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Gratitude

By Blair Chandler “It’s a great to be alive day!” as my Mom would regularly shout out throughout my teenage years. It was the way I knew her to connect with that which is larger than herself. There was no doubt in my mind that nature was her church and the animals, plants, woods were…


New-found inner strength through LifeSpark

Before Amy Usalavage found out she had Stage 3 breast cancer, she’d never heard of Reiki or Healing Touch.  She had found a lump in her left breast but, like many breast cancer patients, procrastinated seeing a doctor for six weeks. When she was informed of her illness she had decisions to make. Amy decided…


A tumor named “Dave”

Laura Curnow’s story By Angela Jackson Packing paper. Moving boxes. Getting the kids enrolled in a new school. Figuring out how to navigate your new job. There are many things to consider when moving your family across the country. And add to that trying to move from Michigan in the middle of winter. But Laura…


Are you part of our tribe?

By Sandy Priester, Executive Director of LifeSpark Do you have a sense of belonging and purpose? Many people are looking for this. Are you part of our “tribe”? Here is a quick test to find out. Do you believe that… Our thoughts and emotions have an impact on healing? We are all connected? “Wellness” is…


In Blessed Service: LifeSpark

By Blair Chandler, LifeSpark Provider I walk into the Boulder Elements Spa location (a partner with LifeSpark) and wait for my client. She arrives with a smile and I lead her down the hall to an open treatment room. For an hour, I get to be in her presence. I get the honor of hearing…


“Cancer touched my boob, so I kicked its ass!”

The Kathy Trujillo Story By Angela Jackson Kathy Trujillo had just been promoted at her job at an insurance company. As a single mom of an 18-year-old girl, she stayed active to keep pace with her daughter’s life. Then a routine mammogram revealed something that would change her life. A nurse case manager called with…


Why does LifeSpark Need Funding?

LifeSpark is a non-profit organization that provides Reiki and Healing Touch wellness therapies that transform the experience of dealing with cancer for patients along Colorado’s Front Range. These services come at no charge to the Participant (patient) and are provided at no cost through the generous donation of time and effort of our many highly…


LifeSpark reaches major milestone in 2016

Last week, LifeSpark reached a major milestone. We have surpassed 200 participants per year, nearly double the 126 people we served in 2015. With nearly 2,000 sessions given, this means that this year, over 200 individuals with cancer and/or their caregivers received weekly Reiki and Healing Touch sessions for several months each. In the challenging…


How LifeSpark helped me feel better and gave me hope!

By Karen Fagan My name is Karen and this is my story about LifeSpark.  When the doctor walked in, he said only 3 words.  “YOU HAVE CANCER.” And from that moment on, everything changed. I’m a go-getter.  I have 2 children.  I own my own business as a psychotherapist and see a LOT of people…


Healing Touch can help reduce pain in cancer patients and others

Healing Touch (HT) is a light touch energy therapy that complements medical treatment and can help reduce pain in cancer patients and others. It provides patients many positive benefits in different ways that can be physical, mental or spiritual. Learn about the history of Healing Touch and what a typical HT session involves in this…