Powered By Pleasure

Powered by Pleasure is the name of the blog supporting the evolution of my work called Unlock Pleasure. In this blog I want to explore with you all the aspects of pleasure, from day-to-day gladness to exuberant delight, the small joys and X-rated rapture too! My plan is to post biweekly, drawing from my own reflections, thoughts, feelings, and experiences of pleasure; from other writers and sources on the topic; and most importantly, from the conversations that I hope will emerge with you, my dear reader. Please comment below and let the wild rumpus begin!
Feb 06, 2019

The Price of Admission

The Price of Admission

As I go deeper into the topic of pleasure, it's so clear to me how our defences keep the experience of pleasure at bay. In fact, I'd go out on a limb and say – pleasure is not possible while our defence is solidly in place. We all have defences that were put in place originally to protect us from the vulnerable experiences and feelings of being human. No doubt they did serve a purpose way back when, but today, most likely those same reflexes of protection, get in your way, especially when it comes to pleasure. Read more >

Jan 16, 2019

Living with Intention

Living with Intention

A few years back, I got intentional about getting out of the cold and snow of Canadian winters. I wanted to try living and working in Oaxaca, Mexico for the winter months. So, I arrived last Tuesday, and have mostly settled in. Read more >

Dec 20, 2018

The Art of Giving

The Art of Giving

In Oaxaca, Mexico, where I move my office, for the winter months, they have a vibrant, indigenous, healing tradition. The prime tenant of this belief system is the principle that in our essence we are light. Our task here on earth is to nurture and build that light. This takes us on a journey of discovery and claiming. We must also protect and value that light, and be it and share it, in the world. I love the simplicity of these instructions, and when I go there, I feel my light shine brighter. Read more >

Dec 05, 2018

Our Complex Relationship with Pleasure

Our Complex Relationship with Pleasure

I'm curious about the complex relationship we have with pleasure. On the surface, most people would say – “Yeah pleasure - bring it on.” But when we dig a bit deeper we discover - we don't know what real pleasure is and despite wanting it, we are also rather opposed to it. Maybe you have suspicions about pleasure, if not downright fear towards it. All this begs the question, “Is it okay to have pleasure?” Read more >

Nov 22, 2018

The Relationship between Happiness and Pleasure

The Relationship between Happiness and Pleasure

People frequently ask me what’s the difference between happiness and pleasure? Aren’t they the same? I’ve thought about this a lot and my off the cuff answer is “No.” They interrelated, but not the same. Here’s some of my thoughts on why. Read more >

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