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MaryEllen Goggin's picture

How Often Do You Water Your Relationship?

How Often Do You Water Your Relationships?
Samantha and Will thought that they had reached the end of the line.  After six years of marriage they came for a private couples retreat. They had drifted light years apart. A normal conversation had become a Herculean task. “Other than the children, we have absolutely nothing in common any more. I can’t understand how this happened.  It used to be so much fun being together,” Will told us.
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Sarah Haykel's picture

How To Go From Woe Is Me To Being The Best You Can Be

Feeling sorry for myself.

Ugh, this is the WORST part of being me, I think.

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Dr. Danielle Dowling's picture

Why Do Relationships Hurt? | How To Hurt Less + Love More

Relationships

Being one half of a couple can be wonderful, inspiring, heart-poundingly lovely.
Romance! Compliments! Someone to share inside jokes with while giggling into your cocktail!

Being single can be thrilling, invigorating, heart-poundingly lovely.
Flirting with charming strangers! First kisses! Going wherever you want, whenever you want!

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Danielle LaPorte's picture

One Night Stands And Other Sacred Containers Not Always Meant To Be Breached

Not meant to be breached

I was in Mexico with a friend, we were drinking margaritas at an outdoor cafe. “A smoke would go good with this tequila,” I said. So I asked the woman at the table next to me if I could bum one. She and her husband had been chain smoking for the past hour, so at that point I was also thinking, If you can’t fight ‘em, join ‘em.

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Kate Northrup's picture

We Were Together. I Forget The Rest.

Together

As it turns out, planning a wedding is not for the faint of heart.

There are the logistics.

And then there’s the emotional stuff.

It’s really easy to perseverate on the logistics to avoid feeling the emotional stuff. I’ve noticed myself veer in that direction countless times in the last year and particularly in the last month or two.

It was shocking to me how many peoples’ first question after I told them I was getting married was, “What are your wedding colors?”

Really?! Out of all the things that contribute to a wedding, let alone a marriage, the first at the top of our minds is what are the colors going to be?

Now, I consider myself an artist. And I love adding beauty to the world. But I must admit, my wedding colors were never top of mind (and they ended up changing several times and finally being determined by the color of Mike’s suit and my sisters’ dresses).

I, OF COURSE, HAVE NOT BEEN LEFT OUT OF THE CRAZY TULLE AND SEQUINED FROTH THAT THE BRIDAL INDUSTRY WHIPS US INTO AROUND THESE EVENTS.

I have obsessed about place cards, baskets for sparklers, signage, beverage containers, bistro lights, decoupaging the frame of a bulletin board, Road Trip themed mix CD’s and welcome bags, to name a few.

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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

Me time yoga

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

midlife friends

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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Danielle LaPorte's picture

"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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