Woman Wednesday: Ryan

Q and A with Ryan from Los Angeles, California

“Give that little girl the love you wanted when you were young.”

Q: What are you passionate about? 

A: I’m passionate about women getting what they want in their marriages! There are far too many messages out there telling us we should be just satisfied with things like good smelling laundry and a husband that has a low IQ…it’s not true! We are meant for so much more and our marriages were meant for so much more than just existing together. I found my passion through the work I did on myself and how it changed my marriage. I also used to do wedding stationery and thought it was odd that so many of my brides were confiding in me and asking me for help with non-stationery related things in their relationship. I’m currently working on helping the women in my group as much as I can! It can be found here: (www.marriedandmanifesting.group)

Q: What were your younger years like?

A: Growing up, my parents fought quite a bit. I promised myself that I would never fight with whoever I married. What I didn’t realize was that it caused me to become a people pleaser and I had to learn the hard way how to come out of that. I went to school for graphic design and used my degree for a while but then pivoted over into coaching when I felt called.

Q: What is something valuable you’d like others to know?

A: Your childhood doesn’t have to define you. Give that little girl the love you wanted when you were young. She’ll start helping you move forward instead of sabotaging your every move with her tantrums and fears.

Q: What does feminism mean to you?
I’m actually not a huge fan of feminism when it comes to hating men, but my version of feminism is wanting to lift other women up to know how powerful they really are. We have something special, and women everywhere should know so that they can allow themselves to pursue what they want and stop just ‘doing what they’re told.’

MORE ABOUT RYAN: I LOVE DOGS. SERIOUSLY! I was born in Virginia but immediately moved to Rhode Island and lived there until I was 13. We then moved to South Carolina (where I later met my husband in high school). I lived in SC through college then got married and moved to Kentucky. My husband got a job offer three years later that moved us to Florida. After having our first baby and becoming homesick, we moved to North Carolina. But then we got tired of being too close to family and wanted more adventure, so after our second baby was born, we moved to California!

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Woman Wednesday: Sherry

Q and A with Sherry from Fargo, North Dakota

“Just remember that your life is worth it, and you can make choices that help you live life to its fullest, to live life on your terms, and be the best version of yourself!”

Q: What are you passionate about? 

A: I am passionate about helping women release their negative self-limiting beliefs and transform them into confidence and resilience. You may ask why that is important to me. There’s a very good reason! Negative self-limiting beliefs are just that; they’re negative and they limit us! 

Negative self-limiting beliefs:

  • Hold us back
  • Keep us playing small
  • Keep us small-minded
  • Keeps us from living up to our full potential
  • Keeps us from aligning with our strengths
  • Keep us from becoming the person we were created to be
  • Keep us from applying to a job that will support our passions

Negative self-limiting beliefs were often formed in childhood. We were told we weren’t good enough, smart enough, capable enough. And we stashed those negative beliefs deep down in our subconscious.  The thing is…those thoughts really don’t get buried. They just simmer below the surface. And then what do we do is we settle for less because that’s what we think we are worthy of…less and not more. We keep our standards low because we don’t think we have what it takes to live with excellence…excellence does not mean perfect, it simply means living our life to the best of our ability. 

I am a registered nurse and have spent many years working in psychiatry and helping clients realize their negative self-limiting beliefs so they may put them to rest and live their life on their terms with peace, joy, and passion!  I still work as an RN and also am transitioning to online coaching women the same.  The results are so worth it! You are worth it!

I have a 1:1 program (online) that offers women the support and tools to conquer their negative self-limiting beliefs. The number one focus is support. Challenging those negative beliefs takes time! And we are social beings, and it’s difficult to go through needed change alone! It is difficult to make lasting change without support. And the education and support I offer come from decades of experience helping others unlock the hold of these negative self-limiting beliefs, setting them FREE!

Q: What were your younger years like?

A: I grew up in the Midwest, in a family of six, growing up in a community that fostered servant leadership which gave me a front-row view toward learning responsibility, learning how to deal with and manage emotions, and being an example in the community. I learned the value of respect, dignity, and reputation. I learned about the value of character and how my behavior made a difference. Childhood was not always easy, and I am a survivor/thriver of abuse. It is the reason and my passion for teaching others so they may not remain stuck in the past but realize they can master their thoughts and feelings and feel in control.  The skills I teach others I also use myself. I am a registered nurse and also have a B.S in criminal justice and a master’s degree in leadership.

