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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 […]

The Art Of Surrender: Letting Go In The New Year

It has been all kinds of New Years recently: the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah was in September, Hindus celebrated the Diwali “Festival Of Lights”, and Muslims observed Muharram, in October. The Celtic and Pagan New Year, Samhain, was also in October, on Halloween. Chinese New Year is coming up this February. On January 1st, in […]

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Why Disconnection From Self And Others Can Be Hazardous To Your Health (The Heart Chakra)

We return to our chakra series! Before you think that I’ve forgotten to write about something relevant for the holidays, I’m exploring a very appropriate topic for this triggering time of social unrest and holiday zest, the Heart Chakra. This chakra is so central to a lot of the work that I do in my […]

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Cultivating Peace Within When There is Unrest Without

We interrupt our regularly scheduled chakra series blog with some guerrilla self care this week. Saying that the energies have been intense, as of late, would be an understatement. The energies of social unrest have been culminating, as a result of systemic violence being no longer tolerated. We, as the energetic collective, have not only […]

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Why Fear Of Survival Can Be Hazardous To Your Health (The Root Chakra)

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, if you celebrate it! I went on holiday and spent time with family in Pittsburgh for the week. It was nourishing, somewhat relaxing, and a wonderful break from the concrete jungle of New York City! I say it was somewhat relaxing, because much of it entailed helping my […]

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Why Repressing Your Anger May Be Harmful To Your Health (The Sacral Chakra)

This week, I continue with my chakra series, which explores each chakra, as well as the physical imbalances that can manifest when it’s blocked. In previous posts, I’d covered: Why Not Stepping Into Your Power May Be Hazardous To Your Health (Solar Plexus/Third Chakra) Why Not Trusting Your Intuition Can Be Hazardous To Your Health (Third Eye/Sixth […]

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Why Not Stepping Into Your Power May Be Hazardous To Your Health (The Solar Plexus Chakra)

Have you ever said, “I just can’t digest that” or “that makes me sick to my stomach”? That knot in your belly may be telling you a lot more than you realize! In a previous post, I wrote, “Why Not Speaking Your Truth Can Be Hazardous To Your Health”, which was all about the Throat/5th Chakra, and […]

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Why Not Trusting Your Intuition Can Be Hazardous To Your Health (The Third Eye Chakra)

  The only real valuable thing is intuition. -Albert Einstein In one of my previous posts, “Why Not Speaking Your Truth Can Be Hazardous To Your Health”, I explored how suppressing your Throat Chakra (ie. not speaking your truth) can lead to physical imbalances and disorders. It ended up being one of those posts that got shared […]

Yours truly performing acupuncture on a patient.

What To Look For In An Acupuncturist Or Reiki Practitioner

Acupuncture and Reiki are both powerful energetic healing modalities, but they are totally unrelated to each other. The reason why I’m bringing the two into this blog post, is because I am both a Licensed Acupuncturist and Certified Reiki Master/Teacher practitioner, so relating to both is kinda my thing! When you’re in physical, emotional, or spiritual […]