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!
Apr 23, 2020

Why We Need Silence and Stillness - More Than Ever

Why We Need Silence and Stillness - More Than Ever

A theme I’ve been tracking during the pandemic is the capacity to shift perspectives back and forth from that of the ego and to a bigger picture, a deeper reality of what is unfolding. 

We need our ego to function in the world, but even at its best, the ego holds a limited world view.  At its worst, it’s fearful, self-interested and convinced it must have what it wants, and that it is alone and has to do it all on its own.  It holds a basic stance of “me against the world.”

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Apr 09, 2020

Be in the world, but not of the world.

Be in the world, but not of the world.

I’ve always appreciated the phrase - “Be in the world, but not of the world.” These times seem made for this instruction.  Let me share how I see it operating now. 

If you’re like me, your weeks are a mixed bag of emotional states.  Often, I feel quite good - happy, energized, and truly curious about it all. I’m most curious about the fact that everywhere in the world is going through this same crisis, this same experience, at the same time!  What a creation! 

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Apr 01, 2020

Know Your Management Strategies and Interrupt the Pattern

I’m wondering how you all are doing?  Sequestered in our homes, so many of our daily routines have been interrupted.  We’re not gathering with friends, going out to work, going to the cinema, or dropping in at our favourite coffee shop.  The daily rhythm and pace of our lives have changed dramatically.

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Mar 20, 2020

Make the Crisis Worth It

Make the Crisis Worth It

There’s a quote that’s keeps popping up in my mind "Never let a good crisis go to waste.”  Well never in my life time has there been such an enormous awe-rendering crisis on a world scale, and the really impressive thing about it is everyone gets to experience it together!  All over the planet we’re going through the same thing during this season. This is what we call a unitive experience. We’ve been brought to a halt. I wonder how this halt is for you? What are you doing as you take in the magnitude of what’s going on? As you are either forced to stop, or to give everything you've got on the front lines of essential supplies, safety and health care. Read more >

Feb 20, 2020

Take Responsibility for Your Own Pleasure

Take Responsibility for Your Own Pleasure

The winter program of Unlock Pleasure began earlier this month. The program always starts by supporting participants to articulate their current relationship to pleasure. Participants are led through a process to bring conscious awareness to their beliefs and assumptions about pleasure. This current stance with pleasure may or may not be serving them. Questions like - How did I get here? What has the world around me so far, taught me about pleasure? What influences have shaped me? Read more >

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