The Heart Chakra, Part 2

  Reiki has been life-giving for me.  By the time I began training in reiki, I had been studying “ologies” for a long time.  I KNEW a lot of things and knew what kind of life felt open-hearted to me. I was already a guide to others.  Reiki helped me heal the trauma that was…

The Heart Chakra, Part 1

Welcome back, everyone! As I considered how to organize this series called “Reiki, Singing, and World Views,” the idea of organizing through the chakras appeared in my consciousness.  For the purposes of these articles, I will use the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown chakras. What do I mean by the…

Singing, Reiki, and World Views

Performing opera is a way of life that involves dedication, technical brilliance, musical prowess, artistic integrity, stage presence, linguistic study and ability, knowledge of musical form and history, money, fashion sense, marketing and social media prowess, personal likability, body alignment, emotional vulnerability, openness under pressure, a village of support—does that sound like too much?  From…

And she’s off to Europe . . . .

Hello, everyone, it’s time for another blog post!  After I began the weight-loss blog last winter, I lost about 30 lbs. (yay)!  There was something about being honest and public about my experiences that helped set in motion the release of the weight. As I set off on a new journey, I’m prepared to open…

Blog #3–What are you hungry for? 4/24/17

Good morning, lovely people!  It’s a cloudy, rainy day here in Baltimore, a great time for reflection. This past month has been unbelievably eventful in my life.  The amount of singing, performing, making new friends, and being filled by beauty have been life-changing.  I feel like my life has finally turned in a direction that…

Blog #2–Alternative Facts 3/17/17

Good morning to you all!  I have been happily stunned by the response to my first post.  Thank you so, so much for your honesty and overwhelming support!!  Clearly this is a potent subject for many of us.  It has taken me a while to write again—I’ve experienced so many feelings in this area and…

Introduction 2/27/17

Good morning!  My name is Jillian Finnamore, in case you didn’t know :).  Since I returned from Italy last summer, I’ve struggled with what to blog.  There is so much inspiring as well as un-inspiring material in my life (I imagine in yours as well).  What to focus on? Also, I am essentially a private…

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