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Queer Relationships: Pet Wisdom About Love

Our precious pets can teach us many things about how to have extraordinary relationships. Sometimes, they even train us to be better partners. They embody unconditional love, resilience, forgiveness, living in the present and absolute joy. ...
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Queer Relationships: A Passionate Resolution

If you are already gettin’ some consistently and want the affirmation that you are already doing all of these things or maybe just want to freshen it up a bit, skip to the next paragraph. If you’re in a lull, then you’ve got to start somewhere. ...
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Diane Pontist and her family.

Puzzle Pieces: Becoming the Family We Were Always Meant to Be

People throw around two misconceptions about foster parents that are LGBT. Either you are doing it for money or you’re doing it because you do not want to pay to be able to carry your own child. ...
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Queer Relationships: Restructuring Relationship Agreements

Don Miguel Ruiz wrote a wonderful book called the Four Agreements. I would recommend reading it, although it isn’t necessary to understand this article. These are my interpretations of his principles through a relationship lens. ...
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Queer Relationships: Compassionate Honesty

Being compassionately honest with others is important to living a life of authenticity. In love relationships honesty is can be sticky. We don’t want to hurt the people we love, so we bend or emit truths. ...
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Queer Relationships: Conscious Vulnerability

In our current political and sociological climate, it is difficult to feel safe and secure. For many of us, our entire world is turned upside down. ...
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Jonathan Shuffield

We Will Not Be Unseen: A Message of Resilience from Spokane

Do not mistake me for wanting this day to be somber, to turn our party down. On the contrary, let our history remind you why we celebrate! Let it make you dance longer, scream louder and love harder! ...
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Bigger Expectations: Sex Sells, But at What Cost?

What’s attractive, seductive, desirable, alluring, sensual, sultry, slinky, provocative, tempting, tantalizing, etc. to you, may not be to me. ...
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Bigger Expectations: 10 Ways to Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back

We are bombarded with advice, ads for “tummy tamers,” diet suggestions and stories of celebrities who were back in their bikinis just four hours weeks postpartum. ...
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Bigger Expectations: Learning How to Push

I lost my job, became severely depressed, stopped almost all activity, and felt myself slipping further and further from where I am happiest, healthiest and most ‘Me’. ...
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