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  • Writer's pictureChristie


Topics of discussion

  • Understanding sociology as a study of people

  • Maneuvering an unempathetic world as an empath

Today I sat down with Reiki master in training, Joanna O’Grady whose passion for all things sociology made for an in-depth conversation. You’ll hear me rave about her reiki skills for a few episodes and now you get the opportunity to meet her and her takes on being an empath, learning to set boundaries and how her background in sociology and early childhood education has come in handy in her current role as a supervisor. Maneuvering an unempathetic world as an empath is tough, but she give some sound advice while also sharing one of her favorite books, Citizen: An American Lyric

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  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015)


  • The three levels of Reiki are as follows: Reiki Level 1: The First Degree (Shoden), Reiki Level 2: The Second Degree (Okuden), and Reiki Level 3: The Third Degree (Shinpiden) & Reiki Master

  • Reiki: is a very specific form of energy healing, in which hands are placed just off the body or lightly touching the body, as in “laying on of hands.” Reiki can also be done “long-distance,” as a form of prayer. According to many versions of its origin, Dr Mikao Usui, a Japanese seeker of spiritual truths, brought the Reiki method of healing into human awareness in 1922 after a deep spiritual experience. He is said to have begun teaching others after a serious earthquake hit Japan and he felt urged to spread his knowledge.

  • Grey’s Anatomy is currently in it’s 16th season. The plane crash being referenced in this episode is seen in the season 8 finale “Flight”.

  • “Paint it Done”; “painting done” means not just assigning a task, but explaining the reason— clarifying how the end product will be used.

  • Motivational Interviewing is a counseling approach developed in part by clinical psychologists William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick. It is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence.

  • Malcolm X was known for his fiery speeches on police brutality. The quote I was referring to was “Concerning nonviolence, it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.”

  • The basis of the Muslim teachings is rooted in nonviolence and peace.

  • Ericka Huggins, is a “human rights activist, poet, educator, 14 year Black Panther Party leader and former political prisoner”.

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