Topic: "self care"

The Underbelly Truth

The Underbelly Truth

We live in interesting times ...

I remember sitting in the Lyric Theatre in Brisbane in the early 90's, when the evocative Canadian Celtic singer, Loreena McKennit walked on stage. After being stunned and moved to tears by her mesmerising music, soaring and haunting vocals during her first three consecutive songs, she began to speak.

She said "Tomorrow is a big day - the World Wide Web will be open. It's the day...

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Excuse me God, um... I'm supposed to be a tantric goddess?!

Excuse me God, um... I'm supposed to be a tantric goddess?!

When you are a tired and busy mum, who gets time for intimacy?

As a Mum and now Grandmother, I can totally relate.

Around the time of the book launch of Tantric Sex and Menopause, I babysat my two adorable grand girls quite a lot, aged 2 and 3. Yep, young ones...

And I had them overnight for the first time. And since, many times...

well... any parent or grand parent will know ...

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Womb Wilderness to Womb Wildness

A reading from Tantric Sex and Menopause.

EMBODIMENT: From Womb Wilderness to Womb Wildness
Many women have little to no awareness of the womb, this miraculous life giving uterus with its capactiy to hold space for an embryo. It is said for it's size, it is pound for pound the strongest muscle in the female body. A small facinating organ tucked up safetly in the pelvis.

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Going WILD...

A reading from Tantric Sex and Menopause. CHAPTER 8: Going Deep, Going Slow, Going Wild

Many menopausal women and peri-menopausal women feel such a lack of desire for sex that they feel totally disheartened (not all women, it just depends on our make up). They concerned they are not living up to the image that a sexy and alive woman should feel like.  Let's talk more about going wild...

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Your body is not broken...

Your body is not broken...  A reading from Tantric Sex and Menopause.

Your body is not broken, as each woman's journey through menopause is individual - it is impossible to make all embracing statements about it. At the same time, women share in common many highly significant aspects of menopause - so sharing information with others can really empower women through this time.

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Tantric Sex and Menopause... it's here!

Diana Richardson and I are overwhelmed with joy... Tantric Sex and Menopause available for purchase! It's been a great first week: hitting Amazon Kindle Best Seller status in Australia, and #1 in Kindle Canada's Menopause category.

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How I transformed Depression

How I transformed Depression

 

The #metoo campaign a few weeks ago highlighted the burden women (and men) carry in the realm of sexuality, abuse and harassment, often resulting in debilitating depression and anxiety, as well as many other dire consequences.

Basically, a light goes out when there's sexual abuse, any abuse. Or any kind of shock or deep hurt. Or harassment. A contraction, a hiding, a retreat from life. A shrinking and consequent 'forgetting' of who you really are.

Until we can find something that liberates us from the constant pain and suffering that is depression, we are not free.

The incidence of depression is said now to be 10 times more than in the 1950's....

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It's Woman Time

It's Woman Time

As we move through each stage of womanhood, right from when we start to menstruate, our woman's body can give us plenty of surprises.

Do you act as if nothing is happening and just 'get on with it'?

In our teens, 20's and 30's, sometimes we can get away with that, as many women's bodies can be so resilient. But this does have its...

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When Love Hurts

When Love Hurts

 

One of the major challenges that women face in menopause and peri menopause is their desire for sex.

I had a call recently from a dear woman who has enjoyed a healthy and loving sex life for years with her husband. Now, in menopause, she was devastated as she said that sex was too painful.

It's reassuring to know for both partners that this is not uncommon. But also it doesn't have to be this way.

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I Love this Woman

I Love this Woman

I love this Woman.

She's been in my life for five years now.

She lies back on the land, facing the great sky above. Still. Silent. Brave.

She doesn't move. Birds alight her. Rain falls upon her. Sun beams on her. And yet - she doesn't move.

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