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Posts Tagged ‘yoga’

Topaz Lotus Yoga, Wellness & Inspired Living: Random Love Signs

Random Love

As I was wandering around the quaint older section of downtown Penticton, I happened upon the following simple sign and it spoke to me!


Women ~ Life ~ Wisdom: Thought for the Day

Topaz Lotus Living: Inspirational Thought for the Day!


I read a fabulous article this morning about ‘new beginnings” and the advice is …


stay present, stay present, stay present!

I guess it’s all about mindfulness ūüôā

Happy day to you,

peace & lotus love for generations,


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women ~ life ~ health: just for fun!

Topaaz Lotus Living: a picture is worth a thousand emotions!


Have you ever seen something that immediatlty transports you back to a special time in your life?

That’s what happened to me when I saw these shoes at my ‘niece in love’, Carly boutique, Riot on Commercial in Vancouver! Blue suede shoes, dancing, laughing, fun, old times!

Enjoy your day!


peace & hippie love for generations,


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Women ~ Health ~ Life: Happy Family Day BC from Topaz Lotus Living

Topaz Lotus Living: Happy Family Day BC!

I don’t usually comment on local politics, however, I think if there was an election tomorrow, Christy Clark and the BC Liberals would win ūüôā


It was thanks to Christy Clark, that my family and I are relaxing on a lazy, cozy, rainy Monday morning, enjoying the first ever BC Family Day Holiday and I would like to wish you and yours a Happy Family Day too!


Families are our foundation!





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Women ~ Health ~ Life: Autumn Mystery

My wise women friends, here is a photo I took while out for a beach walk in the morning mist. I call this photo … tiny dancer.

Enjoy your wonderful, magical day!  In peace & mindfulness,


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

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


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 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: Mindfulness Based Body Centered Life Coaching

I talk about my style of coaching as being a matrix, with the following concepts and pairs layered and angled: art & science, yin & yang, mind & heart, body & soul, broad & deep, eastern & western etc! I add to this blend my life experience and various forms of formal training to create a blend of coaching for the body, mind and soul.

Two wonderfully valuable resources that have informed my practice are listed below:

‘Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology” by Jack Kornfield


“Body Centered Coaching: Using the Body as a Resource For Change” by Marlena Field, PCC, CPCC

Enjoy this magnificent day!

In peace and mindfulness,


Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
leadership, executive & personal life coach

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!


Women | Health | Life: Inspirational Quote of the Day!

InSpiriational Quote & Life Tip of the Day to help you live a life in balance!


Live fully
Create happiness
Imagine peace
Seek truth
Laugh often
Hope more
Inspire change!

From a wall poster !

Enjoy your glorious day dear friends and feel free to pass this on.




Women | Life | Work: Words of Wisdom for Women – Leadership Mistakes


I seem to be reading about leadership everywhere these days, and I love it!

I had a wonderful surprise with starting Steve Farber’s new book, which I down loaded on my ipad and started reading yesterday. ¬†I don’t want to say much more, other than ‘do the same’ as I may spoil your surprise. ¬†What I resonated with, in addition to the words, was a sense of Steve’s presence and the personal touch that made the experience of reading the book exceptional for me.

This morning on LinkedIn, one of the articles (from Forbes) was entitled “New Leaders: To Make Your Mark, Do Nothing” and it spurred my thinking to the area of ‘mistakes’ or ‘do overs’.

As a leader, I have made tons of mistakes and experience many OS!Moments! ¬†One of my main mistake and the biggest thing I would like to ‘do over’, is to “do nothing” in an organization for about 6 months or longer. ¬†This would give me a chance to get a sense of the culture, the people, the informal rules, the energy of the system, so to speak. ¬†It would also clearly say that my personality, my energy is only a small part of the whole system and would speak to a collaborative leadership style.

I wonder too, if due to the gender divide and the history of an imbalance in women, success and power relative to our male counterparts, women are more afraid than men to make mistakes in leadership and err on safety?  Does being safe as a leader mean being stagnant as an organization?

I would love to hear from women leader’s as to what your main ‘mistake’/’do over’ would be! ¬†Please share! ¬†From our sharing, we can learn, grow and support each other!

in peace & mindfulness



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