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Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'The best way to boost your sense of well-being.'
"Abstract: The inspirational story of Frank and Joan illustrates the process of enlightened self-interest by showing that we can derive great satisfaction through seeing our partner thrive. The balance between making our own needs as important as…"
May 3
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May 3
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Repairing Damaged Trust'
"Abstract: Trust must be built each day. The more awake and aware we are of the preciousness of trust, the more deliberate we will be in protecting and preserving it. A case study of a couple with damaged trust restoring it is inspirational. Seeing…"
May 3
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Becoming A World Class Listener'
"Abstract: Happy couples are skilled in the art of attentive listening. They allow themselves to be penetrated by each other’s words and feelings. They don’t simply receive the information, but allow themselves to be informed by it, and…"
May 3
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Puppy Wisdom'
"Abstract: Being present is a key factor in growing lasting love. A story from a highly respected spiritual teacher, Jack Kornfield, offers a compassionate guideline when cultivating presence. The image of the puppy is a sweet one to use when…"
May 3
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Lining Up What We Feel, Think, Say and Do'
"Abstract: We explore some concise definitions of "integrity" that you won't find in the dictionary that captures the essence of what the word means, the simplest of which is "walking the talk," "practicing what you…"
May 3
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Don’t Fall Into The Entitlement Trap'
"Abstract:  Those who have inflated self-esteem causes damage to the well-being of their partnership. A sense of entitlement, and a feeling that you are too good for your partner can lead to sorrow and even divorce if not put in check. Some…"
Apr 22
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Apr 22
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Who Comes First, Your Partner or Your Kids?'
"Abstract: There is a lot of controversy about who enjoys the number one spot for time and attention in the family. In many families the children are put so far above the romantic partnership that the marriage suffers. The invitation is offered to be…"
Apr 22
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'The Consequence of Withholding'
"Abstract: Withholding can be dangerous. Those who are conflict avoidant run a high risk of getting into trouble with the mounting incompletions that have not been addressed. Sometimes is wonderful to be wrong about our beliefs. The belief that it is…"
Apr 5
Linda Bloom posted an Article

The Consequence of Withholding

As a little girl, Dulce witnessed and felt the pain caused by anger, and she adopted a strategy of compliance to protect herself from strong emotions. She had negative experiences in her past from when she revealed her feelings and needs. She was shamed and blamed for expressing herself. When she attempted to be…See More
Apr 5
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Keep Your Relationship Fresh and Passionate'
"Abstract: Many believe that-long term relationships eventually become boring. Possessed by this expectation, it’s not surprising that many couples can begin a downward trajectory that all too often ends in a break-up or staying in an…"
Mar 31
Linda Bloom posted Article
Mar 31
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'It’s a Challenge to Love Well'
"Abstract: The art of learning to love well is one of the most demanding challenges that we ever take on in our lives. Deep relatedness brings out the worst as well as the best in us. In working consciously with these tendencies and we find ourselves…"
Mar 31
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'The Power of A Light Touch'
"Abstract: Love is like a butterfly, when pursued is always beyond our grasp. But if we sit down quietly, it may alight upon us. Taking our attention off of the object of our desires, not pursuing them to bring love to us, can set a context for love…"
Mar 31

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Linda Bloom L.C.S.W. has served as psychotherapist and seminar leader practicing relationship counseling almost forty years. She is a regular presenter at Esalen Institute, Kirpalu, and Multiversity. She has spoken at several conferences sponsored by the International Transpersonal Association, the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, and The Northern California Mindfulness Institute. She is coauthor, with Charlie Bloom, of "101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last", "Secrets of Great Marriages: Real Truth from Real Couples about Lasting Love", "Happily Ever After… and 39 Other Myths about Love", and "That Which Doesn't Kill Us: How One Couple Became Stronger at the Broken Places". Visit her website at www.bloomwork.com.
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The best way to boost your sense of well-being.

Posted on April 27, 2018 at 5:30pm 1 Comment



Joan and Frank were married for 30 years. He was a career diplomat, and Joan faithfully followed him to his many posts around the world, being a supportive wife and mother of their three children. She made deep friendships and started projects wherever they lived. When they…

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Repairing Damaged Trust

Posted on April 25, 2018 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

Relationships don’t start with a high level of trust. Trust must be built day-by-day, when two people demonstrate trustworthiness through their words and actions. Trust is developed conversation by…

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Becoming A World Class Listener

Posted on April 20, 2018 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

Couples that thrive are skilled in the art of attentive listening (also known as committed listening). They allow themselves to be penetrated by each other’s words and feelings. They don’t simply receive information, but allow themselves to be informed by it,…

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Puppy Wisdom

Posted on April 18, 2018 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

“Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.”~Corita Kent

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