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Growing Older Organically

Growing Older Organically
Holistic Bliss - April 2017

Being post-menopausal and going through the changes, I can’t say that I have escaped body image issues through my years or that I was that artful at not passing this on to my daughter. I’m sad about this. It’s interesting that when I have really looked deeply at the reason why I have been so self-conscious about my body; it has been all about whether I will be liked/loved. I had to have the perfect body to have a man love me, or at least be attracted to me – and perhaps even more, I had to have the perfect body just to be accepted by society in general. That’s pressure!


Spell of the Sensual

Spell of the Sensual
Holistic Bliss - March 2017

Do you feel out of touch with your sensuality, your sexuality? Whether you are in a relationship or not, when a woman blocks this aspect of her, she is blocking access to pure joy and pleasure, to her heart and soul!


Open Up and Reveal You

Open Up and Reveal You
Holistic Bliss - February 2016 - by Nicole Taryn

Never before have I been touched so deeply by writing a cover story. Through the process of interviewing Janet and writing this article, I became acutely aware of just how much disconnection so many of us have in the area of sexuality, intimacy and relationships.


Tantric Love

Tantric Love
Holistic Bliss - February 2017

The beginning of any relationship is always exciting. It can also be a time of feeling very vulnerable and uncertain. There can be a kind of holding back, checking things out, and weighing things up. Some prefer to toe dip, take it bit by bit, easing into things while others just jump right in.


Endings and Beginnings

Endings and Beginnings
Holistic Bliss - December 2016-January 2017

'There is not enough honouring of our endings', a good friend said to me recently. She made the observation that we as a society are not comfortable with endings – things like death of a loved one, completion of a relationship or marriage, saying goodbye to our children as they one by one leave home, loss of land or a pet, letting go of a home.


Is She Into You?

Is She Into You?
Holistic Bliss - November 2016

One of the biggest turnoffs for women is when a man is needy for sex. The thing is that men are rarely relaxed in sex. They can be very tense because they have so much life force, so much sexual energy within them. And women can feel this tension...


Your Daily Dose of Love

Your Daily Dose of Love
Holistic Bliss - October 2016

One of the biggest complaints I hear from couples at ‘The Making Love Retreat’ is that they are time poor. “We want to make love but we just don’t have the time.” The most fulfilling sex does require time....


The Feminine Force

The Feminine Force
Holistic Bliss - July 2016

It was 6.30am mid-week of teaching The Making Love Retreat. I leaned forward to pick something up and my body fell to the floor, unable to move my legs. I remained there still, horrified at what just happened. I dragged myself, ambush style, a few metres and called out to my partner for help...


Detox Your Relationship

Detox Your Relationship
Holistic Bliss - March 2015

It’s great to do a physical cleanse and really detoxify the body. But how are we poisoning our bodies with emotions like resentment and bitterness?


Intimate Conversations

Intimate Conversations
Holistic Bliss - December 2015

I was out at dinner with friends I went to school with the other night. We only see each other every 5 or 10 years. One asked me what I was up to these days. I shared that I work with couples and intimacy and hold Making Love Retreats. Well. Her mouth softly dropped open, her eyes glazed over.


Sexual Vulnerability

Sexual Vulnerability
Living Now - September 2015

Sexual vulnerability in the context of a loving relationship, means leaving aside the ‘games’ we play to protect ourselves, to get love, to perform, or perhaps look a certain way to our partner. It does not mean leaving you prey to abuse of any sort.


Menopause, the Gateway

Menopause, the Gateway
Holistic Bliss - October 2015

Menopause can be a powerful and transformational gateway into the next stage of a woman’s life if she is willing to accept with grace the changes taking place within her body.


I am Woman, See Me Move

I am Woman, See Me Move
Holistic Bliss - April 2015

I remember being mesmerised by a band of women working on a two-storey building in India as they moved up the ladders and along the floors like a mystery. Their saris floated and swirled around them like a lyrical song, so graceful, so elegant...


Is the Festive Season Time for Some Loving

Is the Festive Season Time for Some Loving
Holistic Bliss - December 2014

Nothing seems to stir the human heart more than children. There is something about them that implores even the hardest of hearts to soften. Seeing the children in India on a trip a few years back was truly a gift, particularly at the orphanage we visited. With them, our hearts melted...


The Art and the Science of Love Making

The Art and the Science of Love Making
Holistic Bliss - November 2014

In the early 1900s, a female American obstetrician, Alice Bunker Stockholm MD wrote about a caressing style approach of making love that she called ‘Karezza’ (Italian for caress), where ‘the common daily sarcasms of married people are at an end, the unseemly quarrels have no beginnings and the divorce courts are cheated of their records’...


The Emerging Woman

The Emerging Woman
Holistic Bliss - October 2014

There’s a new woman emerging – a woman who wants to know self-love. A woman who wants to live an authentic life where she knows deeply she is valued, loved and respected because she values, loves and respects her own self...


The Power of Intention - Power of the Land

The Power of Intention - Power of the Land
Holistic Bliss - June 2014

Have you ever been somewhere in nature and felt changed simply by being there?


Hugs, Happiness and Health

Hugs, Happiness and Health
Holistic Bliss - June 2013

I used to be such a stress head. It didn’t matter what was going on, things would often turn into a drama of some kind or another. My children were small, I had two businesses, a relationship...


Transforming Sex Into Love

Transforming Sex Into Love
Holistic Bliss - March 2013


Creating Intimacy

Creating Intimacy
Holistic Bliss - February 2013

I wrote about how to create a more fulfilling sexual relationship and how the way we approach lovemaking can have a huge influence on the relationship. I said that we have adopted a ‘more male approach to sex’ and I want to clarify this more...


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