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Meet Mind Bloom, your new podcast: the safe space at the intersection of mental health advocacy and breast cancer awareness. Subscribe and listen to Marina Gee's guests as they reflect on their close encounters with emotional disorders and breast cancer. Not an easy task, but we promise to make your mind bloom. Continue Reading >>
Meet Mind Bloom, your new podcast: the safe space at the intersection of mental health advocacy and breast cancer awareness. Subscribe and listen to Marina Gee's guests as they reflect on their close encounters with emotional disorders and breast cancer. Not an easy task, but we promise to make your mind bloom. << Show Less
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Ep. 2: Staying Strong On episode 2 of Mind Bloom, I'll give you some updates on my new relationship with social media, my strifes and small victories with audio recording and mixing, and on health-related matters.
Stay tuned for interviews with Lena Lang, Destiny DeHaven, and Malva Gas.
Theme song and soundtrack by Sir.Gee.Oh (https://soundcloud.com/sirgeeoh)


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Ep. 57: Keep Toxic Positivity at Bay With These Three Exercises Welcome to episode 57 of Mind Bloom, your podcast that's like yoga but for the mind.
I'm your host, Marina Gee, and this week we're talking about Toxic Positivity and how you can stave it off from your life.
For as long as I can remember, some people in my life have urged me to "think positive," and “be more positive.” But what does that even mean? If we don’t do some inner work and don’t find out where our negativity comes from or how to overcome its root issues, then positivity will just be another word with no significance attached to it; nothing more than temporary relief which keeps us trapped within this vicious cycle of self-pitying and unproductive thoughts. I have a different interpretation of positivity. By positivity, I mean authentic and empathetic openness. Not to be confused with "toxic positivity."
Toxic positivity is, I think, an overuse of “positivity” and an oversimplification that lacks the true depth of what's going on within us. Toxic positivity is a misguided and shallow interpretation of our emotions, it ignores our complex make-ups, and it limits us from exploring the potential for growth within ourselves.
This notion that we should “stay positive” no matter what comes up over and over again, especially on social media. We're being told, from an early age and, especially, as women, to ignore our negativity because it doesn't serve us, or that we need to be positive if we want to achieve our goals in life.
There's no doubt that the self-help industry has latched onto this idea as a major life-saver. And social media took the ground running. It’s so common now to witness someone share a difficult time on social media and see the post inundated with “positive” comments, such as “you got this” or “you’ve done it before, you can do it again.”
If someone you know shares a challenging moment, think before commenting and continue listening.
Find Mind Bloom @mindbloomyou:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindbloomyou/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindbloomyou
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindbloomyou
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mindbloomyou?lang=en
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mindbloomyou/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJdimAg2x96QyZvbhfdnNQ
Clubhouse: @ Marina Gee | Club Blooming Academy
Join the private Facebook Group Blooming Academy
Music score by SirGeeOh https://soundcloud.com/sirgeeoh
Marina Gee gets her daily inspiration from mentors like Brene Brown, Glennon Doyle, Oprah, Pema Chödrön, Tara Brach, Deepak Chopra, and Melody Beattie.
DISCLAIMER: The content provided by Mind Bloom is NOT intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of any content referenced or authored by @mindbloomyou.

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Ep. 56: The Five Pilars of a Flourishing Life: Nutrition, Sleep, Movement, Emotions, Social Welcome to episode 56 of Mind Bloom, your podcast on all things mental health through breast cancer.
I'm your host, Marina Gee, and this week we're talking about the Five Pilars (I like to call them the five seeds) to a flourishing life.
The first self-improvement book I ever read (very sceptically, I should say) was Melody Beattie’s Codependent No More. I cannot describe to you the amazement, the perplexity, the a-ha moments I experienced while reading Beattie’s book for the first time. To this day, I come back to it periodically, for a refresher. Maintenance is important, as we tend to forget how to best love ourselves.
In this self-discovery journey of mine, I learned that our emotional wellness relies on five pilars. These may vary slightly from person to person but, generally, we all agree that a flourishing life needs a balanced degree of: Food, Sleep, Movement, Emotional and Interpersonal realms. Listen on to find out more about these.
Grab your free copy of the Thriving Trail, my 50-page workbook with tons of exercises to help you monitor your flourishing life. https://www.mindbloomyou.com/thrivingtrail
Find Mind Bloom @mindbloomyou on:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindbloomyou/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindbloomyou
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindbloomyou
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mindbloomyou?lang=en
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mindbloomyou/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJdimAg2x96QyZvbhfdnNQ
Clubhouse: @ Marina Gee | Club Blooming Academy
Join the private Facebook Group Blooming Academy
Please leave a review in the Apple Podcasts app.
Visit https://www.mindbloomyou.com/ for news, blog posts and pretty much everything on Mind Bloom.
Buy Mind Bloom a Coffee by going to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mindbloomyou
Music score by SirGeeOh https://soundcloud.com/sirgeeoh
Marina Gee gets her daily inspiration from mentors like Brene Brown, Glennon Doyle, Oprah, Pema Chödrön, Tara Brach, Deepak Chopra, and Melody Beattie.
DISCLAIMER: The content provided by Mind Bloom is NOT intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of any content referenced or authored by @mindbloomyou.

