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Breaking the Defensive Cycle Once and for All

To move toward resolution during times of distress, we need to do what we desire most to avoid — find the courage to be vulnerable. The peace of understanding will not result from efforts to get our partner to back down, stop fighting, and listen to us. It will instead result from the openness that arises…See More
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Linda Bloom posted an Article

Searching for Purpose and Meaning

Martin became a pediatrician and then a priest because his longing to contribute to humanity was so strong. He was strongly dedicated to both careers and yet they did not bring the peace of mind that he was yearning for. It was his marriage to Tobias where he found the sense of purpose, meaning and sense of…See More
Dec 7
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Living Ritual'
"Hi Tara, thanks you. Charlie and I use many of these ideas in our day to day lives. Please feel free to sign up for our email list you will receive our free ebook with more ideas on how to create exemplary relationships."
Dec 6
Jennifer Whitfield liked Linda Bloom's blog post Empathy Can Be Learned
Dec 5
Jennifer Whitfield liked Linda Bloom's blog post Empathy Can Be Learned
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Jennifer Whitfield liked Linda Bloom's blog post Empathy Can Be Learned
Dec 5
Tara Meyer-Robson commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Living Ritual'
"This is a lovely article, and a great reminder for me of creating a ritual for my hubby and I. Our lives have recently become much busier and we feel a bit like ships passing in the night. Thanks for the great ideas! "
Dec 5
Linda Bloom posted Article
Dec 5
Linda Bloom posted an Article

Learning from the Donkeys

At the end of our lives, the most important question is “How well did I love?” Intimacy is so often contained in the ordinary moments, a lingering gaze, a brief touch, a hug, a gentle word of encouragement. We have all had many poignant moments in our lives, to others, they may look ordinary, but because they touched our…See More
Nov 24
Lisa Shaw commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Keyes to the Secret of Life'
"Hi, Linda. Thanks for this submission.  I am suggesting a few edits before I can send this on.  Can you please add a brief abstract at the beginning of the article? I would also like to omit the first person point of view in the concluding…"
Nov 19
Linda Bloom posted an Article

Keyes to the Secret of Life

Loving each other without losing ourselves is every couple’s task. The challenge is to cultivate the ability to love another while simultaneously honoring our own truth. Some find it easy to meet the needs of others, adept at giving love but have trouble receiving. Others are preoccupied with their desires. Those with…See More
Nov 17
Omtimes Media commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Harmlessness'
"Great article Linda, it will be on Dec B edition."
Nov 14
Linda Bloom posted an Article

Harmlessness

Reflecting on the word harmlessness, we can begin to discover what that word means to you. The guided visualization, inspired by Wayne Muller, is a powerful commitment to live a life of non-harm, which is enlivening to relationships. When we are challenged to make decisions about how to best proceed in our relationship,…See More
Nov 1
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Bowing to the Inner Demons'
"Hi Lisa, I have added the 80 word abstract in the beginning, please let me know if this is what you would like."
Oct 30
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Bowing to the Inner Demons'
"Hi Lisa, I have added the abstract. Please look over and see if this is what you are asking. Should I go back and add abstract (80 words) to the beging of all my entries?"
Oct 26
Lisa Shaw commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Bowing to the Inner Demons'
"Hi, Linda.  A very informative article as usual.  Can you please add the abstract at the begining so I can send this on to the publishers? Thanks."
Oct 16

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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, and Happily Ever After… and 39 Other Myths about Love. Visit her website at www.bloomwork.com.
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Linda Bloom's Articles

Breaking the Defensive Cycle Once and for All

Posted on December 11, 2017 at 2:29pm 0 Comments

To move toward resolution during times of distress, we need to do what we desire most to avoid — find the courage to be vulnerable. The peace of understanding will not result from efforts to get our partner to back down, stop fighting, and listen to us. It will instead result from the…

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Searching for Purpose and Meaning

Posted on December 7, 2017 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Martin became a pediatrician and then a priest because his longing to contribute to humanity was so strong. He was strongly dedicated to both careers and yet they did not bring the peace of mind that he was yearning for. It was his marriage to Tobias where he found the sense of purpose, meaning and sense…

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Empathy Can Be Learned

Posted on December 5, 2017 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Cultivating empathy is the antidote to being judgmental, which is a big plus in creating great partnerships. Replacing impatience, irritation judgment, with curiosity, to stretch into their world and to look at issues through their eyes, works like a charm. The following are fourteen ideas to consider…

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Living Ritual

Posted on December 4, 2017 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

Pray with your feet moving. ~African proverb

 

Rituals are actions that support the deepening of our spiritual and emotional connections. They bring extra brightness into our lives. Rituals are included in most, if not all, ceremonies involving life transitions, such as weddings, holiday festivities, birthday parties and funerals. They are integral parts of all religious services. In addition to these traditional ones,…

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