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Confessions of a Recovering Control Freak

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

There is only one bottom line answer to the question of why control freaks control. We are afraid. It feels safer to do something, anything, rather than just sit there feeling unprotected and helpless. It is by becoming more courageous, by standing strong on the only absolutely safe and solid ground that exists in our life, that we find the courage that true vulnerability requires.

How You Can Help Someone With Mental Illness: What to Do First

Farsh Askari | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

Instead of an assessment (which implies judgment) and advice (which implies expertise), what someone who's mentally distressed, in any context, needs first, mentally and emotionally, is some acknowledgment and support.

Amazing Grace

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

My recovery from work addiction helped me to see that my issues were not unique to me. I was able to put things into a perspective that enabled me to recognize the cultural, social and institutional factors that contribute to the dysfunction that showed up at home and in the workplace.