Therapy For Heart & Soul Blog

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I will address them here on my Blog or personally via email if you prefer.

J

Hello again,

February 28, 2017

I'm often asked, "What does it mean to "hold space" for someone else?"

It means that we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they're on without judging them, or making them feel inadequate, or trying to fix them, or trying to impact the outcome.  When we hold space for other people, we open our hearts, offer unconditional support, and let go of judgement and control.

J

Welcome to everyone!

February 22, 2017

I'm very excited to be writing my first blog entry!

I plan on adding short articles, thoughts and quotes often, and look forward to your comments and questions.

"Surrender to what is.

Let go of what was.

Have faith in what will be."  

  by Sonia Ricotti


J

Welcome to March!

March 4, 2017

Just the other day I was asked, "Do I have to be Spiritual to be counselled by you or attend any of your workshops?"  My answer was, "Well, I guess it depends on what you perceive the meaning of being Spiritual to be.  Lets just say that you don't have to believe in God to be Spiritual." That answer seemed to satisfy the questioner but I felt the need to search for a definition which I personally resonated with.   The following is the one I chose to post here. 

A definition of "Spirituality"

“A quality that goes beyond religious affiliation, that strives for inspiration, reverence, awe, meaning and purpose, even in those who do not believe in God. The spiritual dimension tries to be in harmony with the universe, strives for answers about the infinite, and comes essentially into focus in times of emotional stress, physical (and mental) illness, loss, bereavement and death” (Murray and Zentner 1989:259).


J

Music Speaks!

March 11, 2017

Hi everyone.  Please see my new page just added...Music Speaks!

Enjoy...

J

What I've Learned...

March 24, 2017

I’ve been walked on, used and forgotten and I don’t regret one moment of it

because in those moments, I’ve learned a lot.  I’ve learned who I can trust and can’t.

I’ve learned the meaning of friendship.  I’ve learned how to tell when people are lying

and when they’re sincere. I’ve learned how to be tough when necessary, and how to grow up when I need to. I’ve been to hell and back a few times, and I won’t ever take what I have for granted.                                                                                           Author Unknown


J

I Aspire to Be this...

April 1, 2017

An Open Mind

Peace and clarity are the attributes of an open mind.

An open mind does not cherish opinions or harbor prejudices.

It is not preoccupied with judgments

or interpretations.

An open mind is unfettered and free

to respond to the challenges of the moment.

It does not dwell on the past or fantasize about the future.

It is present right here and now.

As a result, it is open to all of the possibilities

that might arise.

Author : Paul Ferrini

J

A New Addition

June 8, 2017

Wow, I can't believe how time has flown since I last wrote on my blog.  I've been very busy working on adding a new component to my business.  That is, selling my fully prepared workshops to those who would love to facilitate  groups on  topics related to personal and spiritual growth.  If you are a counsellor, facilitator or teacher this may be of interest to you.  Often those in the helping fields are working many hours every day just to meet the basic needs of their clients.  They have no time to create or design a workshop.  Well I have solved that issue and have prepared a wonderful workshop on the topic of Forgiveness and it is ready for purchase now.  Please see my page on "Buy a Workshop" for more details.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me through my Contact Me page.  I will respond within 24 hours.  Namaste

J

A Special Anniversary

July 19, 2017

As the 13th year anniversary of my son Matthew's death approaches, I'm feeling fragile.  I enjoy spending time with my daughter and family during this period. We always try to do something special on the date, where we can reminisce together.  My time alone is also very special to me.  I look through the scrapbook I made of his life, as memories come flooding back.  I feel sadness but joy as well.  It seems like every year there is more joy.  Joy in knowing that he lived his life to the fullest and that he was not afraid to love.  I have always felt blessed that he chose me to be his mother.  I am grateful for having had him as my son for all of his 21 years.  The sadness is lessened whenever I feel gratitude but I still miss his physical presence.  Knowing that he is with me in spirit is so very comforting.  I also know that he is supporting me and all those who loved him here on earth in some way.  Our bond cannot be broken...ever!