May30

Publisher - June 2024

Publisher - June 2024

“Serve the dinner backwards, do anything—
but for goodness sake, do something weird.”
— Elsa Maxwell (1883-1963)


I’ve always thought it silly and pretentious to use a season as a verb, such as: “We’ll be wintering in Palm Beach”; or “We summer on the Cape every year.” Funny, I just noticed that it only works for those two seasons. One can’t exactly exclaim, “We’ll be falling along the Appalachian Trail”, and expect people not to worry or administer a breathalyzer. You don’t really want to spring anywhere either…there are products for that. Plus, it changes the entire connotation, draining with it all panache. My point to this grammar lesson is this: I’m giving myself permission to summer!

May30

Hissy Fit - June 2024 - Discounted Social Graces? So Cheap and Yet So Costly

...because everyone needs one every once in awhile

Hissy Fit - June 2024 - Discounted Social Graces? So Cheap and Yet So Costly

People allow themselves to get away with less than desirable behavior by stating it's “2024” like that gives the human race a hall pass.
What does a year have to do with being a good human, raising good humans, and behaving like a good human? Nothing, that’s what..


For those of you who discount social graces to the times we are in right now, I have to ask, why? It’s alright with you for people to be nonchalant, even rude, putting no effort into doing their part as decent citizens? When did standards get so low, so as not even to expect people to do the right thing?

May02

Publisher - May 2024

Publisher - May 2024

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.
That’s what the storm is all about.” —Haruki Murakami


People are exhausted by life right now. As I feel the heaviness pulling on my spirit, I am becoming more resolute about what I want, and even more so about what I don’t want.

I am beginning to deeply grasp the grave reality that life is short, which urges me to make the days of my life filled with meaning, joy, and happiness. If you feel the same way I do, we have to figure out what to incorporate into our daily living to feel alive and joyful. More importantly, and perhaps the first step, is to decipher what we need to eliminate from our daily living (or mindset) to lift the load?

May02

Hissy Fit - May 2024 - Love is… Not Doing Everything For Your Children

...because everyone needs one every once in awhile

Hissy Fit - May 2024 - Love is… Not Doing Everything For Your Children

While we may not all be mothers, we all have a mother, even if she is no longer living or not in the picture because of reasons or circumstances. Some moms are wonderful, though “wonderful” is defined through each individual’s eyes. Some think it’s wonderful their mom’s known as the “cool” mom, while others can literally smell the homemade chocolate chip cookies their mom always has ready with a tuned-in, compassionate ear when life gets tough.

Apr02

Publisher - April 2024

Publisher - April 2024

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as who you become by achieving your goals.”  — Zig Ziglar

20 years! It’s hard to believe 20 years has passed since I hesitantly turned in my two-weeks notice at the last corporate job I ever held to start my own company—Millen Publishing Group, LLC. Pink was born at my home in Hilton Head Plantation in a small room beside the kitchen that I converted into an office. I had no idea what to expect, and I really had no solid game plan on how to get the idea out of my head, onto paper, and into the hearts of women across Beaufort County. I believe the thing I had going most for me is I didn’t overthink it. I just did it, in no particular order, and nonetheless, the first issue of Pink Magazine came out on April 1, 2004. It was exciting, and before I knew it, its momentum was rolling, and we were on our way.

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