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!
Oct 23, 2019

The Deepest Pleasures

The Deepest Pleasures

As I continue to track the pleasure theme one thing gets clearer. Unlocking Pleasure is soul work. But what is soul work anyway? It's anything that supports going deeper, below the surface of our lives, beyond the ego’s experience of life. The soul realm is the aspects of life that the ego isn’t in control of, the aspects that add richness, depth, mystery and purpose to our lives. So often this level is opened when there are questions and challenges that force us to surrender to a truer version of ourselves - including our beauty, our warts, in essence our wholeness. Read more >

Oct 02, 2019

Bridging Differences Finding Common Ground

Bridging Differences Finding Common Ground

In the many years working as a psychotherapist and spiritual counsellor the question of belonging has always features prominently in people’s process of healing and growth. We have a basic, innate need to feel that sense of belonging; asserting that we are indeed not alone. Read more >

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 >

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