EMPOWERED

If I Can Be a Believer, Anyone Can

Written by Bob Reynolds Paul Morton uses LifeSpark’s Reiki sessions with intention “Never in my wildest dreams did I think it could be so effective,” says Paul Morton of his Reiki treatment.  “I’d never experienced anything that made such a difference in such a short amount of time.” But Paul’s surprise and relief at how…


Reiki Helps Jolene With Fatigue and Sadness

By Bob Reynolds When Jolene Stillings was undergoing radiation and chemo she felt sapped, physically and emotionally.  “I was sad, and cried a lot,” she remembers.  She credits Reiki treatments for giving her more energy and improving her mood for days after each session. Jolene was diagnosed with cervical cancer in October 2011, and suffered…


Melissa Williams rouses standing ovation at Touching Tomorrow

Melissa Williams, Touching Tomorrow speech on 10-2-2014 (Note:  Melissa spoke at LifeSpark’s Touching Tomorrow breakfast on October 2 and received a standing ovation for her story, which is listed here.) About a year ago in October I got a call from my doctor, that the lump I found on my neck wasn’t just a swollen…


The Difference Between Being a Victim and Being Vulnerable

By Tracy Maxwell For as long as I can remember, I have valued independence, believing it is important to stand on my own two feet, and do it myself. This has led to some interesting dynamics in my personal and professional lives, such as not being a great delegator, maintaining high expectations that things be…


Reiki provider helps people with pain. Barbara Sanchez speaks about why she volunteers for LifeSpark

By Bob Reynolds Ever since she can remember, Barbara Sanchez has wanted to help people in pain. She had been a counselor (“forever”), with a background in working with people with addiction issues. During that time, she became a massage therapist; even before learning Reiki, she was no stranger to using her hands to alleviate…


Brenda Gibson: Reiki supports traditional care while restoring strength

By Bob Reynolds A few minutes into Brenda Gibson’s first Reiki treatment, she felt some things she’d never felt before. There were chills, and then a movement inside her body she couldn’t explain. She noticed that in the days following the session she didn’t feel as sick as before. She started getting her strength back…


Healing

I have been thinking about the concept of healing a great deal lately because it is the WHY for what I do. My work is motivated by helping people heal whether it be from cancer, from the impacts of hazing or from outdated ways of thinking that no longer serve us. (Simon Sinek’s famous TED…


Frank Dow Melanoma survivor talks about Reiki

By Bob Reynolds Frank Dow is 62 years young: slim, tan, active in his retirement. He likes to cross-country ski with his Samoyed dog, and he and his wife just spent a week in Hawaii. He had a job as an independent manufacturer’s representative, and co-headed a small firm. But in the summer of 2012—six…


LifeSpark helps Candy feel better after cancer

By Bob Reynolds You would never know from Candace Burch’s cheerful voice and carefree tone that she’s lived with multiple myeloma for the last two years.  She seems to have made lemonade out of that lemon.  As a result of her diagnosis, she had to leave a job in human resources that she loved.  Even…