• Reiki Elements

    What is Reiki? Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It was re-discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 1900s.  Mrs. Hawayo Tanaka brought Reiki from Japan to the West in 1938.  Reiki is given by the “laying of hands” that has been practiced for thousands of years.  In fact, the basis for modern-day Reiki…

  • Father's Day

    Father’s Day Without My Dad

    It’s a day I’ve been dreading every year since Dad died in January 2017. This is my sixth Father’s Day without him. I’ve been anticipating this day for months. I can’t escape it. It’s been in my face everywhere I go. It’s just another reminder he isn’t here anymore.  To be honest, I’m tired of those reminders. Although I know…

  • Self-Reiki When Grieving

    Practicing Self-Reiki When You Are Grieving

    Practicing self-Reiki really helped me when I was grieving the deaths of my loved ones. I truly believe it really helped to keep me in better health during those times. Do I have any way to scientifically prove it? Not really other than I felt calmer, slept better and didn’t get sick during those two very difficult periods in my life.…