Since we've begun a conversation on Owning Pink about the urges to create children and work, it's prompted me to revisit the role of work in my life (which includes children) and ask you Pinkies to share with me how it fits in with yours. Why is there always so much tension between the energy we devote to these most important aspects of life? Where is the balance? What does it look like?Read More...
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.
I’m ready to say good-bye to winter. I’m not someone who dreads the cold – I actually enjoy it. I like sweaters, boots and jeans. I like the snow and the look of the winter sky. I like cocooning. Johanna, one of my yoga teachers, was quick to remind us that without winter, there can be no spring; without death there is no rebirth.Read More...
Dearest Pinkies, please welcome back Leah Shapiro, Head Rabble Rouser at DefytheBox.com. Leah works with women who are tired of the self doubt and the frustration that they are feeling, and who are no longer willing to give up their dreams in order to fit into the role that society has cast them in. Today, she brings us some fresh - and quite Pink, if we do say so - ways to approach making changes in our lives. Thank you as always, Leah, for your convention-defying wisdom. Love to you, sister.
There was a lot of love in my household growing up; however, I was not brought up in a “traditional” home. My parents divorced when I was 11. My sister and I lived with my Dad for most of my life, and while he was working, we were usually at my Aunt Doris’s house doing craft projects, playing outside or playing board games. We usually spent the weekends getting in some quality Mom time.
Dear, dear Pinkies ... please welcome back Pink Goddess extraordinaire Tama Kieves, author of This Time I Dance: Creating the Work You Love. She has generously given us permission to reprint her monthly newsletter, "Trusting the Journey Times," on Owning Pink for the life-altering benefit of all seeking Pinkies. Enjoy this message, and be sure to check out Tama's site www.awakeningartistry.com.Read More...
Dear Pinkies, please welcome Tara Sophia Mohr, a life coach, workshop leader, and author of the blog Wise Living. Tara is here today with some thoughts on backing up and making time for ourselves, even in the face of fear that we'll be letting others down. (Sound familiar at all, Pinkies?) Thank you, Tara, and welcome to the Pink Posse!
Hello Pinkies. Dana here, with something I wrote on the plane as I left California in early March.
I’ve had a magical time on the West Coast last week. Many things made it wonderful, but as I sit on the plane on the next leg of my journey, I am distilling down what gave it such energy for me. I’m a people person and so it’s no big surprise that it was the collection of amazing men and women I met in personal, professional and social contexts. Many, but not all, were swirling around Lissa and Owning Pink, but I’ve met a lot of people in my years and this bunch was unique in a very special way. Every person I met, including Lissa herself, was completely without pretense. And let me tell you, there is nothing in the world more gorgeous than a human being who owns who they are today, while also owning the fact that they are still on a journey to learn and grow and become.
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.
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.