Episode 76

Have you ever felt like when you are talking to someone they aren’t listening but rather waiting and planning the next thing they would say? Would you feel more valued if you knew they were really listening? Do you want to honour your loved once with genuine listening? Today we feature Becky Harling, Author of “Listening so people will talk” to help us grow in the art of listening. Check out BeckyHarling.com for more information.

In order to listen well we need to do our best to remove distractions and to highlight that we feature the song “Simplify My Life” by Niagara-based Singer/Songwriter Tom Loewen.

Episode 74

No two people have the same finger print (not even identical twins) so we can all be sure that we are surrounded by people in our lives that are different in some way.

Coach Drew starts off the program by talking about how managing differences can help us work through challenge and find richness in our relationships.

Jeff Webb then joins us to talk about the Neuroscience of Empathy and how we can journey towards a greater expression of love and kindness to those around us.

Jordan and Joel conclude Episode 74 by discussing some self-care ideas when you are experiencing a difficult day.

Episode 73

Welcome to Episode 73 of The Unspoken Conversation, Jordan starts off the program talking about the commonly referred to “Fight or Flight” responses and offers a third word. To FACE our challenges is to have a strong self awareness that can help us make decisions before the challenge comes. Sathiya Sam then joins us to talk about finding peace and the difference between reacting and responding.

This sets the context to welcome our guest Jake Dennett, who earned a degree in Professional Mediation and now works in Pastoral Care. You are not going to want to miss a moment of today’s program.

Episode 72

We all need money but what happens when it starts to take over our lives? Financial stress is a growing problem and we welcome pastor, financial coach and author Gunnar Johnson from MortarStone.com to help us understand how to pursue a healthy relationship with money.

We Have Reached 5,000

This week we have reached a significant milestone! 5,000 downloads! Jordan shares in this special podcast the vision of The Unspoken Conversation and some highlights from the past 2 years. Thank you to all who have made this possible.

Jordan concludes by discussing an article from TheMighty.com (please note this is not an endorsement of this website, its owners or contributors).

World Mental Health Day 2018

Wednesday, October 10th is World Mental Health Day 2018 and the theme this year is Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. Thank you to the World Federation for Mental Health for helping bring light to this important conversation.

Episode 71

Shalem Mental Health Network is an organization in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada that creates numerous opportunities for people to thrive in their mental lives. Jennifer Bowen who serves as their Clinical Director shares with Jordan her story of getting into the mental health field and about the work of Shalem. For more information check out ShalemNetwork.org

Before this conversation, Sathiya shares about some changes in his life and involvement in The Unspoken Conversation. We appreciate him very much and look forward to seeing great things in his future.

Episode 70

Welcome to Episode 70 of The Unspoken Conversation, today Jordan and Sathiya will discuss the power of separating our ideas (faith beliefs, lifestyle, political opinions) from our identity (as unique as a finger print) and how important this is to fostering healthy relationships.

When the goal of a relationship is commonality, it can easily become bland and one-dimensional. We become unable to relate with other people who have something valuable to add to our lives. While in contrast, acknowledging and celebrating our differences can lead to vibrant relationships.

A solid identity allows us to relate and connect with people who have different opinions. It means that even though we disagree or don’t see eye-to-eye, we can still love each other and find ways to relate. Sathiya shares a song he wrote entitled “Apple of His Eye” to demonstrate how important it is to find identity in the right place. Finally we discuss the importance of humility in our lives.

Episode 69

Welcome to season 3 of The Unspoken Conversation. Today’s guest, Rev. Scott McLeod joins us to talk about refugees and bringing people in to Canada that have just suffered at the hands of brutal wars and just terrible situations. But also just how we as a community can reach out to people but also the emotional factors both for the people coming into the country and for us receiving them.

Jordan and Joel conclude Episode 69 by discussing the impact of art on our cultural and social justice conversations.

Labour Day 2013. 5 years later.

Do you have a day that set the course of your future? Labour Day 2013 was that day for Jordan and in this special feature he talks about that day and the journey since.

Be sure to stay in touch on Facebook, iTunes or TheUnspokenConversation.ca as we return to WEEKLY content.

Hot Topics #7: Unspoken Consequences of Depression

We hope that you are all enjoying your summer. From time to time, Jordan and Joel will be releasing conversations on “hot topics” related to Mental Health, Faith, Community and the Arts.

Today, they talk about the not often discussed consequences of depression. This conversation is inspired by an article “4 Consequences of Depression We Rarely Talk About” from TheMighty.com (please note this is not an endorsement of this website, its owners or contributors)

Also be sure to check us out at Facebook.com/TheUnspokenConversation for updates when we return to weekly episodes in September.