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Ep. 55: Did You Know: We All Work for Facebook Welcome to episode 55 of Mind Bloom, your podcast on all things mental health through breast cancer.
I'm your host, Marina Gee, and this week we're talking about Facebook ads (or any other social media ads, for that matter) and how they got us working for their companies instead of the otehr way around. As breast cancer previvors and survivors, we have a story to tell and we need social media to share it with others. But the grind and the barriers keeping us practically invisible among the amount of competitors make us resort to practices that actually work against us, instead of the other way around.
I'm ecstatic to share with you the blog article Aviva Jewel has written for the Mind Bloom Journal. "What to Pack for a Mastectomy?" is one of her best, most insightful texts (and she's authored a ton of beautiful ones, believe me).
I've just released, literally hours ago, my first book (actually a working book and a journal) called The Thriving Trail. It's a whole lot of (new) habit tracking activities, journaling prompts, and a ton of bonus materials, covering fifty beautifully designed pages. It's also entirely free. Find it here: https://www.mindbloomyou.com/thrivingtrail
Find Mind Bloom @mindbloomyou on:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindbloomyou/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindbloomyou
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindbloomyou
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mindbloomyou?lang=en
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mindbloomyou/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJdimAg2x96QyZvbhfdnNQ
Clubhouse: @ Marina Gee | Club Blooming Academy
Join the private Facebook Group Blooming Academy
Subscribe to the podcast Mind Bloom wherever you stream your podcasts.
Please leave a review in the Apple Podcasts app.
Visit https://www.mindbloomyou.com/ for news, blog posts and pretty much everything on Mind Bloom.
Buy Mind Bloom a Coffee by going to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mindbloomyou
Music score by SirGeeOh https://soundcloud.com/sirgeeoh
Marina Gee gets her daily inspiration from mentors like Brene Brown, Glennon Doyle, Oprah, Pema Chödrön, Tara Brach, Deepak Chopra, and Sharon Salzberg.
DISCLAIMER: The content provided by Mind Bloom is NOT intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of any content referenced or authored by @mindbloomyou.

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Ep. 54: Blooming Together Means Interdependence, Not Codependence Welcome to episode 54 of Mind Bloom, your podcast on all things mental health through breast cancer.
I'm your host, Marina Gee, and I'm glad to be back from a 2-week break in which I moved from a 2-month stay in South Carolina to an indefinite stay in Connecticut. Don't ask. But if you really want to know, check out episodes 46 and 47. Quick hint, it has to do with my immigration status in the US.
I'm proud to share with you that my friend Aviva Jewel (https://www.instagram.com/avivajewel/) is writing a series of articles for Mind Bloom's blog. Our friendship is a great example of synergy and interdependence so please go check her work with breast cancer awareness and motivational writing on her Instagram account.
This week only, I'm offering 70% off the Seeding Session, my 1-1 private coaching program that plants the seeds for a life flourishing beyond a diagnosis. 70% off is a whole lot of blooming, and I'd love for you to be the first to access this opportunity. Find it here: https://www.mindbloomyou.com/seedingsession
Find Mind Bloom @mindbloomyou on:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindbloomyou/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindbloomyou
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindbloomyou
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mindbloomyou?lang=en
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mindbloomyou/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJdimAg2x96QyZvbhfdnNQ
Clubhouse: @mindbloomyou / Marina Gee
Join the private Facebook Group Blooming Academy
Subscribe to the podcast Mind Bloom wherever you stream your podcasts.
Please leave a review in the Apple Podcasts app.
Visit https://www.mindbloomyou.com/ for news, blog posts and pretty much everything on Mind Bloom.
Buy Mind Bloom a Coffee by going to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mindbloomyou
Music score by SirGeeOh https://soundcloud.com/sirgeeoh
Marina Gee gets her daily inspiration from mentors like Brene Brown, Glennon Doyle, Oprah, Pema Chödrön, Tara Brach, Deepak Chopra, and Sharon Salzberg.
DISCLAIMER: The content provided by Mind Bloom is NOT intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of any content referenced or authored by @mindbloomyou.

