QUOTE OF THE DAY:

Many people fill their days with a thousand and one distractions in an attempt to muffle the cry of their souls. Often these distractions become our addictions–consumerism, eating disorders, substance abuse, compulsive sex, pornography, workaholism, religious fundamentalism, obsessive thrill-seeking or gambling, and excessive TV watching — all of which contribute to the deterioration of the world. — Bill Plotkin, Soulcraft; Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and the Psyche

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Young Sable and Soda horsing around on beach in Oregon

Sable & Soda horsing around on Oregon beach, 2002

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”

- Orhan Pamuk

Welcome to Pink Gazelle Productions!

 

We create authentic works that inspire people to effect positive change in themselves and the world around them.

Who We Are

 

MA laughing in field B&W

Founder & CEO, Maryanne Pope

Maryanne Pope – author, playwright, screenwriter, blogger, public speaker, workplace safety advocate, environmental educator and professional Auntie – started Pink Gazelle Productions in 2002, two years after the on-duty death of her police officer husband, Cst John Petropoulos of the Calgary Police Service.

For further details on PGP’s history, company name, team-members, projects & beliefs, please click here.

How can we help YOU? Pointing hand

In a word…inspiration!

Our goal is to inspire people to reach their highest potential – because inspired people are positive, proactive people. Through blogs, e-mail campaigns, books, plays and films, we create and share meaningful stories that encourage and empower individuals to live with passion and purpose…and the patience to go through the process :)

A Widow’s Awakening book by Maryanne Pope

 

A Widow's Awakening

Eight years in the making, this extraordinary – and true – story of soul mates, saints, saviours and safety in the workplace charts a young woman’s emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual journey through the first year of grief following the on-duty death of her husband, a police officer. Over 1700 copies sold.

Please click here for details, including target niche markets.

To purchase a print copy, please visit our on-line store.

“Told with brave candour and intelligent wit, A Widow’s Awakening takes you on an enlightening journey into the worlds of policing, hospital trauma units, Orthodox religion, unsafe workplaces, and the unexpected areas our minds can wander into when life becomes almost too painful to bear. An inspiring story of coming to terms with the unimaginable in order to live a life with purpose and meaning, this book is a testament to the capacity of the human spirit.”

- Shannon Lyons, AWA reader, Calgary, AB

Wolves in Western Canada Need Our Help…

 

Western Canada Wolf

Please read Help Stop Wolf Cull in Alberta to find out you can help raise public awareness about this issue…and bring an end to the killings.

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Esther Kane, RCC

 

Esther Kane is a Registered Clinical Counselor who specializes in helping women who are dealing with eating disorders or disordered eating.

It's Not About the Food front cover

Esther is the author of the outstanding book, It’s Not About the Food; A Woman’s Guide to Making Peace with Food and Our Bodies. Esther’s weekly blogs, however, don’t deal solely with issues relating to eating, food and body-image. Rather, Esther’s blogs cover a wide variety of subjects that are useful, insightful and often highly entertaining! I highly recommend subscribing :)

Angela J Ford

 

Looking for inspiration?

Check out Angela J. Ford’s blog. It’s fantastic! Angela’s mission is to help individuals and businesses achieve success by expanding their networks. She is passionate about encouraging artists and inspiring creators to take action steps towards achieving their dreams.

Maryanne was featured in a recent edition of Angela’s Lifestyle Design. Please click here to read it. nonparentslogo

Nonparents.com is an excellent and informative website for people without children by circumstance or choice…because being a parent is an enormous responsibility – and not for everyone.

To read Maryanne’s story about her decision to not have children, here is the link to where it’s featured on nonparents.com. As Pink Gazelle Productions explored in the documentary, Whatever Floats Your Boat…Perspectives on Motherhood, the decision ‘to be or not to be…a mom’ is just that: a decision not a given.

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    "In the opening of A Widow’s Awakening, Pope quotes the following from Stephen King: “Writing is not life, but sometimes it can be a way back to life.” With her first book the Calgary author has written her way back to life – perhaps not the life she has imagined, but a life nonetheless.” - Kim Gray, Calgary Herald
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