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!
Mar 01, 2018

Pleasure in Creativity

Pleasure in Creativity

I’m just back from Mexico and thankfully spring is in the air in Ottawa. If there’s one word synonymous with spring it’s creativity! On return I’ve been running into friends and colleagues, and there seems to be a common theme. Life is abundant and full. The saps running. Read more >

Feb 07, 2018

The Presence of Spirit in Moments of Pleasure

The Presence of Spirit in Moments of Pleasure

In my conversations about pleasure, people are often puzzled why pleasure would Pleasure be so intriguing to me a psychotherapist and spiritual counsellor. Pleasure isn’t commonly associated with either our process of healing or spirituality development. But interestingly for me, those are the two main motivators, in my project to redefine and reclaim a more wholistic understanding of pleasure. Read more >

Jan 26, 2018

The Rhythm of Expansion and Contraction in Unlocking Pleasure

The Rhythm of Expansion and Contraction in Unlocking Pleasure

Rhythm is a key element of pleasure. By this I mean attuning to your own internal rhythm, to let it guide your movement through the day. This rhythm is unique to each of us, but we all share participation in the rhythmic movement of expansion and contraction. This rhythm is all around us in the cycles of nature and even our own breath – inhaling we expand and exhaling we let go. Read more >

Jan 09, 2018

Stories About Pleasure

Stories About Pleasure

On New Year's Eve I went to a Labyrinth walk at the Anglican cathedral here in Ottawa. It was a great way to bring in the new year. I walked in silence with a group of people, in a dark, candle lit space. Classical guitar music held a background tone. After everyone had walked, the facilitator invited us into the middle of the circle to speak a word for the new year; a word that would reflect what we needed or wanted to enter into 2018. Read more >

Dec 27, 2017

4 Essential Keys to Pleasure for You in 2018

4 Essential Keys to Pleasure for You in 2018

It’s been three years since I began the Unlock Pleasure project. Three years of writing this blog and of speaking and teaching about pleasure. I’ve learned a lot, and have especially benefited from the conversations and engagement with readers and participants at speaking engagements and in programs. 4 Things Stand Out Read more >

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