One must do what he/she feels that it is the “good, nurturing thing” for the soul… and what’s the Soul anyway? soul is the “thing in us ” that make us ask what is soul, what make sense, touches us,  what we really need,…..the deep stuff…the ones that catch you before your mind tries to rationalize and reduce it to a mere blabla.

About frederica cassis

My name is Frederica Dillen CASSIS, born of a Belgium mother and an Egyptian father, on the 3rd of January 1966 in Brussels, Belgium. I´ve travelled a lot, lived in many countries. Brazil is my seventh country and i live in Sao Paulo for 19 years now. Graduated in Clinical Psychology in 1991, I specialized in Junguian Psychology and in Hemophilia since then. LATEST PROJECTS: 1) Launching IN-HEMOACTION flash cards, where I added new topics like Inhibitors and their different treatments, physiotherapy and a some playful activities like video games! 2) HERO (Hemophilia Experiences Results and Opportunities) sponsored by Novo Nordisk since 2009, exploring through qualitative and quantitative analysis the psychosocial issues involving People with hemophilia, their carers and the health professionals in the treatment process. check this project in my blog Now, HERO is in Brazil! soon the results will be available. 2) P-TET (Pediatric Thrombosis Educational Tool) flash cards in evolution stage, for kids on anti-coagulant treatment...inspired on IN-HEMOACTION flashcards success. 3) I am a co-author along with psychologist Irene Fuchs and Edward Kuebler of a booklet called "Communication, love and sexuality for people with hemophilia, carriers and family" 4) an on going process of a systematic review for the Cochrane Collaboration about "psychological interventions for people with hemophilia and their families" On a more personal level i have 3 three great not anymore children :) Danaê 24, Rubi 18 and Iggy 15) and i love to jogg, dance and read. To walk and look for shells on a beach too and I discover that i love deserts...:)

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  1. J C Ols says:

    Soul is a food. It is food for the spirit. It feeds the spirit like factor feeds the bleed. It joins with other souls like factor joins with other factors to mend, heal, synergize, and provide for moving forward to the betterment of all involved. Someone said that religious faith is a relationship with God. Is soul the essesence of that relationsip?

    • J C,
      Soul is food , i liked that, a special food that makes you feel alive , not only because your heart beats and your brain sort of function :), a food that strikes your “entranhas” your gutts, and make you look for more meaning in life….
      and Each factor helps the net of fibrin to be borned….we , friends and Pwh are factors of union for that net be efficient! I don’t have a straight answer to your question..but i hope you got my experience of soul.
      Our motto (Kattieka, Gustavo B. and I )is SOUL LY EGO LESS

  2. J C Ols says:

    And some scientists are now saying that it seems that the heart has a kind of brain of its own. In my poem, about my wife dumping me, in which I said, “My heart aches and my stomach growls; Sometimes my crying turns into howls”; maybe I should have included something about my soul. I wonder just how prevalent divorce is, of parents of a pwh.

  3. frederica says:

    J C,
    Divorce hurts even when one wants weren’t dumped, both of you are taking perhaps different paths.
    Your poem is beautiful, I write too when I “bleed”, it helps me a lot.
    And your words are Soul ly 😉
    I separated continues and it can continue well!
    Children musn’t lose their parents, their presence even if they are divorced. “Ex-dad or Ex-mom” don’t exist.

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