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Lissa Rankin's picture

The Healing Art Of Generous Listening

My mentor Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, author of Kitchen Table Wisdom, spends a lot of time talking about generous listening in the programs she teaches such as these and in the Healer’s Art curriculum she developed for medical schools, which I had the privilege of participating in as a practicing doctor.

Lissa Rankin's picture

Your Perfect Relationship (And Why It’s Only Real If It’s Actually Happening)

You know those perfect relationships, the ones that live in your mind but don’t actually exist in real life, the ones that are all about storytelling, the ones that break your heart over and over because they never live up to the fantasy relationship that lives in your head, the ones that leave you in tears?

In case you live in some grace-filled parallel universe from the rest of us and you’re lucky enough to have no idea what I’m talking about, I’ll give you a few examples.

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Soul Mates: Fact or Fiction?

soul mates

I need your guts.



I need your gut instincts, your intuition, your introspection on a subject that keeps coming up for me.

Lissa Rankin's picture

The Health Benefits Of True Friendship

Lissa Rankin

I recently went to the monthly Finding Meaning in Medicine group I attend with Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen and a few other awesome physicians who gather together to remind each other why we are in service and who we are. Each month, we choose a topic to discuss. The topic was FRIENDSHIP.

Lissa Rankin's picture

How To Love Unconditionally & Still Stay Sane

love unconditionally

After two painful divorces, I learned several valuable lessons about love and marriage that I was sharing with a friend awhile back. You may be reluctant to take relationship advice from someone who’s on her third marriage, so take what I’ve learned with a grain of salt. But I wish someone had taught me these lessons years ago.

Lissa Rankin's picture

Are You A Good Friend?

Best Friends at the Beach

Since I became clear on my mission in 2008 and launched Owning Pink in 2009, I’ve worked my ass off to bring my vision to being. And it’s working!  Patients are transforming their lives, healers are waking up and amplifying the collective message with me, and the seeds of change for how health care could be delivered and received have been planted.  Traffic to my blog about being healthy in all aspects of your life is ramping up. I got to talk about my radical new wellness model at TEDxWomen in San Francisco. I’ll be rocking the stage with my message with Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Doreen Virtue, Cheryl Richardson, and other transformational catalysts at I Can Do It! IGNITE - San Jose in March. And my book Mind Over Medicine will be published by Hay House in 2013.

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Domestic Violence: It's Closer Than You Think

Domestic Violence, Child Abuse

Somewhere right this minute a 5 year old is hiding under their bed with their ears covered, humming quietly to drown out the sound of their parents screaming at each other down the hall.

Somewhere right this minute a 10 year old is sitting alone in a dark treehouse, hoping to hide from the anger of a drunken parent who always turns their anger on the only person in the house small enough to not be able to fight back.

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The Best Gift of All

During one of her shows a few years back, Oprah Winfrey made a profound and beautiful statement that I appreciated very much. She said, "We do shows about lots of 'stuff' and my 'favorite things,' but what people want more than anything else is to know that they're appreciated. . . that's the best gift of all."

Laura Fenamore's picture

Gratitude Is The New Black


“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

For some of us, having a happy holiday season feels daunting or even close to impossible. It seems that no matter how hard we work to insulate ourselves against our issues around home and family, the tunnel from Thanksgiving to New Years is a minefield loaded with hidden traps, double agents and too many opportunities to self-destruct or rip open old wounds and old injuries.

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