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How To Conjure What You Wish to Create: Part 2


Yesterday, I posted a fairy tale about the Law of Attraction and making your dreams come true.  It’s an imperfect fairy tale, and one whose ending is uncertain, but I wanted to point out what I think is a flaw in Law of Attraction philosophies like The Secret.

The world is not a Fairy Godmother, waiting to grant us our three wishes. I believe we are all part of a Master Plan. We exist to fulfill our calling, live our life purpose, love openly, and serve the Master Plan.  While I don’t doubt the ability to create anything we desire, I think we “succeed” when we not only create, but we do so with the Master Plan in mind.  When we are driven, not by greed or ego but by divine purpose, we can create anything we desire.

How do you do this? Some thoughts…

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How to Conjure What You Wish to Create, Part I: A Fable


There’s a lot of talk these days about the Law of Attraction. They make it sound so simple. You just wish for something, and then- POOF! Your fairy godmother appears and you get exactly what you want. Just like that.

Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? But how can that be? If it worked that way, we’d need to do nothing more than make three wishes and, like any good fairy tale, all of our dreams would come true. So why doesn’t it work? Let me tell you a secret … it does. It just doesn’t work that way. What do I mean? Get comfy and I’ll tell you a little story.

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Loving Yourself & Your Wrinkles: All the Wrinkled Ladies Video


Check out this video! I laughed out loud. Thanks to Elissa Stein, who is writing her new book: WRINKLE: The Cultural History of Aging, for turning me onto it!

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How Social Media Helped Me Get My Mojo Back


I appeared today on Sacramento and Company to talk about how social media helped me get my mojo back. Thank you all!

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Oklahoma Law Allows Doctors to Lie to Women

by Lissa Rankin, MD

Okay. I have to warn you. I’m about to rant. So if you’re not in the mood, I blow you kisses and give you permission to move on. You’ve been forewarned. You know I don't really like to talk about politics at Owning Pink, but sometimes I have to OWN my truth and say how I really feel, so bear with me. If you're seeing me on Sacramento & Company TV today, forgive me. I promise we'll be talking more about mojo tomorrow. But part of getting- and keeping- your mojo is being brave enough to say how you feel, even if your thoughts are controversial.

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How Being A New Mom Can Make You Lose Your Mojo

Lissa Rankin, 2 days postpartum, with Siena- in the midst of her Perfect Storm


I just appeared on View From the Bay in San Francisco, talking about how it feels to be a new mother- and reassuring you that all those feelings you might have- the doubt, the regret, the fear- they're all NORMAL. You can love your child and be a great mother and still experience all kinds of paradoxical feelings. You are not alone.

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We're 1! Happy Birthday to Owning Pink

Beloved Pinkies –

Today is Owning Pink’s first birthday. In some ways if feels like a few days ago that all this began, and in other ways it feels like a lifetime. We (Lissa and the Owning Pink team) have transformed in SO many ways, and have learned more about ourselves and the world than we ever imagined. We learned the meaning – and the power – of love, and how brightly each of us can shine given the space and support to be who we really are.

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Getting Out of the Box: Thoughts On Living An Authentic Life

By Lissa Rankin, MD

Marla Maples and I had the most lovely chat this morning, and I have to say I totally have a crush on her now. You might know Marla as the ex-wife of tycoon Donald Trump, but I know Marla as this loving, spiritual, awakening being longing to shed the baggage of her past and serve the world with her gorgeous heart.

My heart goes out to her. Imagine living in a world that sees you not as you are, but as some artificial montage of what the media has crafted together in the tabloids. What you’ve read in the magazines is not the Marla I spoke with today. Just as my Perfect Storm lifted me into the cyclone and landed me on my spiritual path, Marla’s oh-so-public divorce catapulted her into discovering her calling- to help the world awaken and discover that we are all interconnected, that we are all One World of Love (the title song of the CD she is creating).

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The Secret To Aging Gracefully: A Birthday Post

Lissa Rankin's 40th birthday party

 

Today is my birthday. I have lived 41 years. A year ago, I was celebrating my 40th with a slumber party of all my girlfriends, getting ready to launch Owning Pink on April 27, right after my birthday celebration ended. So it’s a special sort of birthday, being able to look back on what we’ve created together this year. It fills me with gratitude to see how much love, hope, faith, friendship, writing, connection, and transformation exists now that didn’t only one year ago.

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What’s Calling You? Tips For Listening to Signs from the Universe That Guide Your Path



At dinner the other night with a group of girlfriends, life coach Joy asked each of us, “What’s calling you?” Way to get a group of giddy, slightly tipsy girls to shut up and take notice, Joy! The question stunned us into silence, but we were amazed at what came up.

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