Want to Transform Your Stress Response? Cultivate a Growth Mindset

Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide I have been an advocate of cultivating a growth mindset, the ability to see challenges as opportunities to grow and learn, since I first heard about Carole Dweck’s research in 2007. It appealed to me because it intuitively made sense. When we approach life this way, we optimize […]

Feeling Low, Tired Despite Sleep? You’re Not Alone

Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide Pretty much everyone I talk to these days describes a similar thing when I ask how they are: a sense of low grade tiredness, despite time off over the holidays, a lack of enthusiasm for the things they love, a “do I have to get up and do […]

This is Your Life Calling

Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide “We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand…and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it’s too late.” –Marie Beynon A carpenter decided to change careers. He had two children and his wife was expecting twins. They needed a larger house, and […]

You CAN Transform Yourself

Innovative service for finding home care one of 10 big winners at inaugural SheEO summit

Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” –Aristotle I believe that people can change. Not just superficially, or temporarily. I believe that we have the ability within us to truly rearrange our inner and outer landscapes and transform ourselves, our […]

Let Yourself Rest

Mindset Monday written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide As you are well aware, it’s been a hard year. Covid and its effects on our livelihoods, trying to work and meet our children the social, emotional and intellectual needs, the isolation of work from home and social distancing, the endless lies, gaslighting and sowing of […]

A Chance to be Radically Generous

Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide Last week I wrote about the power of gratitude to bring us happiness and give us a sense of connection to the all that we have been given. This week, I want to talk about the other side of gratitude—radical generosity. To me, they are not two separate […]

A Great Fullness

Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide One day, quite a while ago, I wrote a little book called Attitudes of Gratitude. At the time, there was virtually nothing written on the power of gratitude from a mindset perspective. Except for the teachings of Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast.  Now 93, he was born in […]

Let’s Recycle the Hate, The Abuse, the Fear, the Judgment…

Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide It’s two weeks after the U.S. election, with all of its lessons of where we are as a country, both good and bad. I’ve been surprised by how many SheEO Ventures and Activators in Canada, Australia and New Zealand reached out to me. I continue to underestimate the […]

Centering: A Powerful Tool for Living with Uncertainty

Written by MJ Ryan, SheEO Development Guide You don’t need me to convince you that we are living in and through profoundly uncertain times. The question for all of us is how to go through it as effectively as possible. I’ve been calling on all the tools I have learned over the past 40 years […]