When I first moved to Hong Kong from Los Angeles In 2012, I was starved of a resource that shared healthy lifestyle alternatives for my then gluten-free, dairy-free and soy free diet. One day I came across Green Queen and her blog (back then before it became this amazing media platform) and it made me feel significantly less like a headless chicken who was transitioning into the local lifestyle with “silly” dietary restrictions (as some called it) and more at settled in the city. I loved the way she shared her new finds, awesome tips and her writing made me feel like I was more at home and less alone, she was someone I could relate to.
Fast forward a few years later, I had the great opportunity to meet Green Queen in the flesh. I was star struck which is funny because though I formerly worked in Hollywood for a decade, I was rarely star struck. I had (and have) so much respect for Sonalie and her work. If you know her then you know she’s one of the most down-to-earth, straightforward, hardworking and honest people in Hong Kong. I never stopped reading Green Queen since.
Never did I think that one day I’d be invited to write a monthly column for Green Queen and have the honor and opportunity to work alongside Sonalie, introducing and sharing about all things energy healing. I’m so thrilled that the conscious lifestyle in Hong Kong has grown so much, and so much awareness was created by Sonalie for Green Queen… from non-organic to organic and all that food labelling fun, anti-hormone meats, sustainable seafood choices, to the plastic free revolution, vegetarian and vegan movement, upcycling goods, composting waste, zero waste living, best new exercises, how to meditate, clean beauty, and so much more to now ENERGY HEALING!! I can’t tell you how stoked I am to share my biggest passion with GQ readers. My only intention is to share energy healing in a practical way so that can be understood more commonly to ANYONE. It took TCM YEARS to be more widely accepted as an alternative practice, so I hope that energy healing can be met with the same kind of open-mindedness on a global scale…one day! Energy healing can be an effective complimentary practice to traditional medicine, clinical therapies and so on. It starts with responsible education, research and real experiences. I’m ecstatic to be able to share what I know to Green Queen readers so I hope to find an audience in you.
Seriously, who would’ve thought I’d be writing for one of my favorite platforms one day? It’s unreal. In a happy partnership with Green Queen, we present to you, the first in my new monthly Healing Energies column, “What is Energy Healing and Why Do I Need It?” It’s a quick 3 minute read that took hours of love to create. Feel free to get in touch with any questions and enjoy!