Resources

Take a Pause for Pleasure

Pleasure makes us feel good.  When we feel good, we relax. When we relax, the parasympathetic side of the nervous system kicks in, and when that happens, we’ve opened up and other really good things will occur. This process is called the “rest and repair” mechanism that supports our physical system to regenerate.

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Unlock Pleasure’s Yawning Practice for Healing and Wellness

Yawning helps you become aware of a ‘felt sense’ of your own physical being. This embodied self-awareness includes your body’s sensations (the you in your body), as well as the organic intelligence that’s held and accessed through your body. Embodied self-awareness compliments and enriches conceptual self-awareness; that’s the intellectual awareness we usually rely on to understand and experience ourselves. Read more >

Living With Intention

"An intention is a statement that springs from deep within us, 
that expresses a clear declaration of a desired direction.” Read more >

Pleasure - Its Spiritual Significance

Pleasure - Its Spiritual Significance

Your Life’s Story - a video

Excerpt of Madeline Dietrich speaking about "Life's Story" Read more >

About the Body - a video

Excerpt to Madeline Dietrich speaking about "The Body" Read more >

“I had signed up for the workshop with a vague idea of validating whether or not beekeeping was something I wanted to get back into, so wanted the real experience and ‘instruction’ around hive life.  But I also wanted to spend time in the imaginative life of beekeeping – so the poetry, and your story of bees as a significant part of your healing journey was really important.  Sensing into your relationship with them - the calm, the respect, the love – was an important part of witnessing how a relationship with bees teaches those very things.  I loved how the different activities dove-tailed so well into one another.  The ‘energy meditation’ of approaching the hive taught me well about respect for boundaries, and the deep purposefulness of their lives.  We can co-exist beautifully as long as I ‘let them bee.’ “

Jean Ogilvie Leadership Development Facilitator and Coach