Revise Your Advent Preparation

Uncategorized Dec 02, 2020

by Kate Walsh Soucheray, Ed.D., M.A.T., M.A., LMFT

We are now into the season of Advent, and with all that has happened with COVID-19 and the election, we may not have attended to our normal preparation for this lovely season.

Instead, we may have been concerned about who is coming to dinner for holiday celebrations, whether we will be safe, and if the gifts we ordered online will arrive on time. While all those considerations are important and valuable, they can distract us from the...

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Philippians 4 as a Remedy for Anxiety

Uncategorized Nov 24, 2020

Dr. Mario Sacasa, LMFT

Anxiety is a curious thing. The human brain is a powerhouse of activity, constantly processing and directing thoughts, emotions, and actions. The vast majority of this activity is beneath our awareness, but the thoughts that tend to get us in trouble are those associated with responses to threats. When those get out-of-whack, we call that anxiety. Yes, fear certainly has its place; it is needed to keep us alive, yet, the powerful human brain can create threats in all...

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Trust in the Lord With All Your Heart

Uncategorized Nov 19, 2020

Take me to the "Coronavirus Crisis: Carpe Diem" podcast!

by Kate Walsh Soucheray, Ed.D., M.A.T., M.A., LMFT

It is so easy to feel hopeless or discouraged at this time. We may have thought the coronavirus would be over by now, or that we would have a vaccine that lets us get back to normal. And yet, we are facing the holidays and we have been stuck in this state of confusion and chaos for several months and there is no guarantee it will end anytime soon. All we know for sure is that we...

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Getting Back to Mass in the Middle of a Pandemic

Uncategorized Oct 22, 2020

by Kate Walsh Soucheray, Ed.D., M.A.T., M.A., LMFT

How do we get back to Mass safely in the middle of a pandemic? For Catholics, attending weekly Mass was an obligation, and due to COVID-19, that requirement for many was suspended until several factors were addressed, making it safer to return to potentially crowded spaces. Now that we are wearing masks, leaving space between attendees by leaving pews unfilled, and washing our hands before taking Holy Communion, it may seem safer to...

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What’s the Difference Between Life Coaching and Therapy?

Uncategorized Oct 15, 2020

Take me to "A Catholic's Guide to Self-Help"

By Ruth O'Neil

Today, more and more people across the globe are realizing the benefits of working with a coach. You can find a coach for just about everything from writing a book to cancer recovery, or from unlocking the full potential of an executive to reconnecting a mom with her authentic self after a career of raising kids! This increased awareness, coupled with the need for a whole person (mind, body, soul) approach to wellness, has opened up...

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Made for Leisure

Uncategorized Oct 08, 2020

By Adam Cross, LMFT

Are you a human being, or a human doing? That might sound like a funny question but throughout our normal schedules it's easy to jump from one task to another without really thinking about what is going on. In the hustle and bustle of life, family, and work, it is a fair question to ask how can I just ‘be’?

The truth of our Catholic faith and the reality of our human nature is that we both need and are made for rest and leisure. Without this critical time for...

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The Porn Pandemic

Uncategorized Oct 01, 2020

Take me to "Restoring Your Marriage After Pornography"

by Danny Ryan

With the isolation and constant screen time that has become the new norm another pandemic has evolved – the porn pandemic. In this article, I’d like to dive into a resource available from Souls and Hearts that will help you restore the relationship with your spouse and eliminate pornography from your marriage and family.

My name is Danny Ryan, I’m a Marketing and Business advisor for Souls and Hearts. In...

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Balancing on a Tightrope During COVID-19

Uncategorized Sep 24, 2020

Take me to the "Coronavirus Crisis: Carpe Diem" podcast!

by Kate Walsh Soucheray, Ed.D., M.A.T., M.A., LMFT

Balancing on a tight rope has taken on a whole new meaning in the era of COVID-19, with the shut-downs, schools offering in-school instruction, hybrid, or at-home learning, mask-wearing, social distancing, and church services delivered in an online format. We no longer have a safety net under us, as if we ever did. We yearn for normalcy, and yet we hear the words “new...

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Coping With Anxiety

Uncategorized Sep 17, 2020

Take me to "A Catholic's Guide to Self-Help"

by Irene Rowland MS,NCC,LPC

We are living in uncertain times. If a person already struggled with anxiety, it would make sense to have heightened anxiety currently with so much turmoil in the world. If one is new to the vulnerability of anxiety rearing its head throughout the day, it could be especially troubling to be experiencing those kinds of feelings and behaviors.

Look for Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety can look different with each person,...

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Understanding the Meaning of Beauty in a Family

Uncategorized Sep 10, 2020

by Maria De Bruyn, MA, LMHCA

When someone remarks, “You have a beautiful family,” what do they mean? Are they alluding to the physical characteristics of family members, denoting some physical trait that the family has in common? Are they talking about the strength of the family as evidenced by the family’s size, ability to face obstacles, and resourcefulness? Or is the family simply being noticed for its “je ne sais quoi,” the very spirit of the family that...

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