Amy Gahran is the author of the book, Stepping off the Relationship Escalator: Uncommon Love and Life. She is a journalist, editor and writer who has lived in Boulder, Colorado for over two decades. Her journalism has appeared in CNN.com, Entrepreneur.com and many other venues. In her personal life, Amy has engaged in unconventional relationships since 2001. In 2012, she launched the blog SoloPoly.net, using the pen name Aggie Sez.
Successful relationships are the cornerstone of a thriving life. While most of us understand this, embodying the qualities and engaging in the practices that promote strong and respectful connections on every front remains a formidable challenge. Our guest today is Charlie Bloom, author of the new book Happily Ever After . . . and 39 Other Myths about Love: Breaking Through to the Relationship of Your Dreams. Charlie is an expert in the field of relationships. His wife of over 40 years, Linda Bloom, co-authored the book. He has been trained as a seminar leader, therapist and relationship counselors and has been working with individuals, couples, and groups since 1975.
Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman is known as Dr. Date to her clients and is a licensed psychologist specializing in interpersonal relationships. As the owner and director of My Dating School in Manhattan, Sherman facilitates classes in dating and relationships both face-to-face and through her online social networking community. She is also a frequent speaker with the Learning Annex.
Brock Noyes speaks about the article “Sexual R-Evolution – Investigating the Biology of Eros.” Brock has lifelong experience in the holistic health field, and serves as a guide for individuals seeking dynamic change. He is also a Portland local, a writer, a musician, and a composer. His private practice, called Pathways to Well Being, includes healing psychophysiology, rapid eye technology, family counseling, therapeutic breathwork, and meditation. Brock’s daily meditation practice has been ongoing for 35 years and he has studied in Nepal under Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, though he does not consider himself a master.