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PEAS Presents: Self-Care Strategies – A presentation by Charity R.

In life, as on an airplane, it’s important to put your own oxygen mask on first. Taking care of yourself is the first step toward improving all of your relationships. A special guest speaker will discuss strategies for practicing better self-care we can all use.

Presented at P.E.A.S. – August 14th, 2016 by Charity

Presentation References:

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PEAS Presents: Your User Manual – A presentation by Miranda M.

What makes you tick? How do you stay in prime operating condition? This month we are getting together to examine our practice, preferences and values and how to articulate those values to partners or potentials for more successful relationships. Bring a pen and a desire to delve deep!

Presented at P.E.A.S. – Sunday, June 26, 2016 by Miranda

Presentation Outline and References:
PEAS-Create-Your-User-Manual-Outline

https://www.polyindy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/PEAS-Create-Your-User-Manual-Outline.pdf

PEAS Presents: Poly Dynamics – A presentation by Charity R.

An interactive exercise designed to help you recognize the patterns and values in your relationships – past and present. And give you ideas on the ways you can use these patterns to shape and grow your relationships in the future.

Initially developed for presentation at Beyond the Love 2015 by B. Adam and Michelle D. Vaughn PhD. LP, the presentation is being offered to PEAS with their permission.

Presented at P.E.A.S. – February 28th, 2016 by Charity

Presentation references:
Poly-Dynamics-Tool-Instructions

https://www.polyindy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Poly-Dynamics-Tool-Instructions.pdf

PEAS Presents: Making Relationships Suck – A presentation by Misty M.

Originally written by Franklin Veaux, we offer a tongue-in-cheek presentation about all the ways we can make our relationships suck! Perhaps along the way we may be able to offer some insights to avoid these pitfalls and disasters.

 

Presented at P.E.A.S. – April 17th, 2016 by Misty

Presentation references:

Franklin Veaux’s speech: 

www.morethantwo.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/making_relationships_suck.pdf

making_relationships_suck_pdf

 

For the Visually Geeky Types

Franklin Veaux, author of More Than Two: A practical guide to ethical polyamory and The Game Changer: A memoir of disruptive love, is quite a geeky type, just like me. I was poking around on his website and came across these of gems. I was even happier to find they are a available as POSTERS from his website http://www.franklinveaux.com

Human Sexuality Map:sexmap1.2Taxonomy of Logical Fallacies:venn-poster-large Principles for Good Relationships:relationshipposterlarge

 

 

OKCupid Guide for Poly People

This year, our own Poly Indy Book Club is reading “Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships“. While looking at the website for this book, I found this fun little resource, an In-depth guide to poly dating on OKCupid. Which is likely going to be of more use than OKCupid’s recent decision to allow you to link your partner (Yes, you read that right, partner, not partners) to your polyamorous OKC profile.

Enjoy!

In-depth guide to poly dating on OKCupid

Kimchi on Veto’s

This week’s PEAS Presentation was our annual Poly 101 discussion. There was a lot of discussion about definitions and the basic trials and tribulations that come with this lifestyle. I wanted to share a resource that has, more than once, pulled me out of some pretty deep rabbit holes.

Kimchi Cuddles is a web comic that focuses on Polyamory.

This entry particularly resonated with memories of myself from when I was in a deep cycle of fear and depression, and I wanted to share it with you all.

How many sides of the veto have you been on? Kimchi Cuddles is made possible entirely through viewer support! Even $1/month makes a huge difference. Check out the new rewards I’m offering: https://www.patreon.com/kimchicuddles

http://kimchicuddles.com/post/136877184895/how-many-sides-of-the-veto-have-you-been-on