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!
Dec 05, 2023

Living with Uncertainty - Building an Anchor Within

I want to draw your attention to the dance we all do between certainty and uncertainty. 
We want certainty and we don’t want uncertainty – immediately there a dualistic push pull that takes your energy and causes tension inside.  I invite you to notice that tension whenever you find yourself triggered by the need for certainty. 

To be human is to live with uncertainty, and …. we can also build tools to live more gracefully with it. 

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Nov 21, 2023

What does it Mean to Love Your Life?

Lately I’ve been musing about the connection between love and pleasure.  Love has many forms and applications, as does pleasure.  But self-love, self-compassion are concepts we surely recognize as central to understand and most importantly to practice.  I’m always curious why the practice of self-love and compassion is so hard for many to keep on their radar – myself included, at times.

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Oct 02, 2023

The Intersection of Pleasure and Self-Care

Since I began exploring the pleasure theme, people have often commented on how self-care and pleasure co-relate.  On this topic a few media offerings caught my attention over the last month.

I’ve been appreciating a new book out on self-care that addresses the sham that “self-care” has become in our western culture.  It’s by author/physician Pooja Lakshmin -  Real Self-Care: A Transformative Program for Redefining Wellness.

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Feb 26, 2023

Bringing the Sacred Home

I’m back in Oaxaca, Mexico for the month.  Each time I come here I spend time with the medicine women of the surrounding villages and towns.  Learning about their spiritual practices reminds me of the importance of the day-to-day, the ordinary things that surround us all the time that speak to the sacred. Each home and often the business too, including the busy markets, have altars.

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Feb 14, 2023

The Role of Ceremony to Enrich Your Daily Life

Ceremonies have been a part of human cultures for centuries and have played an important role in religious, spiritual and social events. They help us to mark significant moments in our lives, honor traditions, and provide a sense of community and connection.

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