The Bright Side of Dark Times

The Chinese term for “crisis” involves two characters. One which means danger and the other, “opportunity”. “Opportune”, the root of the word “opportunity means “auspicious, advantageous, and favorable”, a set of circumstances that reveals possibilities previously hidden.

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The Need for Love

Linda: Love is a universal need that is essential to our well- being and is the most important need of all. Love is not just a warm feeling towards another person.

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Repairing, Sustaining, & Enriching

If you’ve been noticing lately that you and/or your partner are more irritable, short-tempered, impatient, critical, withdrawn, emotional, anxiety-ridden, depressed or perhaps, ALL of the above, keep these three words in mind: YOU’RE NOT ALONE.

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A Deal Breaker

Linda: Let’s get clear about what a deal breaker is and what it isn’t. It is any condition that is unacceptable to one or both partners.

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Our Couple Bubble Saved Our Marriage

Excerpted from That Which Doesn’t Kill Us: How One Couple Became Stronger at the Broken Places by Linda and Charlie Bloom

Linda: This vignette occurred in the 1980’s in a challenging time in our partnership,

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Why Bother? Part 2

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~Anais Nin

Linda: The process of developing freedom in our lives is not the freedom to do what we feel like,

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Why Bother? Part 1

Linda: To become clear about the nature and strength of our motivation to grow and develop, ask yourself the following questions, and respond to them as honestly as you are able.

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