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Learn more about non-traditional relationship styles, sexuality, and gender from a feminist, solution-focused, and mindful perspective - as well as how polyamory and LGBTQIA+ affirmative coaching can add color to your life!

Winning an Argument with Your Partner

What does it mean to win or lose? In most sports, there is a clear winner and a clear loser. In respect our partner(s), we also tend to...

Meeting Your Metamour for the First Time

Meeting your partner’s other partner can be very stressful. It can be uncomfortable to spend time with the person whom you know is also...

Empathy in a Relationship After a Betrayal

When people are dating, and everything is new and exciting in their relationships, they often think their new partner can do no wrong....

Mindfulness and Polyamory

Mindfulness is the act of being fully present in your daily life, paying attention to your five senses, and not being overly reactive to...

Taking a Break During an Argument

Arguing with your partner is never a fun experience. However, certain arguments are worse than others. These arguments can escalate...

Conscious Monogamy

In the United States, and in most places around the world, monogamy is the default relationship style that people fall into. In romantic...

Holidays with Multiple Partners

The Holiday Season can be incredibly stressful for anyone, and having multiple partners sometimes adds to the stress of the season. How...

Long-Distance Support Networks

Many kinds of people can be a part of your support network. Family, friends, partners, pets, neighbors, teachers, coaches, and clergy can...

Sexual Orientations: A Helpful Guide

Have you ever thought about who you are attracted to? Have you been confused by your sexual orientation? Are you a mental health...

Gender Identity and Expression

If you are a mental health clinician, it is important to be aware of the difference between biological sex, gender identity, gender...

What Is Polyamory?

Are you new to polyamory? Have you just heard the term polyamory, and want to learn more? Do you have a friend or family member who...

Two Years and One Degree Later

It’s been a while. I am, undoubtedly, an entirely different person than I was when I posted my first article on this blog. Because it has...