Cheers Sexy People!
Hello, Loving Without Boundaries (LWB) community! My team and I are sending good energy and vibes of hope and love to our amazing community as the world continues to slowly open up cautiously post-pandemic. I hope you are doing your best to keep safe and healthy. 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 may be separated from, check out this blog post that I shared recently. On to another inspiring story…
I am so delighted to share my latest podcast interview that I released with colleague, friend, fellow helping professional Kathy Labriola, who has been on the podcast previously (See Episode 143). As a prolific author on the topic of polyamory and a lifelong polyamorist herself, it was such a pleasure to reconnect with Kathy and learn all about her latest book, “Polyamorous Elders: Aging in Open Relationships”. I am consistently impressed by conversations with Kathy, noting her vast and decades-long experience with consensual non-monogamy, as well as her big and beautiful heart and deep desire to powerfully help our wonderful and diverse community. Her latest book is no exception. She shared that she often sees a need in the market, so then she fills it by writing another book to address that specific and niche topic. We are all so lucky at how many resources we can get our hands on now versus what was available even just ten years ago. Kathy! The world is such a better and more magical place with you in it! I deeply admire you, your work, and all of the incredible contributions you have made in your lifetime to support our community that dearly needs insights from a “veteran” (and OG if I may say so) like you. Keep rocking and staying in my orbit!
Here is her bio:
Kathy Labriola is a nurse, counselor, and hypnotherapist in Berkeley, California. She has provided affordable mental health services to alternative communities for the past 30 years. She has been a card-carrying bisexual, polyamorist for 50 years. Kathy is author of “Love in Abundance: A Counselor’s Advice on Open Relationships”, “The Jealousy Workbook”, “The Polyamory Break-up Book: Causes, Prevention, and Survival”, and her new book, “Polyamorous Elders: Aging in Open Relationships”. She is extra crunchy, and lives in a housing cooperative, rides a bicycle, and raises chickens and organic vegetables. She can be found at http://www.kathylabriola.com.
Some topics we discuss in this fun, informative, and entertaining interview:
- Why she decided to write her new book, “Polyamorous Elders: Aging in Open Relationships”.
- The importance of having older role models in the polyamorous community.
- Whether or not “poly geezers” have sex in their older age.
- The benefits of being polyamorous as an elder.
- The issues that polyamorous elders may face in older age.
- How polyamorous relationships evolve over time, and how polyamorous elders navigate jealousy.
- Tune in to listen to this fantastic podcast episode!
Thank you Kathy for being so wonderfully generous with your time, and for sharing your life with us via the podcast interview! It was enlightening, interesting, and so fun! You can connect with her via her website.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, then check out Episode 207 with Kathy Labriola. 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:
40+ Gay Men Gay Talk Podcast by Rick Clemons, Episode 193 where I talk about thruples and polyamory.
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!
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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
Southwest Love Fest, April 14-16, 2023 | Tucson, AZ
This annual event is a three-day weekend conference on Non-Monogamy, with opportunities to learn, share and connect with other like-minded people. The conference returns to a full 200+ attendee in person event for 2023, with Friday and Saturday night social events, vendor marketplace, discussion groups, food trucks and more! Register online here and use coupon code: KITTYCHAMBLISS to to save 10% off the registration fee.
>>> Looking for more events around the globe? Check out Alan’s Polyamory List of Events to stay informed and connected.
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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