Sense of Sight and the Wonder Body: the bully sense, soothing colors, and live action coloring!
In this episode of Season 3, Amy and Alex explore the sense of sight, one of the big 5. In a departure, they try and color the "sight" page while conversing about the sense (see if they can actually multi-task!). So you may find their conversation a bit more languid than normal as they...
To Rest is Radical
Yoga Nidra: A practice of resting into the center of your being, into form and formlessness.
The veil is thin and the days cooler, shorter and darker. Rest beckons yet we may resist. Recently I went to a Yoga Nidra event led by a teacher from the UK, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli PhD. It...
what is the risk of living fully?
This is a little meta. Or maybe more a bit like taking the local bus rather than the express. But bear with me.
I want to point you to this essay about the film "Free Solo" (trailer). That essay will take you to the documentary itself, about climbing El Capitan alone and without ropes. From...
honoring the process of death
Everything ends. Everything is fleeting, temporary. This feeling, this open wound, this particular phase of the moon — we want it to be the way it is, but it isn't. It is the way it will be, and will be after that.
Don't get too comfortable. Don't get too used to one thing, because it...
Wonder Body and the 3rd Chakra: The Solar Plexus that asks "Can I be me?" paired with the power of connection
Season 3 of the Pleasure Lab podcast: The 3rd Chakra
In this fourth full episode of Season 3, Amy and Alex talk about the 3rd Chakra (the Solar Plexus). This is the potency center, where the question is "Can I be me?" yet the words and drawings that emerged are wacky. We can't wait to...
Passing Equinox and heading towards Solstice
The pivot point of equinox has passed, the nights are getting longer and temperatures are cooler. I anticipate a season of curiosity and reflection. And time for illuminating awareness and playing in realms of consciousness.
This summer in my community, Tahlequal, a member of the southern resident orca pod of the Salish Sea, carried her...
Announcing: Entering the Long Night
Hello beloveds —
Alex & I are doing an energy & BDSM focused workshop, Entering the Long Night, in Seattle in December, and you're invited.
It's all gender, all orientations, clothing optional. It's limited to 12 people, and it's already half full — so if you're thinking about it, sign up quick & save a space.
Wonder Body and the Sense of Taste: one of the big 5 senses, super-tasters, and the pleasure of going subtle
Season 3 of the Pleasure Lab podcast: The Sense of Taste
In this third full episode of Season 3, Amy and Alex talk about the sense of Taste. One of the big 5 sense, we often take this one for granted. But what is taste and what are the 5 types we can sense. Are you...
Take a deep breath in honor of trees and bushes
I am grateful for the abundance of living vegetation in my neighbor.
I asked my friend, who is an arborist, “What happens to the plants and trees when there is smoke from the fire in the air?”
He responded, “They like the CO2 from the fire, it is like fertilizer to them”.
Abundance. Look around and gather...