My name is Leah/Leo Blooms (he/they/she).
I’m a mentor, writer, and artist who is passionate about learning, sharing, and empowering others to live their best lives. My mentoring focuses on intimacy, mental health, gender, sex, and practical self-care. I help clients understand where these major components of life converge and how our responses to them impact our ability to be successful. I use a variety of healing modalities in my mentoring practice with clients including energy work*, practical self-care, mind/body connection, trauma/emotional processing, kink (25+), and power dynamics (25+).
As a trauma-informed energy practitioner*, 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 was a transformative moment. I truly felt the importance of my voice and experience.
I use writing and painting as healing arts and encourage my clients to find and blend modalities that work for them. Weaving nurture and care of others in mentoring, along with my writing and art, fills me with joy.
*My relationship with being a Reiki Master has changed over the years. While I do use my own personal type of energy work in my practice with clients, which includes what I learned in my time training to become a Reiki Master, I no longer give attunements to others. I became passionate about Reiki when I believed my family genealogy included indigenous peoples. The Reiki Master I learned from had lineage that was similar to what I believed at the time was my own, along with Japanese lineage and training. That family myth has since been disproven via genetic testing. I’m made of 99.7% colonizer bloodlines and as such, have no claim to be a Reiki Master or spirit worker. I refuse to knowingly contribute to the harm done to other cultures by white colonization and spiritual bypassing.