Musings and Introspection

Pink Fluffy Unicorns Dancing on Rainbows

First, let me apologize for this video but I promise that you’ll (probably) thank me at some point – it’s truly life changing. You have to watch this first and then read the rest of the blog. Ready set go!


Life is pretty hard. We love hard. We hurt hard. We fall hard. In the middle of all of this “hard life stuff” I’ve realized something pretty important about myself. I have to choose to see the pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows whenever I can in order to not always live in the moments that are not pink, fluffy, or rainbow-y. I have to laugh when shit is funny and laugh like it’s my last laugh on this planet. I have to love when I feel my heart wanting to explode and share that love like it’s the last time I’ll love anyone. I have to dance when the music moves me, sing when the perfect song comes on, and not worry about how my hair looks and just swim when the water’s right in front of me. I have to forget about perfection and when the occasion arises; drink wine, and eat chocolate. I have to ignore my crazy to do list for a morning and have breakfast with my best friend, and I have to choose to pick up the phone and call my family just to say that I love them.

Getting older has taught me a lot. Getting older has taught me that I’ll never know what’s coming next, I’ll never really be ready for what the next thing is, and all I really have to hold on to is what I know to be a constant truth. I know me. I know my own heart. I know my own intentions and I know I want to live this life despite the moments that are not pink and fluffy, despite the mistakes I make, despite the hard life stuff and how I choose to navigate those moments that really don’t have any right answers. I know that who I am at my core is constant, but I also know that life is all about change and that no matter how life changes, I’ll always know my own truth. I’ll always be ok with whatever happens because I’ve already survived a lot and no matter where life goes – I’ll always have my integrity, my soul, my heart and my own self respect. It’s taken me a really long time to get here and it’s still a struggle to not beat myself up or doubt or wish or worry – but it’s pretty freeing to be ok with who I am and to have the ability to choose to see the pink fluffy unicorns even when it’s dark outside and the rains pouring down and the last thing I want to think about is anything beautiful.

Learning to see the beauty in the storms is life changing. Thunder and lighting is scary but when you’re in a safe place, it’s beautiful. Lightning can kill you if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, but it can also turn night into day and explode into color with heat and beauty like nothing I’ve ever seen. Thunder is loud and ominous, but it’s also magical music, deep and rumbling, mysterious and glorious. Pain and fear, light and beauty are one and the same when you choose to see every part of every situation and not just focus on what hurts the most. Hurt is healing when you’re able to cry and feel and learn from the hurt, grow from the hurt, and be ok when the hurt is over.

Surviving the storm is the best part of getting through it – and life guarantees storms – sometimes they are clearly seen in the forecast but often they come without warning.

Life is ultimately good because I choose for it to be good. I could live a life of excuses because of what I’ve been dealt but then I would miss out on the opportunities to enjoy the pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows and why would I EVER ignore something as spectacular as that? I am inspired by others who in comparison have been dealt much more challenging hands. Choice is an amazing freedom and I choose to see the beauty in the storm, be true to who I am, sing with the windows rolled down and the wind in my hair, and to hop on and hold on tight to the pink fluffy unicorns as often as I can.



Sarah Fragoso

Sarah Fragoso is an international best selling author of 6 books, co-owner of the Chico, CA based gym JS Strength and Conditioning, and founder of the Everyday Paleo franchise. Sarah is the co-host of the popular Sarah and Dr. Brooke Show podcast and she also conducts workshops and retreats on the subjects of nutrition, lifestyle and fitness.

Her message is from the heart and she carries a genuine desire to help other families looking for guidance. These attributes have contributed to her successes and provide the drive to keep the discoveries coming.

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  1. Laura Sullivan says:

    Heart warming and inspiring.

    1. Thank you so much Laura!!! 🙂

  2. Valarie says:

    Love this post. Thank you, Sarah!

    1. Thank you Valarie!!! 🙂

  3. Dana Campbell says:

    Your pink fluffy unicorns can dance with mine! Sometimes mine have to remind me to get up and dance, and when I do everything is better! Thanks for this!! P.S. can my blue ones play as well ?

