"Reiki Leads Us On Our True Life Path"
     published in Winter 2017 Reiki News Magazine
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Anne shares how her Reiki self-practice is moving her into new ventures, and helping her to handle significant caregiving responsibilities. 
"Karuna: the Reiki of Compassion"
     published in Fall 2016 Reiki News Magazine
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In May 0f 2016, Anne took the Holy Fire Karuna Master class with William Lee Rand: this article describes some of the life changing results.
"Finding a New Way:
             How I Let Holy Fire Reiki Take the Lead"
    published in Winter 2015 Reiki News Magazine
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In this article, Anne describes the rapid shifts, spiritual experiences and deep healing that Holy Fire Reiki brought into her life, prompting her to make life-changing decisions, and to realize that ​Reiki really does move us toward our true life-paths.
"Blessed by Healing" 
    published in Winter 2014 Reiki News Magazine
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This article describes several significant (and surprising!) energetic healing experiences in Anne's life, which convinced her to continue learning and using Reiki to help herself, her friends, and family. 

Abba House & Me:
    Prayer Changes Everything

book by Anne Samson, 2013

     For 30 years Abba House of Prayer served as an oasis of peace and prayer in Albany, New York.  Operated by two Religious of the Sacred Heart, the modest house on Western Avenue had a significant impact on thousands of individuals in the Capital District, including the author. Her life intersected with Abba House when Sister Libby Hoye became her spiritual director during the author’s pursuit of the practice of Centering Prayer. Shortly thereafter, life circumstances resulted in prayer and Abba House becoming her lifelines. 

     This is the story of two houses: Abba House and the author’s house, and how a spiritual connection kept a family intact during a time when family stress caused by physical and mental illness threatened to pull it apart.

Abba House and Me: Prayer Changes Everything, published in 2013 by Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications. To read an excerpt from the book, or purchase in either print or eBook format, visit Amazon: Amazon abba+house+and+me  

An interview with Anne about the book is available on Colonie TV at the Colonie library website: 

My Memories: Island Roots, Sailor Dreams

book by Jose' Samson, as told to Anne Samson, 2017

     Anne compiled these memories of her husband Jose's childhood in the Philippines, 1929-1948. Jose' was born on Culion Island, Palawan and moved to Manila shortly before the Japanese invasion. His family lived through the Japanese occupation and the Battle of Manila. These memories include his travels and adventures as a Merchant Marine, before he settled in the U.S. in the 1950's.

Published in 2017 by Blurb Books. To purchase or read an excerpt visit:

"Still Catholic After All These Days"
  published in March 2009 Evangelist Newspaper

Written when Anne's home church, Our Lady of Mercy in Colonie, New York, was in the midst of "blending" with a sister church in the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese, this piece frankly discusses the pros and cons of continuing to choose Catholicism as a spiritual practice.
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"What Will I Get Out of It?" 
    published in December 2003 Grapevine Magazine and in 2016 Grapevine Anthology: Emotional Sobriety, The Next Frontier
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This article focuses on the benefits of Service, both in Recovery and everyday life. 
"How I Was Hooked" 
    published in March 2001 Grapevine Magazine
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This article explains the sense of belonging Anne finds in one of her Recovery groups.