Q: What is something valuable you’d like others to know?

A: The tools I teach are also the skills I use on a personal basis. For example: How do I respond to someone cutting me off in traffic? Well, I don’t like it, but I’ve trained myself to see another angle; maybe that person is trying to get to the hospital to say their last goodbyes to a loved one, or maybe they need to pick up a sick child from school. How I respond to a situation is what makes the difference, not the situation!

Just remember that your life is worth it, and you can make choices that help you live life to its fullest, to live life on your terms, and be the best version of yourself!

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Take care and God bless!

Sherry Wurgler – Gratitude/Mindset Coach



Woman Wednesday: Daisy

Q and A with Daisy from Jakarta, Indonesia, living in Seattle, WA

If I don’t start now, I would never start.”

Q: What are you passionate about? 

A: My passion is to support other women. Literally. Especially those who are changing careers and looking to be entrepreneurs or those who are reentering the workforce postpartum. I would love to get them where I am today by sharing my journey and guiding them there.

Q: What were your younger years like?

A: I have a master’s degree in counseling psychology. My family has always been made of hard-working people. They are my support system in terms of getting me where I am in my career today. My dad is my role model. Seeing him working really hard and tirelessly supporting me in my career journey is what gets me to where I am today and also the combination of that plus putting myself out there, stepping out of my comfort zone, and keeping on going no matter what life brings my way.

Q: What is something valuable you’d like others to know?

A: I always have this thought, “If I don’t start now, I would never start,” so I keep on going and feel the fear and do it anyway!

Q: What does feminism mean to you? 

A: I was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, where women are traditionally secondary to men, and advocacy for women is next to none. Feminism means advocacy for us, women to have equal opportunities, and freedom to choose which career or life path we want to have.

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Woman Wednesday: Jess I.

Q and A with Jess from Jamaica, living in London, UK

“Use words to build, not break. They carry energy and are more powerful than we understand them to be.

Q: What are you passionate about? 

A: I’m Jess, also known as Dreamz She Wrote. My passions are many, but predominantly, I care most for words and their use in creative spaces. I also love traveling, good food, and good music in any order. I’ve been writing from as young as I can recall; I’ve always been creating stories and poetry. As well as being a copywriter, I am also a spoken word artist. In another life, I taught high school, passing on my love for words and all the wonderful things they help us to create. I’m currently working on a collection of poetry NFT’s and looking forward to being the featured spoken word artist at a micro festival on healing the self through the arts.

Q: What were your younger years like?

A: As the eldest of five, spare time was in short supply. I used to relish being able to go and sneak off somewhere quiet, usually under a table and just write stories or color, which is something I still find therapeutic now. I was lucky enough to be introduced to travel at an early age and, above all, I’ll hold this as something sacred. There is an education that is afforded through travel that cannot be gained anywhere else. I feel like I’ve kept my childlike curiosity and excitement for meeting new people and learning new things because of my early travel adventures. One of my funniest memories is being in a chalet in Andorra on Christmas Day and having no other option than to slide down the icy road on our bums to get to the cabin at the bottom of the hill where dinner was being served. Of course, we were all wearing our salopettes, so no ice-burnt bottoms.

Q: What is something valuable you’d like others to know?

A: I feel it’s really important that no one tries to fit into anyone else’s idea of who they should be. I have always been the ‘quirky’ one; I like books and films and rarely watch TV. I have adult coloring books and turquoise hair and all of these things make me feel comfortably like myself and I think that is really important. Being comfortable with who you are and what you like is powerful.

Q: What does feminism mean to you? 

A: Feminism, to me, is understanding how to comfortably be a woman in my own right, knowing that I have a special type of magic that may make others fearful. It means understanding that my femininity doesn’t have to be defined by anyone’s standards but my own and that as well as (and not despite) being a woman, I am also many other things.

MORE FROM JESS: If I could leave this world with anything valuable, I’d leave it with this: Use words to build, not break. They carry energy and are more powerful than we understand them to be.

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