Inspiration Collection

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Love & Sex – Inspiration Collection

Ahh!!! Love & Sex Month is coming to a close and I was a bit overwhelmed by all that I want to share with you, so in lieu of my typical posts, I am sharing with you some important truths that I’ve found in my research. Enjoy!

TED

“30 is not the new 20” – Dr. Meg Jay (For the nonchalant)

What You Don’t Know About Marriage By Jenna McCarthy (For the married/engaged)

The Secret to Desire in a Long-Term Relationship By Esther Perel (For long-term, sex-filled relationships)

How I Hacked Online Dating By Amy Webb (For math geeks/online daters)

 

BOOKS

Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts By Regena Thomashauer (For the ladies)

I Don’t Want To Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression By Terrance Real (For those whose relationship is affected by male depression)

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science & Sex By Mary Roach (For the nerds)

Committed: A Sceptic Makes Peace with Marriage By Elizabeth Gilbert (For the engaged or coupled up)

Red Hot Touch By Jaiya and Jon Hanauer (For mindblowing orgasms)

QUOTES

“Dating in my 20s was like musical chairs. Everybody was running around and having fun, but then sometime around 30 it was like the music turned off and everybody started sitting down. I didn’t want to be the only one left standing up, so sometimes I think I married my husband because he was the closest chair to me at 30.” – Anonymous client of Dr. Meg Jay 

“Good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for security and our need for surprise.” – Esther Perel, TED Talk 

“Real, sane, mature love—the kind that pays the mortgage year after year and picks up the kids after school—is not based on infatuation but on affection and respect.” Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage 

“Don’t panic about having kids. But do educate yourself about your body and your options.” –Dr. Meg Jay, The Defining Decade 

“Research suggests that watching a romantic comedy causes relationship satisfaction to plummet.” – Jenna McCarthy, TED Talk

“If you treat man as he appears to be, you make him worse than he is. But if you treat man as if he already were what he potentially could be, you make him what he should be.” Harriet Lerner, Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up

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Inspiration Collection (Body Month)

When you’re in the grind of working out and eating healthy it’s easy to feel discouraged. It’s easy to justify sleeping in instead of going to the gym, or having bread instead of salad. Lucky for you, there are tons of books, movies, songs and experts to help you stay on track. Here is a collection of my top picks to keep you motivated through Body Month! Enjoy!

Body Reads

  • This article on the pros and cons of the time of day you do your work outs
  • This article on the effects one can of soda a day can have on your body
  • The Body Book by Cameron Diaz. We know that Cameron Diaz has a sexy body, but did you know that she can also explain what Lactobacillus acidophilus is? It’s ridiculous how much I didn’t know about my own body. This book should be a mandatory read in school.

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