Jul31

Publisher - August 2023

Publisher - August 2023

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”
—Diane Ackerman

I want to encourage you to take a moment and rise above yourself in your thoughts. Take an aerial view of your life. Look at it as though you are viewing it from an airplane window. From 5,000 feet it looks pretty neat and orderly, doesn’t it, like those plots of land and color that are perfectly squared off when viewing them from above?

Have you ever wondered exactly how your life got from there to here? Here where you are today in your relationships, your career, your satisfaction, your health, your happiness, your attitude? As the creator and owner of Pink, I am often asked how I started it, or what made me do it. My answer is the same every time: When I step back and take an aerial view of my life, the path is perfectly clear, and that path lead me straight to Pink.

Jul31

Hissy Fit - August 2023 - Warning: Nutrition Labels Don’t Address Mental Health

...because everyone needs one every once in awhile

Hissy Fit - August 2023 - Warning: Nutrition Labels Don’t Address Mental Health

Every time I go into the grocery store I spend far more time than planned. When I walk out, I feel as though I’ve been in a time warp. The other night, I spent almost 15 minutes just in front of the egg section trying to decide which eggs to buy. In the past, I would casually stroll up to the eggs (there wasn’t really a “section”), open the lid to make sure none were cracked or leaking, put them in my cart and stroll on. I mean, eggs are eggs, right? Not anymore.

Jun28

Publisher - July 2023

Publisher - July 2023

“Clean out a corner of your mind,
and creativity will instantly fill it.”
—Dee Hock

Let’s give creativity some airtime. The theme of this month’s issue is “Creative Minds” and features mega, talented, creative women and other ways to perk up your life via creativity. However, I can’t tell you how many times I have heard people exclaim: “I don’t have a creative bone in my body.”

Please allow me to set the record straight: Almost everyone has a creative bone in their body, including you! If you cook, clean, sing (even if it’s only in the shower), parent, garden, read, smoke, you have creativity. Yes, I meant to say smoke; how do you think smoke rings came about? Someone got very fancy and creative with the toxins leaving their body.

Jun28

Hissy Fit - July 2023 - You Can Pass the Jelly : But Don’t Make Judgement Your Jam

...because everyone needs one every once in awhile

Hissy Fit - July 2023 - You Can Pass the Jelly : But Don’t Make Judgement Your Jam

For the most part, I gave up judging people about the same time I gave up perfectionism. When I finally got old enough—actually wise enough—to realize I’m not perfect, nor do I need to be; I also relinquished that expectation of others. With the freedom of being released from the shackles of trying to do right, be right, look right and act right all the time, I learned judging others, just like judging yourself, is usually premature and always unloving. In addition, it is binding to persons on both sides of the bench.

May30

Publisher - June 2023

Publisher - June 2023

“Women’s friendships are like a
renewable source of power.”
—Jane Fonda

I was handed two lucky lots in life: 1. I am Southern; and 2. I am a woman. I haven’t always thought these two things were great. When I was young, people outside of the South (a.k.a. non-Southerners) viewed Southerners as slow, dumb, countrified—even if you didn’t live in the country. And, on the woman front, I was in the generation where women were supposed to lag behind, though opportunities were getting better. I remember thinking how lucky boys were. They got to play poker, and spend Saturdays hunting, fishing or boating with their buddies. They over drank, laughed and misbehaved all while the women cooked, cleaned and planted flowers. Honestly, playing poker was much more my style than tossing a salad.

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