    1. Hi Dana!! Yes, of course your blue ones can play as well! LOL! Love this! 🙂

  4. Shari says:

    That was one of the most inspiring, empowering and important things I’ve ever read!!! Maybe I have read something similar in the past but I really “felt it” this time! Thank you for sharing. I will want to sing about pink fluffy unicorns whenever I feel down. Thanks for making us watch that,btw. LOL It put a smile on my face AND in my heart.

    1. I’m so glad this resonated with you Shari!!! 🙂

  5. SUSAN Whitehouse says:

    Amazingly beautiful and inspiring post Sarah. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for exposing yourself so beautifully without fear of judgement or opinions and the desire that some of us have to be perfect. You are perfectly, uniquely a beautiful soul contributing your gifts to the world!

    Rock on girl!


    1. Thank you so much Susan!

  6. Shauna says:

    Thank you! That was beautiful! Go Sarah!

    1. Thank you Shauna!!

  7. Jolena Foster says:

    Sarah, I loved this post. I loved how you opened up your heart and shared yourself with us without fear of judgment. We all need to dance with our unicorns and be free from the cares of the world. Rock on, and keep doing what you are doing.

    1. Thank you Jolena!! I’ll keep on rocking it, I promise!!

  8. Amy says:

    Well said. thanks for starting my monday with more clarity. 🙂

    1. Thank you Amy and you are so very welcome!! 🙂

  9. Melanie says:

    What a great post! I loved the video…it’s a great reminder that sometimes, we just need to be silly…being silly can be such a great way to relieve stress, which leads to greater happiness. And also, thank you for reminding us that we just need to “let it go” when things get tough and find the good.

    1. Thank you so much Melanie!! I love that having my boys gives me a daily excuse to be silly – they are constantly cracking me up and when I just let go and I can really be present and in the moment with them and feel their total innocent joy and fun. 🙂

  10. April says:

    OMG I love this!! I too see the pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows (although now that song is going to be stuck in my head all day :-P) It’s soo hard because sometimes I feel like I’m the only one who does, especially at work. People want to be so negative all the time, and they look at me like I’m some kind of Pollyanna because I always try to think so positively. But what else can you do? I know from experience that going down the rabbit hole of negative thinking never produces any kind of benefit – it only makes me feel more negative and more sad about things going wrong. But when you look for the pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows, the more you see them and the happier you are. Love this, thanks Sarah!

    1. Ohhhhh, I’m so sorry for that song – now you can feel my pain – the dang song is forever stuck in my head but it’s ok because I just have to laugh – it’s just too silly and funny not to! I love your perspective – keep rocking the positivity, it’s exactly what this world needs more of!!

  11. Jen says:

    My two young daughters thought I was insane when they heard that playing on my computer, so funny. I loved this post, it really spoke to me. My husband and I are going through a major transition and are committed to facing the future with more excitement than fear. This post totally fed me what I needed today. It is a keeper that he and I will refer back to often. PS – I am really enjoying your new podcast. As a woman following many Paleo/health podcasts this one is filling a huge gap for me!!!

    1. Hi Jen! I love imagining your daughters catching you watching that silly video and thinking you had lost your mind! LOL! Now you just have to start singing it at the top of your lungs a few times every day (like I do) and before you know it they will be as crazy as you are singing along. 😉

      I’m so glad the post resonated with you right now and I wish all the best for you and your husband for whatever the future has in store. I’m sure it will be filled with pink fluffy unicorns. Thanks also for mentioning the new podcast – I’m really glad it’s filling a gap, that’s why we wanted to start it in the first place!!!

  12. Sarah-

    Thank you for your work. I’ve been following your work for some time now (I came to see you once in Nashville too, when I still lived in TN! So fun!) and I have to say, I love seeing your work evolve. Thank you for being honest, authentic, warm, and down to earth. You genuinely seem to want to help people and have fun doing it. I love what you said about choosing to see the “pink fluffy unicorns” wherever you can so that you can better live in life’s moments that aren’t so rainbow-y. I like that perspective. Thanks for sharing. P.S. – I stumbled across your new podcast and am loving it! Love you and Dr. Brook’s practical and loving message. Keep on keeping on!

    1. Thank you so much Heather for all of your support over the years and I’m so glad you like the new podcast also! 🙂

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