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12 HOLIDAY MOTIVATION TIPS

to get you started on time for the upcoming season.

from C.D. Hersh

The holidays are nearly on us, and with them come extra work decorating the house, the lawn, the trees, baking all those Christmas cookies and goodies, shopping, cleaning, holiday parties to attend and give, and scads of other things that can take you away from your WIP. This year give yourself a head start with a little motivation to sit down at the computer and keep writing. Start planning now for a successful holiday writing season.

Here are a few tips on how to motivate yourself to write during the holidays.

  1. Start your holiday motivation by spending part of one day each week doing some holiday activity that fuels your creativity. If you celebrate Halloween get those decorations made and put up. When that’s accomplished start making Thanksgiving decorations for your table, bake…

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Friendsgiving Fall Board

Dried kiwi and apples that don’t turn brown. Thanks, Aunt Juju. I’d love to serve this at a party.

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Is anyone celebrating Friendsgiving this year? Please refer to last years post Friendsgiving With the Bombsquad at Cherry Bombe. Last week began their second year of celebrating these fun zoom discussions/demonstrations with “friends” based around food.

If you are gathering together with friends before Turkey Day a Fall/Thanksgiving charcuterie board is a great way to share. I love to make these but go crazy trying to decide on which ingredients to buy and use. So many kinds of meat, cheese, crackers and so on. But having a theme makes it easier.

There are so many homemade recipes that would give your board a personal touch such as dips, marinated veggies, salami roses, parmesan crisps, homemade cookies and the list is endless. I chose not to do that this time as I was short on time and wanted to assemble this before Thanksgiving. See my post Salami Roses for another…

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My Food As Ally Breakfast – November 4, 2021

First look at the Food As Ally community, launching in January.

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This is the first foodasally.com post, representing a rounded approach to eating and teaching about eating. Food As Ally is about reclaiming our food choices, listening to our hunger and satiety signals, and being supported as we do.

I ate what I wanted, when I wanted, and how much of it I wanted. In doing this today, I discovered that my breakfast smoothie is too filling for me today and that I can wait until I want fruit to eat it. Even if that’s not today. Or tomorrow. If I look at this breakfast from the certified nutrition consultant perspective, there’s nothing wrong with it. I gave myself permission to eat what I wanted and what I wanted tasted good and I’m almost ready to eat again. It kept me full longer than I thought it would.

More discoveries await!

Gina

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The #Reiki Café #Newsletter Comes Out Monday

Monday!

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Here’s what’s coming in Monday’s Reiki newsletter:
Keep It Simple statements for what other people in our lives are doing.
Message Monday: how we can live an inspired life this week.
Book review: Archetypal Chakras by Arnold Bittlinger
Vegan Pumpkin Muffin Recipe
A new low-cost coaching call dedicated to intuitive eating.

Signup is free and takes moments.

Peace and love,

Gina

There are several ways you can support The Reiki Café. You can buy a book, review a book, have a Reiki session, take a workshop, study Reiki, tell your family and friends about me, share my posts, follow me on Medium, and/or donate to the virtual tip jar. All support is appreciated. Thank you!

How’s your energy level? If it’s low, or you’re curious about how to get to your next level, read 6 Fast Vitality Boosters. Click here to get them free with newsletter signup.

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Restaurant Style Birria Tacos

This is the taco recipe I’ve been waiting for. So inspiring. Reblogged from My Slice of Mexico.

My Slice of Mexico

Click here to go to printable recipe: Restaurant Style Birria Tacos

This year, just like last, due to the pandemic, Mexico’s Independence Day (September 16) public festivals and government official re-enactments of the initial call for independence – “El Grito” were cancelled, or broadcast last night. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and first lady Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller, appeared at the front balcony of the National Palace; after observing one minute of silence in honour of the 269,912 people who have died in Mexico due to COVID19, the president proceeded to beseech the virtual audience to proclaim:

“Mexicanos, viva la Independencia; viva Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla; viva José María Morelos y Pavón; viva Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez; viva Ignacio Allende; viva Leona Vicario; viva Vicente Guerrero; vivan los Héroes Anónimos; viva la libertad; viva la justicia; viva la igualdad; viva la democracia; viva la honestidad; viva nuestra soberanía; viva…

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Roasted Chicken Thighs w/Sweet Potatoes

Drooling over these. They’re on the menu this week.

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It was going to be one #sheetpandinner of #chickenthighs & #sweetpotatoes aka #yams BUT it would’ve been WAY to crowded, so I did them separate; still  #sheetpanmeals though with a fresh delicious #salad 😋
The chicken marinated all day in yogurt w/seasonings…that included #turmeric & #paprika – I removed the skin but they’re bone in. And made a couple cuts across top of each thigh before putting in marinade 😉

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Archetypal Chakras by Arnold Bittlinger|Book Review

Thank you to Feedium for publishing my book review.

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If you read one book about chakras this year, I highly recommend Archetypal Chakras because Bittlinger had multiple approaches which I believe is one of the book’s strengths. Thank you to Feedium for publishing my review, which you can read by clicking right here.

Peace and love,

Gina

There are several ways you can support The Reiki Café. You can buy a book, review a book, have a Reiki session, take a workshop, study Reiki, tell your family and friends about me, share my posts, follow me on Medium, and/or donate to the virtual tip jar. All support is appreciated. Thank you!

How’s your energy level? If it’s low, or you’re curious about how to get to your next level, read 6 Fast Vitality Boosters. Click here to get them free with newsletter signup.

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Salami Roses

Picture this with artfully arranged gluten-free crackers, vibrant fruit, and vegetables on a pretty board. Totally inspiring.

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A salami rose is a must for your next charcuterie platter. So easy to assemble and adds some real interest to your board – everyone will ask how you made it. Combine it with other meat, cheese, dips, nuts, fruit, etc. for a stunning presentation. Because I am interested in charcuterie ideas on Pinterest these roses keep popping up in my frequent Pinterest emails. Amazing how my computer knows what I like!

I envision one on a charcuterie board like this that I made a few years ago

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