Battling Fear and Anxiety

Battling Fear and Anxiety

Battling fear and anxiety can seem insurmountable. Your fear or anxiety does not go away and often gets worse. Anxiety and fear can influence your daily activities and cause actual physical disorders like cardiovascular disorders, heart disease, and obesity.  Studies have shown that high levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose are linked to anxiety. Research…

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Let Stress Go with Comfort Food

Let Stress Go with Comfort Food

Let Stress Go with Comfort Food Everyone has stress. Chronic stress is at epidemic proportions. You demand more and more from yourself and everyone around you. Studies prove that stress can physically and mentally ruin your life. It can damage your immunity system, cause weight gain, and activate the fight or flight response. The more…

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overcoming-hardships

Overcoming Hardships

Overcoming Hardships Throughout life, we all experience some form of hardship or even multiple hardships. Experiencing these can be a blow to one’s sense of self, self-esteem as well as gauging their self-worth. When encountering these hardships, giving up is more comfortable than pushing ourselves to overcome the obstacles in our way. We are only…

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Kindness

Be Kind To Yourself

Be Kind To Yourself Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. This all sounds great, but it is much easier said than done, especially when it comes to ourselves. Kindness can be directed to others easier than we can address it to ourselves. We see it every day, a random act of…

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Your-Origin-Story

Your Origin Story

Your Origin Story I have always loved the origin stories of different superheroes. Batman’s grief over his parent’s death, Superman’s crash landing in Kansas, even Bilbo’s reluctance to join the band of dwarves all have powerful psychological and emotional roots and intense consequences. This is what it is like to do trauma work. We all…

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Ever-Tried-to-HALT?

Ever Tried to HALT?

Ever Tried to HALT? I’m not sure where I first heard the acronym HALT, but when I did learn it I remember just saying to myself, “YES! So true and so simple!” HALT, I believe, come from the addiction recovery world and is a tool to help people prevent relapsing. I have found, however, that…

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NEW-PODCAST!

NEW PODCAST!

NEW PODCAST Bloom Recovery is excited to announce it’s new podcast “The Root of it All” a podcast all about mental health. Here is a link to the first episode (just an introduction really) and I hope you all enjoy it! It is my hope that with this podcast I can help end the stigma…

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Dreams

Dreams

Dreams I love dreams. They are not only freaky fun, but they often give us a glimpse of what we need to be focusing or working on. Although it true that we do not fully know the purpose or value of dreams one theory is that it is our minds ways of processing, organizing, and…

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What is Therapy?

What is Therapy?

What is Therapy? We all know the image of what therapy is; the cliché of a patient laying down on a couch and the therapist sitting behind them taking notes. This may be what some need in order to heal, but honestly, it’s a little outdated. Therapy is so much more than just coming and…

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