provocative, edgy and effective.

I was honoured to be able to experience Anita’s charisma first hand, when she visited Vancouver.

Anita passed on a few years ago and she remains a powerful role model for me in women and leadership.

Anita’s words of wisdom …

To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality.’

Enjoy these words of wisdom and your day!

In peace & mindfulness…



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

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


Women | Life | Work: Heart Centered Leadership

What is ‘leadership’ and what kind of a leader are you? Here are some words of wisdom from  two skilled and experienced women leaders and organizational development specialists!


“Great leaders are conscious guardians of both personal and organizational vision and values. This guardianship becomes part of who they are, and guides all they do.”

From ‘Legacy Leadership: The Leader’s Guide to Lasting Greatness’ by Jeannine Sandstrom and Lee Smith

This quote can also apply to being a leader in your family if you substitute the word ‘family’ for ‘organization’.

In peace & mindfulness,






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

Coaching to set your heart on fire & soothe your soul


Women | Life | Wisdom: Words to Live Your Life By

Words of wisdom for the day ~ heart centered thoughts & life tips from wise women…

Enjoy your day!

In peace & mindfulness,



Life, Leadership & Executive Coach for Women

Coaching to set your heart on fire & soothe your soul!


Women | Life | Writing: Writer’s Block Diminishing!

I  guess we all go through it, you know, those times where the creative juices need fermenting and there is no outward expression!

My writer’s/bloggers block is diminishing!  While this is happening, am excited to feature a few guest bloggers!  Let me know if you are interested.

I am happy to report that my creativity and love for coaching are joyfully high!

More to come …

In peace & mindfulness



Life ~ Leadership ~ Executive Coach for Women

Coaching to set your heart on fire &’soothe your soul!

Women | Health | Life: The Year and Soul-Sisterhood of the Traveling Yoga Pants – Week 6

This week, as I felt I was babying a virus that had come visiting, I chose to complete my week of yoga and soul-sisterhood at home, with my wonderful dog Teagan as my ‘soul-sister’.

I truly do find that when I do my home practice, our pets often accompany me with some stretches. Of course, they don’t wear their yoga pants and I am most often in my pj’s, however, we enjoy our practice together!

I usually do a slow flow sun salutation each morning and some restorative postures in the evening.

Teagan does a pretty great down doggie!

Here is a recent picture of my sweet dog!


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