Hot Topics #6: Do you fear being hated?


We hope that you are all enjoying your summer. From time to time, Jordan and Joel will be releasing conversations on “hot topics” related to Mental Health, Faith, Community and the Arts.

Today, they talk about the fear of hate that people experience. This conversation is inspired by an article “My Anxiety Convinces Me That Everyone Hates Me” from MyGreatMinds.com (please note this is not an endorsement of this website, its owners or contributors)

Also be sure to check us out at Facebook.com/TheUnspokenConversation for updates when we return to weekly episodes in September.

Hot Topics #5: Quiet Times

We hope that you are all enjoying your summer. From time to time, Jordan and Joel will be releasing conversations on “hot topics” related to Mental Health, Faith, Community and the Arts.

Today, they talk about the power and importance of Quiet Times.

Also be sure to check us out at Facebook.com/TheUnspokenConversation for updates when we return to weekly episodes in September.

Episode 68

Welcome to Episode 68 and the Season 2 Finale of The Unspoken Conversation. Joel shares with us his story of being diagnosed and the decade of dealing with Chron’s disease.

Jordan then talks to Medical Doctor and Podcast Host, Dr. Rose Zacharias Meeder about how the medical profession, our physical health and mental health intersect.

To listen to Jordan’s interview on “Intersection with Rose Zacharias Meeder” go to iwrzm.com/episode-38-jordan-be…spoken-conversation/

We will be posting special content over the summer so be sure to subscribe via Email or Facebook.

Episode 67

With a heavy heart we present Episode 67 of The Unspoken Conversation where today we will be discussing the important topic of suicide.

While suicide is by no means a new conversation, this past week especially it has been on our airwaves and social media feeds with the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. The goal is to bring an informed and sensitive commentary on these well known events as well as those that are less known but no less painful.

We start the program with clips from previous Episodes (4, 35, 36 and 61) where suicide has been discussed. Thank you to Barry Chalifoux and Mike Meinema for your contributions to The Unspoken Conversation.

Later, Dr. Merry Lin talks about what to expect and how to approach your first therapy session.

Sathiya Sam then helps us further understand the power of our thoughts and how to gain perspective in our inner lives.

If you are looking for resources or a place to talk to someone check out the following websites…

(Canada) https://www.suicideprevention.ca/need-help/
(USA) https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

Episode 66

Whether you are on the verge of retirement or starting your first job you have reached the right place to expand the conversation of mental health, faith, community and the arts. Welcome to Episode 66 of The Unspoken Conversation. Today we welcome back Pastor Jeeva Sam to talk about his transition into retirement and how to process major life changes. The interview was recorded both before and after his official retirement date. We talk about finding purpose in life, the need for strong relationships and much more.

Episode 65

How is your relationship with yourself? This is a question rarely asked but critically important. The Bible says to love your neighbour as yourself and that begs the question, what if I don’t love myself? To start off Episode 65, Sathiya Sam teaches us about self esteem.

Then later, Jordan introduces a new team member to The Unspoken Conversation, Dr. Andrew Blackwood. Known by many as Coach Drew, he is a therapist, speaker and author. Coach Drew shares his life story and talks with Jordan about some upcoming partnerships.

Jordan then follows up with a teaching on 3 potential self relationships: Self Loathing, Self Lust and Self Love.

Episode 64

We have all had people in our lives that say foolish things. At times words (even said innocently) can hurt us very deeply. In Episode 64 of The Unspoken Conversation, Jordan and Joel talk about some of the most common foolish things that people say around Mental Struggle.

To start off the program, Dr. Merry helps us find productive ways to work through trauma.

Infinitely More joins us again to share their song “Through the Dark” and more music and information can be found at infinitelymore.ca

To conclude the episode, Jordan and Joel discuss how embracing your process and correcting the false statements with grace.

Episode 63

To start of Episode 63, Jordan speaks with Brenda Drost to review the Community Leaders Series. If you haven’t heard it yet go to TheUnspokenConversation.ca/CLS

Jordan and Joel then welcome Rylee Mori (a local artist and instructor) to talk about the power of visual arts.

Be sure to check out…
…for inspiring art and upcoming events

Sathiya then starts off a conversation about the power of Vulnerability that is followed up by Jordan and Joel who provide some helpful tips as to how to open up…

1. Find trustworthy people
2. Don’t be afraid to get hurt
3. Start with small and simple truths
4. Be willing to give what you ask from others
5. Don’t abuse someone’s vulnerability

Episode 62

Have you ever wanted more in life? Well we all have in one way or another and today’s guest, Amy Simpson, Author of “Blessed are the Unsatisfied” talks about how that can be a good thing in our life and Mental Health Story. Check out AmySimpson.com for more information about her or this great book.

