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"13/365 ~ ¿Querrás tú rectificar las líneas de mis manos?" by Anais Gómez-C., used with permission under CC BY-ND 2.0. Source.

When Healers Get Fibroids (Or: Honoring How We Birth Our Ideas Into The World)

When I first began my practice, I had a difficult time promoting myself as a “healer”.  The reason being, I fully believe that everyone has the innate power within to heal themselves, of their toxic emotions, beliefs, thought patterns, and, many times, their physical manifestations of illness.  I just happen to have the knowledge to […]

Bowl of Kidney Jing, anyone? Fresh bone broth straight from my pot.

Traditional Chicken Bone Broth: A Recipe To Build Qi And Blood For Immune Building, Fertility, And Postpartum

Bone broths are a staple in many cultures, and when done the old-fashioned/traditional way, you really reap the benefits.  And, on a Chinese Medicine level, bone broths have been popular for being bigtime Qi & Blood builders.  Why? Traditional bone broths are nutrient-dense, and include calcium, potassium, magnesium, and incorporate the marrow of the animal. […]

"Headache" by Leland Francisco, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Acupuncture And Reiki

Whew, is your head still spinning from all the energetic action that has been surrounding us lately?  I’ve almost gotten whiplash from all the movement, myself!  This Eclipse Window, which opened on the Scorpio Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse and recent solar flares have been leaving people feeling more spent and exhausted than usual.  We are all […]

Screenshot of my MindBodyGreen article.

My Article “My Experience Using Acupuncture To Treat Addiction” Published In MindBodyGreen!

Hello Delicious Ones! Just a quick note before my weekly post early next week that MindBodyGreen just published my first article with them, “My Experience Using Acupuncture To Treat Addiction”!  It went live this morning.  Please check it out , and leave a comment to let me know what you think! I love MindBodyGreen’s self […]

"(Don't) Cry" Pedro Klien,, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

Releasing This Spring?: The Power of a Good Cry

“But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.”  ― Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid When we think of Spring, we think:  juice cleanses, gut detox (trying out the new probiotics on the market, or colonics, anyone?), decluttering the closet, donating things to Goodwill.  All excellent things to do as we harken […]

Music is a form of meditation. "Meditation:" by Evonne, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

8 Benefits Of Meditation And 14 Ways To Get Your Meditative Groove On

“I’m simply saying that there is a way to be sane. I’m saying that you can  get rid of all this insanity created by the past in you. Just by being a simple  witness of your thought processes.  It is simply sitting silently, witnessing the thoughts, passing before you.  Just witnessing, not interfering not even […]

"Cliff meditation" Toshimasa Ishibashi, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

6 Reasons Why I Resisted Meditation And Why It Liberates Me Now

“Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.” ― Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, The 11 Karmic Spaces: Choosing Freedom from the Patterns That Bind You Many of my patients have asked me about meditation.  Mostly, where to start, and why to even do it in the first place.  I’ll be exploring various aspects of meditation in future […]

A healing Sound Soak concert in action.

The Healing Power of Sound, Part Dalawang: Revisiting the Sound Soak Experience

Note:  Dalawang is Tagalog/Filipino for the number two. After such a mindblowing sound healing experience at last month’s Sound Soak, led by the talented Joule L’adara, I had to come back this month for more!  Especially since I knew that this time, Pascal Dinoia and Nechama Klotz would be playing symphonic and planetary gongs.  Up until […]

Featured On Rappler!: “Margarita Alcantara: From Bamboo Girl to healer”

Last month, I was featured on Rappler, a social news network based in the Philippines, where stories inspire community engagement and digitally fuelled actions for social change.  The article Rina Angela Corpus wrote about me was entitled, “Margarita Alcantara: From Bamboo Girl to healer”.  I think she did a great job!  You may remember Rina’s name […]

Kulintang gongs have been played for many centuries in Southeast Asia and are often included in ceremonies and rituals. "Kulintang at Asian Festival" (cropped) by Mr.TinDC, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

The Healing Power of Sound: A First Hand Experience

“Sound enters the healing equation from several directions: It may alter cellular functions through energetic effects; it may entrain biological systems to function more homeostatically; it may calm the mind and therefore the body; or it may have emotional effects, which influence neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, which in turn help to regulate the immune system–the healer […]