Content Submission Guidelines

Do you have experience, passion, and knowledge in energy healing, yoga, meditation, health, nutrition, or wellness? Are you interested in sharing your knowledge and experiences with Giving Hands audience?

Giving Hands is a community for all of us who are interested in using the wisdom of yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, and mind-body balance to make our lives even better. This is a forum where we can share personal stories, best practices, recipes, and tips on how to live a healthy, balanced life.

Do you want to be a part of creating this community with us?

Why write for us?

Giving Hands, Coup De Main and Ofreciendo Manos are growing, new platforms where you can reach new potential customers, expand your network and connect with like-minded people. Every article will be translated and featured on all three websites and social media in English, French and Spanish, thus reaching a wide audience. The guest author’s bio will be displayed at the end of the article along with two links to your website or social media.

Submission Guidelines

• Original content. We prefer original content that has not already been published on your personal website or other digital platforms. We can consider already published articles if the body has been modified by at least 20 percent and the title updated.

• Word Count. Optimal article length is between 700 and 3,000 words.

• Type of Content. Here are some examples of the types of content we encourage:

◦ Content on topics related to: energy healing, reiki or other modalities, chakras, ayurveda, crystals, auras, astrology, non new-agey spirituality, metaphysic, organics, Sustainability.
◦ Instructional articles
◦ How-to’s … answer not only the “how” but the “why” something is important
◦ Yoga flows (photos helpful here)
◦ Beginner-oriented articles and videos, ie: how to get started in yoga/meditation
◦ Articles that imply a problem and offer a solution on how to fix it
◦ Numbers in the titles and numbered list-type articles
◦ Tips or strategies for people to improve their lives and grow somehow
◦ Nutrition tips
◦ Lighter stories with some humor
◦ Success Stories
◦ Specific articles: solving specific problems or answering specific questions
◦ Seasonal content, relevant to time of year, holiday, weather, etc.
◦ Engaging infographics relevant to those interested in energy healing, yoga, meditation, ayurveda or wellness

• Be Positive. This is a positive space so keep your tone upbeat. We want to share articles that are uplifting, helpful, and inspiring. We welcome stories of personal challenges as long as you share a silver lining, too.

• Giving Hand’s Philosophy. We will not publish content that is out of alignment with our philosophy. For example, tips on crash dieting, radical weight loss, and anything that does not support increased health, balance, and wellbeing is not a fit for us. New Age content won’t be published.

• No Promises. We cannot promise publication until we have a chance to review a submission.

• Terms and Conditions. By submitting your article for consideration, you are giving us: 1) rights to publish your content, and 2) permission to make adjustments to your content as our editors see fit.

Ready to Write? Here’s How to Submit

Send your article of 700–3,000 words to contact@givinghandsreiki.com. Please make sure the file is a word document, and make sure to attach any photos you may have (and have rights to) that accompany your article.

• Include your full name and short bio. Optimal length for a bio is 50-70 words, max length is 100 words. Feel free to include up to two relevant links to your professional website or biography.

• Include an image of yourself for the About the Author section. Images should be at least 500×500 in size, have a clean background, and there should be some space around the main subject, without any parts of the head or shoulders cut off.

• Please note that we have rights to edit your article to best suit our style and audience. This includes the possibility of editing or removing links within article.

Thank you for your interest in helping us to create this inspiring community! We are looking forward to reading your submissions.