As part of today’s interview, Sathiya Sam shares his song “Deeper” the title track of his debut album.

Are you someone that people come to for advice? Teacher. Pastor. Peer Mentor. Work Supervisor. Ever feel overwhelmed with the needs that come your way? Not sure if you should refer to professional counselling or medical help?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions you are invited to join us for the 5-part Community Leaders Series presented by Jordan Berta and Brenda Drost. They will draw from their collective years of experience on the platform and at the coffee shop having open and honest conversations with people from all walks of life.

Join us for the series release DAILY from May 7th – 11th at TheUnspokenConversation.ca/CLS

Episode 60

Have you ever experienced something that you should not have survived? How did you respond?

In Episode 60 of The Unspoken Conversation, Jordan speaks with Canadian duet Infinitely More (Allison Lynn and Gerald Flemming) about the inspiration behind their songwriting and a life changing experience they had while living in Nashville pursuing their dreams.

Gerald and Allison also share 2 songs with us…

Where Are You Hiding Today (from their most recent album “The Beauty of the One”)

There is a Light at the End of the Tomb (from their album “How the Light Gets In”)

For more information check out InfinitelyMore.ca

Episode 58

Can you think of someone that brings you encouragement? How about someone that is draining? Do you know how people feel when you enter a room? In Episode 58, Jordan and Carly discuss the power of finding and being a great friend.

Dr. Merry joins us to talk about the how-to’s of pursuing healing. For more great content check out TheUnspokenConversation.ca/DrMerry

To conclude the episode, we feature “All I Need Is You” by Greg Sykes. For more information and inspiring music check out GregSykes.com

Episode 57

Words have power. To build up or tear down. To start relationships or end them. Sometimes we feel a conflict between honesty and kindness. Sometimes we wish we were better prepared for a conversation.

In Episode 57 of The Unspoken Conversation, Jordan talks to Eric Ames about the challenges of talking in today’s world. Here are some key points from their discussion:

(1) The Bible teaches to “speak the TRUTH in LOVE” and these compliment each other since if you love someone you will desire to speak truth. Also, without love true words are often not heard.

(2) Sometimes there is a difference between what I say and what people hear.

(3) If you want to have a platform, please be an informed speaker.

(4) While we value a society that affords us free speech, for the sake of effective communication and ongoing relationship it is often wise to self-censor.

They also talked about the process behind designing TheUnspokenConversation.ca/Guide

Episode 56

Have you ever had that feeling that there was something inside you that had to come out? That feeling or thought or emotion that is pressing on the door of your mouth to be released into the world? In Episode 56 of The Unspoken Conversation, Darcy Patrick returns to talk about his new book “Creative Writing for the Mind, Body and Soul”

To conclude the Episode, Sathiya joins Jordan to discuss the power of sharing positive affirmations with people in our lives.

For more information about Darcy check out DarcyPatrick.com or Episode 47.

For further conversation about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy check out Episode 50.

Episode 55

Have you ever been asked a question and the first thought that came to mind is “I don’t want to talk about it”? In Episode 55 of The Unspoken Conversation, Jordan welcomes back Pastor Deane Proctor to talk about the reasons why we may not want to talk about our Mental Health journey and how to approach needed conversations that we don’t want to have.

Episode 54

Culture shock is something that many travellers have experienced but for our guest it goes deeper than that. Greg Musselman of Voice of the Martyrs Canada talks about witnessing persecution around the world and how it has affected him personally.

We also talk about the importance of using our voice to speak up for the voiceless in all spheres of our lives.

Episode 53

1 in 5 Canadians will struggle with their mental health this year. Many suffer silently, which means there’s a lot of conversations going unspoken. Sharing and openness can invite healing and restoration, but it can only happen within a trusting, safe environment and relationship. If you know there’s an unspoken conversation between you and a close friend or family member, we want to help.

Episode 53 starts off with Jordan asking Dr. Merry about some common “myths” when talking about Mental Health.

MeToo was a social media movement (before the current use of the hashtag) committed to removing the stigma surrounding mental health by modeling the first steps towards safe and supportive community.

For more information about Dr. Mark Mayfield, his counselling practice, podcast and events check out: mayfieldcounseling.com

Later in the show, Sathiya Sam shares his song “Call Upon Me” for more music and updates check out sathiyamusic.com

We hope that this episode has inspired you to expand the mental health conversation in your own life. We are delighted to offer you a simple guide to help you welcome that unspoken conversation. It’s free for download here.

Be sure to join us for Episode 54 of The Unspoken Conversation as Jordan discusses Mental Health and Persecution with Greg Musselman.

