Background. My parents might have known that Margherita means pearl, or jewel, but not that I would be working with the gems of the mineral kingdom for healing. Both my parents created a loving and caring early family life. I am the oldest of five siblings, which called for certain responsibilities. I grew up in my native Sweden more than half a century ago, and showed and interest in science, which lead to studies and degrees in Chemistry and Math at the University of Stockholm. This resulted to a career in business, where I learned a great deal about the use of money. I am very grateful for this opportunity to discover that eventually my heart had other plans for me elsewhere. Thus I arrived in Canada in 1989, and felt from the start that I had come home. I had this childhood dream of visiting my ‘rich aunt’ in America. In hindsight, I have become this aunt for my nieces. Even if the material riches are somewhat sparse, I am rich in the sense of my heart gifts. I miss my family a lot specially my nieces, but what can you do when one have found one’s vocation.
My love for crystals. I love crystals and working with people, especially in small groups, or in ‘one to one’ sessions. After 10 years here in Canada, my dear friend Helen begged me to teach a group of 12 students about crystals and healing, but I thought I wasn’t really the person to teach anyone so I said no. She persisted, and here I am a decade later with many wonderful and really dedicated students from my crystal courses dealing with healing, crystal tools and self-development retreats.
Healing studies. I studied ‘Crystal Healing’ with my teacher Katrina Raphaell at the Crystal Academy in Hawaii. It was a great eye opener for me. I loved it. I haven’t turned back from it ever since. I knew that I had a strong past connection with crystals, and when I attended the courses in Hawaii, I realized this.
At the present, I live in Kingston, Ontario, Canada in an old farm house near lake Ontario. Ops, I forgot to mention Kitten, my adorable cat…