Holistic coach, Ryan Willms, shares his top 3 meditation apps
Ryan is a holistic life coach and creative director based in Los Angeles. He’s not only worked on numerous high-profile campaigns in the world of fashion but was the founder of the hugely influential Inventory magazine.
In recent times, Ryan has dedicated himself to wellness and, as only Ryan could, has recently launched Into the Well — a website dedicated to “living authentically by balancing the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual for sustainable well-being.” Here, he talks to us about how he’s managing his well-being in isolation.
Ryan, tell us — the best TV show/s you’ve recently binged.
At the start of the isolation, my girlfriend and I watched all three of The Matrix films. I’d been wanting to watch them again and I was surprised to find that the core message or value from the series was really based on love and the power of this unique human emotion.
What film would you highly recommend to watch while pretending to work from home?
Surf’s Up and Monsters, Inc.
What book has helped you get to sleep during the quiet nights of late?
I’ve only read one book recently — The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz, it’s short but an incredibly succinct book about how we can better manage and love ourselves.
Name your go-to comfort dish to ease the worst feelings of existential despair.
A huge bowl of popcorn with olive oil, sea salt and pepper. Sometimes two bowls.We all need new procrastination tools in these uncertain times, what exhilarating hobby have you recently added to your resume?
I try to at least be productive if I’m procrastinating, so jumping on my rebounder, putting up some content on Instagram for Into the Well is useful, but I’ve been watching more than enough ESPN online, following the NFL free agency.
Increased mindfulness is essential in this climate — name your top tips for getting out of your head.
Certainly developing a meditation practice is the best tool, and something that we can all do anywhere in the world for free. There are plenty of apps and guided meditations. I love Dr. Joe Dispenza’s work, Sam Harris’ Waking Up app and also started to try District Vision’s new Mindful Athlete programme for sitting and moving meditation.
Give a piece of advice to those trying to work from home.Making a to-do list is a powerful tool to help keep focused and moving forwards. Re-evaluate each day and set some small and big goals. What does a post-Covid19 world look like? My hope is that people begin to care about people a little bit more. Sadly, this experience has exposed the government’s lack of care for people which has really been there for a long time but there’s little denying it now. It has to start in our communities but, hopefully beyond that, the larger societal structures can shift their priorities a little bit from capitalism to caring for human beings.