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!
Jun 18, 2020

Pleasure Revenge – What the Bleep!

Pleasure Revenge – What the Bleep!

Last week, my daughter and I sat on the deck by her pool and commiserated about the impact of the pandemic and how it will go on. We are both entrepreneurial-minded, and so we batted around ideas about ways to CCOVID-19-proof our work and income. We mused about what will be the trends and unexpected upswings in the economy during this pandemic time. Trends that will emerge as we continue to adjust to this new world.

Later that day, she sent me a note to say she’d visited Faith Popcorn’s website – remember Popcorn – the predictor of trends to come. Apparently, there’s been a trend afoot called Pleasure Revenge. 

Of course, I was curious – but Pleasure Revenge – What the bleep!

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May 27, 2020

Reflecting on the Nature of Change

Reflecting on the Nature of Change

Lately, I’ve been reflecting on the nature of change. We’ve all been catapulted into so much of it.  Some of them are subtle but significant.

Last night I visited with a couple of friends on my back porch. I had not seen them since before COVID-19. We sat six feet apart, had no hugs coming or going, no tea shared, and sanitized wet wipes were featured prominently. The quality of the connection was different, with an air of cautiousness.

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May 14, 2020

Bring Intentionality to Sheltering in Place

Bring Intentionality to Sheltering in Place

Are you getting used to this new way of life? A life lived online, any real social life dwindled to a tiny trickle, and getting very up close and personal with your four walls, and those few who share these walls with you? Maybe it’s even starting to feel normal. 

Crisis? What crisis, this is just how we live now!

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Apr 30, 2020

Resist the Draw to Inertia

Our lives have deeply changed, and regular routines and tasks diminished. In this is the opportunity to stand back and reflect on your life.

But do you notice how hard it is, week by week, to stay awake to this profound event that’s taking place? 

The draw to inertia is strong, as all the outer demands and obligations are diminished.

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Apr 23, 2020

Why We Need Silence and Stillness - More Than Ever

Why We Need Silence and Stillness - More Than Ever

A theme I’ve been tracking during the pandemic is the capacity to shift perspectives back and forth from that of the ego and to a bigger picture, a deeper reality of what is unfolding. 

We need our ego to function in the world, but even at its best, the ego holds a limited world view.  At its worst, it’s fearful, self-interested and convinced it must have what it wants, and that it is alone and has to do it all on its own.  It holds a basic stance of “me against the world.”

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