Episode 45: Poly Breakups with Kathy Labriola

Jennifer and Angela start the episode by discussing the tragedy of the shooting of Philando Castile and the importance to standing up against racial injustice for the non white members of the non-monogamy community.

In this episode, we are joined by Kathy Labriola, poly counselor and author of the Jealousy Workbook and Love in Abundance.  She agreed to join us via Skype to discuss the topic of Poly Breakups and her upcoming book on the same topic.  There is also a really great video where she discussed the same topic recently at a conference that Angela attended earlier this year.

 

You can direct any questions or comments by leaving a voicemail or text message at (507) 556-7659 or by going to our Contact Us link.

Other resources mentioned on the show:

4 Ways White People Can Process Their Emotions Without Bringing The White Tears (Everyday Feminism Article)

Showing Up For Racial Justice

Kerista Communes

 

 

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Episode 44: Buddhism and Polyamory

For this episode, we are joined by scottie hall, creator and facilitator of Dharma Core, a Minneapolis based Queer Meditation Community group that is a part of the Common Ground Meditation Center.  They came to the Poly In The Cities lab to share how the philosophies of Buddhism can compliment polyamory.  It was a very insight dialogue.

Our homegirl, Carise, will be giving her Jealousy workshop again on July 14th!!  If you enjoyed listening to her discuss the topic on Episode 38 and are in the Minneapolis area, be sure to check it out.

Also — LISTENER MAIL!!!

 

You can direct any questions or comments by leaving a voicemail or text message at (507) 556-7659 or by going to our Contact Us link.

 

Other resources mentioned on the show:

Redefining Our Relationships: Guidelines for Responsible Open Relationships by Wendy-O Matik

Rewriting The Rules: An Integrative Guide to Love, Sex, and Relationships by Meg Barker

Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties: Translations and Considerations

Against The Stream Meditation Society

Spirit Rock Meditation Center

 

 

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Episode 43: Mono/Poly Relationships with Franklin Veaux

To kick off Season 3, we are joined by Franklin Veaux, author of More Than Two and The Game Changer who joined us here on Poly In The Cities to help us unpack the complexities of the Mono/Poly relationship dynamic.  We also discussed the Relationship Bill of Rights as well as other very important details of how to have successful polyamorous relationships.

You can send comments to our voicemail by calling (507) 556-7659 or by sending us an email by going to our Contact Us link.

Other resources/events mentioned on the show:

 

Local Buddhism and Polyamory discussion panel in Minneapolis

 

 

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Episode 42: A Look Back on Season 2

As Season 2 of Poly In The Cities comes to a close, Jennifer and Angela discuss what it’s been like to work together, their favorite moments, memorable episodes, and their hopes for Season 3.

Jennifer talks about the upcoming #smellslikesoup story collection campaign for a future episode.

The details for our celebration party for Season 3 have been decided!!  Listen in for more details and keep an eye on our social media when we get closer to June 17th!

You can leave us a comment by leaving a voicemail or text message to (507) 556-7659 or by going to our Contact Us link.

 

Other resources mentioned in this episode:

Apropos of Nothing Podcast

Manwhore Podcast

Poly Friendly Therapists from the OpeningUp Website

“The Jealousy Workbook” by Kathy Labriola

“Come As You Are” by Emily Nagoski

 

 

Episode 38: Un-Learning Jealousy

We are joined by local sex and relationship therapist, Carise Rotach-Beard, who came to the Poly In The Cities lab to share with our listeners her recent workshop on jealousy.  She brought her amazing blend of intelligence and f-bombs to schools us all on the topic and how to navigate this very complex emotion.  It’s a really great listen.

Also…..listener mail!!

You can direct any questions by leaving a voicemail or text message by dialing (507) 556-7659 or by going to our Contact Us link.

 

Other Resources mentioned on the show:

Irene Greene’s Relationship Workshop for Queer, Poly and Kink

Desire Mapping with Jaime Grant free workshop at the Smitten Kitten

Desire Mapping with Jaime Grant (extended) workshop at the University of Minnesota

“Fuck Yes or No” article about dating

Susan Johnson’s “Hold Me Tight”

Esther Perel’s “Mating In Captivity”

Brene Brown video about Blame

Episode 37: Real Talk About STI’s

In this episode, we are joined by our two friends — Lindsey, a sex educator from the Family Tree Clinic and Laura Rademacher of Sky Hill Therapy (you folks remember her from Episode 29, right?).  Our two awesome friends came onto the show to talk about STI’s, what really happens when you ask to get tested, what to do when you get the results, and what all of this means in the world of non-monogamy.

Comments or questions can be sent to us by either going to our Contact Us link or by shooting us a text message or leaving us a voicemail at (507) 556-7659.

Other links mentioned on the show:

OKCupid Chrome Browser Extension

American Sexual Health Association STI Resource Page

ASHA Herpes Resources Page

Smart Sex Resource STI Super Chart Page

Minnesota Department of Health Sponsored – SexualHealthMN.org — (includes links for online chats, texts and phone calls)

 

 

Episode 35: Making The Choice To Be Monogamous

Angela and Jennifer start the episode with an update to Angela’s trip to California for her first presentation on disclosure.  Jennifer starts a listener challenge (our listeners are now called “City-ites”, by the way!) called #smellslikesoup for our social media pages.  Did you know that we have a Facebook page and a Twitter account?

For this episode, we are joined in the PITC lab by long time listener and supporter, “Optimus Prime” who came to share his story about how he made the choice to be monogamous after years of living a polyamorous lifestyle.

You can leave us a text or voicemail at (507) 556-7659 or you can drop us a note by going to our Contact Us link.