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Wendy Strgar

"I call myself a loveologist," says Wendy Strgar, a full-time mother of four who uses her kids' school hours to write a bi-weekly column on sustainable love. "We need to know how to love one another to survive." Strgar worked as a career counselor for people with disabilities and mental illness in rural Washington before she and her psychiatrist husband, Franc Strgar, moved to Eugene in 1997. "I got into education reform," says Strgar, who was among the founders of the Village School. She was ultimately discouraged when her pet project, the Eugene Peace Academy, was denied a charter in 2003. "We need to teach kids conflict resolution so they can bring it home," she says. Since then, she has redirected her energy into a new business, Good Clean Love, making and selling all-natural products for love and intimacy. "The goal is to raise money for peace education," she says. On October 21st, Strgar will speak on healthy intimacy and the relationship between sexuality and health at the Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California. Learn more at goodcleanlove.com.

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photograph and story by Paul Neevel

Eugene Weekly / 18 October 2007

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