Joyce Vissell

Joyce & Barry VissellJoyce & Barry Vissell, a nurse/therapist and psychiatrist couple since 1964, are counselors near Santa Cruz, CA. They are widely regarded as among the world's top experts on conscious relationship and personal growth. They are the authors of The Shared Heart, Models of Love, Risk To Be Healed, The Heart’s Wisdom, Meant To Be, and A Mother’s Final Gift.

Call Toll-Free 1-800-766-0629 (locally 831-684-2299) or write to the Shared Heart Foundation, P.O. Box 2140, Aptos, CA 95001, for further information on counseling sessions by phone or in person, their books, recordings or their schedule of talks and workshops. Visit their web site at for their free monthly e-heartletter, their updated schedule, and inspiring past articles on many topics about relationship and living from the heart.

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I Am a COVID-19 Survivor Inspiration
The Golden Key to Lasting Happiness Gratitude & Service
When Having A Difficult Time... Friendship
Memories Are Very Precious Gratitude & Service
Becoming an Ally to People of Color Friendship
Sheltering at Home: A Different Kind of Gratitude Gratitude & Service
Practicing Gratitude in Vulnerable Times Gratitude & Service
Making Your Heart A Safe Place Friendship
Choosing To Focus On Gratitude For Our Mistakes Forgiveness & Acceptance
Learning the Lesson of Trust Fear and Worry
Never Give Up on Your Dreams: My Leo Buscaglia Miracle Happiness & Success
A Gift Behind Every Disappointment Gratitude & Service
What Your Attention Is Upon, You Become Creating Realities
Can Frustration Be Part Of A Beautiful Plan? Intuitive Awareness
The Pain of Rejection Brings a Gift Forgiveness & Acceptance
The Secret to the Love and Joy of our 50-Year Marriage Couples
To Really Appreciate a Man... Couples
The Joy of Service: A Fulfilled Life Is All About Service Gratitude & Service
Each One Of Us Can Be A Miracle For Someone Else Performance
Finding Your Perfect Partner: Two Key Ingredients Couples
To Really Choose a Man Communication
Prayer Works With or Without Religion: Try It Religions and Beliefs
The Power of Showing Up and Helping Activism
Lightening Up: A Very Different Kind of Spiritual Retreat Inspiration
When Our Children ‘Come Out’ Parenting
The Many Opportunities to Trust Fear and Worry
What Would Your Sign Say? Creating Realities
There Are Many Unsuspected Heroes Among Us Forgiveness & Acceptance
Don’t Cry Because It’s Over. Smile Because It Happened. Gratitude & Service
The Blessing of Differences in Relationships Couples
Love, Serve, and Remember: Living With Purpose and Joy Life Purpose
Asking our Higher Power for Help in All Situations Inspiration
You Never Need to Defend or Justify Your Feelings Communication
Are You More Important Than Your Cell Phone? Leisure & Creativity
Remembering To Say Thank You Is More Important Than You Think Gratitude & Service
The Infinite Blessing of The Hand Upon My Head Inspiration
Please Hold Me Relationships
A New Way to Receive Appreciation: Can You Handle It? Gratitude & Service
Betrayal and the Gift of Forgiveness Forgiveness & Acceptance
A Daily Practice You'll Never Regret Relationships
The Screen Free Day: A Great Gift for Yourself & Others Leisure & Creativity
It Only Takes a Few Seconds to Be Kind Behavior Modification
How Good a Friend Are You? Friendship
Love Holds No Grievances: Choosing Peace in Relationships Forgiveness & Acceptance
Our Need for Receiving Acknowledgment & Blessing Gratitude & Service
Making your Heart a Safe Place: A New Year's Resolution Self-Help
Life Not Going According to Your Plan? A Higher Plan for Your Life Intuitive Awareness
Do Not Underestimate The Power of Words: To Heal or To Hurt Communication
Holding a Grudge: Drinking Poison and Expecting the Other Person to Die Forgiveness & Acceptance
The Preciousness of Life: Lessons from My Husband’s Near Death Experience Death and Dying
“Am I Too Much for You?” Relationships
Don’t Hold Back! Love With All Your Heart! Couples
Flying High: From Disappointment to Service Gratitude & Service
Healing Words: A Healing Tonic for Relationships Communication
Healing in the Shower: When Courage & Trust Replace Fear Fear and Worry
Can Angels Make Mistakes? Receiving Help in Difficult Times Religions and Beliefs
How to Listen: Ask... Then Listen Communication
The Gift of Challenge Is The Wisdom It Brings Life Purpose
What's Really Important On My Bucket List Fear and Worry
Creating Your Own Nest of Peace Self-Help
A Mother's Final Gift Death and Dying

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