Kissing in a Tree

Kissing in a Tree

Kelly Nichols talks about confidence, healthy relationships, and good sex. Each week she shares her lived and learned experience as a body-positive sex and relationship coach to help you become a better partner, and a better person.


October 27, 2023 47 mins

Kelly talks with Jenna Talleda, RD, about nutrition and diet when weight loss is not the goal. They discuss the harm done by the traditional diet industry, and more practical tips for nutrition that counter a history of negative rhetoric. They hope their discussion will encourage listeners to practice listening to their bodies and to approach nutrition in a manner that builds confidence, instead of detracting from it.


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Kelly sits down with guest Nell Cortez to explore her approach to living with her partner, which she calls living together apart. In this episode, they discuss the advantages of living in a duplex with separate-but-near living spaces. Join them for an engaging conversation that sheds light on the dynamics and considerations of maintaining individual living spaces while nurturing a close and committed relationship.


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August 18, 2023 51 mins
Kelly talks with returning guest Ellen Fultz in this insightful episode centered on the theme of self-acceptance. Join them for a candid conversation about the barriers that often stand in the way of embracing oneself and discuss practical solutions to counter influences that might erode confidence. Their discussion offers insight and actionable steps toward building a stronger sense of self-worth.Featured Clinic: Alliance Communit...
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August 11, 2023 51 mins
Kelly speaks with Ava Elder about her experience as a transwoman in this heartfelt episode. Ava shares her journey through her transition and how it has impacted her mental health and gender identity. Additionally, Ava opens up about her experiences in a polyamorous relationship, offering insight into navigating multiple connections and self-acceptance. Join them in an intimate conversation about self-discovery, resilience, and fin...
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Kelly talks with her old college friend, Robert Cunningham, in this candid episode about his long-distance relationship. They discuss the intricacies of maintaining a semi-open relationship and the challenge of dating with a seven-hour time difference. Gain insight and perspective on building trust, healthy communication, and emotional connections in this honest and relatable conversation.Featured Clinic: Snyder, PennsylvaniaFamily...
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July 28, 2023 51 mins
Kelly speaks with Roy Belzer, a content creator and fitness coach. In this episode, they explore the importance of embracing body positivity in the realm of fitness. Join them as they discuss Roy's personal journey and how it has shaped his content promoting self-love and acceptance.Featured Clinic: Fenway Health, Massachusetts Have a question for Kelly? Email to have your question ans...
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Kelly talks with Dr. Rachel Needle, a doctor of psychology, licensed psychologist, and certified sex therapist, about the effects of social media on relationships. Explore the impact of social platforms on intimacy, communication, and overall relationship dynamics as they discuss Dr. Needle's ongoing research in this area. Gain valuable insights into the complex interplay between technology and human connections in this insigh...
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Kelly speaks with Brandie Sellers, MS, LPC, NCC, and AASECT certified sex therapist about the impact of cancer and grief on relationships, sex, and physical intimacy. Brandie shares her insight as a cancer survivor to give advice and share strategies to strengthen your relationship through the challenges posed by major illness.Featured Clinic: Cascade AIDS Project (CAP), Portland, Oregoncapnw.orgHave a question for Kelly? Email sho...
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Kelly delves into the topics of disability and marriage with guest Jasmine Moore, LMFT. They explore the challenges, misconceptions, and barriers faced by individuals with disabilities when it comes to sexuality, and discuss the state of modern marriage and advice for people looking to enter and stay in healthy marriages.Featured Clinic: It Takes a Village, Aurora, Coloradowww.ittakesavillagecolorado.orgHave a question for Kelly? E...
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Kelly and special guest Christine Ball discuss bisexuality and bisexual identity. Christine lends her perspective as a first-generation American to compare attitudes toward the LGBTQ+ community in the US and in Germany. Featured Clinic: Los Angeles LGBT Centerlalgbtcenter.orgHave a question for Kelly? Email to have your question answered on an upcoming episode. For more about Kelly and her work: https://bit....
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Kelly and special guest Ellen Fultz discuss fatphobia in society, media, and culture. Societal biases negatively impact self-image and self-worth, especially for fat individuals. Gain insights and challenge preconceptions as we navigate the complexities of embracing love and romance as a fat woman.Featured Clinic: Project STAY, New York City, NYprojectstay.nycTo have your question answered on an upcoming episode email Show@WillowIn...
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Kelly talks with Lyndsey Murray, MS, LPC, and certified sex therapist about two important topics: how to have open and comfortable conversations about your sexual desires with your partner, and how to engage with pornography in a way that adds spice to your relationship instead of causing harm. No judgment; just honest and practical advice.Featured Clinic: Aunt Rita's Foundation, Phoenix,
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Welcome to the debut episode of Kissing in a Tree, the podcast and internet talk show that delves into the intriguing world of sex and relationships. In this premiere installment, your host Kelly Nichols opens up about her personal journey and unwavering dedication to sex education and relationship coaching. Joined by special guest Amy Espinoza, we explore Kelly's compelling backstory and discover the motivations that fuel her...
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