I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression by Terrence Real
Terry Real’s book, “I Don’t Want to Talk About It,” is an oldie but a goodie. Written several years ago it is still one of the best resources available for understanding how depression can impact men. Particularly because we rarely talk about men and depression.
As a culture, we typically find it much more easy to acknowledge women who are struggling with depression or to talk about women and depression in general. However, men also struggle with this issue and the fact that it is often hidden or considered ‘un-manly’ to admit to, can create isolation and end up exacerbating the problem.
Terry Real unpacks the way that depression shows up for men, how it impacts them personally, how it impacts their relationships and what to do about it. Even if you are not struggling with depression, it is a great book for men to read to help them understand themselves better in general.
Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence by Alexandra Khatehakis and Tom Bliss
Mirror of Intimacy is a book that once you have it on your bedside table or bookshelf you will not want to let it get too far out of sight for very long. Structured as a daily meditation or short reading, this book will take you on a journey through all the different aspects of sexuality.
Readings range from the topic of Kindness, to Spiritual Love, to Awkwardness, to Sexual Fascination.
This book is meant to be savored in small bites and to provoke your thinking about your own emotional and erotic intelligence.