Love Rice



Presented by Bloom (, Love Rice is the place where we honor our messy hair and messy hearts. Its 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


  • Lifting Hands International: Hayley Smith

    09/01/2017 Duration: 32min

    This story is about compassion tied to action. It’s about a nation displaced. It’s about the power of language to build and heal. It’s about humanity and it’s about home. Listen, as we follow the evolution of Hayley Smith, founder and director of Lifting Hands International Over the last year, Hayley decided she could no longer be a bystander in the worldwide refugee crisis. Early January 2016, on the small island of Lesvos, Greece she came face to face with what she describes as a desperate human exodus. Iraqi, Syrian, and Afghan men, women, and children fleeing Turkey for the hopeful safety of European waters. What she saw changed everything. Show Notes:

  • How to be Heard: Dr. Julie Hanks

    30/11/2016 Duration: 29min

    You know those relationship bumps and disconnections that feel impossible to navigate? Maybe ignoring, bulldozing or building resentments seem easier? Our guest shares how assertiveness is often the answer. “Assertiveness is the path to connection love authenticity and being known.” (big quote) Being assertive-in the Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks ( way- can create more love, more knowing, and more healing in a relationship, which seems counter-intuitive. In this Love Rice ( episode, Dr. Julie Hanks walks us through one of her own recent “assertiveness” experiences and then we dissect my own. gulp. We’ll talk about: • The Dr. Julie Hanks definition of assertiveness • How assertiveness and vulnerability go hand in hand • The important part empathy and understanding play in assertiveness • How to be truly known and authentic For more discussion follow us on Instagram

  • The Table: Trusting Your Gut with Catherine

    10/11/2016 Duration: 12min

    This Love Rice episode is about decisions and self-care. Today, we'll hear one woman's story about how she experimented with discovering her own creativity through remodeling her kitchen table. She found purpose, self-confidence, and a sense of peace even in the wake of a difficult decision.

  • Heroic Journeys: Dr. Brad Reedy

    24/10/2016 Duration: 44min

    Today’s show is all about boundaries and love. I have a fascinating conversation with Dr. Brad Reedy LMFT, owner of Evoke Therapy Programs which specializes in wilderness therapy for teens, young adults, and families. Even though we talk about parenting, this conversation and Dr. Reedy’s online class at Bloom gave me more depth and understanding about boundaries. We’ll also talk about how to hold space for other people, the value of honoring our own darkness and how to hold our own space with confidence. If you’re seeking more direction and courage for yourself and your relationships, this episode will stir ideas to help you discover what actions you can take.

  • The Leap, the Risk, and the Unknown: Rob Bell

    14/10/2016 Duration: 25min

    When considering a big change, I’ve mapped it out, planned it out, and then ripped it up and tossed it through the window because there was too much pain and too many unknowns. It’s easy to get knotted up in the hows, whats, and whys instead of taking the kind of leaps that change everything in our lives. It can be paralyzing. If you've had any experience teetering on this edge, our Love Rice episode with New York Times Best selling author, spiritual teacher, fellow podcaster, and white t-shirt-and-jeans-wearing family man Rob Bell will speak to you.

  • Tell The Kids: Starr

    28/09/2016 Duration: 17min

    I’ve been thinking a lot about kids and truth and hard messy family stuff. I’ve actually been thinking about it for years. And, like many of you, I’ve wondered how do you tell the kids, and what to tell them, and when do you tell them. In today’s podcast, we talk with Starr, a first-grade teacher and mother of three. She tells her childhood story of being told about some messy truths in her family. If you have the same questions I have about kids and messy truths, this episode is perfect for you.

  • Season 2: Happy Birthday Bloom!

    13/09/2016 Duration: 09min

    We're back for Season 2! Today we wanted to stop and celebrate our first birthday with the stories of some of our tribe.

  • The Black and the White: Jessica Spieth

    08/07/2016 Duration: 24min

    Meet Jessica Spieth, wife, mother, hippy and founder of the HÓZHÓ project, an organization that focuses on stories and photos about real people. Using gorgeous black and white photos of people to highlight their strength and beauty in the midst of heartache, Jessica tries to take the shame out of pain.In this episode we’ll learn something about the Navajo language, the power of a black and white photo, and how the book, The Princess Bride changes lives.

