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!
Jul 05, 2017

Touch - the Neglected Sensory Element

Touch - the Neglected Sensory Element

Sometimes I struggle with the feeling that I live in a world that doesn’t really make sense to me anymore. A case in point – Sunday of the Canada Day weekend I went with my daughter to the Canada 150 Local Makers Market – a craft fair by any other name. It was a feast for the senses – aromatherapy products, soaps, handmade preserves of the sweet and savoury kinds, beautifully crafted jewellery and clothes, and art – a feast for the senses – shapes and colors, tastes and textures and scent. Read more >

Jun 15, 2017

Summer Delight- Develop a Summer Pleasure Practice

Summer Delight- Develop a Summer Pleasure Practice

Summer is upon us. While any season can be a season to focus on pleasure summer has to top the list. Here in the north country everyone is excited about getting outdoors into the garden, out of the cities and into nature – lakes, hiking and biking trails, or perhaps your thing is all about arts and cultural events that happen all summer long. Whatever your fancy, summer is a great time to deepen your relationship to pleasure. Read more >

May 16, 2017

Is There Pleasure in Store for you This Summer?

Is There Pleasure in Store for you This Summer?

Summer equals downtime in many people’s minds. If there’s one season that smacks of pleasure it has got to be summer. The warmth, long holiday weekends, travel, the pool or lake, bike riding, laying in a hammock with a good novel – it's summer – we give ourselves permission to have pleasure! At least that’s how we hope it will be – but pleasure takes intention I’m a dedicated journal writer. I sometimes worry about those four boxes of journals dragged around with me since my early 20’s – don’t want the kids to have to deal with that!! Read more >

May 03, 2017

Pleasure: An Ego Prop or Support for your Real Self?

Pleasure: An Ego Prop or Support for your Real Self?

“Does your pleasure support the emergence of your real self or is it an ego prop?” This is a question that emerged at one of my recent workshops – and it’s such a good question! Because pleasure is a charged issue for many, even just the word alone can make one anxious. The dilemma goes like this: I should be having pleasure all the time and if I’m not, there must be something wrong with me. And to boot it’s got to be the “right kind” of pleasure. Read more >

Apr 19, 2017

Facing a fear, self-confidence, and pleasure

Facing a fear, self-confidence, and pleasure

I have always appreciated the aboriginal saying, "It’s a good day to die," attributed to the Oglala Lakota chief, Low Dog (c. 1846 – 1894). This expression invites us to live each day in a way that allows for no regrets or significant tasks left undone. Another way to say this is to live fearlessly. Read more >

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