Category Archives for On Being Human

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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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Whispers of the Sacred Feminine as the World Burns – Ryan Couples Therapy

Whispers of the Sacred Feminine as the World Burns

The Sacred Feminine is whispering to us even as the world burns. The west coast of the U.S.A., where I live, is literally engulfed in wildfire flames. I feel the oppressiveness of the smoke. And it is with fatigue, sadness, anger, grief, and a sense of desolation that I feel like I am burning too. […]

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Remembering the Body’s Wisdom

Remembering our body’s inherent wisdom is a practice that will help us heal from the destructiveness of the diet industry, diet culture, and the tenets of white supremacy and patriarchal standards of beauty. Ancient cultures knew how to listen to and revere the messages of one’s body. They used the earth’s food (pure, natural, whole […]

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Wild Belonging – Healing our Broken World – Ryan Couples Therapy Tacoma, WA

Wild Belonging: Healing our Broken World

Wild Belonging, is a portal into healing our broken world. I recently launched my new online course, “Wild Belonging: how to honor the intimate connection between sexuality, compassion, and the cosmos.” The course focuses on the practices of body love, pleasure, sensuality, sacred sexuality, and eroticism while creating a deep connection to the wisdom held […]

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The Tree is Crying – Honoring Grief – Ryan Couples Therapy Tacoma, WA

The Tree is Crying: Honoring Grief

The tree is crying. The one at the edge of the woods behind my home. The one that has had its home here, where I live now, long before I came home to this place. I have been listening to its distress over the last several weeks. Its distress is a result of falling down […]

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Coming Home – A Sacred Wild Belonging _ Ryan Couples Therapy Tacoma, WA

Coming Home: A Sacred Wild Belonging

Coming Home: Welcomed Retreat or Fostering more Fear? Coming Home to ourselves and our loved ones has become something quite different than “business as usual” in the last couple of weeks in our country. With the COVID-19 pandemic, coming home and staying home, now is filled with complex emotions and lots of uncertainty. For those […]

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Wild Belonging: sex, compassion, and the cosmos

WHAT IS WILD BELONGING? Wild Belonging. The place welling up from deep within our soul when we no longer accept the falsehoods and myths we have been told about our value, our worth, our sexual beauty and power. Wild Belonging is where we find ourselves when we integrate our sexuality, our practice of compassion and […]

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Body Love – A Practice of Deep Reverence – Ryan Couples Therapy Tacoma WA

Body Love: A Practice of Deep Reverence

Body Love. A practice of deep reverence for the container that holds our spirit, heart, and emotions. In addition, to holding our spirit, heart, and emotions, our bodies have the capacity to express our sexual desire and our sexuality in ways unique to each of us. Body love is an essential ingredient in the cultivation […]

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Woman walking into water - Alchemy of Love and Sex – Ryan Couples Therapy – Tacoma WA

The Alchemy of Love and Sex

The Alchemy of Love and Sex is real, potent, and transformative. Love is the great healer. When we open to love’s presence, drinking in its essence, receiving it for ourselves and giving it to others, we become the great alchemists. It is our magic. Love is an ethereal presence; an energy of mystery, of the […]

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