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The Lightbearer’s Guide to Self-Care When Writing Your First Book

Ever since I was small, I’ve been writing stories and binding books. My first stories were penned during grade school, and are nestled into my orange Mead 5-subject spiral notebook and white typing paper pad, in my best penmanship. In high school, I became editor of the school newspaper. When I found my love for music straight out […]

How to Perform a Cleansing Ritual Bath for Renewal

Do you ever feel extra delicious after taking a shower? All of your muscles, skin, bones, and fascia feel like they’re much more integrated with each other than when you first entered, no? In fact, you may feel calmer, more level-headed, and your body may feel less tight. When we shower or take a bath, it is to […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Keep Your Vibration High In A Low Vibration World

From alarmist one-sided news reports that don’t quite tell the whole story, to injustices happening in our own backyard, headlines giving evidence of the disintegration of human dignity, and Facebook feeds that fan the flames of our anxiety, how does one continue to stand strong during challenging times? How do we feel empowered when what […]

A Poem For Self-Protection: Invoking Your Personal Safety When You Are Stressed

“There is no greater illusion than fear, no greater wrong than preparing to defend yourself, no greater misfortune than having an enemy. Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe.”  ~ Lao Tzu (c.604 – 531 B.C.) When was the last time you felt unsafe? Was it when you were bullied in high school […]