Heloisa da Silva Porto

Heloisa da Silva Porto, R.P. is a shaman and psychotherapist who has been on a healing and spiritual path since her adolescence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I met Heloisa through my friend Jeannette McCullough.

Throughout her healing journey Heloisa has developed a broad understanding of the body-mind-spirit interconnection and a depth of empathy, compassion, and intuition for other people’s emotional and spiritual processes.

Private Practice in Toronto

Heloisa established her private practice in Toronto in 1995. She is a Register Psychotherapist by CRPO – College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario – since 2015.

Certifications

Heloisa holds several certifications including: Shamanic Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Spirit Releasement Therapy, Past life Regression Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, Reconnective Healing, Therapeutic Touch, Holodynamics, Soul Retrieval, Kundalini Yoga Teacher among others.

More recently she has finished a training with Raja Salam in Integrated Somatic Psychology and is working toward a SE Somatic Experience certificate to help people heal trauma from the body up.

Sacred Mountains Sanctuary

In the past few years, since 2016, she has been working for 6 months in Northumberland area and Toronto, ON, and 6 months in Caxambu and Aiuruoca area, MG, Brazil where she founded the Sacred Mountains Sanctuary.

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Never Surrender by Corey Hart is in my My Morning Kickstart Music List

Never Surrender by Corey Hart is in my My Morning Kickstart Music List.

Lyrics – Never Surrender

Just a little more time is all we’re asking for
Cause just a little more time could open closing doors
Just a little uncertainty can bring you down

And nobody wants to know you now
And nobody wants to show you how

So if you’re lost and on your own
You can never surrender
And if your path won’t lead you home
You can never surrender
And when the night is cold and dark
You can see, you can see light
Cause no one can take away your right
To fight and never surrender

With a little perseverance you can get things done
Without the blind adherence that has conquered some

And nobody wants to know you now
And nobody wants to show you how

So if you’re lost and on your own
You can never surrender
And if your path won’t lead you home
You can never surrender
And when the night is cold and dark
You can see, you can see light
Cause no one can take away your right
To fight and never surrender
To never surrender

Songwriters: Corey Hart

Corey Hart

Corey Hart is a Canadian songwriter and singer born in Montreal, Quebec.

Corey Hart has sold over 16 million records worldwide by amassing 9 consecutive US Billboard Top 40 Hits, while scoring an impressive 32 top 40 singles in his native Canada (Including 12 – Top 10 Hits).

He´s Grammy Nominated as well as an ASCAP, multiple Juno and Quebec ADISQ award winner.

Visit the Corey Hart website.

Video – Corey Hart inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame | Juno Awards 2019

The 2019 Juno Awards took place at the Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario. The ceremony, hosted by Sarah McLachlan, included performances by Coeur de pirate, the Reklaws, Jeremy Dutcher, Loud Luxury, Bülow and Hall of Fame inductee Corey Hart.

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23 Signs and Symptoms of Clinical Depression

The word depression is tossed around so casually that it is often not heard when it needs to be. Clinical Depression can be life-threatening. Many people who suffer from clinical depression kill themselves.

Most of us feel sad, lonely, or down at times. It is how we often react to loss and the daily struggles of life. However, when these feelings become overwhelming, cause physical symptoms, and last for long periods of time, they can keep you from leading a normal, active life.

23 signs and symptoms of clinical depression

Take a looksee at the following 23 signs and symptoms of clinical depression including:

  1. Insomnia
  2. Early-morning wakefulness
  3. Sleeping too much
  4. Fatigue
  5. Persistently feeling sad
  6. Persistently feeling anxious
  7. Persistently feeling “empty”
  8. Trouble concentrating
  9. Trouble remembering details
  10. Trouble making decisions
  11. Feelings of guilt
  12. Feelings of worthlessness
  13. Feelings of helplessness
  14. Feelings of Pessimism
  15. Feelings of hopelessness
  16. Irritability
  17. Restlessness
  18. Loss of interest in things once pleasurable, including sex
  19. Overeating
  20. appetite loss
  21. Aches, pains, headaches, or cramps that won’t go away
  22. Digestive problems that don’t get better, even with treatment
  23. Suicidal thoughts

Clinical depression can creep up on us and weave itself into our lives without us being aware. It is insidious.

Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC)

If parts of the above list resonate with you, or they appear to apply to a loved one or friend, reach out for help. There is help available. In Canada The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) is a great place to begin.

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Remembrance Day – In Flanders Fields – Leonard Cohen

Tomorrow is November 11. It is Remembrance Day in Canada.

