are the foundation
of a fulfilling life.”
–Linda and Charlie Bloom
Our newest book, That Which Doesn’t Kill Us: How One Couple Got Stronger at the Broken Places, has just been published by Sacred Life Publishers and been receiving rave reviews. Written in alternating chapters by Charlie and Linda, the book chronicles a ten-year period of time in their relationship in which they experienced a series of grueling ordeals that brought their marriage to the brink of divorce on more than one occasion. Their story is both intimately personal and simultaneously universal in that their challenges are frequently experienced in a variety of forms by many couples. Yet unlike couples whose marriages do not survive these ordeals, Charlie and Linda’s did. Their story is illuminating, instructive, and deeply inspiring. It has been described as being as compelling and engaging as a page-turning novel. The book contains powerful messages that are embedded in its pages that can serve any couple that desires valuable wisdom which can serve them in facing the inevitable challenges that frequently confront many committed partnerships. The book is available on-line on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. You can also receive a signed copy of That Which Doesn’t Kill Us by ordering directly from Bloomwork by calling (831) 421-9822 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $16.95 plus tax, shipping & handling.
Welcome to Bloomwork!
Successful relationships are the cornerstone of a thriving life. While most of us understand this, embodying the qualities and engaging in the practices that promote strong and respectful connections with life partners, co-workers, friends, and others is a formidable challenge for most of us. Yet the ability to create fulfilling relationships is a skill that can, given adequate knowledge, support, and practice, be developed and fully integrated into our lives. Even those of us who have had painful or difficult experiences in past family or romantic relationships, can, under the right conditions learn to master the art of relationship.
At Bloomwork, we are dedicated to assisting individuals, couples and organizations to enhance their relationship-building skills by offering practices and tools that facilitate this process. We customize our offerings to the specific needs of our clients. The skills that we offer support in developing include:
- The art of “conscious combat” -managing relationship differences effectively.
- Getting “unstuck” from entrenched interactional patterns.
- Creating networks of ongoing support.
- Developing “enlightened self-interest”.
- Fulfilling the need to simultaneously provide care and support to my partner and myself as well.
- Becoming a life-long learner.
- Managing moods effectively.
- Living in gratitude.
- Moving from breakdowns to breakthroughs.
- Transforming a good relationship to a great one.
Married since 1972, Linda and Charlie Bloom have been working with groups, individuals, couples and organizations to enhance the quality of their relationships and communication skills since 1975. They both have Master’s degrees in Clinical Social Work and have lectured, led seminars and provided consultation at universities and learning institutes throughout the United States as well as internationally. They have written and published three books,Happily Ever After…and 39 Other Myths about Love: Breaking Through to the Relationship of Your Dreams, 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last, Secrets of Great Marriages: Real Stories from Real Couples about Lasting Love, and That Which Doesn’t Kill Us: How One Couple Became Stronger in the Broken Places.
Their organization, Bloomwork is dedicated to promoting healthy, fulfilling, and successful relationships for individuals, couples and organizations. They have served as psychotherapists, marriage counselors, consultants and seminar leaders since 1975. In addition to their academic and professional training, the Blooms’ expertise in the field of relationships stems from experience in the crucible of their own committed partnership of over 45 years. Their best-selling book, 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last has been translated into several languages and distributed world-wide. Since its publication in 2004 it has sold over 100,000 copies.