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One huhyuge showing!

What a record turnout for the Polyamory Group at the ALCC…. 20 wonderful people!

Amelia spearheaded today’s topic of Time Management. Very important for everybody, for relationships, and for polyamorous relationships in particular. A variety of strategies were shared, with many personal anecdotes thrown in for good measure.

I’m always struck by how the principles polyamorous people use can be very helpful in all relationships.

– Petal, Vice President

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October Poly Meet

On Sunday the ALCC held its monthly Polyamorous Group, which was very well attended. There was lots of good discussion in both languages. Included in the discussion was how some came out to friends and family as poly, and how to address for instance when someone expresses interest in you (like “do you have a girlfriend?” being asked… Read the rest of this entry

Cuddly Miso Soup

Polyamorous Group June 26, 2011Polyamorous symbol

The new poly group led my Amelia was held on Sunday the 26th, and it was quite well attended.  She asked some very pertinent questions about polyamory and how each of us had approached it, dealt with the issues that can come with this lifestyle, and we all shared experiences that related to it that we have had.  Some were exploring the possibility of being poly, some have been in poly relationships, and some are still in a poly relationship.

The group was very enlightening, and I learned a lot and perhaps cleared a few things up for myself in my outlook on relationships, whether I am poly or simply non-monogamous. I look forward to the next one, where we may even have it somewhere that we can have “cuddly miso soup”!

– Vanessa, ALCC Secretary

Fabulous Polyamory Workshop!!! – Sept 11

A surprisingly BIG group for this workshop, with 11 people!

What great questions, great feedback.

Something I particularly enjoyed about this group was that everyone was coming from different perspectives. There were a few simply curious, others whom had pervious poly relationships that hadn’t worked out and who were there to seek advice or strategies for the future, and ohers still were questionsing from a D/s (dominant/submissive) perspective.

One person in particular spoke about a some of his own experiences and that started a great opening up and sharing in the room and encouraging other people to offer their stories.

I really appreciated ho everyone was involved in some way or another, it was really just great!

It was asked by many that we offer a more advanced Poly workshop to help answer specific questions that could not be addressed in a basic and informational workshop such as this one. We covered mostly terminology and an introduction to Polyamory. It seems there is more knowledge about the subject than I thought.

I know this wonderful triad (three person poly relationship) that is very close and living happily together that I hope they will agree to come and share their experiences with us. And then I just met this awesome quad (four person poly relationship) from Edmonton that would be great at offering a workshop… we shall have to see what will happen. It would be great to have a panel of people who can take questions and answer them from direct experience, especially if they are actively making their relationships work and doing well. I feel others would benefit from that kind of knowledge.

You’ll have to stay posted!

P.S. We were very fortunate that one of the attendees from this workshop decided to join our team as an official translator. We welcome Xavier aboard!!!

– Contessa Alura