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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Our New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone! We hope 2008 is a great year for you and if you made any resolutions, we hope you'll be able to stick with them. We've made a list of resolutions for what we'd like to accomplish with The Reiki Digest in the coming year, and we're stating our intention and offering you a preview of coming attractions by publishing them here.

1. To continue our personal Reiki practice, of course -- first things first.

2. To publish at least four printable special reports in handy PDF form. Our first topic will be Reiki in a medical environment.

3. To establish a global online Reiki practitioner directory.

4. To provide more special offers, discounts and privileges for our subscribers.

5. To hear from YOU -- we resolve to do more to encourage comments and other reader involvement.

6. To establish a Carnival of Reiki. We enjoyed hosting the Carnival of Healing last month, and it inspired us to establish a Carnival of Reiki. Our first Carnival will be published January 31, 2008, and the deadline for submissions is January 24, 2008. If you've got a Reiki-related blog post, please contribute it by clicking here. We'll be hosting the first edition of the Carnival of Reiki right here, but we'd like to share the fun, so let us know if you're interested in hosting a Carnival of Reiki edition yourself by writing to

7. To bring in more correspondents and features by guest writers. If you'd like to contribute an article or become a correspondent, contact us at

8. To add an occasional audio or video feature. Stay tuned.

9. To break 1,000 -- we still haven't topped 1,000 subscribers, but we hope to punch through that ceiling in 2008. Meanwhile, we've reached 80 of the world's 193 nations, and we hope to bring that number up to at least 100 by year's end.

10. To break even? That would be fantastic, though this year most likely as in the stuff of fantasy. So far The Reiki Digest is nowhere near that point, though we dream of being profitable someday -- we have to in order to survive for the long haul. Maybe next year...

How about you? If you made any resolutions this year and you'd like to state them publicly, post them as a comment to this post on our web site (that will help us get a good start on Resolution #5 above). Whether or not your resolutions have anything specifically to do with Reiki, you can, of course, reinforce them with Reiki.

We also resolve to keep bringing you the regular features you've come to expect: the Reiki Roundup and Celeb-Reiki reports.

This week our Reiki Roundup begins in Australia, where Reiki is among the natural health practices that will be overseen by the national Health Care Complaints Commission under a new draft code of conduct. Reiki practitioners, psychotherapists, massage therapists, naturopaths, homeopaths and herbalists could be disciplined for doing things that are already considered unethical by most of us, such as diagnosing, claiming to cure cancer or other diseases, and dissuading clients from going to medical practitioners.

Next stop: Toronto, Canada, where Reiki plays a role in a story headlined, "Couple survived jet crash, but marriage died."

On to Sandusky, Ohio, USA, where Reiki is among the comforts offered to hospice patients.

In nearby Cleveland, a study of Reiki for Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers has received a $45,750 grant from the Mt. Sinai Foundation.

And elsewhere in Ohio, the Cincinnati Enquirer features an article headlined "Suppress Stress" about a wellness center where Reiki is among the modalities offered.

In suburban Philadelphia, Reiki practitioner Irene Gares is among the 2007 Making a Difference honorees.

In Holley, New York, Reiki gets a brief mention in a report on a New Year's Psychic Faire.

And in Kansas City, Missouri, a Reiki practitioner gets a big writeup in the Kansas City Star, an article that divides Reiki and attunement into two separate practices and gives Reiki credit for having been developed a few decades before it was.

We find more on Reiki and other modalities for hospice patients in the United Kingdom in a Times Online article headlined, "Helpers find generosity is repaid with interest."

And we wind up this week's roundup in the town of Crosby in the U.K., where this week's Celeb-Reiki, performer Jonny Sheldon, is using Reiki as he recovers from being hit by a car.

Wherever you are, whatever your plans for the coming year, we wish you all the best for 2008.


Anonymous Casey said...

On the Kansas City article. This was given to me in print, and the title was different than online, it referred to her as a Reiki therapist. On Reiki and Attunements being separate practices...I believe she was referring to an actual healing process called Attunement. You can refer to for more info. I was very surprised by this write up, I thought it could have been more positive and proofread.

Other than that, I love reading your blogs.

Brightest Blessings!

9:57 PM  

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