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!
Jan 16, 2020

When the Road Gets Rough

Each week I eagerly look forward to finding The New Yorker magazine in the mailbox. I love the thoughtful articles on a wide range of subjects, intelligent humour and a smorgasbord of reviews on film, music, theatre productions and restaurant fare – not a fraction of which I will ever sample - but sill I like knowing what’s happening out there. And additionally, their usual slant supports my liberal leavings. This week I started into an article on: Is Suffering Useful? I anticipated reading something very intelligent and insightful about a topic we commonly wrestle with. But the article was disappointing as it went on to describe a person, who through some anomaly of nature, didn’t have the capacity to experience pain – physically or emotionally. The neuroscientists are having a hay day doing research with her, to help inform how this genetic mutation could lead to relief for the rest of us. Well I look forward to that, but no doubt there won’t be immediate relief. Read more >

Dec 11, 2019

Being Present is the Best Present You Can Give

Being Present is the Best Present You Can Give

celebration of Christmas, which used to hold spiritual meaning, is now supplanted by parties, shopping, cooking and present wrapping all culminating on one or two days blow out. In Christmas’s past, when my children were little, I was a full participant in the madness. Both my husband I worked and somehow, we sandwiched all the preparation for Christmas in between the usual cacophony of our daily lives. We celebrated Christmas on the eve before, a borrowed tradition from my German background. So, there we’d be, all dressed in our finest, the girls with Read more >

Nov 20, 2019

Noticing is Everything

Noticing is Everything

In just this past module of the Unlock Pleasure Online Program we worked with the topic of “Pleasure as an In the Body Experience.” There are pleasures of the mind to be sure, but even so, that pleasure registers in the body, if we take the time to notice. And noticing is where it’s at! The Unlock Pleasure program supports people to open to and expand their experience of pleasure. Being aware of and connected to your body, and learning the practice of listening to the intelligence of the body, is essential to the process of pleasure. Read more >

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 >

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