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!
May 15, 2019

Learn to Trust Pleasure

Learn to Trust Pleasure

A while ago, I was musing about the need to trust pleasure. I thought, "What would our lives be like if we trusted the experience of pleasure more?" Our culture teaches us that pleasure is not quite to be trusted. Have you ever found yourself feeling suspicious of pleasure? You know it might lead you astray from the “more important things of life?” Or, maybe we think we don’t really deserve it or perhaps it’s just the impact of that primitive brain that’s always on alert for the next bad thing to happen. Its message is: Don’t relax. You have to stay on guard for potential danger to survive. Read more >

Apr 17, 2019

The Vibrations of Pleasure

I've been working with a few groups lately on the theme of pleasure. I love talking about my work on the road and online, as I learn so much from the group experience. Recently, what emerged as we explored pleasure as an “in the body experience" was how pleasure could be noticed as different vibrations in the body. Of course, we know the vibration of the sensual and erotic aspect of pleasure – that spring in the step, and whole-body buzz, but what about the subtler aspects? Read more >

Mar 27, 2019

The Spiritual Significance of Pleasure

The Spiritual Significance of Pleasure

People often wonder – How can pleasure be spiritual? The common assumption we make is that pleasure is such a human thing, but in my Unlock Pleasure work, I like to promote the holistic nature of pleasure. I like to open it up – expand the scope of what we name as pleasure. So, last night in my Online Pleasure Program that I’ve been running since January, I did a teaching on the intersection of pleasure and spirituality. I want to share some of that with you here. Read more >

Mar 11, 2019

A Take Away from Mexico

A Take Away from Mexico

years ago on New Year's Eve, I was musing about the year to come, and while I don't make resolutions, I do like to use the new year to re-align and articulate what's important for me in the coming year. Always on the list is self-care. For me self-care is wholistic – mind, body, and spirit. Randomly under the heading of spiritual self-care, I wrote – remember to engage the elements: earth, air, water, fire. This instruction just fell off the end of my pen onto the page. At the time I thought, of course, these basic elements will nourish my spirit, my life force energy. Now many years later it’s second nature to do this. Read more >

Feb 18, 2019

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

A common misconception about pleasure is that something has to be over the top fabulous and exceptional, to give us pleasure. However, most of the time the pleasure we experience is from the common and ordinary things of life. But it could be so easy to overlook it. What’s there for us might not have any bells or whistles to catch our attention. Read more >

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