A big thank you to those who attended the Slow Sex movie in Sandgate Thursday night.
We had some fantastic feedback about how professional the movie was and how it so clearly stated such simple yet important keys for life, not just lovemaking. Someone joked that the whole teaching of the movie could have been applied to the technical hitch we had - letting go of the goal and relaxing! Mmm…Good point! Thanks for hanging in there with us!
I want to extend my appreciation to Yvonne Lumsden of OneLove (who introduced the night) She was the one who said, "Let's put on a movie night!" As she said, she was so inspired that she wanted to support us to bring it to the community.
Yvonne and her lovely partner, Ian, attended The Making Love Retreat recently. Yvonne is a very humble person with sincere integrity and who works with individuals and couples in Brisbane as well as doing fantastic body work/massage and running Kundalini Dance and workshops for women. Thank you Yvonne!
Everyone appreciated the home cooking - cooked with LOVE, like all our retreats - you can taste it in the food! And the special and warm atmosphere created by our helpers - Julie and Con, Pat, Jodie, Chirone, Aly, Mel and Ian. You were awesome!! Thank you with all our heart.
Stay tuned for further dates through my newsletter with monthly updates and include an article with tips for relationships and lovemaking.. And if you missed the night and would like to purchase the Slow Sex DVD or any books, feel free to browse here.
With all love and I hope we meet again!
P.S Your body is not broken. Menopause is a gateway, a privilege, a time to embrace change with grace and step into a life that is empowered, loving and alive. This is your birthright as a woman. You have been waiting for this all your life... Buy mine and Diana's book Tantric Sex and Menopause on Amazon AUS, Amazon US & Amazon UK.
It’s been years and years since I’ve allowed myself time to r e a l l y, t r u l y, w h o l e h e a r t e d l y relax.
Cortisol levels rising before, during and after menopause make anxiety a very real thing for many mid-life women. So delicate is a woman’s hormonal system it makes times like these a must for us to maintain balance.
This is becoming common knowledge now but when I was researching for our book, Tantric Sex and Menopause almost 5 years ago, no one was talking about it.
For years I have written about women closing down sexually. I'm kind of known for it.
But the thing is that men close down too. We all do - it is not necessarily gender specific.
It's just that men usually have naturally high testosterone, rising by 800% in a boy's teens, which makes him highly sexually driven, also give that it is his dymanic pole, in a Tantric sense.
Testosterone can remain high until his 50's - 60's and still quite a reasonable level into his 70's, as long as he is healthy.
But some men find that they have absolutley no drive for sex and no erection at all, even at younger ages - 30's - 40's. And the heart breaking thing is - like women, is that they don't want to be closed....
There's an acceleration of consciousness sweeping the planet right now. Can you feel that?
Things that were 'fringe' 30 years ago are now mainstream.
Conversations that were behind closed doors are now open and in the nightly news - abuse, depression, anxiety, sex offenders and narcissistic leaders being called out etc etc.
The world is now wanting authenticity. Not a glossed version of 'I have it all together' - it's about realness.
There's one real conversation that I am glad is being had now too and it's about another change - 'the' change - yes the change women go through anywhere from their late 30's, 40's, 50's. Menopause, peri-menopause.
There's nothing more real than your body changing unexpectedly or even gradually - looking down at it and seeing what once was up is now down!
There’s something I’ve observed over my decades of life that is having me fascinated lately.
The couples I know that have had lasting and secure love over many years have all had something in common.
These couples would always be attentive to each other, always sit together or be in close contact at gatherings, always be cueing each other and watch out for each other.
I used to wonder if they were a little ‘co-dependant’, relied on each other too much, perhaps even a bit controlling....
Back in 1971, when I was in Grade 7, all I wanted was to become a ‘Sister of Mary’. They were the high school girls, who glided like angels into church every Saturday morning wearing these soft blue capes over their dresses. Like an apparition, they appeared so pure, so beautiful, so mysterious. Oh, I so wanted that!
You can imagine how disappointed I was when they abolished the practice just as I came into Grade 8!
Even though I have not been a practicing catholic since the age of 16, I am profoundly aware that those early years formed a deep impression on me and an appreciation of the sacred, of devotion, of dedication, of kindness and of love.
And it also left its mark...
The Making Love Retreat
17th - 23rd May 2020
Sunshine Coast, Qld
Womantime Retreat Dates
Montville, Sunshine Coast, QLD
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