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Words of Affirmation and Parts

May 1, 2024

Dear Souls and Hearts Members, Bishop Oscar Romero highlighted the need for affirmation when he wrote: “I don’t want to...

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A Touch of Love

April 17, 2024

Dear Souls and Hearts Member, “To touch can be to give life,” said Michelangelo.  And today, I bring you the...

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How Children Need Love from You

April 10, 2024

Dear Souls and Hearts Member, In July 1967, the Beatles released a single titled All You Need is Love, written...

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Healing Our Parts ... So We Can Love Better

April 3, 2024

Dear Souls and Hearts Members, Catholicism is all about love.  That’s the core message of the Gospel, the Good News...

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A Guide to Your Personal Formation for Holy Week

March 27, 2024

Dear Souls and Hearts Member, Souls and Hearts is all about your personal formation, primarily your human formation and secondarily...

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Unintentional Bedfellows: The Marriage of IFS and Catholic Thought

March 20, 2024

Dear Souls and Hearts Member, I am so pleased and eager to bring you a guest weekly reflection by Michelle...

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State of Souls and Hearts

March 6, 2024

Dear Souls and Hearts Members, We almost never mention politics, current events, the “news,” etc., in these weekly reflections; it’s...

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Litanies of the Heart, Reviewed by Elizabeth Galanti

February 28, 2024

Dear Souls and Hearts member, Elizabeth Galanti, MA, MBA is both a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (licensed in NY and...

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Applied Review #3 Boundaries For Your Soul: Intense Emotions and Parts

February 21, 2024

Dear Souls and Hearts Member, Today I share with you the fourth and final installment of our review of Alison...

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Applied Review #2: Boundaries for Your Soul

February 14, 2024

Dear Souls and Hearts Member, We are continuing our in-depth review of the 2018 book Boundaries for Your Soul by...

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A Dissertation on IFS and Catholicism

February 2, 2024

Dear Souls and Hearts Member, I had not intended to send out an email this week; but something happened –...

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Applied Review #1: Boundaries For Your Soul

January 24, 2024

Dear Souls and Hearts member, I am very excited to offer you my review of the 2018 book Boundaries for...

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Boundaries For Your Soul: Understood through a Catholic Anthropological Lens

January 17, 2024

Dear Souls and Hearts Members, As we continue our series of reviews of Christian IFS works, I am so pleased...

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Book Review: Part 3 -- A Catholic Review of Altogether You by Jenna Riemersma

January 10, 2024

A Catholic Review of Altogether You (Part 3: Clinical / User Review) by Dr. Peter Martin This is the third...

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Book Review: Part 2 -- A Catholic Review of Altogether You by Jenna Riemersma

January 3, 2024

Dear Souls and Hearts Member, Happy New Year to you!  In 2024, I am happy to share that we are...

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Book Review: Part 1 -- A Catholic Review of Altogether You by Jenna Riemersma

December 27, 2023

Dear Souls and Hearts Member, Merry Christmas to you and to your loved ones. I hope this season is one...

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Book Review: Restoring Relationship

December 20, 2023

Dear Souls and Hearts Member, I am very excited to continue our series of books reviews on books informed both...

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Review of Parent, Child, and Adult: Healing Our Inner Selves

December 13, 2023

Dear Souls and Hearts Member, We are embarking on a project in these weekly reflections that I’ve been looking forward...

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The “How” for Your Human Formation

December 7, 2023

Dear Souls and Hearts Member, In last weeks’ reflection, Human Formation in Purgatory? Yes, Indeed, we discussed the idea that...

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Human Formation in Purgatory? Yes, Indeed.

November 29, 2023

Dear Souls and Hearts Members, As we enter the final days of our liturgical year, the final days of November...

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Your Tor-Mentors: God's Gift to You at Thanksgiving

November 22, 2023

Dear Souls and Hearts Members, Thanksgiving is again upon us — the annual American holiday famous for family reunions, turkey...

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Review of The Crowded Room TV series with a Brief History of Multiple Personality Disorder and Ego State Therapy

November 15, 2023

Image titled Danny Sullivan by Obligated, used under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 License Review of The Crowded Room TV series with a Brief History of...

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Wholehearted Prayer in Humility

November 8, 2023

Dear Souls and Hearts Members, I so appreciate when our Resilient Catholics Community members reach out to me with their...

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Three Ways How Saints Have Done Wrong – With Serious Consequences

November 1, 2023

Dear Souls and Hearts Member, Time for a confession: I hate most depictions of saints. I hate the plaster statues of...

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