Los Angeles, CAUSA 90066
January 1, 2013
I am a life coach and educator with multiple passions and interests, including holistic health, dancing, horses and motorcycles.
I came of age in the late 60s, going from a conservative upbringing to being part of the free love generation. I also read Robert Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land” and became enamored of his vision. This was the environment in which I started exploring relationships which at the time took many forms. I have continued exploring over the years including being a partner in an open marriage and studying Tantra. My relationships continue to take many forms. Very simply put, polyamory to me means many loves. As a spiritual woman and life coach, I believe that love heals and that it is the most important fundamental experience in life. The more I heal, the more fully and deeply I love others. The more that I love others, the more I experience a greater quantity and quality of being loved. I rarely think of or experience any relationship as rigidly defined. The forms that the love takes are often varied and fluid. Sometimes sex is a part of a relationship and sometimes it is not.
I like being with like-minded people especially since I have to be careful in my work life since I work with some very conservative people. My work with my non-profit organization could possibly be damaged if I were publically identified as poly. Sigh! It’s a sad world out there.
Yes, I am currently in a poly relationship. I have a committed relationship with a beloved primary partner. My other relationships are more fluid. I am developing a wonderful relationship with two friends (a man and a woman) who are in a pod of 5 adults. I have dear friends who are or have been lovers. I have a fairly large “family of choice” and an even larger community, both of which are precious to me. It is hard to say how many individuals are in my “tribe” since it isn’t rigidly defined.
I have one adopted “soul” daughter who is also poly and is 41 years old.
Having a strong primary relationship is important to me. Other than that, I like having a growing “family of choice” in which relationships continue to be nurtured, to deepen and to thrive.