Love Bombs

Addiction, Healing, and Service

Dr. Rhea Zimmerman with long time friend Melissa Sivvy while on tour with Love Bomb in New England during the fall of 2014.

Dr. Rhea Zimmerman with long time friend Melissa Sivvy while on tour with Love Bomb in New England during the fall of 2014.

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This interview features the story of a long time friend Melissa Sivvy whose recovery from paralysis of the legs after Guillain Barre Syndrome and then healing from alcohol and drug addiction has deeply inspired me.  To literally watch someone find their legs again is a thing of grace.

She is now finishing her master's degree in psychology at Goddard College and is registered as a non-licensed psychotherapist in the state of Vermont. Her work lately has been focused on Refuge Recovery (a Buddhism-based program for addictions of all kinds), which has lead her to an interest in providing proper care for incarcerated people who suffer from addiction and other mental health afflictions. Melissa intends to pursue a PhD in Forensic Psychology where she will gain the training and knowledge needed to advocate for policy changes within the United State's corrections system. 

Resources for help with addiction and finding connection to others mentioned in the podcast are:

Alcoholics Anonymous

Refuge Recovery

and another not mentioned is

Attitudinal Healing

 

Stickers, Service, & Kids Love Bomb Project? A Mini-Summer Lesson!

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Hi There!

Some of you have seen the film Love Bomb and others are still waiting for the chance,...once you do you will see that part of our story is that we collaborate with an elementary school to have the kids draw little love bomb stickers that we bring with us to gift to the children that we see there.

Well, this year we are going during summer vacation,...so kids are out of school!

We are looking to gather 100+ stickers to bring with us and we'll need them in hand by Wednesday, July 30!

This is where you and your kids come in!

Would you like to have your kids do a little summer sticker service lesson?

Here is what you'll need:

1.  Blank stickers (If you can't find blanks, printer labels will do just fine that you cut to separate for us!)

2.  Coloring pens, crayons, or pencils

3.  Envelope and stamp to send 'em to us!

Here is the lesson:

Ask your kids to think of something nice that will "brighten someone's day" that they can draw or write on a sticker that a child in Peru will enjoy.  In years past the kids have received these stickers like little "collectors items" that they put in special places.  It becomes a fun game and sweet exchange.

Here are some more examples:

We will bring the stickers with us and take as many photos as we can of children with the stickers to post in a follow up blog right here for you to share with your kid's!

It's a sweet little late-summer service project.

Are you in?  Awesome!

Please send the stickers to arrive by Wednesday, July 30 to:

Blossom Chiropractic Studio, 1834 First St., Suite 3, Napa, CA 94559

Thank you for playing!  

Big Love, Rhea