Life's Seasons Speaks

Life's Seasons Speaks

Weekly episodes delivered by counsellors from Life's Seasons Care & Support Inc., Sarnia, ON. Canada. They utilize their professional and personal experiences to discover, unravel, explore, and process the complexities within and through the changing seasons of life. Listen in as they tackle an array of topics and vulnerably share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Whatever season you’re in, you will be impacted! Disclaimer The Life's Seasons Speaks Podcast is presented solely for general informational, educational, and entertainment purposes. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a physician, professional coach, psychotherapist, or other qualified professional, diagnosis, or treatment. Users should not disregard or delay in obtaining professional advice for any medical or mental health condition they may have and should seek the assistance of their healthcare professionals for any such conditions.


September 27, 2023 8 mins

End of an Era - Here We Are Now

Last episode!

Thank you , thank you, thank you for all your support over the years.  This journey with our listeners has been amazing!  It wasn't an easy decision... and it's been some time in the making... but it is time to say good-bye.
Join in for one last episode where we talk about things coming to an end, surrendering to the "now", and preparing for wha...

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The desire to be healthy makes sense. But what do we really mean when we say that we want to be healthy?
How do we measure that?
What or who determines if we are healthy?
What about mental health?
What does a healthy person look like?
Today we take a look at what it means to be healthy and how we can be healthy again, even if we have experienced trauma.
 Join Jenny as she asks explores this topic and share...

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September 13, 2023 23 mins

My podcast is Psalm 127 - A Man's Psalm

Join Pastor Bob for another Soul Soothing episode.  
Psalm127 focuses on a man's particular a man and his family.  It's known as a wisdom Psalm because it was written by the wisest man who ever lived...Solomon. Solomon addresses the areas of a man's home, a man's community/city; a man's work, and a man's family (in particular, a man&a...

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September 6, 2023 25 mins

Success...why is it so threatening?

How do you define success?
How does society define success? 
How does your success measure up to other people?
How do men handle the women in their life that are "more successful" than they are?

Join Chris as he shares his lived experience as being seen as less successful than some of the people in his life and how he handled that.

"Men, it is...

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August 30, 2023 25 mins

Co-Existing Feelings & Jenny's search for her biological family

Have you ever had more than one feeling at once? 
Have they ever been seemingly opposite or maybe even conflicting? 
What is that like for you? Is one feeling more important than the other, or does one weigh heavier than the other? 

Join Jenny as she explores her experience of co-existing feelings both in general while talking about h...

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Fear of Abandonment - And How it's Hurting Your Relationships

Tina is back this week and ready to tackle an important topic... The Fear of Abandonment.  Are you wondering if this is something you are struggling with?  But you're not completely sure?  Join the conversation to find out.
Today you will hear about the fear of abandonment and how it impacts relationships - with others and yourself. 


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August 16, 2023 18 mins

 Psalm 126 - A Prayer For Restoration

It's a Soul Soothing episode with Bob, and he is looking at Psalm 126, a prayer for restoration.

Psalms 120 - 134 are Psalms of Ascent...or songs the people of Israel sang as they journeyed to Jerusalem

There are sad songs... happy songs - and everything in between.  
They are the songs of life,  depicting life's journey.

Today's Psalm is a song of mourning over what wa...

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August 9, 2023 24 mins

I Had An Idea

Have you ever had an idea but didn't realize how following through was going to effect others?

What were the motivations behind those ideas?

Did those ideas come with expectations of others?

Join Chris as he talks about some of his ideas throughout his marriage, how those ideas effected those he loves, and the expectations that he unwittingly put on others.


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August 2, 2023 17 mins

Do you just change your mind because you can?
Do you take a while to think about changing your mind?
Are you allowed to change your mind?

What happens after you change your mind?
What if people don't get it? What if they don't understand?
What if it changes your relationships?
Do you as a person change when you change your mind? What if you do change?

Is it still worth changing y...

