“We are constantly invited to be who we are.”
Henry David Thoreau

How do you use your life experiences, your relationships, your daily routine and rituals to live from your truest self? What feelings and thoughts come to your mind, body and spirit when you need to take a stand, speak your voice, express your heart? Are you eager, willing, afraid, hesitant…? What would change for the better, how might you feel stronger, more alive and free, more whole and peaceful if you were to live from your truest essence? What is the price you pay, if you deny, hide, and accommodate constantly to others and for others?

Every relationship invites us to be ourselves. To experience satisfying, whole relationships requires us to accept this invitation. Accepting the invitation requires us to know who we are and to be courageous enough to express that. Knowing who we are allows us to connect without fear, without reactively demanding “space”, or without anxiety of feeling lost and consumed. It allows us to be secure in knowing we can give completely and still hold onto ourselves.

Its the nature of being in community, of being human; we must learn how to connect and also learn how to self define. One without the other, creates imbalance. It takes both to be authentic, to grow, to evolve.

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Jane Ryan

Jane Ryan, M.A., LMFT, is a Licensed Couples and Family Therapist with twenty years of clinical experience. She specializes in intimate relationships, sexual challenges, sacred sexuality, and helping clients embrace their true erotic nature. She supports women in discovering their most radiant, vibrant and powerful feminine essence.