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About luxuriating

I am an acupuncturist and reiki practitioner in the Los Angeles area. I look forward to supporting your wellness journey.

Full Moon Ceremony 

It was time to gather the coven and utilize the cycles of nature to help us break through various challenges. We watched the full moon rise as we drank tea and set intentions. There are many ways to do a … Continue reading

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Acupuncture During Pregnancy

Joaquin and me Congratulations! You’re knocked up.  Your hormones are crazy and you might be feeling a tad crappy.  You turn to the internet (or your doctor, I suppose) and you discover that you’re not allowed to take anything you … Continue reading

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How To Bring Your Vacation Home

I’ve decided to move to Maui and open a Shave Ice Shack.

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Monday Inspiration: Mumford & Sons

Love it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you, It will set you free Be more like the man you were made to be. -“Sigh No More” by Mumford & Sons

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Weekly Pick: Myrrh

Ooooooo Myrrh. It conjures up feelings of mystical spirituality, Jesus, and death, doesn’t it? Myrrh is quite earthy so it’s not surprising that

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Monday Inspiration: Dr. Wayne Dyer

 “Conflict cannot survive without your participation.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer   Photo courtesy of

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Weekly Pick: Adzuki Beans

In honor of Chinese New Year (February 3rd) I have chosen the Adzuki (aka Aduki or Azuki) bean for my newest addition, the Weekly Pick. This is a popular food for Chinese New Year because of its red color, which … Continue reading

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The Best Coffee Alternative

  In the spirit of full disclosure, I am not a coffee drinker.  I love the taste but it makes me feel like I did a bunch of uppers and not in a good way.  It’s my understanding that in homeopathy coffee … Continue reading

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Monday Inspiration: Hafiz

Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth “you owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that. It lights up the whole sky. –The Gift by Hafiz, a Persian poet of the 1300s   … Continue reading

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Birthdays Shmirthdays?

Happy birthday to all the other Scorpios out there!  My birthday is pretty much my favorite day of the year.  I believe acquiring another year of life is a grand achievement worthy of celebration.  This year, however, I came upon … Continue reading

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Monday Inspiration: Dumbledore

“The happiest man alive would look in the mirror and see himself exactly as he is.”   Dumbledore, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone Image: Pablo Picasso’s Girl Before a Mirror

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