Author Archives: Courtney Putnam

About Courtney Putnam

I first came to healing work through art and writing. Creating collage art and poetry in particular allowed me to deeply understand the benefit of self-expression in the healing process. But, I also began to see the benefit of bodywork (manual work in the form of massage and energywork in the form of Reiki) as keys to unlocking the emotional stresses we hold in our bodies. I became a Reiki practitioner in 2002, received an MFA in Creative Writing in 2003, received my massage license in the spring of 2006, and became a Reiki Master in 2010. In my practice I bring together these three areas -- the body, the mind, and the spirit (or energy body) -- so others may experience profound and positive change in their lives.

Goodbye Healing Sessions, Hello World

Yesterday I gave my last one-on-one bodywork session. It was a 90-minute massage with a generous soul who surrendered to the relaxing experience and gave me the gift of witnessing, one more time, the power of healing intention and healing … Continue reading

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A New Year, a New Post

Somehow January just sped on by and now it’s February 1st, a brand new month in a brand new year. When too much time passes between my blog posts, I get a little “blog shy” so I decided I’d drink … Continue reading

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2013 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,400 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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Top Five Tips for Thriving During the Holidays

Welcome to December, everyone! For many of us December is a month of paradoxes — delight and stress, celebration and exhaustion, peace and chaos, wonder and worry, love and loneliness. The holiday season, for those of you who participate, can … Continue reading

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Question #30

I’ve come to my last day and last post for Courtney Answers Questions Month (CoAnQuMo)!  I’m ending with a futuristic question…. Here it is: How do you imagine yourself as an old lady? What would your ideal 80th year of … Continue reading

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Question #29

Today’s second-to-last CoAnQuMo is going to be brief because I have a whopping head cold and my ability to hold thoughts together is a bit weak right now. But I will do my best! Here’s Question #29: Mac or Windows? … Continue reading

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Question #28

Goodness, after this CoAnQuMo post, I just have two more before the month is out! Any ideas for a blogging challenge I can do for December? Post below if you have an idea! Alright, here’s today’s deep question: How and … Continue reading

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