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Ep. 53: Flip the Script - The Effects of a Positive Outlook on Life Welcome to episode 53 of Mind Bloom, your podcast on all things mental health and breast cancer.
I'm your host, Marina Gee, and this week, we are celebrating one year of Mind Bloom! I have a few surprises lined up so stay tuned for more.
Find Mind Bloom @mindbloomyou on:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindbloomyou/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindbloomyou
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindbloomyou
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mindbloomyou?lang=en
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mindbloomyou/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJdimAg2x96QyZvbhfdnNQ
Clubhouse: @mindbloomyou / Marina Gee
Join the private Facebook Group Blooming Academy
Subscribe to the podcast Mind Bloom wherever you stream your podcasts.
Please leave a review in the Apple Podcasts app.
Visit https://www.mindbloomyou.com/ for news, blog posts and pretty much everything on Mind Bloom.
Buy Mind Bloom a Coffee by going to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mindbloomyou
Music score by SirGeeOh https://soundcloud.com/sirgeeoh
Marina Gee gets her daily inspiration from mentors like Brene Brown, Glennon Doyle, Oprah, Pema Chödrön, Tara Brach, Deepak Chopra, and Sharon Salzberg.
DISCLAIMER: The content provided by Mind Bloom is NOT intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of any content referenced or authored by @mindbloomyou.

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Ep. 52: Rachel Hollis and the Privilege of Hindsight Welcome to episode 52 of Mind Bloom, your podcast on all things Mental Health and Breast Cancer.
I'm your host, Marina Gee, and this week, I celebrate 52 weeks of podcasting and I call your attention to Mind Bloom's first anniversary on June 10th. I have a few surprises lined up so stay tuned for more.
This week, I'm sharing my insights on the book by Rachel Hollis, Girl, Wash Your Face.
Find Mind Bloom @mindbloomyou on:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindbloomyou/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindbloomyou
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindbloomyou
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mindbloomyou?lang=en
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mindbloomyou/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJdimAg2x96QyZvbhfdnNQ
Clubhouse: @mindbloomyou / Marina Gee
Join the private Facebook Group Blooming Academy
Subscribe to the podcast Mind Bloom wherever you stream your podcasts.
Please leave a review in the Apple Podcasts app.
Visit https://www.mindbloomyou.com/ for news, blog posts and pretty much everything on Mind Bloom.
Buy Mind Bloom a Coffee by going to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mindbloomyou
Music score by SirGeeOh https://soundcloud.com/sirgeeoh
Marina Gee gets her daily inspiration from mentors like Brene Brown, Glennon Doyle, Oprah, Pema Chödrön, Tara Brach, Deepak Chopra, and Sharon Salzberg.
DISCLAIMER: The content provided by Mind Bloom is NOT intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of any content referenced or authored by @mindbloomyou.

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Ep.51: What Does Clinical Depression Really Feel Like? Welcome to episode 51 of Mind Bloom, your podcast on all things mental health and breast cancer.
I'm your host, Marina Gee, and this week, I celebrate 51 weeks of podcasting and I call your attention to Mind Bloom's first anniversary on June 10th. I have a few surprises lined up so stay tuned for more.
Because of May Mental Health Awareness Month, I thought I'd give you my best description of what depression felt like to me in 2008, when I was diagnosed with clinical depression, after months of not eating and not getting out of bed.
Find Mind Bloom @mindbloomyou on:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindbloomyou/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindbloomyou
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindbloomyou
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mindbloomyou?lang=en
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mindbloomyou/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJdimAg2x96QyZvbhfdnNQ
Clubhouse: @mindbloomyou / Marina Gee
Join the private Facebook Group Blooming Academy
Subscribe to the podcast Mind Bloom wherever you stream your podcasts.
Please leave a review in the Apple Podcasts app.
Visit https://www.mindbloomyou.com/ for news, blog posts and pretty much everything on Mind Bloom.
Buy Mind Bloom a Coffee by going to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mindbloomyou
Music score by SirGeeOh https://soundcloud.com/sirgeeoh
Marina Gee gets her daily inspiration from mentors like Brene Brown, Glennon Doyle, Oprah, Pema Chödrön, Tara Brach, Deepak Chopra, and Sharon Salzberg.
DISCLAIMER: The content provided by Mind Bloom is NOT intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of any content referenced or authored by @mindbloomyou.

