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!
Jun 13, 2018

Am I Safe?

Am I Safe?

In Pathwork, the spiritual framework I follow and teach, there’s something called “The Now Point.” What this means is noticing what’s happening right now. Not in the future, not in the past, but right now. The Buddhists call it “the present moment.” In any moment when we stop and notice what’s happening there’s a very high likelihood everything is fine. Read more >

May 28, 2018

Pleasure and Positive Sense of Self

Pleasure and Positive Sense of Self

When I work with individuals one of the steps we focus on is: “What truly brings you pleasure?” As the person identifies this, intentionally practices pleasure pauses, and experiments with what is their unique and particular expression of pleasure, I notice one of the side effects is they feel more like themselves. I hear comments such as, “When I rediscovered my love of dance and really let it be part of my daily routine I felt so connected to me. It helped me remember who I truly am in my heart of hearts.” Read more >

May 09, 2018

Negative Bias and Pleasure

Negative Bias and Pleasure

Frequently, when I’m out and about the subject of pleasure comes up. Seems I’m now associated with the topic! Recent conversations with friends and colleagues have reinforced the significance of pleasure to counter what in psychology we call “the negative bias.” I spoke about this before, but it bears repeating, and perhaps elaborating a bit. Read more >

Apr 25, 2018

The Radical Act of Pleasure

The Radical Act of Pleasure

My good friend Jan sent me a poem the other day. One for my pleasure collection, she said. How is it that poets can cut through the nonsense, with such precision, to crack the heart and mind open? In The Word by Tony Hoagland he offers: …. among your duties pleasure is also a thing to be accomplished. Read more >

Apr 11, 2018

It’s in YOU

It’s in YOU

Pleasure is a complex topic and I often feel like I’m playing with a gnarly ball of yarn. Which thread do I pull at first? I’m just back from a teaching weekend, and now preparing to go to Israel to teach about pleasure. Pleasure is a topic that’s catching traction. I love how working with a group, pulling at the various threads that arise, helps me go deeper; helps me hold the topic more fulsomely. Read more >

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