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

Oct 10, 2017

What is your Relationship with Pleasure?

People often ask me – “What is the most common obstacle to creating a better relationship with pleasure?” Pleasure can be fraught with guilt, denial of the need, vague and unarticulated fears and negative associations. But the most common block is the dance we all do between the desire for pleasure and the resistance to feeling, for want of another word un-pleasure - the challenges of life: loss, disappointments, painful interactions or situations. These are the hurdles and obstacles that we believe block our ability to have pleasure Read more >

Sep 27, 2017

Fill Your Cup Everyday

As the Unlock Pleasure project unfolds, I realize how much confusion there often is about pleasure. I want to simplify it. It shouldn’t be hard or another pressure – one more item on your to do list. It does require having it on your radar – knowing why it’s good and important and then just lift your head. Pleasure is available in any moment, but you might have heard me say, pleasure is unique and individual – it means different things to different people. Read more >

Aug 30, 2017

Water marks – Symbols from nature to remind us

While on holiday this summer I spent a lot of time on the water – Lake Huron’s freshwater environment and later in P.E.I. with my family, a reunion with the ocean and its tides. Read more >