Kim Anami * Melanie Bates * Tinamarie Bernard * Gabrielle Bernstein * Jennifer Boykin * Bethany Butzer PhD * Pauline Campos * Kris Carr * Leslie Carr * Stacey Curnow * Danielle Dowling MA * Ophira & Tali Edut * Laurie Erdman * Jessie Fano * Emelia Fedy * Laura Fenamore * Chris Guillebeau * Leslee Horner * Heather King * Danielle LaPorte * Sheena LaShay * Maggie Lyon * Frank Lipman MD * Michael Mackintosh * Joy Mazzola * Kate Northrup * Lissa Rankin * Mike Robbins * Bernie Siegel MD * Agapi Stassinopoulos * April Sweazy * Dana Theus * Monica Wilcox
Kim Anami is a woman on a mission: to illuminate the direct + profound connection between ravishing sex, creative virtuosity and the well-pleasured life.
"I own Pink by wielding a large mental scythe in order to clear away the mind brambles and mental briars along my path while trying to pay attention to the signs and showing love and compassion to those I meet along my way. Phew!"
Melanie is a writer, a nomad, a nondescript heathen, and a life-long student. Sometimes she is a Virtual Assistant to Powerful Women (and a Few Kick-Ass Men). Aside from assisting Lissa in the day to day of Owning Pink business, she's just taken on the role of Editor-in-Pink for OP and her tiny feet swim in the large shoes of Lauren Nagel - OP's former amazing Cap'n Editor Pants. She is also the creator & co-author of the website Femme Tales - Truth with Humor; a cozy little place where she resides with her best friend Monica Wilcox and which houses their creative non-fiction. More on Melanie and her blog archive here.
"I own pink by holding up the mirror and learning to see my truth with a little t, and then bravely sharing what I discover to help others hear the wisdom of their own small still voice inside."
I believe that people are yearning for authentic connection, passionate and timeless lovemaking, and a sense of sacredness and play. We live in a world, however, that has gone ‘sexophrenic.’ Sexual imagery abounds in our culture and media while behind closed doors we are experiencing loneliness, alienation, pain and infidelity.
There is good news: the hallowedness of sexuality is being rediscovered and reconnected and in the process giving those of us on this journey together a chance to eradicate shame and create heart-centered lives.
What enchants me? Anything that deepens emotional, physical and spiritual intimacy between couples. Sensual living, sacred sexuality, and eco-sexuality, the idea that our relationships can reflect the values of sustainability, are some of my favorite things as well. Feminism, erotica, sexual health and provocations about culture sneak in quite a bit in my articles and essays. More on Tinamarie and her blog archive here.
Recently featured in the New York Times Sunday Styles section as the next generation guru, motivational speaker, life coach and author Gabrielle Bernstein is making her mark. Expanding the lexicon for the next generation, Gabrielle is a #1 bestselling author of the book Add More ~ing to Your Life – A hip guide to happiness. In September 2011 Gabrielle’s launches second book entitled Spirit Junkie, A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles. She also just launched her new site GabbyB.tv.
Gabrielle was just one year out of college, when she co-founded the Women’s Entrepreneurial Network, a non-profit professional organization that connects female entrepreneurs. WEN started a local mentor program for young women, WEN Mentors, and is best known for its signature Gift of Service Exchange events. That same year, Gabrielle incorporated her own boutique public relations company, SparkPlug Communications. For the rest of Gabrielle's bio and blog archive, click here.
Jennifer Boykin is the Creator and Chief Rabble-Rouser of the Mid-Life Reinvention site, Life After Tampons. The purpose of the site is to help womenimplement the answer to this question, “What would you DO if you knew you could not fail?”
Bethany Butzer, Ph.D. is an author, speaker, researcher and yoga teacher who helps people create a life they love. She offers tools, techniques and resources that promote wellness on all levels: mind, body and spirit. She serves as a catalyst for positive change and a guide on your path toward living in authenticity.
In a nutshell, Bethany spent the first 26 years of her life in a perpetual state of anxiety, stress and sadness. She had a rocky childhood. She suffered from anxiety and depression in her early 20s. She took antidepressants for 6 years. She's been through her fair share of dysfunctional relationships. And she's done time in a soul-sucking cubicle. After hitting rock bottom several times, she realized that she needed to make a change.
With a lot of hard work, courage and determination, Bethany stopped living her life on other people’s terms. She eventually got off antidepressants. She quit her corporate job. She started making her health and well-being her #1 priority.
One step at a time, Bethany is creating her most authentic life. And she's made it her mission to help others do the same.
I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, and friend, and a writer. I own my pink by embracing the crazy and admitting that most days, I wake up thinking I can balance it all only to be reminded that it's the crazy I have embraced. I own my pink by owning my imperfections.
Pauline M. Campos is wife to The Husband, mother to “Buttercup,” and has decided that it’s time to make peace with her cellulite after moving to the desert from Michigan where it’s always construction season.
She spent the first two years of her daughter’s life wishing the pregnancy weight off before getting serious, joining a gym, hiring a nutritionist, and jumping into social media full-force with her www.aspiringmama.com blog and her twitter accounts (@pauline_campos and @aspiringmama) because she has an almost OCD-like tendency to multi-task while working on her writing projects. Read more about Pauline and visit her blog archive here.
Kris Carr is a best-selling author, a top motivational speaker, and kick-ass wellness coach. She is the subject of the inspirational documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer, which she wrote and directed for TLC, and the author of the award-winning Crazy Sexy Cancer book series. Kris’ third book, Crazy Sexy Diet redefines healthy living as we know it. Crazy Sexy Diet is the ultimate diet and lifestyle game plan for wellness warriors seeking peak health, spiritual wealth and happiness. Carr regularly lectures at medical schools, hospitals, wellness centers, and universities such as Harvard. Television appearances include: The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The Early Show, Today Show, Access Hollywood, Good Morning America and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Check out her website, crazysexylife.com for daily tips, articles and inspiration. Make juice not war! Read Kris's blog posts here.
“I own pink by being a proud feminist, and a supporter of women’s rights around the world.”
Dr. Leslie Carr is a psychologist, psychotherapist, blogger, speaker, and activist, and she is committed to showing the world that therapy is cool. She is a regular contributing writer for the online wellness magazine CrazySexyLife.com, and serves on the board of directors for the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP).
Dr. Carr has a private practice in San Francisco, CA, and she offers coaching sessions via Skype to people who are not in the Bay Area. She works mostly with young women in their 20’s and 30’s who are navigating life and relationships, and her clinical areas of expertise include depression, addictions, grief and loss, and issues related to low self-esteem.
"I own Pink by empowering women to honor their bodies and their bodies' messages. "
Stacey works as a certified nurse-midwife in North Carolina, and over more than 15 years her career has taken her from western Indian reservations to a center-city Bronx hospital to the mountains of southwestern Mexico.
She has been an enthusiastic student of positive psychology for years and applies it to her midwifery and life coaching practices with great success.
She is the creator of a thriving blog and many of her articles have been published in print magazines and online.
She lives in Asheville, NC with her husband, young son, and Ruby the wonder chicken. Read Stacey's posts.
Danielle Dowling, M.A., is an author, relationship expert and women’s life coach. She is an intuitive strategist who works with women leaders who are ready to stop comprising on the things that matter most — soulful companionship, meaningful sex, sisterhood and above all, self-love. If you're ready to up your game with heart and hustle, Danielle is also available for speaking engagements, radio/telephone and other media appearances. So if you’re seeking fully-realized potential, legendary love or effortless communication befriend her on Twitter or Facebook and pop by www.danielle-dowling.com