Leonard Cohen recites “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae

In Flanders Fields

“In Flanders Fields” is a war poem written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. He was inspired to write it on May 3, 1915, after presiding over the funeral of friend and fellow soldier Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, who died in the Second Battle of Ypres.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead; short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe!
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high!
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae, 1872 – 1918

A moment of silence is held at 11:11 on the 11th.

Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

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Schools Attended by Richard

The purpose of this page is to provide info about the formal education that I have experienced but obviously experiencing life also provides us with understandings of many things.

I lived in a number of different Canadian cities as I was growing up and therefore attended quite a few different schools, although I am only listing those schools that I attended from high school onwards.

Before attending university I studied in a public school and then a private school where I boarded.

About Richard

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End of Life Planning Canada

End of Life Planning Canada is a new national healthcare charity that has been spun off from Dying With Dignity Canada. Dying With Dignity Canada is the national organization committed to improving quality of dying, expanding end-of-life choices and helping Canadians avoid unwanted suffering.

The mission of End of Life Planning Canada is to help Canadians navigate the end-of-life experience with confidence and dignity.

They promote research and provide information, education and support to help individuals and their families to plan for a gentle and dignified death, and to navigate the health care system with confidence that their rights and preferences will be respected to the very end.

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Kingston, Ontario becomes the first Canadian municipality to endorse basic income

This is a significant event and a milestone in Canada. Kingston City Council in Ontario is the first Canadian municipality to endorse a Basic Income Guarantee (BIG).

In a vote held on Tuesday, December 15, the policy idea was unanimously endorsed with a 13-0 outcome in favour. The successful motion calls for a “national discussion of a Basic Income Guarantee for all Canadians”. It also asks for provincial and federal governments to investigate and develop the measure at the national level. The motion will be sent to all municipalities in Ontario with a request to endorse the initiative.

According to the approved text, the rationale for a BIG is the growing income insecurity and inequality, and the inadequacy of the current welfare system to address these issues. The motion states that:

A basic income guarantee would reduce income insufficiency, insecurity, and inequality and ensure everyone an income sufficient to meet basic needs and live in dignity regardless of work status.

One of the biggest supporters of the outcome was former Kingston-area senator Hugh Segal. He has been an advocate for some form of basic income guarantee for decades, and took great pride in this result. Speaking to the local daily Kingston Whig-Standard, he stated that the “Council has shown tremendous courage and real leadership.” He went on to say that “it’s fiscally responsible and it responds to reality in terms of need… Give the money to people because they know where to spend it.”

This result comes at a time of change in the Canadian political landscape with the recent victory Justin Trudeau’s Liberals in the national elections. Toni Pickard, a retired law professor from Kingston University and co-founder of the Kingston Action Group for a Basic Income Guarantee, was interviewed by the same newspaper. She stressed that “the progress exceeds our hopes, to some degrees our imaginations. We expected maybe 20 years before any political take-up”. She remarked that Trudeau, the new Prime Minister, has declared poverty reduction is a top priority. A guaranteed basic income could be a way to help him make great strides in that area.

This is the first elected body in Canada to endorse the introduction of a basic income guarantee. In recent months, several Canadian mayors have spoken in favour of BIG. At the national level, the Canadian Medical Association endorsed BIG, and the National Women’s Liberal Commission, the women’s wing of the ruling party, has called for the federal government to launch a basic income pilot.

Kingston’s move is a significant step. We will have to wait and see whether this will encourage others to show the same support for BIG. With the changing political climate in Canada, it may well be a policy whose time has come.

For more information, see the following sources:

Paul Schliesmann, “Kingston council first to endorse guaranteed income,” The Kingston Whig-Standard, December 18, 2015.

Roderick Benns, “Kingston becomes first Canadian municipality to call for basic income guarantee,” Leaders and Legacies, December 16, 2015.

Roderick Benns interviews Toni Pickard, “Basic income guarantee and healthy minimum wage go hand in hand, says retired professor,” Leaders and Legacies, July 3, 2015.

Toru Yamamori, “CANADA: Ruling party’s women’s commission calls resolution for UBI experiment,” Basic Income News, November 6, 2015.

Josh Martin, “Canadian Medical Association officially endorses basic income at general council,” Basic Income News, September 6, 2015.

Will Wachtmeister, “CANADA: Edmonton mayor moots twin basic income pilot with Calgary,” Basic Income News, June 19, 2015.

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Joe is currently preparing to study for his PhD in 2016. He is looking into the feasiblity of introducing a Universal Basic Income in the UK. He is a keen blogger about social issues, politics, inequality, education and learning.
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