Cheers Sexy People!
Hello, Loving Without Boundaries (LWB) community! As always, I am sending good energy and vibes of hope and love to our amazing community. I believe that 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 for resources and ideas. On to another inspiring story…
I am truly honored and thrilled to share my latest podcast interview that I released with Dr. Amelia Kelley, a colleague and dear friend at this point. Her publicist reached out to me last year upon the release of Amelia’s book that she co-authored, and I was very interested in meeting her. It was such a pleasure to get to know her and learn more about her approach to therapy and trauma during our initual interview. In fact, we hit it off so well that, since then we have collaborated on several Facebook Live events that will, themselves, become future podcast episodes on such topics such as ADHD and gaslighting. Stay tuned! Amelia is incredibly engaging, wicked smart / knowledgeable, and highly articulate. I am so delighted to share her work with you all via our podcasts. Dr. Amelia! Thank you for your generosity, your huge heart of gold, and all of the fine work that you are continually putting out there in support of all types of healthy relationships (including our Loving Without Boundaries community). I appreciate you, and admire you and your work! I’m a huge fan, my friend!
Here is her bio:
Dr. Amelia Kelley is a trauma-informed therapist, Art therapist, HSP Therapist, EMDR-informed therapist and meditation and Yoga teacher. She is a presenter and writer in the science-help field and public speaker focusing on healthy relationships, Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP), trauma, motivation, healthy living, and adult ADHD. She is a trainer for the SAS Work/Life Program in Cary, NC, and a resident trainer for the NC Art Therapy Institute. Her practice is part of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium at the Kinsey Institute. Her book, “What I Wish I Knew: Surviving and Thriving After an Abusive Relationship”, was published in January 2022.
Some topics we discuss in this fun, informative, and entertaining interview:
- Why she decided to pursue a career as a therapist and eventually focus on trauma.
- What it means to be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), and how it can be a superpower.
(Think you might be HSP? Take this test.)
- What it means to be trauma informed, and how she has added to her knowledge, skills, and experience to treat clients with trauma.
- What the EMDR modality is and how it can be valuable in treatment.
- Why she decided to co-author the book, “What I Wish I Knew: Surviving and Thriving After an Abusive Relationship” and what the process of writing it with Kendall Ann Combs (host of the High Heels and Heartache podcast) was like.
- What the book covers in terms of content and approach, as well as who is the intended audience.
- How and why abusive relationships might show up in open/polyamorous relationships.
- What red flags to watch out for to avoid getting into an abusive relationship.
- The way that abuse can show up as coercive control in addition to physical abuse.
- How to help a friend or loved one whom you suspect might be in an abusive relationship.
- Hope for those in an abusive relationship.
- Tune in to listen to this fantastic podcast episode!
Thank you Amelia for being so wonderfully generous with your time, and for sharing your work and life with us via the podcast interview! It was enlightening, interesting, and so fun! You can learn more about Amelia on her website, Instagram, Twitter, Insight Timer, and Facebook. And, I encourage you to read her book.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, then check out Episode 212 with Amelia Kelley. 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:
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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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!
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>>> 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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