Ready or Not

I registered as an independent the day I turned 18. I’m still registered as an independent. Perhaps I had some inkling that I was interested in the ability to change my mind, or see things from the other’s perspective—even if I disagreed. More likely, I was struggling with labels, being put into a box, and trying to reconcile some of my own views in…

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Hang Out for Courageous Hearts

  Come see what we are up to this year at NewBloomz. We have a couple Community Advancement projects already underway, and few more in the works. We continue to build compassion for ourselves, within our relationships, and for our community. Camp Good Sam-Wimberley is an excellent opportunity to contribute financially (every donation matters) to a community program that helps prevent learning loss over…

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Emotional Honesty

What it is not: Emotional honesty is not about telling the factual truths. Story telling, with lots of details, is not always emotional honesty. It is not about being right or wrong. It is not intellectual, or necessarily expressed in complete sentences. If I am sitting with someone telling me ‘what happened’ and just not feeling it, it is likely they are talking from their…

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Broken Hearts are Heavy

  Broken hearts are heavy. But, if we have been walking around for a while with one, we may not recognize its weight and burden. To address our broken heart requires great courage. In Grief Recovery, we talk about courage. Not the courage of a superhero who rescues children from a burning building. We talk about courage in its most original connotation. Brené Brown’s eloquent…

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