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 so absolutely delighted to share my latest podcast interview that I released recently with Marie d’Elephant, who is now also going by the moniker Marie Lestage. I first met Marie via email in 2018 and then had the wonderful opportunity to meet her more in depth when she joined me on the podcast in 2019 (Episode 144). It was a pleasure to catch up with Marie once again in 2021 when we recorded this latest episode, rather serendipitously. What I love about Marie is how eloquent, intelligently, and thoughtfully she speaks about various topics important to our community. I can always count on a lively conversation, full of merriment, liveliness, vulnerability, and thought-provoking concepts! Marie! Thank you so much for your ability to think on the fly, question the status quo, and bring new and interesting ideas to life! You totally rock! Keep doing what you are doing while we cheer you on!
Here is her bio:
Marie grew up in conservative Christianity but is now an active polyam voice within the post-religious community, providing coaching to ENM folx. They began their public work as a means of healing theirself, processing their trauma, and connecting with others who struggle as well. Marie started their own podcast called Everyone’s Autonomous, which discontinued in August 2021 and merged into “Marie, Myself, & I”. They continue to guest appear on other platforms, speaking about their activism with toxic dogma, the deconstruction of monogamy, secular spirituality, and all things intrapersonally deconstructive. Marie has been the administrator and facilitator of an ex-religious support group in the Twin Cities since 2015 and has led breakout sessions at MNPolyCon.
Some topics we discuss in this fun, informative, and entertaining interview:
- How her foray into Ethical Non-Monogamy has been important for her healing and growth.
- Deconstructing the slut and the power of sex to work stuff out.
- Her first experience with having a hook-up and how it changed her beliefs, especially in managing her jealousy.
- The narrative of rejection and building skillsets in response to overcome that narrative.
- Her experience with psychedelics and its impact on her current relationship.
- Tune in to listen to this fantastic podcast episode!
Thank you Bea for being so wonderfully generous with your time, for telling us about your incredible transformation, and for sharing your wisdom and insights with us via the podcast interview! It was enlightening, interesting, and so fun! You can learn more about Marie on her website, her podcast‘s page and on social media: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, then check out Episode 189 with Marie. 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!
I recently have had the honor of being featured on these awesome podcasts:
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.”
The Open Nesters Podcast, Episode 14 and hear me chat with them on jealousy, compersion, and how to handle a deep relationship.
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
RelateFest: September 15-18, 2022 | Miami, FL
Produced by the Esther Perel Discussion Group, Leveled Up Love and WeDeepen, RelateFest is for people who love exploring relationships, questioning relationship norms, learning new skills, and connecting with others. Open to singles and couples, RelateFest brings the principles of curiosity and conscious relating to a safe space for learning, connection, and play. The event features relationship experts holding interactive workshops, small group discussions, and immersive experiences. All relationship structures, orientations, and gender identities are welcome.
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!)
Need more specific help aligning your relationships with who you are?
** Discover Your Core Values & Create More Meaning in Your Love Life **
Are you feeling a little lost, challenged, or uninspired in your relationships and would love some guidance on your journey?
Our Free Breakthrough Session Call is a great place to start your path of discovery, so you can have more loving and intimate relationships that inspire you! Whether you’re already non-monogamous, involved with someone who is, or “poly-curious” and wondering if non-monogamy might be right for you, I work with people struggling with every aspect of multiple intimate relationships.