Stepping Into the River's Flow Ryan Couples Therapy Tacoma, WA

Stepping Into the River’s Flow

So much of my life has been accepting of and ruled by binary thinking. Either this or that, black or white, light or dark, good or bad, straight or gay, female or male, young or old, healthy or unhealthy. I realized how much I have been harmed by this rigid way of thinking. How this […]

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Memories of being a young mother Ryan Couples Therapy Tacoma, WA

Memories of Being a Young Mother

Memories of being a young mother: I gather the flour, yeast, salt, and honey. I find the old recipe book my aunt gave me years ago when I was newly married. I haven’t made bread in years. I feel a deep uncertainty settle upon me. “It’s only making bread”, I tell myself. Why such doubt […]

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The Four Roots of Wild Belonging Ryan Couples Therapy Tacoma, WA

The Four Roots of Wild Belonging

We all want to belong. To have a soft place to land that holds us and protects us. A place that supports us, offers understanding, acceptance, and encourages us to thrive. A place in which we can be our truest, most authentic self, and experience unconditional love.  But in today’s world, true belonging is continuously […]

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4 Guided Meditations to Awaken Your Sexual Well-Being

4 Guided Meditations to Awaken Your Sexual Well-Being

Guided meditations can serve as a portal to awakening your sexual well-being. For many, creating sexual experiences consisting of pleasure, peace, ease, connection, joy, embodiment, and compassionate acceptance seem to be out of reach, impossible, or not realistic. Obstacles to creating sexual well-being are many. Some are: Painful past relationships and experiences Trauma Attachment wounds […]

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Winter The Wild-lands of Soul Ryan Couples Therapy Tacoma, WA

Winter: The Wild-lands of Soul

Winter calls the wild-lands of our soul to be held in its embrace. With its hushed colors and gray light, in the unfolding and enveloping stillness, the season invites us to root down into the core of our being. The wild-lands of winter lead us back to the wild-lands of our own soul through the […]

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Autumnal Blessings – Serpent Wisdom and Transformation – Ryan Couples Therapy Tacoma, WA

Autumn: Sacred Mystery, Serpent Wisdom, and Transformation

Autumn Blessings! Autumn is a time to return, remember, reclaim and rewild. Autumn is a time to be inspired by the mystery of the unknown, to embrace the wisdom of the serpent and the energy of transformation. A time of trusting the birth/death/rebirth cycle. A time to ground into Mother Earth’s abundance and wrap ourselves […]

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thread of life

The Thread of Life: Remembering my Ancestors’ Ways of Creating the Tapestry

These spring mornings, when I rise and cup my coffee in my barely awake hands, my eyes focus on the sun-lit tree tops outside my window. Small patches of sunlight, filtering in and landing on the highest branches of the trees with such subtlety one can easily miss this. So much more dominant, and easily […]

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Winter Solstice image of Stonehenge – The Gift of Stillness – Ryan Couples Therapy Tacoma, WA

Winter Solstice: The Gift of Stillness

Winter solstice offers us the gift of stillness. Solstice literally means “sun stands still.” So as the winter solstice approaches, we too are invited to come into stillness. This season invites us to honor the art of stillness, to cultivate patience, to trust the waiting period ripe with potential, yet to be revealed. To trust […]

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Photo of Western Ireland – Ryan Couples Therapy Tacoma, WA

Ancestor Wisdom Surfaces as the Veil Thins

Ancestor wisdom surfaces as the veil thins between the material and the spiritual worlds this time of year. During the fall season, as the earth lets go of summer’s energy and moves toward winter’s hibernation, our ancestor spirits and guides are more available to us. But what does all of this really mean? It means […]

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Foggy Pacific NW scene – Ryan Couples Therapy, Tacoma, WA

Coming Home to the Pacific Northwest: Land of Ghosts, Spirits, and Re-Wilding

Coming home to the Pacific Northwest, “the land of ghosts, spirits, and re-wilding”, my beloved home for 26 years, has been a long journey, but worth everything it took for me to arrive here. I was reminded of the sacred essence of this place, when I woke this morning to ghosts surrounding my beloved fir, […]

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