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The Power of Pussy: My First Weekend at Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts



Hiya Pinkies. Many of you met Regena Thomashauer (aka Mama Gena) a while back when I wrote about her after interviewing her for my upcoming book What’s Up Down There? Questions You’d Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend (St. Martin’s Press, Sept 2010). Now, I’m blessed to be able to experience Mama Gena in the flesh (and I’m talking about some juicy Goddess flesh here!) I just finished the first of four rounds of becoming a Sister Goddess at Mama Gena’s School of the Womanly Arts, and I’m so excited to share this journey with all you Pinkies.

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A Doctor’s Thoughts on the Health Care Reform Bill

Forgive me in advance, Pinkies. I have never once written about politics here at Owning Pink. Why? Because it’s so friggin’ polarizing, and I have spent the last year helping build this community with the desire to help us realize how interconnected we are. And politics tends to be so divisive. So I have avoided mentioning political issues, as if doing so would make the red/blue divide go away.

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Owning Pleasure: Preparing to Attend Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts



Hiya Pinkies!

This weekend I am heading to New York City for the first weekend of the Mastery Program at Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts. You Pinkies may remember Mama Gena from the interview I did with her a few months ago for my book, What’s Up Down There? Questions You’d Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend (St. Martin’s Press, October 2010). This is a Pinkie who has redefined (or, more accurately, unearthed) the truth of what it is to be a woman, and to Own Pleasure.

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Mojo Monday Exercise: Connect Body and Mind Through Sign Dancing



We’ve all heard about the mind/body connection, that thinking a certain way can affect your body. You can visualize your cancer cells getting eaten up, and it works! But did you know it also works the other way around? That you can move your body in a way that affects your mind? Yoga is a great example of this, but there are other movements that can help heal your mind. Today, we’re going to try Sign Dancing.

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HonorIng International Women's Day



Hiya Pinkies. Today, because it's International Women's Day, we're going to do a special Mojo Monday exercise.

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20 Tips For Being Beautiful From the Inside Out

"Rainbow Woman," artwork by Rita Lloyd, (c) 2004

As women, we are inundated with messages that we are not beautiful enough just the way we are. We must pluck, dye, lose weight, wax, exfoliate, tone, manicure, highlight, paint, flatten, inject, and dress in haute couture to be “beautiful.” Well, I’m here to say, on behalf of women everywhere- bullshit.

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What If God Doesn't Reward or Punish?

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Here at Owning Pink, we talk a lot about "the Universe", which we all know is code for “that Divine being we will leave unnamed so that Pinkies of all creeds and faiths may insert the name of who they worship.” But today, I’m going to talk about the Divine Being I know and love- and for lack of a better word, I’m going to call this being God. When people ask me to define my religion, I say, “Buddha is my homeboy but Jesus is my favorite.” Which pretty much makes people laugh and then they drop the question. The Dalai Lama says, “My religion is kindness,” and that certainly resonates with me. But it doesn’t quite go deep enough for me (no offense, Dalai Lama- I love you!)

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Eve Ensler Inspires us to Embrace Our Inner Girl

Wow. Watch this Pinkies, a TED talk by my heroine, Eve Ensler, author of the Vagina Monologues.
Blows me away.

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How to Serve Owning Pink

Hiya Pinkies! We’ve been blessed to receive dozens of requests lately from Pinkies who wish to be of service. At first, I was speechless. Why would you want to help little ol’ me? But now I realize that really, you wish to serve Owning Pink, to give back to the community that has given so much to you.

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Owning Your Integrity and Facing North



It’s not always easy to maintain your integrity in business relationships. In fact, it can be downright hard.

Pretending

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