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Emma French's picture

Getting Some Rose-Colored Glasses For Your Crystal Ball…

Getting Some Rose-Colored Glasses for your Crystal Ball…

I reckon the future is a very fluid proposition. In the traditional tarot deck, “fate” is symbolized by the Wheel of Fortune, and the idea is that the closer to the centre of the circle you can remain, the less you will be thrown off balance by whatever reality constellates itself. I like to think of the spinning wheel as resembling a super-duper kaleidoscope – you never know exactly what permutation of the color palette’s vast array of options it will fix at until the very last moment.

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Kelly Seal's picture

Why Everyone Deserves A Little “Me” Time

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Whether you’re single or in a committed relationship, taking care of children or moving up the corporate ladder, everyone needs a little time away from friends, family, work and even our phones (gasp!). No matter how busy we get or how much we have waiting on our to-do lists, “me” time is incredibly important. Taking the time to relax and recharge can help you on so many levels – mentally, physically, and emotionally. Nurturing ourselves gives us the resources to help others in our lives.

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Alicia Lawrence's picture

Midlife Friendships: A Challenge That’s Worth The Risk

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Do you remember how easy it was to make friends when you were a kid? You just naturally buddied up with the kid next door and had a whole classroom of playmates to choose from. How much more challenging would high school have been without your best friend by your side?

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Emma French's picture

Tuning In

Tuning In

Following on from the discussion in my last blog piece about what role a mentor should have in a person’s life, I have also been considering what makes a good healer. Of course a lot of the same ethical principles apply, but a healing practitioner may not be someone you have an ongoing connection with, so before the consultation it is a good plan to have some idea of where they are coming from and how they work.

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"Open, Gentle Heart. Big Fucking Fence." The Advice I Give On Love That Took The Longest Time To Learn.

Big Fucking Fence

So much of what I learned from New Age-ness was a spiritualized flavour of love that had more to do with looking evolved than actually deepening one’s relationship to Love itself (which is to say deepening one’s relationship to one’s VERY SELF — because you ARE Love).

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Women, Please Stop Shaming Men

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As research for my upcoming book The Fear Cure, I’m rereading Brené Brown’s ground-breaking book Daring Greatly. In it, she discusses the difference between how men and women experience shame. There’s a lot of talk in our culture about how women have been oppressed by the patriarchy - and I’m not dismissing the validity of this conversation. But we spend less time talking about how women help perpetuate the shadow side of the patriarchy. The section in  Brené’s book about how women experience shame left me nodding my head. “Yup. Felt that. Done that. Seen that.” But the section about how women shame men left me gutted and feeling at risk of what Brené calls a “shame spiral.” As in, “Oh shit. I’ve left men feeling that way.” It inspired me to share what I read with you, in case you too are guilty of triggering shame in the men you love.

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Tinamarie Bernard's picture

Dear Husband, You Have 2 Hands. Here's How Your Wife Asked Me To Tell You How To Touch Her With Them.

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A man's hands can send shivers down our spine even before he touches us. We adore those sinewy, manly paws of yours, the veins popping out to let us know yours are strong enough to hold us, caress us, make us want some more.

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Emma French's picture

Mentors – How Much Power Should You Give Them?

Mentors – How Much Power Should You Give Them?

Lately I have been pondering exactly what role mentors should have, and how much authority it is healthy to give them in your life. A few years ago I was involved in a spiritual group, which was really nourishing and changed me hugely for the better. But then the shit hit the fan, as it so often does when human egos are involved, no matter how noble people’s intentions may be. The two head honchos in my beloved group had a spectacular falling out, and I had to choose between them.

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How To Heal After A Break-up

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By: Kelly Seal

After a break-up, it’s normal to want to hide from the world, to wait until the pain goes away. We all handle it differently – maybe you curl up on the couch with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s or a bottle of wine, or maybe you lose yourself in work. Whatever the case, it’s easier to avoid the pain, to try and forget what happened.

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