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Dec 2011 | Christmas Edition | Pink Gazelle Productions - Authentic Lives…Authentic Works

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Happy Holidays!

With all the eating to be done in the weeks ahead, I'll keep this intro short and sweet! 

Just a quick comment regarding this issue of The Watering Hole:

If you'd like to enter your name into the draw to win a copy of Esther Kane's book, "It's Not About the Food; A Woman's Guide to Making Peace With Food and Our Bodies," the details are at the bottom of the What Might We Be Stuffing Down This Season? article.

Have a wonderful holiday season and all the best to you & your peeps in 2012!

Maryanne & the PGP team (check out some bio's here!

Embracing Our Embarrassment 

“I thank you for the acknowledgement of all those “crazy-making” thinking parts of the journey…and thank you for putting them into the book.” — R.K., A Widow’s Awakening reader

Several weeks ago, I recorded the audio version of my book, A Widow’s Awakening, in my sunroom. It was an interesting experience, telling the entire tale into a microphone while Colin, the audio technician, sat a few feet away listening carefully to every word.

Thankfully, Colin had read the book before our recording session. This came in handy when I got to the rather embarrassing passage about what I shall call my “Jesus Thought”...  

To read rest of article, please click here

New JPMF Website is Lookin' Great!

Over the past few months, the JPMF has had some…”work done!” The logo has been streamlined and the website updated. Wow!! You can check out the new site at

As for the fast-approaching holidays, here are a few ideas about how to make sure your place of work is safe for everyone this season, including emergency responders who may have to attend: JPMF Holiday Safety media release Dec 2011

The JPMF’s five 30-second TV spots have aired on TV well over half a million times since 2005. The powerful 10-minute Put Yourself in Our  Boots safety video is being shown in safety meetings, community events and conferences across North America. To view the video & TV spots, click here.

AND…the JPMF  is now a registered charity :)

What Might We Be Stuffing Down This Season?

Ah…the season of comfort food is upon us again. Turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, Christmas pudding, baked brie with cranberries, shortbread cookies, chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate…mmmm, can’t wait!

But wait.

Could there be more to our passionate love affair with comfort food than mere tradition this time of year?

“We’re often trying to make ourselves feel better through whatever it is we are stuffing into our mouth. For women in particular we are often stuffing our emotions down with comfort food…

Please click here  to read rest of article. 

Also of Interest:

Whatever Floats Your Boat…Perspectives on Motherhood documentary can now be viewed on-line

Produced by Pink Gazelle Productions in 2005, Whatever Floats Your Boat…Perspectives on Motherhood is a personal (Maryanne's) exploration of the ‘to be or not to be…a mom?’ decision.

Created for women, about women, by women, the film is suitable for viewers interested in discussing the challenges and responsibilities associated with motherhood – and is of particular interest to women struggling with the motherhood-decision or dealing with the loss of choice.

This documentary is an excellent discussion-generating tool...and can now be viewed on-line!  We would love to hear your feedback :) 

“We all agreed that in today’s age, young people in particular need to know they have a choice regarding having children. We all know people who have them for the wrong reasons and...

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A PGP Peek at the Year Ahead...

Woohoohoo and a bottle of rum (for your eggnog)...2012 is shaping up to be an uber-cool year!

Here's a snapshot of some of what we've got on the go:

So stay tuned!

About Pink Gazelle Productions Inc...authentic lives, authentic works

PGP is a collaborative company that creates entertaining and educational works which inspire and challenge people to effect positive change in themselves and the world around them.

From books, short stories, essays, articles, play scripts and screenplays to plays, public service announcements, documentaries and films, PGP creates entertaining and educational products & productions that benefit both artist and audience.

 About Maryanne Pope

Maryanne Pope is the founder and CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions Inc and the Board Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. She is the author of A Widow’s Awakening and the play scripts Saviour and The Widows. Maryanne is an executive producer of the Put Yourself in Our Boots safety campaign and the documentary, Whatever Floats Your Boat…Perspectives on Motherhood . Maryanne also writes short stories, screenplays and children’s stories. She lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  

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Maryanne Pope
Founder and CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions

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