It has been such a transformational summer. Healing and learning swept into my life in ways I wasn’t expecting. As I sit now on my purple sarong on the sandy beach overlooking the lake, my heart is filled with awe and tenderness. Only a few years ago I was standing at the top of my stairs in a suburban house near Vancouver. I was thinking that my life and my relationship as I knew it were over. Now I am living in a new town, in a new life, in

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Have you ever been in a situation where you partner is asking you how you want to be touched, where you want to be touched, and at what pace, and you simply don’t know? You get muddled and overwhelmed or you feel ashamed and guilty? It’s okay! Most women are on a path of fully re-awakening sensual pleasure. Here are some guidelines to consider: 5 Steps to Embracing Your Pleasure as a Woman Step 1: Listen to your body Your body is a sacred temple with amazing capacity for joy

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As a young girl I had discomfort and embarrassment about my body.   Did you? I remember my first year of school, being too scared to raise my hand and ask go to the bathroom. I developed a sort of distended belly from holding in my pee.  But at least I didn’t have to expose myself to the whole class! It has been a long journey to get truly comfortable with my body; having physical needs, getting them met and not worrying about burdening, bothering or annoying other people. That is

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It can be so challenging to raise our voices as the women when what we want to say goes against the grain or the status quo. I find myself often checking: ”Is it worth it? Will I be heard? Is this the right time and place? Am I just overreacting?” However, there is one situation about which I have become 100% convinced and adamant. When nature or animals are being neglected, ignored, or dismissed. Every summer I struggle with the rampant use of chemical sunscreens and their effect on the

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What does pleasure look like for you?   What does the word “pleasure” bring up? When I looked up the root of the word pleasure in French and Latin, what struck me was that “pleasure” and “plea” come from the same root.  Plea is the desire, the call.  Pleasure is the answer, or the desire met.  Thus, pleasure is a sense of completion or contentment.  It brings calmness, placidness, being gratified, being appeased. This makes it more perplexing that we would ever avoid or de-prioritize pleasure.  Pleasure is actually the most natural thing in

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Do you ever find yourself spinning in the same old pattern in relationship? Do you get into the same argument over and again and don’t know how to get out of it? Do you rack your brains wondering what creates this vicious circle? I see couples every week for coaching who have reached a stalemate in their relationship. They are often trying to get their needs met with strategies that are simply not working. They may even be unknowingly pushing their partner away. It’s extremely frustrating when deep down there

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