Our blog

Musical healing

Using music after a loss or difficult life experience I’ve been an accredited music therapist since 2004 and I’ve used music with many different people, to reach many therapeutic goals. Often, we move through our days with music around us. It may be on in the...

read more

Volunteer profile: Trish Penny

(Posted on December 27, 2016) There is a wonderful quotation that says: “Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time, they just have the heart”. At Threads of Life, we certainly know this to be true. Threads of Life exists today because of volunteers giving of...

read more

My journaling journey

(Posted on December 20, 2016) I jumped right on the journaling bandwagon a few years ago. It is good for you, they said. You will love it, they said. You will feel so much better after you write, they said. This will be perfect for me, I thought! I had been given a...

read more

Comfort foods to bring us home

Living on the ‘wet coast’ you can expect some rain come Autumn, and November is known as our stormy season. But when I heard a report that it rained 28 out of the 31 days in October, that the typical amount of rain for the month of November was already surpassed...

read more

Helping children grieve

(Posted on November 29, 2016) When you have children you want to protect them. Protect them from harm and any pain. We can’t help but want to make everything okay. The hurt to us as adults is almost unbearable when there are things that we cannot protect them from....

read more

Heart poems: Mind wanting more

In  her blog Heart Poems, counselling therapist Jan Falls shares poems that have touched her deeply.  She writes “A gift is meant to be shared, given away to the larger world. These [poems] are gifts I have received that I want to pass on to you. Sometimes doors open...

read more

Did you hear the one about the…?

(Posted on November 15, 2016) A dog goes into a bar and orders a martini. The bartender says, “You don’t see a dog in here drinking a martini very often.” The dog says, “At these prices, I’m not surprised.” All kidding aside, it has been proven time and time again...

read more

Time

(Posted on November 8, 2016) My perception of Time changed when I lost my son Brent to a workplace fatality. Life and Time itself became meaningless for the first couple of years. I began to ponder the word Time, its meaning, its importance and the affect Time has on...

read more