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06
Jul

Learning to Be My Own Best Friend

Source Website: Pearls and Pentagrams

This article / blog post was discovered through our Commons project.

“What would you say,” a friend posed to me as I sat at his table, “to a friend who had just told you what you just told me?”  We had been discussing certain decisions coming up in my life and what I should consider when making them. He was right.  If I took the sentiment and nostalgia out of the situation the answer I was looking for was right in front of my face.  I just didn’t want to accept it.  I tried to take what he had said to heart, and in the following days I gained such a powerful sense of clarity that I felt foolish for not having seen it before.

Author Name: 
Jennifer Clifford
Sun
06
Jul

Learning to Be My Own Best Friend

Source Website: Pearls and Pentagrams

This article / blog post was discovered through our Commons project.

“What would you say,” a friend posed to me as I sat at his table, “to a friend who had just told you what you just told me?”  We had been discussing certain decisions coming up in my life and what I should consider when making them. He was right.  If I took the sentiment and nostalgia out of the situation the answer I was looking for was right in front of my face.  I just didn’t want to accept it.  I tried to take what he had said to heart, and in the following days I gained such a powerful sense of clarity that I felt foolish for not having seen it before.

Author Name: 
Jennifer Clifford
Mon
30
Jun

Marriage: Not a Legal Sanction of Romance

Source Website: The Polyamorous Misanthrope

This article / blog post was discovered through our Commons project.

I’m reading a review copy of More Than Two* by Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert, and being a book about polyamory, of course it discusses non-conventional marriage. I know you’re thinking, “Of course it discusses non-conventional marriage. It’s about people humping lots of other people like bunnies, and marriage is about monogamy!”

Not quite.

Author Name: 
Goddess of Java
Mon
23
Jun

Family of choice and solo polyamory: Why it rocks, in times of need

Source Website: SoloPoly

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I’m heading out for a week to help my family of origin weather a sudden, painful loss. Part of preparing myself to offer lots of emotional support is to make sure I have lots of support.

So yesterday I reached out to a couple dozen close friends who I trust to be understanding and supportive. This includes my current lover, former spouse, two former lovers, and one former metamour. Just told them what’s happening and asking them to send me messages of encouragement and support in the coming week. They all responded positively, and many said to call or text anytime.

Author Name: 
aggiesez
Sun
22
Jun

Hitting 200 or 201 in Binary

Source Website: Pearls and Pentagrams

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My last post, quite aptly the one about patience, was my 200th post for Pearls and Pentagrams.  Wow, has life changed since the very first.    It was 2009.  My health was in shambles, and my goal was strengthening my body.  Through the years I have met and exceeded everybody’s expectations where it comes to my health and life in general.  I have ignored everyone who told me to give up, to go on disability, and to forsake the life I have already wanted.  Since that first post I have gone through transitions I never thought I’d pull through and made changes I never thought possible.

Author Name: 
Jennifer Clifford
Sun
22
Jun

Hitting 200 or 201 in Binary

Source Website: Pearls and Pentagrams

This article / blog post was discovered through our Commons project.

My last post, quite aptly the one about patience, was my 200th post for Pearls and Pentagrams.  Wow, has life changed since the very first.    It was 2009.  My health was in shambles, and my goal was strengthening my body.  Through the years I have met and exceeded everybody’s expectations where it comes to my health and life in general.  I have ignored everyone who told me to give up, to go on disability, and to forsake the life I have already wanted.  Since that first post I have gone through transitions I never thought I’d pull through and made changes I never thought possible.

Author Name: 
Jennifer Clifford
Thu
19
Jun

The Journey of an Empath

Source Website: Pearls and Pentagrams

This article / blog post was discovered through our Commons project.

We are the artists, the healers, and the teachers.  We are those who feel, and sometimes we don’t know why until we have learned to acknowledge and process them.  We are the empaths, and our journey is unique.  It’s not always easy, but it can be highly rewarding and fulfilling.

Author Name: 
Jennifer Clifford
Thu
19
Jun

The Journey of an Empath

Source Website: Pearls and Pentagrams

This article / blog post was discovered through our Commons project.

We are the artists, the healers, and the teachers.  We are those who feel, and sometimes we don’t know why until we have learned to acknowledge and process them.  We are the empaths, and our journey is unique.  It’s not always easy, but it can be highly rewarding and fulfilling.

Author Name: 
Jennifer Clifford
Tue
10
Jun

How to Cheat in Poly in One Easy Step

Source Website: Pearls and Pentagrams

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Lie to me.

Plain and simple.  If you lie, open or not, it’s cheating.

If I ask you not to see someone for a damned good reason and you do it behind my back,  it’s cheating.

If you make her name something stupid in your phone, it’s turned into blatant lying, and it’s cheating.

If you keep things from me, it’s a lie of omission, and it’s cheating.

This is not a hard concept, friends.

If you don’t want to lose my trust, my respect, and my loyalty, don’t lie to me.  It’s cheating.

Author Name: 
Jennifer Clifford
Tue
10
Jun

How to Cheat in Poly in One Easy Step

Source Website: Pearls and Pentagrams

This article / blog post was discovered through our Commons project.

Lie to me.

Plain and simple.  If you lie, open or not, it’s cheating.

If I ask you not to see someone for a damned good reason and you do it behind my back,  it’s cheating.

If you make her name something stupid in your phone, it’s turned into blatant lying, and it’s cheating.

If you keep things from me, it’s a lie of omission, and it’s cheating.

This is not a hard concept, friends.

If you don’t want to lose my trust, my respect, and my loyalty, don’t lie to me.  It’s cheating.

Author Name: 
Jennifer Clifford

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