Since 2002, minds have been opened by Karen Kreps’s insights about love and lovers, shared over seven years in monthly columns for The Good Life magazine and the public conversation group that met monthly at BookPeople to discuss these personal topics. Her book, Intimacies: Secrets of Love, Sex & Romance, contains a collection of her columns and is illustrated with photographs of figurative sculpture by her husband, Arye Shapiro.
Karen is an advocate for giving voice to what needs to be said, even it it breaks a taboo or two. Read her blog below, ask her a question and download her free ebook, Choice Intimacies, and get satisfaction between the covers of her book.
The Intimacies Conversation Group meetings, hosted monthly by Karen Kreps, 2002-Jan 2009, was sponsored by
At our last meeting, on Jan 21, we talked about
It was our final meeting at BookPeople after a seven-year run, since our sponsor, The Good Life magazine, has ceased publication.
Watch as this site transforms over the coming weeks to take the Intimacies discussion to new dimensions.
Please tell us what you think of the book, the column or the meetings. Leave a comment below. (If comment form isn’t showing below, please click on the title of this post and it will appear in the new page.)
The “Intimacies” Discussion Group
Join The Good Life columnist Karen Kreps and special guest, Frank Butterfield, for a conversation about how to attract your perfect mate and create the union you want together. Frank is a channel and intuitive who coaches clients and groups on harnessing the power of the Law of Attraction.
Meet THURSDAY (not our normal night), October 16, 2008, 7 pm-8:30 pm on the third floor of BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar. Audience members will be encouraged to share their personal experiences. No charge, just bring your sense of humor and an open mind.
To join the email announcement list for this group, send email to email@example.com.
This event is co-sponsored by The Good Life magazine and BookPeople. For more information, see http://trueintimacies.com.
Join The Good Life columnist Karen Kreps and special guest, Lee Khoury, for a conversation about body image. How you relate to food reflects how you relate to others. Lee is a licensed counselor and marriage therapist who specializes in treating eating disorders. Meet Wednesday, April 16, 2007, 7 pm-8:30 pm on the third floor of Book People, 603 N. Lamar. Audience members will be encouraged to share their personal experiences. No charge, just bring your sense of humor and an open mind.
This event is co-sponsored by The Good Life magazine and Book People.
Last night I sent an email blast of announcements to as many people as I decently could, announcing the book, Intimacies, Secrets of Love, Sex & Romance. Some of you may be reading this in response to one of those announcements. I appreciate all the congratulations I received in email replies. But what I really want is for you to please comment here, in reply to this or any other post on the Intimacies Discussion Blog. You can leave your reply below.
What do you think of the book concept? Who would be interested in having a copy? Why? How do you think this blog ought best to used? What topics interest you most?
For more than five years, I’ve been writing a column called “Intimacies” for The Good Life magazine. It’s all about how to have successful, stimulating relationships.
I’m thrilled to announce the publication of a collection of the best of “Intimacies,” the book Intimacies: Secrets of Love, Sex & Romance.
In conjunction with writing the column since 2002, I’ve also hosted public monthly meetings that the magazine sponsored at BookPeople, the state’s leading independent bookstore (named by Publisher’s Weekly as Bookstore of the Year in 2005). The purpose of the group was to build community by bringing readers together to talk about “Intimacies” face-to-face. The Intimacies Conversation Group, which was promoted by both the magazine and the bookstore, usually attracted between twenty and forty people, singles and couples, first-timers and returnees, with a fairly even mix of men and women, ages eighteen to eighty. For each meeting, I would plan a topic and invite a special guest—such as a psychologist, marriage counselor or certified sex therapist—to lend expertise. People came to ask questions, share advice and stories and exchange laughter. For many of us, it provided a rare opportunity to talk honestly and openly with our peers about adult topics that are important.
Attendance was and still is free; audience members are asked only to come with an open mind and a sense of humor. While these meetings continue to occur in
I’ll also announce who will be my special guest at the
The book, Intimacies: Secrets of Love, Sex & Romance will be released at the Texas Book Festival. I will be sharing a booth in the exhibit area on Colorado street. Come to the State Capital Building, booth #218 (the exhibit tent is on corner of Colorado and the Capital Driveway, to your left as you leave the Capital building). The show is open 9am-5pm on Sat. Nov 3 and 11 am-5pm on Sunday Nov 4.
Look for my banner with the title, posters of the book cover, and an original sculpture that is featured in the book. Please stop by and introduce yourself!
Click map for larger image (the larger map won’t show my location in booth 218)