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July 26, 2023 28 mins

Connecting with our Inner Child

"The problems of our adulthood, were the solutions of our childhood"

We all have an inner child.  It's the piece of our personality that still feels and reacts as we did when we were a child. 
It’s the piece that thinks, feels, and acts a certain way now because it reminds us of when we were little.
It’s the piece that acts a certain way now because it’s what ...

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July 19, 2023 19 mins

Rock Solid Faith

It's another Soul Soothing episode with Bob!  Join in as he discusses Psalm 125 - "The LORD Surrounds His People" - A song the people of God sang on their way to Jerusalem.

In a challenging, frightening, out of control world we all are looking for something, aren't we?  Yes - PEACE.

Where does true peace come from?  Deep rooted peace comes from rock solid faith.

Where God is - th...

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July 12, 2023 26 mins

The Choice Is Yours

Have you ever tried something new that seemed to come easy but then all of a sudden it wasn't?
Have you ever went through something in the past that you thought you worked through, just to have it come up again in other ways?
Have you noticed something unusual going on within yourself and you're not sure where it came from?
Join Chris as he talks through how these very things are ...

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July 5, 2023 17 mins

Who's Writing My Life Script?
Have you ever felt like there's a certain way that you're supposed to be?
A certain way to heal? A better or even a best way to grieve?
Or maybe there is even some sort of script that you're supposed to live by because "that's how people who have experienced X are"?
Who's writing your scripts?
Join Jenny as she shares some of her personal s...

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June 28, 2023 24 mins

Survivor's Guilt

You've heard Tina mention the diagnoses of cancer she received in 2020.  She's talked about experiences in the hospital, healing from surgery, the scar she now has... but she doesn't really talk much about the diagnoses itself.  And there's a reason for that.

Join today while Tina speaks for the first time about her personal experience with Survivor's Guilt.  She vul...

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June 21, 2023 21 mins

How Do We Know God WILL Help Us?

Join Bob for a Soul Soothing episode as he looks at Psalm 124 Our Help is in the Name of the LORD - A Psalm of Thanksgiving for God's faithfulness when King David was attacked by his enemy

Have you ever had someone attack you for your faith?

As a pilgrim on this earth, we will find as we journey across time people will attack us for our faith in God

  • Can God help us?  ABSOLUTELY!
  • WILL G...
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June 14, 2023 20 mins

What's In Your Cup? have emotions...whether you like it or not. So what do we do with them?

Tune in as Chris  continues to talk about how men tend to deal with their emotions. 

Men seem to believe that they are only allowed to be happy, loving, and angry and will disguise all other emotions to fit in these categories. 

Listen as Chris explains how we all have an emotional cup that needs our...

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June 7, 2023 20 mins

The Thing I Thought I Knew

We all think we know what we've experienced in our lives, right? Our experiences are our realities- that is the truth. But what happens when someone tells you something so simple, so obvious...and it happens to shift absolutely everything that you thought you knew...about YOU!?

What do you do with that? (except have a mini...okay bigger than mini...crisis; where you re-think everyth...

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Managing Expectations vs Nurturing Expectancy

Many times our feelings of let-down, disappointment, anger, bitterness, sadness, frustration... - they are related to unmet expectations.  Especially within our relationships with our partners.

How do we live a life of joy, happiness, and of feeling successful in our relationships when these feelings continue to show up, and because of unmet expectations?

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Join Pastor Bob as he takes us through Psalm 123 - A Grief Stricken Psalm, which he has entitled...  Beggars Can't Be Losers

Psalm 123 is a lament, or mourning Psalm, but not as in grieving over a loved one who has died.  It is grieving and mourning over being ridiculed and scorned for one's faith.

Ancient Israel experienced the same thing living in a society that scorned their God.  So, they composed a song (Psalm) to remi...

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May 17, 2023 22 mins

Tune in for Chris' first solo episode, where he vulnerably talks about being a man, and addresses the following questions:

  • What does it mean to be a man? 
  • What does "masculinity" look like? 
  • What does society say we need to do, in order to be a man? 

The world generally teaches us that big boys don’t cry, that they need to walk it off, man up, and ALWAYS be okay.  What can we do to change this?  


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