February 20th, 2013

Recommended Reading #138: Observation and Assessment, Pt. II

      “Staying Present During Sex” by Virgie Tovar (Self-Awareness, Consciousness, Psychology) 12/14/12

It is only recently that I even began to realize how dissociated I have tended to be during sex (and in general). I appreciate the acknowledgment of its potential commonness here as well as the practical offerings she lists (especially the daily on-the-hour journal exercise and the invitation to slow down and think small).


      “Dear Writing” by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Writing, Self-Awareness, Memoir) 2/19/13

Very much of this resonates with me, and I imagine many of us, both writers and not, feel similar to this sometimes. I wish us all success in becoming more aware of and less inhibited by any self-imposed limitations we may experience.


      “The secret to desire in a long-term relationship” by Esther Perel (Recommended Watch, Relationship, Sociology, Psychology, Self-Awareness) 2/14/13

This is fairly long (about 20 min., like most TED presentations), but if you have the time, I recommend watching it. I especially recommend it for those who have not read Esther Perel’s book, Mating in Captivity; for those who have, this sums up some comprehensive points concisely and in a way I found engaging and compelling.


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