106 Yoga and Life, Interview with Jen Ryan
Jen Ryan was a young entrepreneur. From there she moved to the corporate world for about a decade. While comfortable, Jen didn’t love her job. Jen had ideas about wanting to do more, but acknowledges it is scary to take a risk. Unexpectedly, her corporate employer eliminated her position in the company, across the country. Jen took the opportunity to follow her own true passion helping people get rid of stress and overwhelm. Jen also talks about her epiphany recognizing the parallels between her yoga practice and her life.
Q & A
Why do you believe that self love is important?
“I feel that as women, . . . as being care takers and care givers, we are trying to constantly do everything for everybody, and be everything for everybody. But here’s the deal: If you are not loving yourself and you are not filling your own cup up with positive affirmation and love and attention then, really, we don’t show up the way that we truly want to show up for others. So, it’s really hard to be there for our friends and our family and our children and our community, if we can’t be there for ourselves as well. So we have to make sure that we show up the best versions of ourselves in order to give what it is that we truly want to give.”
What was the number one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love?
Feeling like I wasn’t good enough.
Who is one person who has changed your life for the better?
I would say my good friend Elizabeth, making me stop and breathe. Also, there was a woman that was my mentor in my early twenties, who introduced me to some of the finer things in life, how to be a softer version of myself, and to believe in myself.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Just breathe. Just be yourself, because yourself is perfectly perfect.
What is a self care habit that you practice regularly?
Do you have a favorite quote?
“If one advances competently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live a life as he imagined, he will meet a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau.
Can you share a resource, an app or a tool that we can use to build our selfcare practice.
Besides your yoga mat, there’s an app that I like, called “Calm.” There’s a lot of different meditations and sounds that are calming.
What book are you reading right now?
Most of my books right now are all yoga based, learning more about being a yoga instructor.
What is the one thing that you are most passionate about?
Besides, of course, my business, if I had to pick one thing, I am extremely passionate about helping women find a life of purpose, peace, and prosperity.
Jen Ryan is a Success and Life Balance Coaching. She works with professional women who are stressed and overwhelmed to the point it is effecting their productivity in their professional and personal life. Jen Ryan helps them live a life they desire that is filled with Purpose (connect to their WHY), Peace (live in the moment without constant guilt and worry) and Prosperity (enjoy their quality of life, relationships, most important one, the one with self).
You can find Jen at 802-238-1897
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