Poly Living Conference coming to Seattle October 2010

From Loving More:

This October Loving More is thrilled to announce for the first time Loving More® will holding a
major polyamory relationship conference in SEATTLE WASHINGTON! Loving More is excited to bring this wonderful conference to an equally wonderful part of the country.

The PolyLiving Conference features a range of informative workshops from basic to advanced and from intellectual to experiential, covering topics both fun and serious.

Poly Living, orginally founded by the late George Marvil, is a place to learn relationship skills that support healthy polyamorous realationships.

  • Friday night Keynote,Concert and Reception
  • Saturday to Sunday- 18 Amazing workshops by nationally known polyamory facilitators
  • Saturday Luncheon

Click here for pricing and details

Featuring in Concert Friday Night Bone Poets Orchestra
Bone Poets Orchestra (formally known as Gaia Consort) will be preforming in concert Friday following the keynote. Psychedelic Steampunk in the tradition of Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd and other hallucinogenic masters.

Poly Weekly #170: Loving More with Robyn Trask

This week’s Poly Weekly #170: Loving More with Robyn Trask, a special interview with the director of Loving More organization.

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0:00 Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com; friend me on Twitter and answer questions about what you want on the show, call 206-202-POLY with comments or discuss your own topics at the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com.

1:30 Minx is off to DragonCon!

1:35 Today’s episode is an interview with Robyn Trask

5:30 <somebody> called in to let us know that there is a new poly group forming in Phoenix.  It is on the 3rd tuesday of the month of each month and the first one will be at Gaines Grill in the Tempe MarketPlace in Tempe, AZ.  http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/phxpoly twitter.com/phxpoly

7:05 Robyn’s schedule is busy!

7:14 Loving More’s office has moved to Loveland, CO.  The move was onto an 11 acre ranch where they hope to have some workshops, retreats, etc.

8:00 Minx asks Robyn if she notices the types of questions by the mainstream media is different than when she started.

8:45 Robyn tells us about an interesting interview she did with the Christian Broadcast Network.

11:20 Minx asks Robyn about her interview with momlogic.

12:07 Robyn talks about the various interviews she has done with the mainstream media.

14:04 Robyn talks about TV appearances she was pulled from and some that she has done.

17:10 Minx asks Robyn about her kids and how they were raised and how they react to poly.

21:05 Robyn brings up the subject of her divorce.

22:50 Minx asks about live-in lovers.  Robyn talks about a triad her and her husband were in.

23:48 Minx asks for advice for people who are poly and have kids but are going through a divorce.

26:30 Robyn brings up media people who say “I guess your marriage didn’t work out”

27:30 Minx asks “what is the one question you wish journalists would quit asking already”  Robyn really wishes they would stop making assumptions.

29:08 Minx asks Robyn about her activism and why she chose to dedicate her life to promoting polyamory

33:30 Minx and Robyn talk about being poly and single

34:35 Choices seminar in Texas in the Fall.  This is for therapists, social workers, and newbies.

35:08 Annual east coast retreat is coming up in the first weekend in september.

35:30 Feb is the Poly Living conference in Philadelphia.

All of these are available on the website.

36:30 Robyn talks about how it feels to go to a seminar as a newbie.

37:20 Robyn talks about the retreats

39:30 One last question, what is Robyn’s favorite topic at poly events.  Robyn tells us her pet topic is the word polyamory and it’s use.

43:30 new website coming so keep an eye out for that!
Announcements

  • Poly Weekly Dragon*Con Meetup is Gordon Biersch Brewpub, Sunday Aug 31, 11:30 a.m.
  • Minx will be speaking at Dragon*Con on building community through podcasting/social media on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and on the Sex/Adult blogger/podcaster panel Saturday at 10:00 p.m.

Interview: Robyn Trask of Loving More

Wrap-up
Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call the listener comment line at 206-202-POLY. And hey, why not attach an audio comment to that email? :-) Check out PolyWeekly at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!

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Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions”

Poly Weekly #151: Can you love two at once?

The new Polyamory Weekly #151: Can You Love Two at Once is up! Direct download is at Poly Weekly #151

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0:00 Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com; friend me on Twitter and answer questions about what you want on the show, call 206-202-POLY with comments or discuss your own topics at the new FORUMS at http://forum.polyweekly.com.

1:30 Host Chat
Looking forward to Sex 2.0 conference; introducing Alan’s segment from the Poly Living conference

3:30 Topic: Can you love two at once?
This stems from a Dear Abby question from a woman who says she is in love with two people at once and wonders if that is possible–just asking the question in this way shows progress. And Abby’s response isn’t too bad–she begins by saying that you can love two people for different reasons. She then shows her monogamous bias, but the openness with which the question is addressed shows a marked difference from past responses.