  • Soul Repair: Lauren McKinley

    29/06/2016 Duration: 20min

    In today's episode we meet Lauren. She is a mother, teacher and a blogger. We'll follow the story of how she navigated her marriage post-affair and the music that inspired her along the way. When her friend told her, "You're gonna have to watch him go through a breakup" she dug deep to hold on to her faith, her family and her self-love.

  • Gold Minivan

    17/06/2016 Duration: 24min

    Listen to the story of the Gold Minivan, a child who is bullied and the endless power we have to lift and reconstruct ourselves. Meet lifestyle, nutrition and fitness coach Angela Martindale. These are her stories and I think you’ll come to love her as much as I do!

  • Black Box: Weird Therapy Series #2

    10/06/2016 Duration: 12min

    Today’s episode is about triggers, you know, that nasty little something that can throw us back, recalling difficult memories. You’ll hear how a trigger caught Scabs by surprise and what she did when it threatened to put a damper on everything.

  • The Bathroom Theory, Part 2: Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

    02/06/2016 Duration: 30min

    In this episode we delve a little deeper into the patterns that keep us stuck. Dr. Finlayson-fife talks about how to cross the bridge of owning our sexuality in the face of betrayal and defining what kind of sex we want. We’ll discuss the confusing extremes we sometimes feel of wanting to ban sex and/or wanting to have all kinds of sex. And, we’ll see that caring for our sexuality is the same process whether or not we have a partner.

  • The Bathroom Theory, Part 1: Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

    25/05/2016 Duration: 22min

    Sex is so confusing in love, deception and marriage…throw in a little dash of porn or an affair and who the hell knows what’s gonna happen. Hear, sex therapist, Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife's take on all this.

  • Accountable Families: Ron DeHaas

    17/05/2016 Duration: 36min

    What’s the scoop on Internet accountability software and filters? Ron DeHass founder of Covenant Eyes shares a devastating personal loss that lead to his passion and new life’s work to find solutions for families that want to keep pornography out of their homes. He talks with Dr. Kevin Skinner about family accountability and how to open the conversation between our children and our spouses.

  • Blind spot: The Audacious Life

    10/05/2016 Duration: 32min

    Blind spot: The Audacious Life, is a story told by Stephani Roberts. Stephani is the author and podcaster of The Audacious Life, an organization that helps men and women recognize and heal from emotional/verbal abuse. This story is about her genesis and her evolution. It’s about how she began to see patterns in all her relationships. Stephani noticed the common denominator was her and with this awakening, she discovered her blind spot.

  • New Brain Cells: Dr. John Ratey

    03/05/2016 Duration: 41min

    We talk about how to get off the couch and stop eating oreos, Dance Dance Revolution, how to get better sleep and how the movement of our bodies expands and grows our brains! What Dr John Ratey and I have in common: we love brains!!

  • Man-hater: Weird Therapy Series #1

    21/04/2016 Duration: 23min

    Explore weird therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), through the eyes of one woman’s man-hating experience. I promise, this story is worth it! For the record, Bloom does not support man-hating in any form. Warning: this episode can be triggering for those who have dealt with sexual abuse or assault.

  • Rub Some Dirt On It: Dr. Paul Parkin

    21/04/2016 Duration: 41min

    Do we ‘see’ the people that walk in and out of our lives? How can we ‘see’ and be ‘seen.' Listen to Paul Parkin, empathy researcher, share his own life-changing empathy experiences and his thoughts on empathy, boundaries and betrayal.

  • Nerd-out on Bonding: Dr. Sue Johnson and Dr. Kevin Skinner

    21/04/2016 Duration: 01h01min

    Many of us know the nuts feelings of navigating the fallout of betrayal. Most of the time it might feel hopeless but the truth is, there’s incredible hope! This interview will validate you and you’ll find peace and understanding. Listen to Dr. Sue Johnson, author of Hold Me Tight and Dr. Kevin Skinner, therapist, researcher, and co-founder of Bloom nerd-out on the science of bonding.

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