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 absolutely thrilled to share my latest podcast interview with JoEllen Notte, author, speaker, and incessant mental health advocate. I was lucky enough to meet attend JoEllen’s first ever panel discussion on sex and depression years ago at the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, in 2016. It was the first time I had ever attended that conference, which by coincidence is often hosted literally right down the street from where I live in Alexandria, Virginia. That was an epic year for me at this event, as I also got to meet Dr. Elisabeth Sheff there in person, who has become a dear friend.
At JoEllen’s panel discussion, I was literally on pins and needles listening to her speak about depression – something that I struggled with for almost six years – and how it relates to our sexuality. I had felt much confusion, as well as guilt, around this topic previously. It felt like such a weight had been lifted – such a RELIEF – to hear thoughtful conversations live, in front of an audience, about this delicate issue. I felt seen, validated, heard, and like I was not “crazy” for what I had experienced. I also felt deep empathy for the stories shared, and was in awe at the vulnerability and courage it took to conduct such a panel.
Fast forward to 2023, JoEllen has stayed on this path, writing two books related to the subject of depression. I am deeply honored to know JoEllen and support her highly influential and important work.
JoEllen, fate has truly been gracious to us both to allow us to cross paths, continue to support each other’s work, and include our voices on these truly vital topics. Thank you so much for saying “yes” to joining us on our podcast multiple times, and vulnerably and bravely sharing your story and your important and needed work. I’m a huge fan! Come back anytime.
You can also check out previous episodes #73 and #74 with JoEllen here at Loving Without Boundaries podcast back in 2018. What a gift!
Here is her Bio:
JoEllen Notte is a writer, speaker, and mental health advocate, whose work explores the impact of depression on sex and relationships. She is the author of “The Monster Under The Bed: Sex, Depression, and the Conversations We Aren’t Having” (Thorntree Press, 2020) and “In It Together: Navigating Depression with Partners, Friends, and Family” (Thornapple Press, 2023).
Some topics we discuss in this highly interesting, informative, and entertaining interview:
- Navigating depression with partners, friends and family.
- Her mission to help people better communicate about difficult topics, including her speaking and writing work.
- Advice on self-care, and the importance of addressing feelings of shame and guilt.
- Tune in to listen to this fantastic podcast episode!
Thank you, JoEllen, 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 JoEllen via Instagram or her Website.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, then check out Episode 234 with JoEllen. 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 throuples 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.
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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!)
Kitty Chambliss, Master Coach, CPC
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