Wholeness Healing Today

Introduction to Heather Rankin

I am very exited and so blessed to have this opportunity to join the Wholeness Healing Center team. I received my BA in Psychology and Criminal Justice and then my MS Ed in Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. For my internship, I moved to California and lived and worked at a…[ Read the full article ]

Grief – A Reminder of the Depth of Our Love

Grief is not something we sign up for. It is our experience and reaction from the loss of someone we love. Grief is raw. Grief takes us to the depths of our soul as we wrestle with the emptiness of not having our loved one with us. Loss brings deep pain when we have deep…[ Read the full article ]

Final Gifts

I was recently loaned the book Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs and Communications of the Dying by nurses Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley. This is a book about hospice, how people can “gain the insight and understanding you need to find something good in the sadness and pain of losing someone you care…[ Read the full article ]

The Art of Napping

Our Goldendoodle, Poppy, has the “art of napping” down. She can have a very busy, interactive day, and then must doze for a while, replenish her energy before she is back up and about, doing her thing. Apparently, Poppy, like 85% of the mammalian species, has it figured out. She knows how to take care…[ Read the full article ]

Elements of Personal Peace

It is time for me to leave this chapter of my life and move forward into retirement. It is a new chapter that will need to be navigated. As I prepare to move on, I would like to share some reflections on what I have learned from the last 32 years of being a social…[ Read the full article ]

Notes of Growth

I completed the eight-week course, Mindful Approach to Living, based on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Janie and it was amazing. I learned so much about stress reaction and how it affects me. I learned to pay attention to what is going on inside me and in my surroundings through being mindful. The course has…[ Read the full article ]

#TrashTag Challenge

The #Trash Tag Challenge is one of the newest challenges that is activated around the world. While it began several years ago, it has recently been picked up by social media and people are grabbing their bags and heading outdoors. Many young people, teens and college-age students are volunteering, logging hours walking highways, picking up…[ Read the full article ]

Loneliness: Is it a Silent Crisis?

Feeling lonely? Considering all the connections through technology that we have at our fingertips, you may not realize you are part of a fast-growing population experiencing the same. Loneliness is on the rise, being touted a silent crisis. (Murthy, 2017) Loneliness has been steadily increasing, doubling since the 80’s with half the population reporting feeling…[ Read the full article ]

Generation Z – The Youngest Generation Entering the Workforce (Part 6)

The newest and youngest generation hitting the workforce may be the generation to change the landscape of the work environment in the biggest way yet. Generation Zer’s, the next generation after the millenniums, born after 1995, account for 61 million people in the U.S., passing up Generation X and being 2/3 the size of the…[ Read the full article ]

Middle or Second Child Syndrome

Exactly what is middle or second child syndrome? It is not a clinical syndrome, but it ties into the theory that birth order affects the development and personality of a child. Birth order is often believed to have a profound and lasting effect on psychological development. Middle child syndrome is the feeling of “exclusion” by…[ Read the full article ]