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The Right (and Wrong) Way to Use Essential Oils

Remember the last time you were in nature, and the aroma of the sweet grass, the smell of the forest trees, or the scent of the richness of the earth instantly relaxed the tension in your shoulders and brought your stress level to zero? Or how about when you smell a fresh bouquet of roses, and […]

Why It Is Scary as Hell to Be Seen for Who We Are

  The masks we wear are numerous. Sometimes we don’t ever take them off. And, if we wear them long enough, we forget that what we show to others isn’t even who we really are. When we first learned to use them, it was to serve a very important purpose – in order to survive, we […]

December 13, 2016 | Healing, Healthy Living | No Comments

Healing Invocation For The Oppressed And Marginalized

Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong? That expressing you voice was a dangerous thing to do? Were you ever excluded from a benefit other people enjoyed because you appeared different from the majority (read: those in power?) Or, were you ever afraid for your life just for simply existing, loving, believing, or being […]

December 6, 2016 | Healing, Healthy Living | 4 Comments

What Oppression Does to TMJ + 5 Things You Can Do To Heal It: Because Smashing The Patriarchy Is Hard Work

Bringing awareness into the world, when you feel the odds are against you, is tough. It’s like shining the light of your soul into the darkness, only to notice that you are in shark-infested waters. How can you be the change, when you feel the majority of your peers are fine with complacency, bigotry, xenophobia, […]

How To Be Unexpectedly Brave: Find The Fight Within You When Hope Is Lost

You know those times when you’ve ever felt the power sucked out of your belly, fear is suddenly triggered in your Root Chakra, joy turns to devastation, and the wind has been taken out of your sails? It’s that similar feeling you’ve had when you’ve received devastating news about a loved one. Or, when you’ve […]

My Top 7 Ways To Interrupt Negative Patterns When You Feel Stuck

Have you ever felt so stuck in a rut that you felt blocked – in the flow of your life, from abundance, with your creativity, joy, or love life? Seriously, if you’ve never felt stuck, you must not have a pulse! Because, we’ve ALL been there. AND revisit that feeling from time to time. It’s […]

My First Article In The Huffington Post!

My cupping article just became my first-ever article published in THE HUFFINGTON POST!! I am pinching myself! Check it out, and please share! “Curious About Cupping? Here’s What You Need To Know” If you are DONE with reading Olympic posts about cupping by “experts” who don’t even practice it for a living (and I was […]

Margarita performing cupping therapy. Photo from the author's personal collection.

Curious About Cupping? Here’s What You Need To Know

What do 19-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, U.S. men’s gymnast Alex Naddour, Jennifer Aniston, and Gwyneth Paltrow all have in common? They are among the many prominent athletes and celebrities who proudly sport their red and purple colored circles that dot their backs and shoulders. But, what exactly are these marks that look like battle scars from wrestling with a […]

Are You Being Called To Heal Ancestral Trauma?

When we think of healing our ancestors, we may envision ceremonies being performed in far away lands that are too remote for us to even identify with. The reality is… there are many accessible ways to heal the trauma of our lineage. How do you know if you’re being called to hear your ancestral pain? You […]

August 2, 2016 | Healing | 2 Comments

The 5 Best Essential Oils To Clear And Strengthen Your Energy

We all have our moments when we feel strong, ready to weather any storm, where we exhale rainbows and moonbeams, we feel great about the decisions we make, we are in our zone of genius, we feel strong and solid in who we are, we get the sleep we need, and we feel so right with the […]