Unplugged #2: Triggers

Triggers are an interesting phenomenon. Often times seemingly minor occurrences can bring about major outpourings of emotion. This is our fight or flight response. Imagine a squirrel watching one of its friends getting hit by a car. This catastrophic event in its life will likely come back to mind any time they see a car. The knowledge is now backed up by painful experience will hopefully evoke the response of getting off the road. Just like in the animal kingdom, people have hints of potential pain that evokes a powerful response from them. Unfortunately, many times in my journey with anxiety, I have had these types of reactions to threats that were only perceived. My mind is on constant alert for problems to solve and the perceived is just as powerful than the reality.

In part two of Unplugged, Jordan shares some of the personal triggers that he has discovered and answers personal questions from our audience.

Next week we return with Episode 53 of The Unspoken Conversation with a special focus on “Bell Let’s Talk Day”

Unplugged #1: Brewing Coffee

Let’s take a moment to think about the steps to brewing the perfect cup of coffee. If you want the freshest cup, the first step is to grind the coffee beans. Next you put the grounds in a filter then into the machine. The last step is to press the button on the machine for the hot water to merge with the coffee beans to create the taste many so desire. This can be an accurate description of life situations as well. A mix of ground up circumstances filtered through ones emotions and the pressure of the daily grind effect all of us. If there is a coffee pot under the machine, all of these pieces can bring about positive change in our lives. If not there will be a big mess on the floor
to clean up.

In part one of Unplugged, Jordan shares the story of his first cup of coffee, explains how that relates to Mental Health and answers personal questions from our audience.

Episode 52

Christmas is often referred to as “the most wonderful time of the year” but sadly for many people this season is far from wonderful.

Episode 52 of The Unspoken Conversation features Dr. Merry talking about how to deal with challenges in our families of origin.

Jordan also interviews Kassandra Matthews about her experience providing spiritual care to seniors.

The Unspoken Team wishes all our listeners a Merry Christmas and we look forward to a New Year of programming on January 16, 2018.

Episode 51

EXAMS. Just the word brings stress to many people. But what do we do? School is a very important part of life.

In Episode 51 of The Unspoken Conversation, Jordan and Carly talk about some of the causes behind school-related stress and how to practically work through it.

We also conclude by listening to “My Best To You” by Greg Sykes.

Episode 50

Just like every building needs a strong foundation so does a healthy life.

In Episode 50 of The Unspoken Conversation, Sathiya shares with Jordan about an inner healing process he went through this past summer called “Restoring the Foundations”

Jordan also talks about a clinical approach he went through called “Cognitive Behavioural Therapy”

Both of these processes have times where they are most effective and different approaches but the underlying goal is to replace the lies that we believe with the truth about the situation at hand.

Episode 49

We all make mistakes in life, bringing hurt to the relationships that matter most. We wonder if restoration is possible. In Episode 49 of The Unspoken Conversation, Jordan talks to Dan Diggins about his life story that involves much forgiveness of both self and others. Dan also shares his song “Jesus My Friend” with us.

To end off the conversation, Jordan and Joel reflect on times in life when personal triggers cause us to say things that we wish we didn’t.

Regardless of what you have said and done in your life, our hope in this program is that you can see that change is possible. Yesterday doesn’t have to be tomorrow.

Episode 48

Welcome to Episode 48 of The Unspoken Conversation. Jordan sits down with author and speaker Sherry Stahl about her life, family and mental health journey. We also feature the song “Water In My Desert” inspired by Sherry’s life, written and performed by Rachelle Fletcher.

For more information about Sherry go to SherryStahl.com

To end off this week’s program Jordan and Carly talk about hope being available to a loved one in their time of struggle.

Episode 46

In life we will all have moments of being cared for and times of needing care from loved ones. How do I ask for help? How do I know if someone needs help? What is the best way to care for the person in need? How do I deal with the guilt of wishing I could do more?

These are all questions that Jordan, Carly, Dr. Merry and our guest Pastor Andrew Mills (from Bethany Community Church in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada) discuss in Episode 46 of The Unspoken Conversation.

Episode 45

Have you ever experienced something that brought so much fear you couldn’t move? Something that kept you online for hours trying to find answers?

In Episode 45 of The Unspoken Conversation, Jordan and Joel discuss the idea of Cybercondria, where people who spend large amounts of time looking up medical issues online as well as a deeper conversation on the broader topic of FEAR, something that affects all of us.

We also feature a song that Jordan wrote with Greg Sykes called “Hope Says Wait

*Today’s conversations are based on findings from the following articles:



Episode 44

Have you ever done something you felt was unforgivable? Have you ever found yourself caught up in something where you needed someone else to rescue you from it? This has been the life of Jordan’s guest who shares how his life has been full of forgiveness and second chances.

