My name is Leah Blooms (she/they/he).
I’m a mentor, writer, artist, and curious creator who is passionate about learning, sharing, and empowering others to live their best lives. I focus on intimacy, mental health, gender, sex, and practical self-care. I’m most interested in where these major components of life converge and interact with each other and our responses to them. I use a variety of healing modalities in my mentoring practice with clients including reiki, practical self-care/self-discovery, kink, mind/body connection, craniosacral, emotional processing, and aromatherapy.
As a trauma-informed Reiki Master, certified Holistic Health Coach, and mental health advocate, I hold the journey my clients are navigating as sacred. I am committed to cultural humility and recognize how white supremacy, institutionalized racism, and injustice impact the body/mind and contribute to illness in many forms. I stand behind equity and try daily to do less harm than the day before.
As one of the first bloggers to speak openly about mental health online in 2002, it was a privilege to pave the way for deeper and more open conversations about mental health and stigma impact. Being asked by Diablo Cody to be a consultant on the Showtime series, United States of Tara, where (a highly fictionalize version of) my life was used as a springboard for the main character, played by Tony Collette, was a transformative moment. I truly felt the importance of my voice and experience.
I have lived several dozen lives and have thus far been unable or unwilling to choose just one career path. I’ve stopped looking at my incredible curiosity and zest for my passions as a bug or flaw, and instead embrace them as design features. Weaving nurture and care of others in mentoring, with my writing and art, fills me with joy.
You’re cordially invited to join my Patreon group where I go deep into what I’m researching and learning about how healing happens and the healing arts.