My interest in energy work began in the late 1980's when I discovered Deepak Chopra's first book, "Quantum Healing." This sparked my fascination with energy, the connection of the mind, body and spirit, and our innate ability to heal ourselves. Having had many unique experiences since childhood, this book resonated with me deeply and planted a life-saving seed.
Having experienced loss in many different forms throughout my life, the most altering one was the death of my husband Matt in November of 2008 when our children were ages 4 and 18 months. The decade after would be the most challenging of my life, but filled with valuable lessons that helped catapult me back to the path I've always belong on.
My own healing journey became an inspiration for others, and evolved into Bridge To Balance, LLC. I'm sincerely grateful for the opportunity to inspire, love, create and heal with each and every one of you in this way!
Andrea R. Row is the owner/operator of
Bridge To Balance, LLC. She is a Master Reiki Therapist who holds certifications in both
Usui Reiki Ryoho and Grief Reiki®, and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences. She is a member of IARP.org
(International Association of Reiki Professionals),
an Ordained Minister, and #13 in the unbroken Reiki lineage beginning with Mikao Usui Sensei.
I've been involved with an organization called Soaring Spirits International (www.soaringspirits.org) since 2009 that helps connect widowed people worldwide and offers many helpful resources to those grieving such a devastating loss. I've been the Soaring Spirits Regional Leader for the Buffalo, NY area since 2017, facilitating bi-monthly meetings (pre-Covid) for anyone who lost the person they expected to spend the rest of their life with.
Until recently, I also operated a non-profit organization (The Matthew R. Row Scholarship Foundation, Inc.) in honor of my late husband which distributed many generous college scholarships to high school seniors in Western New York who lost a parent or guardian, as well as providing paid registrations for Camp Widow® (www.campwidow.org) for those in WNY who lost their partner. (Camp Widow is a program of Soaring Spirits International.)
If you or someone you know has lost their life partner, please consider reaching out to www.soaringspirits.org. You are not alone.