Cheers Sexy People!
Hello, Loving Without Boundaries (LWB) community! My heart goes out to you during these challenging times. I hope you are doing your best to keep safe. Sharing inspirational stories of hope, inclusion, and healthy lifestyles are more important than ever. If you are looking for ways to connect with loved ones you are separated from, check out this blog post that I shared recently. On to another inspiring story…
I am truly thrilled to share my latest podcast interview that I released recently with researcher and relationship coach, Dr. Marie Thouin (pronounced “Two-N”). Marie reached out to me to share her current research on compersion, which she conducted for her dissertation. Interestingly, while we were speaking during the interview, we realized that we had both been at the same conference in 2015, but hadn’t met! The conference was my very first speaking engagement ever entitled “The 4th International Conference on the Future of Monogamy and Nonmonogamy” in Berkeley, California. It was an honor and privilege to be selected to speak at that conference, and I will be forever grateful to Dave Doleshal for the opportunity. How serendipitous that both Marie and I were there. I love how the universe conspires to help us meet amazing and world-changing humans at the right time on our respective journeys. Marie, I am so delighted that you are here doing your fine research on compersion and further helping to normalize these conversations. You rock!
Here is Marie’s bio:
Dr. Marie Thouin is a Mindful Dating and Relationship Coach who supports people of all backgrounds and relationship orientations to create intentional love lives. Her PhD research investigated the experience of compersion in consensually non-monogamous relationships.
Some topics we discuss in this fun, informative, and entertaining interview:
- How her upbringing was unconventional and set the stage for the rest of her life.
- When she first discovered the word compersion.
- Why she chose to study compersion.
- Some of the interesting take-aways that she discovered in connection with her research.
- How her research can be used to identify obstacles and increase one’s relationship satisfaction.
- Tune in to listen to this fantastic podcast episode!
Thank you Marie, for being so awesomely generous with your time, expertise and enthusiasm with us via the podcast interview! It was enlightening, interesting, and so fun! Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or learn more at her professional website and her compersion website.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, then check out Episode 165 with Dr. Marie Thouin. Also, please help spread awareness of alternative lifestyles and create more tolerance for consensual non-monogamy in the world at large by Rating and Reviewing the LWB podcast in iTunes. It only takes a few minutes.
If you would like to be interviewed either in written form or via audio on the podcast, please feel free to contact me and we will set something up. Thank you!
The Loving Without Boundaries podcast is sponsored by AltPlayground.net.
ANNOUNCEMENT — GUEST PODCAST APPEARANCES
I recently have had the honor of being featured on this awesome podcast:
Normalizing Non-Monogamy with Emma and Fin – Episode 179, May 5, 2021
Open Nesters Podcast with Tessa and Amir – Episode 14, April 29, 2021
Check it out! We talk about all things jealousy, consensual non-monogamy, and living an alternative lifestyle while maintaining healthy relationships. Tune in to find out more!
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UPCOMING POLY-FRIENDLY EVENTS
TBD due to COVID. Let’s send some love and hope out that 2021 will be our year to finally start traveling again safely later in the year! Community is everything! UPDATE: I am thrilled to report that I received my first vaccine shot April 23, 2021 – so there is a light at the end of the tunnel for all of us! (both of my partners have already been vaccinated = yay!)
See you on the flip side, lovely community! Keep being brave, compassionately vulnerable, and uniquely and authentically you!
Wishing you peace, love and happiness
(and thrilling, fun sex too!)
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