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What is Reiki?

What is Reiki?

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  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

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Grief Educational Program or Bereavement Group?

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  As an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist® many people have asked me what the difference is between The Grief Recovery Method® educational program and bereavement groups. Since I have participated in both, I wanted to share my perspective. BEREAVEMENT GROUPS After the suicides of two friends, no one seemed to want to talk to me about

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Mediums

Mediums, Psychics and Psychic Mediums

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  After my best friend’s death, I gravitated to learning more about mediums in an effort to better understand if she was okay. I had grown up Catholic and had been taught suicide was a mortal sin. If so, what did that mean for her? Was she “trapped” somewhere for the rest of eternity? Was

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Pet Loss

Why Pet Loss Is So Hard

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  Words can’t describe how it feels to lose a pet. For many, a furry friend is a beloved member of their family. For others, their pet is the only family they have. These are a few reasons why pet loss can be so hard. Often when a pet passes away, people resort to incorrect mechanisms

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Grief Anniversary

Grief Anniversary

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  Since time does not heal when it comes to grief, it is not surprising that the Grief Anniversary of a loved one’s death can be just as painful as the day they died. For me, April 3rd marks the six year anniversary of my former fiancé’s death. Although we were no longer together when he passed

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Grief Journal

How a Grief Journal Can Help

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  For me, journaling has always been one of the ways I get the thoughts out of the vastness of my head. I am the kind of person who thinks about everything. But the problem is all those thoughts swirl around in my head constantly. Even when I am sleeping. To the point I used

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