Leaning into Light is a hub for fulfillment, built on love for humanity.
To be fulfilled in life is to make a choice to recover from fear & pain, to joy & love, over and over again.
Our deeply personalblog honors the wisdom of feelings, and the power of living from the heart. We encourage readers to move courageously toward a life of more self-confidence and richer, more rewarding relationships. Our blog amplifies the power of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and the benefits of living your truth, not someone else's.
Our free recorded workshops and interviews address the most fundamental human need: to love and feel loved. Ranging from 30-60 minutes long, these are life-boosters, day-boosters: lively conversations that offer listeners tools to enrich your relationship with Self and other. Just listen, or take notes and implement even just one small step to love your life more. Most recordings are a collaboration between founder Jessica Rios and her co-creators, people she's discovered along the way who also offer humanity ways to "lean into light."
Jessica Rios is a writer, mother, Love and Leadership Coach and the Founder of Leaning into Light. She has been called "a profound romantic." Love is her religion.
She a lifelong student of relationships and interpersonal communication, and a prolific letter writer since childhood. Relationships are the core of life, and tending whole-heartedly to her dearest relationships has made her life feel rich.
A former leadership consultant for some of the top hospitals in the USA, Jessica is a serial social entrepreneur who has brought her deep love for humanity into the workplace for 20 years. She was one of the first green wedding planners in the San Francisco Bay Area, innovating a model of bringing relationship coaching to couples as they navigated the wedding planning path.
In coaching, Jessica helps her clients connect with self and others and open to deeper levels of intimacy in their most important relationships, personal and professional. She trained with Rockwood Leadership Institute (1999) and the Coaches Training Institute (2004-2006). She has been a group workshop facilitator since 1997 and a coach since 2004.
Jessica's heroes include Fred Rogers, and all who aim to find balance between a life that is self-directed, authentic, true to their values and vision, and one that is surrendered to the divine, to God, Source, whatever we may name that which is essentially nameless. As an expression of passion for self-directed learning, in college Jessica designed her degree, a BA in Social Ecology & Personal Ethics.
She was born on International Women's Day (March 8th), the year 90% of women in Iceland went on strike. Her life's work is devoted to illuminating the beauty of the human spirit, the reemergence of the feminine in leadership, and honoring the spirit of The Child. All of this sits under an umbrella of love for life itself -- for humanity and for Mother Earth.
Jessica has a 4-year-old daughter and is wildly passionate about parenting. She is a regular contributor to The Natural Parentmagazine in New Zealand, Holistic Parenting magazine in the USA, and the Scotland-based Findhorn Foundation blog. She lives with her family in Sonoma County, California and they are currently spending a year in her husband's native Sweden.
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