Grit City Podcast

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Welcome to the home of the Grit City Podcast! A couple of guys exploring different aspects of small businessentertainment, and the meaning of "Grit".

We host from "The Grit City", (located in the beautiful Pacific NorthwestTacoma, Washington.  

We cover everything from lifestyle and small businesses to events, musicians, bands and interesting characters we find along the way.  Things that we feel personify the meaning of "Grit": Fortitude, Perseverance, Strength of Character, Determination. Tenacity, Resolve, etc.

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GCP 80: Down to Reiki

Grit City Podcast 80: Down To Reiki

On this episode, the guys talk to Vibe Smith, owner of Down To Reiki. Vibe is Reiki practitioner from Seattle. Originally from the south, he spent his high school years in this area, and after school he traveled the US. He served in the Coast Guard, later worked in IT, with the main focus being specifically in network engineering. After suffering a knee injury that lead to a bumpy ride with prescription drugs, he looked into studying Reiky which has changed his life.

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The show starts with Brogan and Vibe talking about how they met on the job and how their friendship started. Vibe also discusses his time working in search and rescue while in the Coast Guard saving people and also the experience of deporting people. Vibe continues explaining the painful affects that Coast Guard had on his body, mainly a knee injury that over time lead to a sciatic nerve injury.

Vibe then talks about the struggle with his back pain recovery and the hardship of getting prescription drugs after finding out that his body was opiate resistant. He then dives into stepping away from the medical system and switching to alternative medicine. He expands on learning more about himself, staying positive, and learning about using stones to help him heal.

The podcast winds down with Vibe going deeper into taking on the healer role and sharing Reiki with others. He explains what helped him in taking the Reiki direction and his mentor that trained him. Vibe also talks about the benefits of Reiki and how it helps people learn to love themselves.

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The show finishes up with Vibe explaining starting the Down To Reiki business. For people wanting to learn more about Reiki and how it can help you, you can e-mail him at: or call him at (206) 669-7268. Thanks Vibe for joining the guys for a very insightful conversation!


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