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 without a searing and stabbing sensation penetrating throughout.

It was in one of those "show stopping" moments that I learned about how to use pleasure as a balance to the pain. That was over 7 years ago now, and I have been exploring this phenomenon of pleasure and pain since then.

This is what I want you to know:

* Pain can be physical, emotional, psychological, energetic, spiritual, etc. No matter where it derives from, pleasure is a source of relief.

* Pain and pleasure live right next door to each other within our bodies. We do have a choice.

* Pleasure medicine, as I call it, can mean laughter, sensuality, sexuality, and beauty (to name a few).

* The above mentioned pleasure medicine lives within us 24/7.

* There are no side effects from pleasure.

* We all live with pain.

When we are able to ramp up the pleasure in our lives, we are engaging in a form of preventative medicine.

Simple pleasures are the very best. Here is a starter list of my most enjoyable simple pleasures. 

* Drinking coffee (with cream) in the morning outside in fresh air
* Reading, posting and telling jokes on a weekly basis
* Feeling the breeze blow across my skin
* Savoring the taste of a juicy mango
* Listening to the birds
* Smelling the fragrance of lilacs
* Giving and getting a hug
* Enjoying an Arizona sunset
* Talking to my daughter on the phone or skype
* Having a whole day with no plans

What can you add?

Author's Bio: 

Betty Louise, Sexual Wellness Coach and US Radio personality, has coached and interviewed progressive thinking experts, artists and innovators from all over the world. Author John Gray of Mars/Venus fame, Grammy Award Winning Freddie Ravel, and brain researchers Jill Bolte Taylor and Dr. Louann Brizendine have been some of her amazing guests. Her show “Living an Organic and Orgasmic Life” airs on WeEarth Global Radio Network (

She earned her credentials at the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), the CTI Co-Active Leadership Program, the Center for Right Relationship (CRR), and the Academy of Intuition Medicine.  She is also a Master Trainer for the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and co-author of the book “Understanding Fibromyalgia: A Guide for Family and Friends.”

She is an eco-coach who works with women and mindful men to rediscover their inner beauty and sexuality so that they fall in love with themselves every time they look in the mirror. Her phone/skype sessions and teleseminars will open you up to the possibility of living an organic and orgasmic life with courage, confidence, and grace.

Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis more than 25 years ago, Betty Louise knows pain inside out. After 15 years of pharmaceuticals, she now fully trusts her inner guide and follows her own natural recipe for a healthy life which includes drawing on the healing of her inner beauty and sexuality.