Looking up a definition of vulnerability, the first one noted is “susceptible to physical or emotional injury.” Aren’t we all, as human beings, susceptible to a blow to our physical and emotional well being? This is part of BEing a human. We can be strong and powerful in one moment, and fragile ... Views: 329
Do you want to hear something crazy? I did not have any idea how much pleasure was available to me in my body until I was in a whole lot of pain. My body has experienced the high of dancing on stage with joy and ease to the "show stopping" pain of being unable to move a single joint in my body ... Views: 498
You might think that sounds crazy. It's hard to wrap your mind around the idea that we actually resist pleasure. Don't we want to feel good?
How could this really be true?
I have three theories of why we resist pleasure, and three suggestions for how we can practice embracing ... Views: 522
I have seen many quotes start out this way. The ending is what caught my attention. "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all. From now on you'll be traveling ... Views: 510
I was inspired to write this article because I have recently relocated from San Francisco to Seattle. With any relocation brings a change or two with it. The first week I was here, every time I stepped out of the door I felt like I was in the Land of Oz. Even though I have visited Seattle plenty ... Views: 399
Self-Love is Always the Answer
"Love is in need of love..." Thank you for those words Stevie Wonder. And I would tweek it slightly to say that love is in need of Self-Love today. How can we allow our bodies to become unhealthy, overweight, and stressed out, if we truly love ourselves?
When ... Views: 412
Okay, now that I have your attention, let me say that a 5 minute orgasm is never a goal you should have in your mind. A big N-O on the outcome oriented orgasms. When you have expectations of any kind about what will happen during a sexual connection, you set yourself up for disappointment. This ... Views: 3401
Sexual Wellness as a Path to Freedom
My hope is that this phrase will make you stop and think. Hmmm...how is this possible?
How does a healthy sex life give you a feeling of freedom?
First of all, let's define what is meant by sexual wellness or healthy sex. Sexual wellness is a ... Views: 1444
What makes a life extraordinary?
What do you think? Lots of money, fame or accomplishments may be the first place you think to look. I'd like to offer a more expansive view that allows anyone, anywhere at anytime to live an extraordinary life.
I would also like to offer that we ALL live ... Views: 448
I am known among my friends as an extremely positive person. Often, I will get a call from my friends when they need a positive outlook or just a word of encouragement for their bad day. And I always have one as I have a special gift to be able to find the beauty and goodness in life. My father ... Views: 409
As we begin to understand the differences in the male and female brain regarding our sexual desires and libidos, it feels important to examine the way we view monogamy in a long term sustainable relationship.
Monogamy, as defined by wikipedia, is one + marriage; a form of marriage in which an ... Views: 1295
A song’s lyrics contain the line...“My body is the temple of my spirit.”
Is it true?
As someone who lives with a health condition that causes physical pain to my body, it is a harsh reality for me to face. Is my spirit in pain? Yes, it is. Do I create my own pain and self-hatred? Not ... Views: 634
Winter is the coldest season of the year in temperate climates, between autumn and spring. At the Winter Solstice, the days are shortest and the nights are longest, with days lengthening as the season progresses after the solstice. The winter has also been described as a period of time ... Views: 452
I have adopted a practice to embrace my human-ness. After I feel like I have “messed up” or “didn’t say the right thing,” I find a mirror and look right in my eyes. “I love you, I really really do,” said WITH feeling. My body knows the place of self-hatred, and it knows the place of self-love. ... Views: 1412
The system, “5 Ps to Peace, Passion, and Pleasure,” is designed for women to uncover their inner beauty. This kind of beauty is lasting and true no matter what kind of hair day you may be having, or how old you feel. This is important because women are disconnected to feeling good on the ... Views: 407
The 5 Ps to Peace, Passion and Pleasure
By Betty Louise
September 20, 2011
How many Ps can you find in this article?
Penelope Piper Paused, Pondered, Planned, Prospected and Popped so that she could bring her Peaceful, Passionate and Pleasured self out into the world.
And so it goes ... Views: 782
FUN FACTS about Living an Organic and Orgasmic Life
One of my very favorite ways to explain what I mean by “Living an Organic and Orgasmic Life” is this...to understand the wisdom of living in the flow of nature and embracing all of life’s experiences. Organic is nature’s ... Views: 652
The vision of “Living an Organic and Orgasmic Life” is about the transformative natural healing that happens when you live your life going with the flow (organically) and squeezing the juice (orgasmically) from every moment.
When we tap into our pleasure centers and experience the ... Views: 626
Have you always been a caregiver in your family? Many women live this role of caregiver from a very young age. That was certainly my story, and I have no blame or upset with my parents for how this played out in my life, however I am aware of the impact of my falling into this role since I was ... Views: 773
Have you ever experienced an encounter with the opposite sex where you felt like you were communicating so precisely, in direct language, and your intentions were completely misconstrued? Okay...it is a rhetorical question. How can we learn to understand and honor our differences with love, ... Views: 821
“Gossip,” as defined by Wikipedia, is idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others. It derives from the bedroom at the time of childbirth when the pregnant female’s relatives and neighbors (an all female event) would gather and chatter about others outside the ... Views: 640
Selecting and Sustaining Joyful Partnerships
Women and Men, A New View
by Betty Louise
How much more evidence do we need? It is clearly time to pursue new views on what we define as marriage and on how we relate to one another. Our 67% divorce rate, according to ... Views: 528