We also feature a conversation with Jordan and Sathiya about how connection affects addiction and a song entitled “You Still Love Me” by Greg Sykes.

Episode 43

Have you been abused by someone who should have kept you safe? Have you faced a loss so deep that it affects everyday of your life?

Sadly, Jordan’s guest Tammy Robinson says #MeToo to both of those questions.

Listen in on Episode 43 of The Unspoken Conversation to hear a story of both struggle and recovery.

Episode 42

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving and Happy 1 year anniversary to The Unspoken Conversation! It is an honour and pleasure to come on to your devices each week as we expand the conversation of Mental Health, Faith, Community and the Arts.

Jordan leads us through a look back into the archives of the podcast so far as well as highlights a FORMER social media movement called MeToo before the current use of the hashtag).

For more information about Dr. Mark Mayfield, his counselling practice, podcast and events check out: mayfieldcounseling.com

We conclude Episode 42 with Tom Loewen’s song “Unspoken”

Episode 40

Have you ever lost a loved one? How did you process grief? Many people say that grief has an impact on every part of their life.

In Episode 40, Jordan and Carly start off by talking about the physical effects of grief then Jordan sits down with David Vukovich to discuss his story including the loss of his father at age 14.

Episode 39

Have you ever had a season of life where you felt overwhelmed? Too many responsibilities? When even the things you enjoy become challenging?

In Episode 39, Jordan sits down with Eric Ames to talk about his experience going through burnout and they discuss strategies to prevent it in the future.

We also feature the song “Apple of His Eye” from Sathiya Sam’s album “Deeper”

Episode 38

Welcome back to The Unspoken Conversation. Jordan and team appreciated the summer break to rest and prepare for many more conversations about Mental Health, Faith, Community and the Arts.

To start off, Jordan and Joel talk about their summers and some Mental Health Facts.

Jordan then introduces a NEW monthly segment entitled “Moments with Dr. Merry

In the weeks and months to come we will be covering a variety of topics including Burnout, Autism, Grief, Counselling and Addiction.

Hot Topics #4: Mental Health and Food

We hope that you are all enjoying your summer. From time to time, Jordan and team have been releasing conversations on “hot topics” related to Mental Health, Faith, Community and the Arts.

Today, Jordan and Carly discuss how Food and a person’s diet affect their Mental Health.

Also be sure to check us out at Facebook.com/TheUnspokenConversation for updates when we return to weekly episodes in September.

Hot Topics #3: The Shack

We hope that you are all enjoying your summer. From time to time, Jordan and team have been releasing conversations on “hot topics” related to Mental Health, Faith, Community and the Arts.

Today, Jordan and Sathiya discuss the popular book and movie “The Shack”

Also be sure to check us out at Facebook.com/TheUnspokenConversation for updates when we return to weekly episodes in September.

Episode 37

Are your days so full that your spirit is empty? Are you looking for a secret, quiet place to relieve yourself of the pressures of life? Do you feel bad about taking time off?

Tom Loewen wrote a song entitled “Simplify My Life” by answering some of these questions in his own life. Bonnie D’Elia has created a safe place to get away (Pearable.com). Jordan takes time to chat with both Tom and Bonnie about the importance of rest. Sathiya Sam also shares his song “Secret Place” with us.

Reflecting on our need to have seasons of rest, Jordan announces that we will be taking time off in July and August from producing weekly episodes. Be sure to catch up on episodes you have not heard, share with friends and stay in touch as we will release periodic conversations with Jordan and team discussing light-hearted “hot topics”

Episode 36

Episode 36 of The Unspoken Conversation is a special one as for the first time our whole team has come together to answer the question “What is ONE thing you want the audience to know?”

We also feature a song (Without You by Sathiya Sam) and a story from one of our recent events.

For more information about our hosts for these events:
Pearable.com (Retreat Center)
HeritageCBS.com (Book Store and Cafe)

Episode 35

Have you ever had a situation of great stress and grief where you also had to help someone else through the same thing? This was the situation that Sathiya’s guest Mike Meinema was in when the school grieved the loss of 2 students in one semester, one to cancer and one to suicide. Mike shares with us how this experience led him to a very positive career change.

Also on Episode 35, Carly concludes her series on the acronym PACE talking about Empathy.

Please note that Episode 36 will be released on June 20th.

Episode 33

Welcome to Episode 33 of The Unspoken Conversation where Carly starts off by talking about Acceptance as part of our series on the acronym PACE. Jordan then shares an email that he received from someone that saw his interviews on the 700 Club Canada.

