Baby I Love You
Therapist and author Rob Weiss, who does some cutting-edge thinking about the intersection of technology and (mostly sex) addiction, tweeted an article from the NY Times today called The Brain on Love An interesting piece. It depressed the hell out of me. Now, author Diane Ackerman didn’t mean for the article to be depressing. In fact, as someone who recently helped her husband recover from...
Love Addict Goes to Vegas: Part Two
Las Vegas is a counterintuitive place to hold a conference of substance abuse counselors in the first place. Choosing St. Patrick’s Day weekend to do it is total cognitive dissonance. Still, if it weren’t for the lingering pall of cigarette smoke — the entire state smells like a stale ashtray — and the lingering sting of nasty comments directed toward me on the Huffington Post, I’d...
Vegas, Baby, Vegas
This weekend, March 15-17, I present two workshops on sex and love addiction at the Counseling Advances Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. It seems an odd location for a conference of addiction professionals: Las Vegas, ground zero for all manner of behavioral and substance abuse. Maybe they want easy access to field research. My MacBook and I will give a slideshow on THE TOXIC TRIO:...
LOVE ADDICTION, FREECELL, AND TEMPLE GRANDIN PORN
Here’s why I love 30 Rock: Amid the show’s caricatures, cartoons and buffoons, they still manage to slip in a Temple Grandin porno pun. They did go with the “rammed in” wordplay, and I would have riffed off “gangbang”… but each to their own poor taste. The point is, it served to remind me of HBO’s The Temple Grandin Story, about the austic animal behaviorist, and also of a fascinating blog I...