Sex series

Sex as… space (introducing Esther Perel)

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Is sex something we do or is it a space we enter? I listened to Esther Perel posing that question the other day in her million-viewer-ted talk where she discusses infidelity and the duality of love and desire. As a sex therapist, the idea of sex as a space appealed to me, because it:  Makes […]

Happiness series

We have a fixed level of happiness

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To make it short: The bigger share of our happiness is a given, according to the set-point-theory in happiness research, also known as the hedonic treadmill. This observation was first made in 1978 by researchers looking into the development of people’s life satisfaction after events like winning the lottery or having a major accident and […]