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!
Sep 11, 2019

Oh So Human

Oh So Human

Last month I had a most embarrassing experience. A friend pointed out to me that the tag line on my website banner, Facebook Page and newsletter heading had a spelling error in it. Well, that line has been there since I updated my website banner maybe a year and a half ago. How many times had I looked at that page and NEVER noticed the error! I could not believe this oversight. Read more >

Aug 13, 2019

Taking Stock of Pleasure

Taking Stock of Pleasure

At the beginning of the pleasure work I do, I always invite participants to take stock of their current relationship with pleasure. On the homepage of my website, I have a survey called Take your Pleasure Pulse. It’s intended to help you think about pleasure, and your relationship with it, more deeply and broadly. On the survey is a link to what I've named "Pleasure Profiles,” which will help you identify where you are on the continuum of embracing pleasure. Read more >

Aug 08, 2019

Embracing Flower Medicine

Embracing Flower Medicine

The other morning as I stepped out my back door, I was greeted by the cool fresh air that announces that summer is just beginning to wane. From somewhere in the neighbourhood, there came a whiff of wood smoke. Immediately, I was transported back to Oaxaca, Mexico and memories of my days spent there over the years escaping the Canadian cold. It's so interesting how memories are connected to our senses - especially smell. The combination of cool, fresh air and wood fire scent immediately brought back memories of my days in Oaxaca, where being a mountainous area, the mornings are always crisp and the scent of wood smoke common. Read more >

Jul 24, 2019

The Fasting Path

The Fasting Path

Earlier this month I went on a silent retreat in the country on a lake. Usually, I do a solo inner adventure, but this year, I was joined by a good friend who wanted to do the retreat, as a transition point to turning 65. Read more >

Jun 20, 2019

The Healing Powers of Nature

The Healing Powers of Nature

Summer is upon us, on this the eve of the Summer Solstice. I love these long days of daylight. My life is still dictated by the September to June school year – but as a teacher and therapist, everyone needs a break come summer. At this time of year, I feel the need for replenishment and nothing does it for me like time in nature. Time in the garden, swimming in the river and lakes nearby, hammock time, a walk in the woods or a wildflower filled meadow. Read more >

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