We have another special gal to share with you this week! Today, our #FEMMEFEATUREFRIDAY is Margot J. Leviton! Margot is a holistic healer who currently resides on the Canadian west coast in Vancouver, British Columbia. This incredible gal is extremely passionate about helping people and has devoted her life’s work to guiding and supporting others in their healing journeys. She is a medium of change and a vessel of transformation to so many people! Needless to say, Margot is an extraordinary person. She deeply cares about the state of humanity and you simply cannot deny her beautiful heart of gold.

As a holistic specialist, Margot’s work involves the combination of numerous practices including Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulations with a Healer’s Touch. Margot has had the opportunity to treat many different people in various industries including actors, dancers and stunt performers. Most recently, Margot was featured on the JAMCast podcast. Make sure to click on the link below to listen to her episode entitled “What is MyoFascial Release”. To learn more about Margot and the amazing work that she does, be sure to check out her page @vancouverhealer!

What we admire most about Margot is her vulnerability. Her story shows us that our strength, courage and resilience will always blossom as a result of our weakest and darkest moments. We also love how she believes in being present and encourages us to take the time we need to rest, recover and heal. Most importantly, she reminds us that we are enough. In a world where we can constantly feel the pressure to be more and do more, Margot spreads the truth that we are enough just as we are. The world needs more of Margot! More healers and more people who care. Thank you Margot for being the light!

Written by Alessia Rotino

Artwork by Chloe Bruderer (@chloeheartsart)

Artwork by Chloe Bruderer (@chloeheartsart)

Why is it important for us to take time to heal? What do you love most about helping people heal?

I believe taking time to heal ourselves is of utmost importance because I feel like we are living in an accelerated time in society. We are constantly influenced to be more and do more and take very little time just to “be”. I see how these stresses and strains impact the physical and emotional aspects of our overall health. Our bodies absorb every experience we go through and will suppress and store the tension we accumulate. If we continue this process and don’t take time to heal, our bodies eventually begin to exhibit symptoms of tissue issues and disease. I often hear from my clientele that they didn’t realize how much tension they were holding until I treated them.

My favourite part of helping others heal is when someone comes in to see me for a session and I’m able to fix their ailments with a more gentle, holistic approach to the body. To provide them with an experience very different from what they are used to and give them instant long-lasting results. I consider it an honour when someone entrusts their health to me and it is such a gift that I get to contribute to improving their life.

What does self-care mean to you? Tell us about some of your favourite self-care rituals.

To me, SELF-care means taking time to help just YOU, whatever that may look like. My SELF-care routine consists of a lot of alone/quiet time, because I am constantly around people. I also like to light candles and listen to Binaural Beats while just chilling out on my bed. Sometimes my SELF-care involves being creative and nurturing that part of my soul. One of my favourite and most necessary SELF-care practices is daily stretching.

How have you learned to embrace setbacks? Tell us about a really challenging time in your life and what you did to overcome it.

I have definitely experienced professional and personal setbacks in my life and I have chosen to view them more as opportunities to let go of control and embrace the unknown. It’s a cliché but I’m an “all about the journey versus the destination” kind of gal. 

One of the most challenging times in my life happened over the last two years and I think I’m still processing it. I was involved with a very controlling person who I realized did not have my best interests in mind. I trusted this person with my life and they used me for their own pleasure. When you discover that the person you trust most in this world has not only been lying to you, but was also purposefully psychologically torturing you, it’s difficult to trust anyone. Honestly, I don’t think I have “overcome” this yet, but what I can tell you is that every day I learn to let people “in” and trust them. I consider that a victory. 

What do you think is the most important thing for young girls to hear right now? What advice would you give to them?

I am saddened by how inundated young girls are by the primarily false images on social media and the concept that someone else knows what is best for their lives. I think the most important thing for them to hear right now is to listen to their inner voice and that being REAL is far more interesting than fake.

What’s your definition of a YGTGirl?

My definition of a YGTGirl is someone who colours outside the lines, throws away the “box” and defines their life by what they believe.