29 episodes

Presented by Bloom (Bloomforwomen.com), Love Rice is the place where we honor our messy hair and messy hearts. It’s the place where we experiment with love, life and happiness to learn more about authenticity. None of us escape the hard stuff of life but all of us can Bloom. Weekly updates. Email your ideas scabs@bloomforwomen.com

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    • 4.2, 156 Ratings

Presented by Bloom (Bloomforwomen.com), Love Rice is the place where we honor our messy hair and messy hearts. It’s the place where we experiment with love, life and happiness to learn more about authenticity. None of us escape the hard stuff of life but all of us can Bloom. Weekly updates. Email your ideas scabs@bloomforwomen.com

    Formal disclosure

    Formal disclosure

    When there's been betrayal in a relationship a formal disclosure can be one of the foundational building blocks for rebuilding trust. In fact, of those couples that go through the disclosure process, 90% report that they were glad they did. Even more interesting is that for couples that are committed to working things out, 86% of them that discuss the betrayal thoroughly end up staying together. But is a formal disclosure the right thing for you or your relationship? Not every situation or relationship is created equal.

    In this episode, we discuss the dos and don'ts of navigating a formal disclosure. How you can know if you're ready for a disclosure and if a disclosure would benefit your relationship.

    • 19 min
    Loneliness & Addiction

    Loneliness & Addiction

    In this episode, we'll take a deep-dive into Dr. Skinner's research on sexually based addictions and compulsive behavior. Specifically, we'll look into one of his key findings, the role that loneliness can play in addiction. We'll discuss whether or not that loneliness is perceived or real and where it stems from, what loneliness looks like within a relationship, and how the cycle can be broken.

    • 18 min
    Intimacy Reintegration

    Intimacy Reintegration

    Reconnecting intimately after sexual betrayal can be difficult and scary. When trust and safety have been broken it's nearly impossible for intimacy to exist. However, there is a process of reestablishing trust and safety in a way that can create space for vulnerability and intimacy to be reintroduced.

    In this episode, therapist Karen Strange joins the podcast to discuss the process of intimacy reintegration. Karen is one of the founders of the Center For Sexual & Relational Health. She brings a unique combination of training and experience as she is both a Sex Therapist and a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist. She will discuss how intimacy is much more than sex and why that's so important for couples to understand. She will also outline the crucial steps that need to be taken before a couple is ready to begin reintegrating intimacy into their relationship.

    • 42 min
    Fear, Shame, & Empathy

    Fear, Shame, & Empathy

    In this episode, Jeni Gessel and Dr. Kevin Skinner have an insightful conversation about fear, shame, empathy, and relationships. You'll learn the importance of giving fear a voice, how shame keeps things stuck, and the important role empathy can play in healing a relationship.

    • 19 min
    Fight, Flight, Freeze

    Fight, Flight, Freeze

    Fight, flight, or freeze. When we're faced with a traumatic experience we respond in one of three ways. Responding to betrayal in our relationships isn't any different. The question is why do we respond the way we do and is it possible to control our response in sudden traumatic situations? You'll also learn which one of these responses is actually the most traumatizing.

    • 18 min
    Live intentionally

    Live intentionally

    Whether we realize it or not our minds seek out distraction to avoid difficult thoughts or emotions. Some call this "numbing out." Keeping a busy schedule, always being on the go, or turning to social media and technology to keep our minds occupied. Over the past couple of months as our schedules have slowed and social connections have been distanced we're finding ourselves alone with our thoughts. And for a lot of us, it's been extremely difficult. So how do we face these difficult thoughts and emotions? How do we process these thoughts so we can slow down to live intentionally?

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

Charmers are frightening ,

Where is she?

Great podcast! Is there a new place to find her?

Believe in Him ,

Love this and so happy they’re back!

Jeni is my favorite podcaster/blogger - she is the real deal. Dr. Skinner is Bloom’s compassionate therapist who I’m always comfortable listening to. I am so thrilled she’s back! Yay!

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Cool

Great interview, thanks, are you going to share more episodes soon?

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