The Canadian Mental Health Association (cmha.ca) released a very informative article on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) that inspired a conversation with Jordan and Joel.

We also featured great music by Tom Loewen (Unspoken) and Greg Sykes (My Best To You).

Episode 32

Welcome to Episode 32 of The Unspoken Conversation. Carly starts off the Episode by talking about the acronym PACE (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy) as a way to communicate with people, especially those with Mental Struggles. We then focus the episode on Emotional Intelligence and Self Awareness.


Sathiya shared with us 3 goals when working towards Emotional Intelligence:

(1) Protect Connection at All Costs

(2) Ask Questions, Don’t Assume

(3) Value and Validate Feelings


Jordan and his guest Deane Proctor (formerly from the Mind Matters podcast) discuss 5 questions to consider about Emotional Intelligence:

(1) In a difficult situation, are you able to listen to someone else’s point of view and feelings, and respond without anger?

(2) Do you recognize when the dynamic of a situation has shifted based upon the way others are feeling in that environment?

(3) When you become aware of how another is feeling, do you have a great desire to meet that need?

(4) Are you willing to adjust to make changes to your communication or personality style to meet the needs of others?

(5) Do you regularly assess your emotional needs? Meaning, are you able to clearly identify how you feel with the ability to articulate that emotion in non-threatening ways to others?

Episode 31

It’s hard to hate someone when you’re too busy being their friend. True words embodied by Jordan’s guest for Episode 31 of The Unspoken Conversation, Kevin Unger.

Kevin is a photographer and podcast host that shares his struggle with anxiety and depression as well as how acceptance and creativity are a core part of his process.

Jordan and Joel conclude the episode by talking about how to deal with the “pressures of passion”

Jordan has been featured on various media outlets such as the 700 Club Canada, for his bios and interview videos check out theunspokenconversation.ca/jordan

If there is a conversation that you need to have with a loved one on a challenging subject check out The Unspoken Conversation Guide.

To make sure to never miss an episode of The Unspoken Conversation be sure to subscribe to Email Updates.

Episode 30

Welcome to a special edition of The Unspoken Conversation where guest-host Deane Proctor asks Jordan questions that have been sent in by listeners.

Later in the show we feature Sathiya Sam’s song “Call Upon Me”

Jordan has been featured on various media outlets such as the 700 Club Canada, for his bios and interview videos check out theunspokenconversation.ca/jordan

Episode 29

What does it mean to live holistically? Why is it important to give equal attention to our mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health? To answers these questions and more, take a listen to Sathiya Sam’s interview with his dad, Jeeva. If you would like more information from Jeeva, contact us and we will pass on his contact information to you.

Jordan and Joel start off the episode by sharing some thoughts about the cause and effect of Insomnia.

Jordan concludes Episode 29 by talking about our special week of programming for Mental Health Week. Check out TheUnspokenConversation.ca/Events for more information.

Episode 27

Welcome to Episode 27 of The Unspoken Conversation. Many weeks our episodes feature an interview with a guest sharing their powerful life story, while others are discussions between Jordan and a member of our team.

This week features Jordan and Sathiya discussing the critical subject of Self Esteem. Please listen all the way through to hear personal life stories and reflections that bring out how important it is to maintain a high level of Self Esteem and learn what role humility has in that process.

Sathiya also shares the song “Apple of His Eye” from his album “Deeper”

Episode 26

Episode 26 of The Unspoken Conversation is a very unique one! WOW! It has been such a great 6 months.

Zac and Josh Tiessen are brothers that have the uncommon status as prodigies, a medical reality that brings heightened mental focus and skill. Jordan discusses with them how they were discovered and some of the challenges along the way of starting successful careers in the arts at very young ages.

In addition to this interview, Jordan and Joel discuss the difference between Friendlies and True Friends as well as how to be creative during times of sadness and sickness.

We would love to continue the conversation both through our weekly episodes but also through our EVENTS. Check out our first 5 scheduled dates at theunspokenconversation.ca/events

Episode 24

We live in a world of quick access to information and the truth is that this reality can be used in beneficial and harmful ways.

In Episode 24 of The Unspoken Conversation, Jordan and Carly start off by talking about some of the risks associated with living our lives online including co-dependency

Jordan then talks to Mike Meinema about how for him and his wife sharing their struggles with infertility and cancer online have brought healing to not only them but to others as well.

We end off Episode 24 with an encouraging song by Greg Sykes entitled “You Still Love Me” to remind us that no matter what we say, do or post that there is always a next step to take.

Episode 23

Episode 23 of The Unspoken Conversation is a power-packed opportunity to expand the conversation of mental health, faith, community and the arts.

