What if pleasure was your default setting?

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“I had signed up for the workshop with a vague idea of validating whether or not beekeeping was something I wanted to get back into, so wanted the real experience and ‘instruction’ around hive life.  But I also wanted to spend time in the imaginative life of beekeeping – so the poetry, and your story of bees as a significant part of your healing journey was really important.  Sensing into your relationship with them - the calm, the respect, the love – was an important part of witnessing how a relationship with bees teaches those very things.  I loved how the different activities dove-tailed so well into one another.  The ‘energy meditation’ of approaching the hive taught me well about respect for boundaries, and the deep purposefulness of their lives.  We can co-exist beautifully as long as I ‘let them bee.’ “

Jean Ogilvie Leadership Development Facilitator and Coach

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Recent Posts

Apr 11, 2018

It’s in YOU

Pleasure is a complex topic and I often feel like I’m playing with a gnarly ball of yarn. Which thread do I pull at first? I’m just back from a teaching weekend, and now preparing to go to Israel to teach about pleasure. Pleasure is a topic that’s catching traction. I love how working with a group, pulling at the various threads that arise, helps me go deeper; helps me hold the topic more fulsomely. Read more >

Mar 21, 2018

Pleasure as a Spiritual Practice

The deeper I go into the Unlock Pleasure Project the more I see it as spiritually informed and a legitimate lens to open to spiritual healing, growth and development. Read more >

Mar 01, 2018

Pleasure in Creativity

I’m just back from Mexico and thankfully spring is in the air in Ottawa. If there’s one word synonymous with spring it’s creativity! On return I’ve been running into friends and colleagues, and there seems to be a common theme. Life is abundant and full. The saps running. Read more >