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We heard that you think you aren’t allowed to have chocolate pecan cheesecake when you eat clean and healthy. Not. True. You can have these.
Here’s how: make them and share them! But, we challenge you to eat more than two. They are so decadent!
Chocolate Pecan Cheesecake Popper
½ C. organic cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbsp. raw pecans, ground and another tbsp. for sprinkling on top
Mix all but the final tablespoon of pecans together in a mixing bowl until the cream cheese and cocoa powder are smooth and creamy.
Put the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Sprinkle your hands with water, then shape ½ tbsp. of the mixture at a time into balls.
Garnish with the ground pecans you held in reserve.
Keep refrigerated until party time.
Easy, creamy, deep chocolate flavor. It is so holistic!
Lucy and Dana
If you thought you saw the last of us, think again! Our author is busy working on the next Natural Gifts novel, “No Yesterdays”. We are spending lots of time in the kitchen. It’s only fair that we share the results with you!
Did you miss the story of how Lucy and Stan fell in love? You can read their story in “Desert Sunrise” for free from 7/2-7/6
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I have so much to celebrate! Desert Sunrise has received its first review, and I’m excited to say that it was five stars!
Also, I took the opportunity to thank Ann, one of my longtime supporters, by asking her what her favorite part of The Dreaming is so that I could read it on video for her. She told me that the visits with Dana and Lucy were her favorites, along with the sequences in the Dreaming. I chose a scene from chapter 7 where Dana and Lucy have lunch, and Dana tells Lucy about the strange dreams she has been having.
Though live readings by authors are becoming less common now, I hope to preserve part of the fun with my video reading.
Do you have a favorite part of The Dreaming or Desert Sunrise that you would like for me to read on video? Tell me about it.
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After so many years of spiritual, physics, and psychic study, I rarely encounter new concepts. It is more likely that the concept will touch me in a new way by showing me something new because of the timing of my current exposure to it. What makes this book exceptional is that it taught me new ways of thinking.
I learned who Russell Targ is, as well as the fact that he is a talented physicist, when I read Jim Schnabel’s book on remote viewing. Targ has been part of psi research for decades, and has personal success with earning money using quantum physics combined with remote viewing. He impressed me, which is why I added him to my author list and sought out this book to read more of his work.
There is a lot of rewarding reading in this book. J.J. Hurtak, Ph.D., is an expert in ancient Asian history. The details he provided into the cultures that birthed so many spiritual concepts added amazing depth to the book.
Standout features of the book are that it lives up to its title; if you follow the practices in the book, you can end your personal suffering. Another standout feature is the clear writing style the authors have. In different hands, this could have been a dry, confusing, vague read. Perhaps my favorite feature in the book was reading about psychic studies which were new to me. A true treat. Without the glossary in the back, and the word etymology the authors included, I wouldn’t have been able to make connections between concepts and cultures the way I did because of their thoroughness.
I highly recommend this book to spiritual seekers, fans of quantum physics, and those interested in psychic studies. If you have read it, I’d love to hear your opinion.
“Keep It Simple: Permission to Illuminate Your Life Easily, Effortlessly, & Joyfully” has something to celebrate! It’s now available as an eBook!
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Now I’d like to take the opportunity to help you with solving one of your biggest challenges. For this exercise, I recommend choosing only one to work with. Work with the same challenge until you’re satisfied with the results. Then move on to another problem.
Choose a time to open your “can of worms” when you can truly devote at least an hour to exploring, journalling, and meditating on it. Journal all of your thoughts about it. