Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
“Major New York Times bestseller
Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012
Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011
A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title
One of The Economist‘s 2011 Books of the Year
One of The Wall Street Journal‘s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011
2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
Kahneman’s work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis’s The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation―each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.
Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives―and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.”
Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm – Nicole Daedon
“The truth is: Most women do not have satisfying sex lives. SLOW SEX can change that.
Better sex is about one thing: better orgasm. This life-altering guide teaches men and women how to use the practice of Orgasmic Meditation-or OM-to slow down, connect emotionally, and achieve authentic female sexual satisfaction. The promise: In just fifteen minutes every woman can become orgasmic. And, with the right partner and the right technique, that orgasm could last and last!
For more than a decade, Nicole Daedone has been leading the “slow sex movement,” which is devoted to the art and craft of the female orgasm. OM is the act of slowing down, tuning in, and experiencing a deeper spiritual and physical connection during sex. SLOW SEX reveals the philosophy and techniques of OM and includes a step-by-step, ten-day OM starter program, as well as OM secrets for achieving ultimate satisfaction. It also includes exercises to help enhance readers’ “regular” sex lives, such as Slow Oral for Her, Slow Oral for Him, and Slow Intercourse.
This book is the argument for daily intimacy, and for paying attention as the foundation of pleasure, all with a focus on the female experience.”
“Cubitt created a video series entitled Hysterical Literature. Shot clinically in black and white, each film shows a fully dressed women reading a passage from a book of her choice while brought to orgasm by a vibrator controlled by an unseen assistant under the table.” [Wikipedia]
“Perhaps the deepest reason why we are afraid of death is because we do not know who we are. We believe in a personal, unique, and separate identity — but if we dare to examine it, we find that this identity depends entirely on an endless collection of things to prop it up: our name, our “biography,” our partners, family, home, job, friends, credit cards… It is on their fragile and transient support that we rely for our security. So when they are all taken away, will we have any idea of who we really are?
Without our familiar props, we are faced with just ourselves, a person we do not know, an unnerving stranger with whom we have been living all the time but we never really wanted to meet. Isn’t that why we have tried to fill every moment of time with noise and activity, however boring or trivial, to ensure that we are never left in silence with this stranger on our own?”
― Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
I lost my grandmother a year ago. It was quite unexpected and though she made it to the ripe-old age of 87, the whole experience hit me like a ton of bricks. Her death was the first real experience I had with death and facing mortality all together. How could someone who watched me grow up, buckled my snow boots, and gave me all the little treasures and goodies in her purse, just all of a sudden, be gone? Cease to exist. As she was in the hospital, nearing the end, slowly needing to be put on life support, I had these intense sensations. I was driving home alone in the dark, on Highway 1, heading back down to Big Sur where I was living, and I felt this energy in the car. It was as if there was a ‘presence’ in the car with me. Undeniable. This is how I knew, this was the real deal. A bi life change was about to happen. All these messages and thoughts came FLOODING. Guidance about how this would be a huge transition and change for my mother and mark a new chapter in life. She encouraged me to continue playing my ukelele, and I will never forget the words that I heard in that moment, clear as day. “Keep Shining”.
This book has helped me come to terms with death and what it means to pass on. I hope it helps you too.