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Ashley Ryan is co-founder of  Life Balance Community, whose mission is to help women achieve greater home, work and life balance through self-love and empowerment.

Ashley spent many years looking into the ‘modern woman's dilemma’ of maintaining balance in our busy, fast paced culture. She lived overseas in India and Asia to inquire into this global epidemic working with many of the world’s leading authorities. 

Ashley's all about helping women find a career path that's SOUL-CENTERED, HEART-HONORING, PASSION-FILLED, ABUNDANT. To work with Ashley or to find out more, you can go to Life Balance Community. 

Entries by Ashley Ryan

Confessions of a Perfectionist

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 2:41 PM

I spent the majority of my life pretending to be someone I wasn't.

Putting on a happy face and looking good in order to disguise what was going on inside.

I thought with nice clothes or a brighter smile, people wouldn't notice my inherent flaws or the mistakes I made.

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7 Alternatives to Punishment, Option 1: You Are Not Alone

(5) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 1:48 PM

Part of my mission is to help parents raise happy kids and have a loving and successful family. Inside this blog, you'll discover the secrets to create a happier and more fulfilling relationship with your child.

Today's post contains the first effective alternative to punishment. Next week, I'll post...

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Free Yourself From Emotional Debt: Move Beyond Pain From the Past

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 12:25 PM

"He who is brave is free." -- Seneca

We all know what debt is. Some of us, most of us, still have a few we're paying off. Student loans, car payments, mortgages. But what about the unseen debts, debts that are invisible to the naked eye but instead live within...

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Be More by Doing Less: Removing the Distraction of Busyness

(2) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 9:15 AM

"It's not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?" -- Henry David Thoreau

Growing up I didn't think much of myself. I grew up poor, and spent much of my childhood alone. My father wasn't around and my mother worked full-time,...

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3 Simple Ways You Can Inspire Your Kids Right Now

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 2:33 PM

This article is from an interview I did with Dr. Greg Schreeuwer from "Be Who You Wanna Be."

Q: How can we support our children in uncovering their mission in life and doing things that are true for them?

Once we start to explore our own flavors in life,...

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Are a Lack of Boundaries Turning Our Children into Criminals?

(6) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 5:01 PM

I recently published a post, "Punishment Doesn't Make Better Kids," which started a heated debated in the comments section.

Parents were up in arms about my lax approach to parenting, saying I lack boundaries and my child may later turn into a delinquent adult.

I have to...

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Punishment Doesn't Make Better Kids

(39) Comments | Posted January 20, 2013 | 7:50 PM

I was on the phone and my son was nagging in my ear. I'd promised to get off shortly yet my conversation extended to an hour.

This was an important call, yet I had to hang up because he was pestering me.

I don't typically express frustration in an...

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Confessions of a Perfectionist

(29) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 4:37 PM

I spent the majority of my life pretending to be someone I wasn't.

Putting on a happy face and looking good in order to disguise what was going on inside.

I thought with nice clothes or a brighter smile, people wouldn't notice my inherent flaws or the mistakes I...

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4 Powerful and Effective Alternatives to Punishment

(34) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 5:46 PM

I don't believe in punishment.

For those of you gasping, take a deep breath.

I believe in loving limits.

I believe in discipline without punishments and rewards, and setting boundaries without insults, yelling, bribing and manipulation.

More research and science is bringing forth compelling evidence that proves...

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13 Proven Ways to Balance Work and Family with Ease and Grace

(23) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 4:04 PM

If you're a mom that not only has fabulous children but also a thriving career, you may be referred to as the mom that has it all.

Having a beautiful family and successful career, you most likely know that having it all can also mean doing it all.

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14 Simple Ways to Have the Best (Balanced) Holiday Season Ever

(64) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 3:06 PM

Can you believe it's already halfway through December? Do you have a million lists floating around your head and nagging thoughts that there's simply not enough time to do it all? Here are some ideas to help busy moms thrive during the holidays:

Do less. Often, moms will run themselves...

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