Shelley Harrison here of Dove Heart Healing. I’ve been penning the “From the Heart” column since my fabulous debut in winterplay! 2009 on the front cover as the Virgin Mary! I swear I was just down to Toronto for the weekend visiting my brother Jeff, our editor extreme, when suddenly I found myself in a bathtub surrounded by half-naked Adonises, and getting my make-up professionally done to Earth Goddess status. Hmm, great way to get a gal recruited.

I consider myself an ally to the community because *gasp* in case you hadn’t figured me out, I’m straight. My brother is my best friend and I’ve always been his fan. (Ok, except when he used to pick on me when we were kids). I consider it such an honour to write for the community and would love your feedback on what I share in the column. Please continue to educate me on what is close to your heart.
As a healer, I see souls with the eyes of spirit, and all are equal to me on this level. I love watching the powerful emergence of the LGBTQ+ community as an affirmation of spirit speaking equality and diversity of Life Purpose into our world.

Return regularly so we can create a conversation.

About the Author

Shelley A. Harrison is an Energy Healer in Ottawa. She graduated from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing 4-year professional training and has been working in private practice for over 10 years. She visits Toronto regularly to see clients and visit her brother, Jeff, the editor of this magazine. You can write Shelley at or visit her at