To start, Jordan and Joel announce our upcoming events (theunspokenconversation.ca/events) and discuss three terms that are important for us to clearly understand. Mental Health, Mental Disorder and Mental Struggle.

Sathiya then joins us to reflect on a study about Self Esteem and what life is like with (or without) it.

Later, Carly sits down with Jordan to share about her experience in the modelling industry and how it affected her mental health.

As always we hope to hear from you, through our website or Facebook Group. Whether you want to share your story or to host an event with our team please let us know.

For those of you that subscribe through our website, we apologize for an issue with our email system last week, if you missed if be sure to catch up on Episode 22 here.

Episode 22

Jordan and Joel become myth busters and talk through numerous myths related to Mental Health and also discuss the real truth behind Mental Health.

We also feature a song entitled “Unspoken” by Niagara-based Artist Tom Loewen that talks about some conversations that are missing from our lives and others that we should not have.

Episode 21

Do you remember a season of life when you needed a supporting community to walk with you? For many this is hard to find. Jordan talks with Jamie Reimer (Director of The Landing, Bethany Community Church) about how he is leading a support group for teenagers.

Rick Ames then talks to us about the word “NO” why we don’t want to hear it and why it is so important.

To close out Episode 21, Jordan talks to our new on air contributor Joel Puddicombe.

We are also excited to announce 2 EVENTS in the Niagara Region, details can be found at theunspokenconversation.ca/events

We Have Reached 1,000

After much work and 19 episodes we have reached a MAJOR milestone 1,000 downloads. It is an honour to speak into the conversation of mental health, faith, community and the arts in this way.

This would not be possible without a great team…as well as fantastic guests and loyal listeners 🙂

To celebrate this milestone, in this bonus episode, Jordan speaks to what we have covered so far, some of where we are going and an article that can remind all of us the why.

Be sure to share theunspokenconversation.ca with family and friends. More to come. Stay tuned.

Episode 19

Jordan becomes the guest in Episode 19 of The Unspoken Conversation as Sathiya interviews him about life as an introvert.

Jordan and Sathiya discuss how to figure out whether you are more introverted or extraverted. They also talk about how to structure your life to enhance your strengths and weaknesses.

We believe that this fits well with the theme of mental health as understanding yourself is the first step to a healthy life.

Episode 18

Many people would consider public speaking to be a very anxiety inducing experience. Not for Scott Martin who openly shared his journey with anxiety as former Co-Host of the Mind Matters podcast alongside Pastor Deane Proctor.

Deane was recently featured on Faith Today Magazine and 100 Huntley Street. Both of those appearances are available: http://www.stephenjbedard.com/2017/01/26/pastoring-combatting-mental-illness/

Episode 18 also features Eric Ames talking about an experience he had speaking to someone about the three questions to ask when deciding whether or not to share their story.

If you want to have stronger conversations with friends and family about mental health, theunspokenconversation.ca/guide is a great place to start.

Episode 17

We all have relationships, some with people like us and others with people not like us. The people around us will also need our support from time to time.

Jordan first speaks to his grandmother (Maria Berta) as well as returning guest Annie Froese about relating to people of different generations. Carly joins us to reflect on her relationships both in the highs and lows of life with her grandmothers.

Pastor Jeeva Sam then joins us to talk about his approach to visiting people in the hospital.

Episode 16

1 in 5 Canadians will struggle with mental health this year. Many suffer silently, which means there’s a lot of conversations going unspoken. Sharing and openness can invite healing and restoration, but it can only happen within a trusting, safe environment and relationship. If you know there’s an unspoken conversation between you and a close friend or family member, we want to help. We’ve provided a simple guide to help you welcome that unspoken conversation. It’s free for download; theunspokenconversation.ca/guide

To hear more about the story and heart behind The Unspoken Conversation Guide, take a listen to Jordan speaking with his mother about the importance of these conversations.

Episode 15

To start off Episode 15 of The Unspoken Conversation, Jordan and Carly talk about “Trigger Days” like “Blue Monday” and how we can respond to them.

Jordan then speaks to a Comedian, Cartoonist and Mental Health Advocate. To learn more about Harrison’s work check out HarrisonWheeler.ca

We also featured a song written by Jordan Berta and Greg Sykes entitled “Hope Says Wait”

For a Music Video go to TheUnspokenConversation.ca/Hope-Says-Wait

Episode 14

In Episode 14 of The Unspoken Conversation, Jordan and Sathiya discuss a spiritual approach to mending a broken heart or it could also be referred to as inner healing. Sathiya also shares the song “Apple of His Eye” from his debut album Deeper. The whole album is available on iTunes.

