EMPOWERED

Why LifeSpark

By Dan Fair While continuing to recover from a recent cancer diagnosis and treatment plan, I found myself wanting to identify with a cancer-related organization in the greater Denver community. There are many options to choose from including local chapters of the national societies, health and wellness organizations, prevention, cure, etc. But what I was…


Alyse Urice: Reiki brings calm out of turmoil

By Bob Reynolds “I believe very much in body ownership,” says Alyse Urice, a participant in LifeSpark’s Reiki program. “If you’re very connected to your own body and your own health, the chance that you’re going to get better is much improved.” Alyse was diagnosed in March of 2009 with endometrial cancer. Also known as…


A mother’s love

By Jann Crock A day at Denver Health. In the Davis Building. In the Cancer Infusion Room. The air is buzzing with energy.  As I enter the room, I spy this little lady seated in a large recliner ready to receive her chemotherapy.   She is wearing an elegant turban around her head and she tenderly…


Golf with George Karl

By Ryan  Segelke Recently, we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend dinner and play golf with former Denver Nuggets’ head coach George Karl.  As we sat in the bar area of ChoLon Restaurant in downtown Denver, none of us knew what to expect. How did we get this opportunity?  Well, it all…


A gift of time, comfort, and healing energy

A gift of time, comfort, and healing energy Donna Plute shares her journey with cancer and LifeSpark By Bob Reynolds Giving back some of what she’s received in life is part of Donna Seng Plute’s creed. Donna knows first-hand the trials of living with cancer. In 2011 she began a series of four chemo treatments…


Therapy Banishes Fear, Instills Peace and Clarity

By Bob Reynolds “The relaxation and extreme clarity were so beneficial,” recalls Diana Marlowe about her Healing Touch and Reiki treatments.  The calm and insight that her treatment has given her are a recurring for Diana.  The anxiety one feels in the course of a bout with cancer sometimes makes it hard to make sound…


Reiki engages both heart and mind

Cece Barrocas speaks about her path to Reiki and how she uses it for LifeSpark By Bob Reynolds The training for practicing energy therapy work such as Reiki is partly experiential—learning by doing.  Another aspect is more formal—books, lectures, notes, discussions in classes and support groups.  People aspiring to become practitioners typically combine those components in…


George Karl video about NightSparks

We recently interviewed George Karl, former Denver Nuggets coach, about cancer and complementary therapies.  As a cancer survivor, he is a believer in the power of the mind and emotions for healing, and he is a supporter of our work. In the next few weeks, we will be airing the interview.  But until then, please take…


Mind Over Matter

By Bob Reynolds Bobbe Howard is living proof that an affirming attitude makes a difference Bobbe Howard volunteers for a pet rescue organization, tends her garden in Southwest Denver, and has taken weeks-long motorcycle trips.  Judging by the quality of her life today, someone might have trouble imagining that nine years ago she faced bilateral…


Oncology Nurse Brenda Disparti Shares Healing Touch With Her Patients

Article By: Bob Reynolds Nurse Brenda Disparti has always wanted to treat people on a holistic level.  That’s why she became a practitioner of Healing Touch.  “It appealed to my need to help the whole person,” she recalled.  “It felt like a relief to be doing something that’ll help someone.” About working with participants, Brenda…