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Articles by Iris Marie Bloom

The Power of Touch Beyond Pain and Pleasure: Shifting Medical Massage Research toward Trust and Transcendence
November 30, 2007 – 12:51 pm | 9 Comments
The Power of Touch Beyond Pain and Pleasure: Shifting Medical Massage Research toward Trust and Transcendence

My mother has days when she sleeps more and more, moving in and out of a twilight state of consciousness, as she approaches the end of her physical life. She experiences, thankfully, not a …

Nature and Nocturnal Themes in Positive Psychology
September 28, 2007 – 10:16 am | One Comment
Nature and Nocturnal Themes in Positive Psychology

Given the deep sense of well-being many of us experience in natural surroundings, I want to encourage us to begin to connect the dots between our mental health and thriving natural environments, delving into ecopsychology and pro-environmental behaviors. I fully expect that within the next few years, ecopsychology and positive psychology will become intertwined. Right now, I’m just suggesting that we at least have a few dates and get to know each other better. […]

Now We Need it More Than Ever
July 30, 2007 – 12:53 pm | 7 Comments
Now We Need it More Than Ever

Conversation on an Airplane
“I’m planning on being a fireman.  But if my brother gets killed in Iraq, I’m going to enlist and go take vengeance over there.”  Thus spoke the young man in the seat …

Generosity, Empathy, and Moral Philosophy in Airport Conversations
June 30, 2007 – 11:13 pm | 3 Comments
Generosity, Empathy, and Moral Philosophy in Airport Conversations

I recently interviewed two random humans on the subject of generosity, in the Atlanta airport when my flight was cancelled five times in a row due to thunderstorms. The first subject was thoughtful, humble, and humorous in her approach to my questions. My interview with her left me feeling rather elated about just how wonderful random human beings can turn out to be when you get up the nerve to ask them “positive psychology” questions. […]

Honoring Our Relationship with Time
March 30, 2007 – 2:20 pm | 5 Comments
Honoring Our Relationship with Time

Like many of us, I have, all my life, struggled with time in one way or another.  I seem to alternate between embracing flat-out activity and finding deeper pools of energetic sustenance.  As a child, …

Iris Marie Bloom’s Bio
January 1, 2007 – 4:42 am | Comments Off on Iris Marie Bloom’s Bio
Iris Marie Bloom’s Bio

Iris Marie Bloom, MAPP ’07, is a poet, peace and justice activist, massage therapist and safety/self-defense instructor. Iris is secretly happiest when she’s out sailing or just hangin’ out with loved ones, human …

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