Rosanne Bostonian, Ph.D., RMT, has been a long-valued member of the healing community in Northern New Jersey. Her doctoral study as a psychologist took place at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Yeshiva University at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the Bronx, New York. Her internships spanned in-patient (Trenton Psychiatric Hospital) and several out-patient facilities in the New Jersey area. She served as a School Psychologist in the West Morris Regional School District as well as generating a successful general psychology practice in Florham Park, New Jersey.

After her many years of practice, Dr. Bostonian decided to use her healing skills as a Reiki Master Teacher and Foot Reflexology Practitioner. She closed her conventional practice in 2014 and currently uses her attunement with Universal Energy as the ongoing core of her success as a healer. She believes in the principles of wellness based healing, rather than the more traditional view of pathology based healing.

Dr. Bostonian’s view of “what we’re all doing here” reflects her study of Buddhist teachings and her life experience. Her strong belief is that there is a flow of truth that can only be accessed through ego sacrifice and self-awareness. She believes that we must overcome distractions to access these Universal Truths.

In addition to her Reiki/Reflexology Practice, Dr. Bostonian is currently an adjunct professor at Berkeley College where she teaches courses in Human Relations and Psychology. She refers to all that she currently does as her “Legacy Tour.” She enjoys writing on her website, EssentialSpirit.net and invites a dialogue with others through that medium.

Long noted for her sense of humor, palatable wisdom and open-heartedness, Dr. Bostonian’s words shared in her blogs have been said to strike chords of awareness in those who are kindred spirits. She delights in the expression of the written word.

What is your hobby?

Is there anything better than getting an idea, writing a blog and receiving humorous and appreciative responses? If there is, I haven’t discovered it yet! I LOVE to share ideas in writing!!

How did you get started with this hobby?

As a teacher, psychologist and all around communicator, I think it was natural for me to put words down on paper (and now online). When you hit the note of what comes naturally and gives you spontaneous joy, that’s the “hobby,” avocation and hopefully the vocation that will draw people into your circle.

Tell us what you love about your hobby.

It’s definitely the process, the feel of ideas becoming tangible. Whenever a person can lean into the “Great Invisible,” whether it’s communing with Nature, making music or art, and bring into the material world what was previously invisible, it’s a joy! And when others can share in it and appreciate it, better yet!

What types of things/equipment have you spent money on for your hobby?

The media are life, memories, time and computer. When it all comes together, it can be a symphony. Writing is an inexpensive hobby since the normal equipment we have in life is the tool of creation.

What are some of your favorite places to shop for your hobby?

I “shop” in daily life, being an observer of people and having a running inner commentary that brings out my many experiences as a teacher, Reiki/Reflexology practitioner and psychologist.

Are there any good books for beginners?

There are books on “blogging.” You have only to look online under “blogging for beginners.” It’s good to have a basic writing ability and definitely a passion to share ideas.

How has your hobby changed your life?

Writing and posting my thoughts and feelings has allowed me to introspect, derive self-appreciation and self-awareness. It has allowed others to know me better. I believe, since I post my writing on my website, it may attract people to a full range of wellness services I provide.

What advice do you have for others starting out with this hobby?

I would tell others to be observers of life and make mental notes of things unfolding that fascinate you. Then it’s about “practice, practice, practice!” As in all communication skills, getting feedback from others is helpful. Since everyone isn’t you, perception is key, so the manner of expression is best when it hits a common chord. Work those communications muscles and they will get stronger!