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Ep. 50: Lobular or Ductal Carcinoma - What's the Difference? Welcome to episode 50 of Mind Bloom, your podcast on all things mental health and breast cancer.
I'm your host, Marina Gee, and this week, I celebrate 50 weeks of podcasting and I call your attention to Mind Bloom's first anniversary on June 10th. &nbsp;I have a few surprises lined up so stay tuned for more.
Find Mind Bloom @mindbloomyou on:
Instagram: &nbsp;https://www.instagram.com/mindbloomyou/
Facebook: &nbsp;https://www.facebook.com/mindbloomyou
Twitter: &nbsp;https://twitter.com/mindbloomyou
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mindbloomyou?lang=en
Pinterest: &nbsp;https://www.pinterest.com/mindbloomyou/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJdimAg2x96QyZvbhfdnNQ
Clubhouse: @mindbloomyou / Marina Gee
Join the private Facebook Group Blooming Academy
Subscribe to the podcast Mind Bloom wherever you stream your podcasts.
Please leave a review in the Apple Podcasts app.
Visit https://www.mindbloomyou.com/ for news, blog posts and pretty much everything on Mind Bloom.
Buy Mind Bloom a Coffee by going to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mindbloomyou
Music score by SirGeeOh https://soundcloud.com/sirgeeoh &nbsp;
Marina Gee gets her daily inspiration from mentors like Brene Brown, Glennon Doyle, Oprah, Pema Chödrön, Tara Brach, Deepak Chopra, and Sharon Salzberg.
DISCLAIMER: The content provided by Mind Bloom is NOT intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of any content referenced or authored by @mindbloomyou.

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Ep. 49: Breast Cancer, Panic Disorder, and the Path Towards Recovery Welcome to episode 49 of Mind Bloom, your podcast on all things mental health through breast cancer.
I'm your host, Marina Gee, and this week, I'm giving you more updates on my emotional and financial (yikes) status: it's all so rocky due to all the upheaveal of late March.
If you were not aware, a lot has happened in the past four weeks:
- My green card self-petition was approved;
- I moved out of NYC (temporarily) and am now exploring the south of the country -- Florida, the Carolinas next, then perhaps Atlanta, GA;
- As a result of seeing my green card approved, I now need to wait between 3-6 months to get a work authorization, without which I can't legally work in the country. Tumultous and exciting times, for sure. A lot of you came out to my rescue in so many different ways: emotional support, financial help, a motivational pep talk. As always, I am in awe of the power of friendship and community, and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. If you would like to help me stay afloat the next couple of months (I have been unable to work since May 2020, due to my immigration status), please consider contributing to my Green Card Relief Fund on GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/greencardfund
Find Mind Bloom @mindbloomyou on:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindbloomyou/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindbloomyou
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindbloomyou
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mindbloomyou?lang=en
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mindbloomyou/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJdimAg2x96QyZvbhfdnNQ
Clubhouse: @mindbloomyou / Marina Gee
Join the private Facebook Group Blooming Academy
Subscribe to the podcast Mind Bloom wherever you stream your podcasts.
Please leave a review in the Apple Podcasts app.
Visit https://www.mindbloomyou.com/ for news, blog posts and pretty much everything on Mind Bloom.
Buy Mind Bloom a Coffee by going to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mindbloomyou
Music score by SirGeeOh https://soundcloud.com/sirgeeoh
Marina Gee gets her daily inspiration from mentors like Brene Brown, Glennon Doyle, Oprah, Pema Chödrön, Tara Brach, Deepak Chopra, and Sharon Salzberg.
DISCLAIMER: The content provided by Mind Bloom is NOT intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of any content referenced or authored by @mindbloomyou.

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