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The Best Manifestation Story You’ve Ever Heard

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You’ve heard me talk about my marriage with my husband Doug often in the pages of Owning Pink. Most recently here.

Emma French's picture

Cry Me A River – Communing With Your Tender Heart

Eye with tear.

In the blog before last I talked about focussing on the positive in order to have more peaceful circumstances show up in your life. But it’s no good trying to push unhappy thoughts and feelings under the carpet either, because they’ll just seep, and they’ll fester, and they’ll come back to bite you on the bum. In order to cultivate the space for happier new ones to appear, the old thoughts and feelings need to have somewhere else to go: “releasing carbon dioxide”, as my friend Joshua calls it.

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The Root Cause Of Career Burnout: Loss Of Purpose

The Powerful Secret of Your Breath by Dr. Romie

Doctor, lawyer, Jaguar, Jimmy Choos, and president of the PTA. We often walk through life mindlessly defining ourselves by the things we buy, the careers we choose, degrees, credentials, and in my case designer high heel shoes. As a society, we have upgraded from golden handcuffs to platinum shackles. How? We are chained to a soul-sucking job for the sake of a paycheck, prestige, or pride.  

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Why Making Friends With Your Girls May Save Your Life

Love Your Girls

Breast self-exam (BSE) is widely promoted as a practice that helps women find breast cancer early. The idea is that finding it early will save lives.

There's just one problem: No study ever has found that BSE reduces breast cancer deaths. That's why after years of supporting BSE, the American Cancer Society revised its breast cancer screening guidelines in 2003 and now calls BSE "optional".

Alicia Lawrence's picture

You Only Get One Dollar


Imagine that, each day, you are given a dollar. That dollar is yours to do with whatever you wish. You can spend it on anything you like. You can give it to a friend. But you have to use that dollar in the day that it is given to you. No returns. No Refunds. And you can’t save it for a rainy day.

You have to choose—and choose wisely—how you will use that dollar each day, before you lose it.

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Ashamed Of How You Look In A Swimsuit? Women: Please Read This.


By: Dr. Suzanne Gelb

Is it possible to be deeply disappointed with someone but still love that person anyway?

Most people would say, "Absolutely!"

We see and feel this kind of love -- unconditional love -- all the time.

To offer just one example...

Starla Fitch MD's picture

The Bottom-Right Desk Drawer

The Bottom-Right Desk Drawer

In my office the other day, I was running on time (hurray!) and had a few extra minutes to visit with one of my patients.

As we swapped stories about what’s going on in our worlds, I mentioned my passion for helping doctors love medicine again. I told her I hoped it would help with physician burnout.

As a teacher with years of experience, my patient knows a thing or two about burnout. She shared a tip that might help us doctors, too.

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Are Your Habits Productive Or Unproductive?

Continuing our discussion of habits and how they relate to success...

Let's say you want to lose weight and get in shape. Even though you know consciously that you should drink more water and less soda if you want to lose weight and get in shape, you will continue to do the habits that are not helping you reach your goals...

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The Vision Paradox: The Best Way To Create A Visionary Future Is To Be Here Now

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Vision has always been a hot topic in coaching circles. Coaches love the idea that if our clients have clear visions, they will be freer, happier, and better able to create the futures that they desire. With that in mind we collect tools for crafting visions like knitters collect patterns.

But there’s a paradox at the heart of being visionary. If you don’t understand this paradox, working on a vision can actually get in the way of living your best life and doing your best work.

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Are Your Current Stories Serving You?


For as long as I can remember, I’ve been telling a story that doesn’t serve me.

At least not any longer.

The story is this: I’m a behind-the-scenes type of gal who gets her kicks from supporting others. In other words, I’m not a leader.