Kenny Hildebrand joins us again to further discuss implementing self care strategies to his life.

Episode 13

Happy New Year! We are honoured to have you joining us for the first episode of 2017.

Kenny Hildebrand is someone that is a very kind, fun, passionate and positive person that also has dealt with a deep struggle with depression that he shares with Jordan.

Maybe you are someone that deals with seasonal depression or this is a 365 day per year struggle, either way, we believe that Kenny has something for you.

Episode 12

For the last episode before Christmas we decided to talk about 2 songs people struggle to hear. Jordan, Carly and Sathiya discuss Conflict Resolution, Social Anxiety, Grief and Seasonal Depression as it relates to these Christmas songs.

While our next NEW episode will go live January 3rd, we encourage you all to take time this holiday season to catch up on our first 12 episodes, subscribe and share with friends.

Merry Christmas!!

Episode 11

For the past couple months it has been an honour to weekly release new episodes of The Unspoken Conversation. It has been great to see our audience grow and we look forward to many more episodes that we hope expand the conversation of Mental Health, Faith, Community and the Arts.

Jordan speaks to Josh Hageman (Lead Pastor, Kingsview Community Church) about his life long struggle with anxiety and how his faith has inspired him to pray for a change of heart not circumstance.

We also feature Greg Sykes’ (Singer/Songwriter) song “He Will Rescue Us” at the end of the Episode.

Episode 9

This week we take a journey through three continents with our guest Liz Marshall as she tells us about her life and how she has spent much of it serving people around her.

To start off the episode Jordan and Carly discussed an article entitled “5 ways to help your partner if they suffer from Bipolar Disorder” by Nellie Eden of the London Evening Standard and reflected with Eric Ames about having a “Rear View Faith”

Also, if you have not done so already, take some time today to check out Jordan’s new single at theunspokenconversation.ca/hope-says-wait

Episode 8

In life we transition through many different rooms, some more pleasant than others. In Episode 8 of The Unspoken Conversation, Jordan talks to Annie Froese who serves as the Director of the Southridge Shelter in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Jordan also gives a review of the movie “Room” that serves as an analogy of transitioning through the challenges of life.

“Hope Says Wait” A Song Story

We are excited to announce the release of a single featuring Jordan Berta entitled Hope Says Wait. A simple yet profound statement, when we are hoping for something we are recognizing that it has not yet come to be. The title came to Jordan in the summer of 2015 and he later partnered with Integrity Music Songwriter Greg Sykes to pen the lyrics for this song.


Episode 6

For some people, going to work is a place where you can forget your struggles, put your head down and get the tasks of the day completed.

This is not the case for Jordan’s guest Deane Proctor who serves as Lead Pastor of Queensway Baptist Church in Brantford, Ontario and as a former Co-Host of Mind Matters, a podcast that focussed on breaking stigma for people who struggle with Mental Illness with a focus on the church.

Deane shares his story of dealing with depression while serving in a role where he felt his mind had to be alert to focus on other people’s problems.

Also, we are excited to launch a new subscription feature below so that you can be notified by email every time a new episode is released.

Episode 5

In episode 5 of The Unspoken Conversation, Jordan and guest co-host Bonnie D’Elia (pearable.com) sits down with Ash-Lee Gibson to talk about her experience with an Eating Disorder. Jordan also reflects on attending an event this weekend with popular speaker Brett Ullman (brettullman.com) where he presented his talk on Mental Health entitled “The Walking Wounded”.

Episode 4

For the first couple weeks of this journey we have been introducing our on air team and now we conclude these introductions with Sathiya Sam. You are going to want to listen right to the end to hear about his life story and how he became passionate about helping people.

Your comments and shares are much appreciated.

Episode 3

We are now a week into this journey of Mental Health, Faith, Community and the Arts. It has been so encouraging to hear from so many of you that have been impacted by this new resource already.

This week Jordan speaks with Tom Loewen (Singer/Songwriter) about his song “Unspoken” that we also feature in this episode. Jordan then speaks with Tim Arnold (Outreach Director at Southridge Community Church) about a concept entitled “Seeing is Loving”

Your comments and shares are much appreciated.

Episodes 1&2

In honour of our first week of The Unspoken Conversation, we are releasing 2 episodes today.  We hope that you benefit from these first 2 episodes.  Leave a comment, share with friends, family and join us next week on The Unspoken Conversation.

Episode One starts off with Jordan Berta and Carly Loewen discussing what you the listeners can expect from each weekly episode, then Sathiya Sam interviews Jordan about his personal story and what lead to the launch of this podcast.



Episode Two features a conversation getting to know Carly Loewen as well as a commentary on how telling your story relates to the game of golf with Rick Ames.