Hibernating During The Snowpocalypse

So, Snowpocalypse 2015 came and went. Rather uneventfully, I might add! New York City’s Mayor de Blasio claimed it would be one of the largest snowstorms in the history of this city. People were cleaning out store shelves, and advised to stock up on batteries, water, and food goods that wouldn’t spoil. All NYC Metro […]

How To Make A Healing Herbal Infusion

Last week, I shared with you my top 5 fave herbs for healing. Thanks to the dialogue that followed, I learned of additional herbs I want to incorporate into my diet more often! As I’d mentioned in the article, the best way to take your herbs is as food. And my most-loved method of enjoying herbs […]

A sampling from the author's herbal apothecary.
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My Top 5 Fave Herbs For Healthy Living

Long before I became a Licensed Acupuncturist and Reiki Master/Teacher, I was a punk rocker/zinester who was delving into all things healing (do the two coincide? Sure, why not!) I was also exploring my roots, which is a melting pot of sorts – Filipino, Spanish, Irish, and Chinese. I was driven to learn more about all […]

"Step 2: contemplation" by Casey Muir-Taylor, used with permission under CC BY-ND 2.0. Source.

Why Not Trusting Life Can Be Hazardous To Your Health (The Crown Chakra)

Happy New Year! I hope 2015 brings you peace, healing, wellness, solace, abundance, joy, and love. Welcome to those who are joining my newsletter and blog for the first time, as a result of my recently published MindBodyGreen article, “Your Chakras Are Probably Out Of Balance. Here’s How Reiki Can Help”! It explored the different chakras, what they […]

MindBodyGreen Features Margarita’s Article On Chakra Imbalances

Happy New Year, my loves! My latest article, entitled, “Your Chakras Are Probably Out Of Balance. Here’s How Reiki Can Help”, went live today on MindBodyGreen, the first day of 2015. How fitting to start the New Year off with a check-in on your chakra system health. Please have a read, and let me know […]