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 tickled pink to share my latest podcast interview that I released recently with Martha Kauppi. I was initially introduced to Martha by my friend and colleague Kathy Labriola who raved about Martha’s new book, “Polyamory: A Clinical Toolkit for Therapists (and Their Clients)”. I am so glad for the introduction! (Thank you, Kathy!) Martha and I share a lot of the same approaches in our work, and it was truly such a pleasure to meet her and talk about a topic that is important to us both. In our interview where we did indeed both have our cameras on, her joy, enthusiasm, and clear PASSION for her work was just leaping off the screen! I am incredibly excited at this point to dive into my copy, and soak up the wisdom from the pages — as I am a lifelong learner myself! Martha! Thank you so much for ALL that you do, and the beautiful gifts that you are giving to the world so generously! I truly appreciate you, and the fine work you are putting out, serving our community, and those that serve them! So much YES!
Here is her bio:
Martha Kauppi is a therapist, author, speaker, and educator specializing in complex relational therapy, sex issues, and alternative family structures. She trains therapists all over the world, and is the author of the groundbreaking new book “Polyamory: A Clinical Toolkit for Therapists (and Their Clients)”.
Some topics we discuss in this fun, informative, and entertaining interview:
- How being raised by independent thinking parents shaped her views on relationships.
- What happened when her graduate program put forth the message that open relationships don’t work.
- Her philosophy on self-help books.
- Why she wrote her new book, “Polyamory: A Clinical Toolkit for Therapists (and Their Clients)”.
- The importance of knowing yourself when making agreements with someone.
- Why a weak hinge can destabilize an entire polycule.
- The challenges of writing a book when the input keeps coming.
- How relationship skills are more developmental than behavioral.
- Tune in to listen to this fantastic and fascinating podcast episode!
Thank you Martha for being so awesomely generous with your time, and for sharing your story with us via the podcast interview! It was enlightening, interesting, and so fun! Connect with Martha online via her website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube. Find her book online!
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, then check out Episode 175 with Martha Kauppi. 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!
ANNOUNCEMENT — GUEST PODCAST APPEARANCES
I recently have had the honor of being featured on these awesome podcasts:
Eitan Battat WERB 107.5 Radio Show, Father’s Day Show, June 16, 2021 – “My Dad and Me and The Music We Loved”
Practicing Polyamory Podcast, Episode 62 – “Telling Your Partner You Are Polyamorous”
Normalizing Non-Monogamy Podcast, Episode 179 as I share my story with them.
Indie Author Weekly Podcast, Episode 112 in which I talk about writing my book, “The Jealousy Survival Guide.”
EXCLUSIVE CONTENT OFFER – We have exclusive content for you via the LWB podcast and my Patreon page. Want to hear more from our amazing interviewees? You got it! Right on, let’s do it! Want monthly “Hangouts” with yours truly and other patrons? Cool! Let’s do it! It’s all there! Come join us, and enjoy exclusive content made just for you, our patrons of this work!
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY ONLINE
Free LWB Facebook Group for Healthy, Sex Positive, Open Relationships — Ready to explore healthy, connected (and virtually jealousy-free) open relationships? It’s all possible – especially when surrounded by a community of people already doing it. There’s an abundance of rock star information posted in the group daily by our amazing members. We create a safe place to engage that’s fun and thrilling! Click here and request to join our free group!
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, into next year! Community is everything!
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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