The Scottsdale Standard | August 2023
HI, MY NAME IS… Monica B. Samuels.
I’VE LIVED IN THE VALLEY FOR 33 YEARS AND I LOVE IT BECAUSE… I enjoy the desert landscape and heat.
A TYPICAL DAY IN MY LIFE INCLUDES… waking up, doing tai chi, and drinking my protein and vitamin shake. Then I look over my emails and messages for the day. I like to cuddle and play with my dog before getting ready and heading into my business, Quasar Quantum Healing. I see a lot of clients in a day who are going through various struggles and life experiences, and I help them overcome these challenges through my five holistic healing modalities: LED Red Light Therapy, Quantum Foot Detox, Hyperbaric Chamber, Theta Chamber, and Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. I put my all into my clients, so my daily social battery has to be high, which is why I love my morning routine. After work I usually eat a very light meal before getting ready for bed, watching one of my shows, and going to sleep.
MY FAMILY IS… my entire world. Everything I do is for my family.
ONE THING I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT IS… my morning meditation.
MY FAVORITE MOVIE I COULD NEVER GET TIRED OF WATCHING AND WHY… is “Jungle Book” because it brings me nostalgia. It was made the year I was born, and I relate very much to Mogli.
WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I WANTED TO BE… a doctor. I’ve always wanted to help people through their healing journeys, and I’ve manifested that in my current life path, just in a different way.
THE SONG I WOULD SING AT KARAOKE NIGHT IS… “L-O-V-E” by Frank Sinatra.
THE ONE PERSON WHO MOTIVATES ME IS… my mom. Her kindness was what inspired me most and I am always intentional to treat others with kindness. She also was an advocate of being your unique self and always accepted me for the playful, outgoing, determined person I am.
THE LAST THING THAT MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD WAS… finding my husband watching “Finding Nemo” by himself the other night.
THE PERFECT DAY IS… having just enough challenges to overcome in a day so that I feel productive and accomplished. I like obstacles that make me feel like I’m solving a puzzle and push me to find Zen, even in a bit of chaos.
MY FAVORITE LOCAL NONPROFIT IS… my own! Quasar Quantum Youth Fund helps underprivileged kids receive the care that they need. I started this nonprofit because I knew that there were so many children in need of the treatments I provide, but whose families sadly could not afford it. I wanted to make sure finances were not an obstacle for anyone, so I decided to set aside a portion of my earnings from the business to fund those children in need of financial assistance.
MY LIFE IS… full of joy because I have my family and loved ones around me.
THE BEST GIFT I’VE EVER RECEIVED WAS… each one of my crystal bracelets that I wear every day. I love to incorporate crystals into my life because, as you can probably tell, I am a huge proponent of holistic healing. I even have a bunch of crystals that were gifted to me on display right when you walk into the wellness center, which all help to cleanse energy and give off positivity.
MY DREAM VACATION WOULD BE… a yearlong cruise around the world.
THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS… “Persistence is the key to success,” from Walter Cronkite. It has not been easy to build an entire business from the ground up, especially when the business was set to open in 2020. Even though I had to reevaluate my plan, I knew that there was still a purpose and place for my idea. The one thing that kept me persistent throughout the craziness of the pandemic was my vision to create a space where everyone could heal themselves.
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