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Can sex be mindful and still be sexy? Is it possible to make the experience of intimacy mutually amazing while practicing mindfulness? How does "gentle curiosity" about our partners lead to a connected sexual experience? This podcast discussion...Read More
It’s no secret – politics can be anything BUT mindful. The Everyday Mindfulness Show brings a cast of folks together to discuss issues we might face in everyday life. With heightened political turmoil and vitriol in the past year plus, three of us hashed out what mindfulness (and compassion) can look like in political conversations....Read More
When I was an undergraduate at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, I did a thesis project in Sociology. My study topic was the portrayal of women's bodies in the media and the impact this has on young women as consumers. That was 21 years ago, and I'm still critiquing media and advertising messages.
For the month of April, though, I was given the opportunity to be a part of *positive* media--advertising that makes us feel better about ourselves, not worse. Positive media brings us closer together, instead of creating wedges through insecurity or fear.
I would like to know how you think we're all united? What helps you remember to be compassionate to others? Please tweet, post a photo, make a video, and tag @drjennsden, so I can see what you're creating in #PositiveMedia!
~Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, San Diego Sexual Health Speaker, Sexologist, Intimacy Sociologist
I got to sit down with fellow sex educator, Sex Nerd Sandra, and hash out what the concept and practice of mindfulness is, and how it relates to improving relationships, reducing judgments, deepening intimacy, and enhancing sexual experiences.
The topics we cover include: The “Down Low,” Getting Touchy-Feely, Self Care, Awareness without Judgement, The Triangle of Thoughts-Emotions-Sensations, Your Patterns, Triggers, Sandra’s Trigger, Using Your Words, Tangible Feelings, A Pattern Interrupt, Run/Numb/Distract, Sandra’s Dark Shadow, Favorite Negative Emotions, Manipulation, Buddhist Science, Third Eye, Astrology “Personal Growth,” Brené Brown, Feeling Worthy, Dr. Who, Our Inner Geography, Resiliency, Dr. Jenn’s TEDx Talk, and Befriending Your Body.
Listen to this PODCAST ON SEX & MINDFULNESS.
~Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, San Diego, Sexologist, Sexuality Speaker, Sociologist
What is free and can reduce stress, increase happiness, and make you more enjoyable to be around? Mindfulness! I discussed mindfulness and the new The Mindfulness Movie documentary on Channel 6's San Diego Living this morning with Marc Bailey.
The Mindfulness Movie screening this Friday night is a fundraiser for Jeans 4 Justice, a local nonprofit using components of mindfulness to prevent sexual assault, relationship violence, bullying, and suicide for teens and young adults. Tickets are only $15, and after the movie screening, I will faciliate a panel discussion with local mindfulness professionals. So come out Friday night to better your life, and better the world!
Click on the photo to view this news segment on mindfulness (and please be patient and take a few deep breaths as the video loads :)
~Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, San Diego, CA -- Sexologist, Sociologist, Sexuality Speaker