Mindfulness, Being Present & the Power of One

2 Comments October 14, 2010 / Posted in Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness

One grain of sand can turn the tide
One single spark can light the night
One simple dream
One gentle word
One act of love from someone
Can start a Chain Reaction
It all begins in the heart
The Power of One

I have been blessed by the people who have touched my life.


One grain of sand can turn the tide


Tomorrow evening the staff of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine will gather to celebrate a spirit that exemplifies: The Power of One. Her name is Rauni Prittinen King, RN, BSN, HNC, CHTPI.

One single spark can light the night.


October 15th is great day to celebrate Rauni, her love, her deep passion and her work. Rauni exemplifies what my mentor Lee Thayer shared: You don’t have the Vision; The Vision has you. On October 15, 1878 the Edison Electric Light Company was incorporated. Edison’s comment to one of his workers after 1000 failures of finding the right filament was: We now know 1000 ways that it doesn’t work.


One simple dream


In 1996 a small group of us met in a classroom at Scripps where a weight program and smoking cessation program was morphing. The dialogue was about a place where healing took place: mind, body and spirit. That dream became a reality as Rauni and Mimi Guarneri, interventional cardiologist and author of The Heart Speaks founded the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. I am pleased to have a small and ongoing part of championing that dream into reality.

One gentle word


A little about Rauni

Rauni Prittinen King, R.N., B.S.N., H.N.C., CHTP/I, Co-founder, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine

Rauni has more than 20 years of experience in critical care nursing. She is a certified Healing Touch practitioner and instructor, who has been coordinating Healing Touch workshops at Scripps hospitals since 1993. Rauni teaches Healing Touch, provides holistic consultations, designs programs and gives presentations on lifestyle changes and healing environments in the United States and Europe. She was previously the nurse case manager for the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease—now the Healing Hearts Program. Rauni received a BSN cum laude from Arizona State University.

She is a certified holistic nurse and is also certified in hypnotherapy. Additionally, she has a degree in interior design. Rauni is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and Healing Touch International. She integrates complementary healing with traditional medicine and sees herself as a bridge in the process.

One act of love from someone

What cannot be described in words is Rauni’s Odyssey in bringing the Center to life and sustaining that dream. If you want to get an understanding of dealing with modern Cyclops or the preemptive Laestrygonians and what one must sacrifice traveling between Scylla and Charybdis while attempting to return “home” read Michael Goldberg’s Travels With Odysseus: Uncommon Wisdom from Homer’s Odyssey

Tomorrow night we will be at home with Rauni: Where you are recognized for who you really are, not more and not less.

Home is not only the world that knows you, but it’s where you can recognize the world for what it is, where you can see clearly without exaggeration or distortion, inflation or deflation. Free from pretense, you can see past appearances, past roles or titles, past your fears and projections and defenses, to glimpse someone else’s true nature. Home is where you can get out of your own way.

Can start a Chain Reaction

The Integrative Medicine Center has been an inspiration that Rauni and Mimi have shared with hundreds of healthcare leader who wanted to know how to start their own Center for Integrative Medicine. People who wanted to make a difference in the way healthcare is delivered. They have shared openly and freely with all who are interested both nationally and internationally.

It all begins in the heart

The Center in 2001, at the 2nd Annual Trailblazer Award was given to Jon Kabat-Zinn for “pioneering work in the field of integrative medicine” and his dedication to Mindfulness. The Center has always recognized and honored those who were the Trailblazers.


The Power of One

Rauni

Rauni

Rauni, we reach out to you and are grateful for who you are and your continued giving. And as we did and still do in ending each group support session. We join hands for we are one with each other. You remain gentle in our hearts and on our minds.

And the Vision continues.

Owl Rock

Rauni's Owl Rock

The Power of One

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  2. [...] dear friend, I met at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine founded back in the mid-90’s by Rauni Prittinen-King and cardiologist Dr Mimi Guaraneri, the 2011 Bravewell Leadership Award recipient. Joe came to [...]

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