Autism, Yoga, and Self-Centered Relationships …

Navigating Love and Autism: A look at “how daunting it can be for the mindblind (those with Apergers) to achieve the kind of mutual understanding that so often eludes even nonautistic couples.” I’ve wondered how far the Autism Spectrum extends — do we all have some degree of “social blindness”? This look at grown-up Autistic kids is utterly fascinating. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/26/us/navigating-love-and-autism.html

Why is Running So White?: Runner’s World asks the question I’ve always wondered. Why don’t black people run? The answer wasn’t too surprising, but I enjoyed the brave handling of this topic nontheless. http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-243-297–14124-F,00.html

How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body: Okay, very surprised by this article. Our egos (and our obsession with being ‘in shape’) drives us and yoga instructors into mastering poses which often go beyond what’s good for our body (so you mean there’s a reason I never do Downward-Facing Dog correctly?). Guess Mom was right: everything in moderation. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/magazine/how-yoga-can-wreck-your-body.html

The Big City: Picky, Picky, Picky: A classic article from 1995, but which still rings true today. Why are NYC’ers the most likely to remain single? Society has us brainwashed that there’s a perfect partner who can fulfill every desire…  http://www.nytimes.com/1995/02/12/magazine/the-big-city-picky-picky-picky.html

An Open Letter to Donald Miller on Your Engagement: A criticism of Mr. Miller’s blogpost which originally applauded his fiancee’s list of qualities she wnated in her “perfect” man — Miller admitted he was adopting to them. Love this woman’s wise boldness in speaking to another societal obsession: the idea that we can pick-and-choose and craft our soulmate. http://blog.christianitytoday.com/women/2011/06/an_open_letter_to_donald_mille.html

Porn and Paper Pastors: Don’t let the title of this article turn you off. It asks a question which, in this age of hyper-Christian-media-from-everywhere-by-everyone, we should carefully consider: do you ONLY listen to Pastor Tim Keller/Beth Moore/Donald Miller/Francis Chen? They’re just human, too. http://teampyro.blogspot.com/2009/04/porn-and-paper-pastors.html
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  1. You always have such good articles to recommend! I like the Porn and Paper Pastors one, it was really interesting!

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