7:50 Report: Poly Living Conference
Alan of the Poly in the Media blog took a voice recorder to the Poly Living conference and brought us along for the ride!
9:00 Anita Wagner discusses her workshop on jealousy; she recommends communication, education and owning one’s own jealousy
11:20 Serena Anderlini-d’Onofrio discusses her workshop on bisexuality; Alan asks about being “bisensual” or “bi-intimate” without being bisexual
14:45 Michel Z talks about being more honest in relationships and when not to be 100% honest
16:15 C.T. Butler discusses the consensus decision-making process as a formal model for decision-making within a poly family; cooperation rather than competition
18:30 Deborah Anapol, the conference’s keynote speaker, points out that we need to live outside our conditioning and take charge of our own relationship decisions
Alan applauds that Loving More stepped in to take over the conference after George Marvil’s death–quit giving to the tobacco corporations, go to PolyLiving.org for next year’s conference; check LovingMore for their east and west coast retreats in the meatime

21:15 Wrap-up
Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call the listener comment line at 206-202-POLY. And hey, why not attach an audio comment to that email? :-) Check out PolyWeekly at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Thanks for listening!

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Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions”

Loving More “Loving Choices” 1-day Hotel Seminar, Sat. Nov. 3, SF

On Saturday November 3, Loving More non-profit will be presenting a 1-day “Hotel Seminar” in San Francisco. Akien and Dawn will be presenting 2 workshops, along with a number of other stellar presenters from the Bay Area and elsewhere in the country. It’s the first in a series of one-day seminars to be held around the country, aimed at those interested in polyamory and other ethically non-monogamous relationship styles. To register, click here.

This seminar is especially suitable for newcomers to polyamory, therapists and other relationship professionals, and alternative-lifestyle-friendly folks interested in improving their communication and relationship skills. Also, if you’ve ever wished that you could attend one of the Loving More Retreats, but didn’t have the funds for the long weekend, or if you prefer a clothes-ON (rather than clothing optional) environment, this seminar is a great opportunity for you.

If this sounds interesting, please read the full announcement below. If you have specific questions, you can call Robyn at 303-543-7540 (phone is better than e-mail in her case). Or you can bounce them by me in this post, and I might be able to forward them.

Please feel free to forward this announcement to any other people or lists who might be interested in exploring relationship choice and improving their relationship skills.

Loving More “Loving Choices”
A Relationship Seminar Presented by
Loving More Non-profit Organization
303-543-7540
Saturday November 3, 2007
San Francisco, CA
Clarion Airport
8:00am-6:00pm (plus optional evening Social!)

In today’s complex world of romantic relationships, finding and maintaining honest intimate relationships is both challenging and complex. We follow rules and relationship models based on societal standards that may not work for us personally. Polyamorous relating is even more complex. Our relationships start off like a dream come true but over time things fizzle, losing their original spice and excitement or becoming more complicated then we can deal with. With only one dominant and accepted model for loving relationships, it is not surprising that many people are struggling. We at Loving More are aware of these challenges and we are dedicated in helping people become aware of choices and creating new models for loving relationships that work.

Loving More is pleased to announce a new one day Seminar Series “Loving Choices” focused on choosing what is right for you. Who says that love has to follow a specific set of rules that limit how you love others? Why pretend to be someone you’re not? Do you feel like you can’t be your honest and authentic self? Why fake it? Are you already involved in a polyamorous (or other ethically non-monogamous) relationship and are looking to improve your relationship skills? If so…

We invite you to attend the Loving Choices seminar and learn ways to increase your enjoyment at being your authentic self!

Planned presentations include titles and topics such as:
* Relationship Paradigms and Choices
* Practicing Skills for Moving Through Jealousy
* Non-violent Communication (NVC, or Compassionate Communication)
* Polyamory as a Path to Peace
* Creating Empowering Relationship Agreements
* Using Tantric energy for increased connection and trust
* Polyamory and BDSM
* Exploring Intimate Friendship
* Polyamory 101

Who Might Wish to Attend:
* Those seeking to improve their polyamorous (or other ethically non-monogamous) relationships and deepen their connections with partners

* People new to or exploring polyamory as a possible choice in their personal relationships

* Therapists, counselors and others who work in the relationship field

* Those who are looking to better their relationships with new points of view

Following the Seminar is an optional Loving More celebration and evening social. This is a chance to meet and socialize with other poly friendly people in a relaxing atmosphere. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided, and a cash bar will be available courtesy of the hotel.

Registration Information
To register go to http://www.lovemore.com/sfseminar.shtm

Full Day is 9:00am-6:00pm
Half Day is Morning (9:00am-1:00pm) or Afternoon (2:00pm-6:00pm), and
has limited availability.

Full Day Seminar plus Evening Social:
$110 Pre-registered (by 11/1/07)
$135 At the Door

Full Day Seminar Only:
$90 Pre-registered (by 11/1/07)
$115 At the door

Half Day Seminar plus Evening Social:
$90 Pre-registered
$105 At the door

Half Day Seminar Only
$70 Pre-registered (by 11/1/07)
Not available at the door

Evening Social only:
$30 Pre-registered
$35 At the door

Loving More members receive a 10% discount on the seminar.
$25 Cancellation Fee – No Refunds After October 28, 2007

Space is limited and pre-registration is highly recommended.

Sponsored by Loving More Non-profit Organization
303-543-7540
Robyn Trask, Managing Director (robyn [at] lovemore [dot] com)

To register go to http://www.lovemore.com/sfseminar.shtm

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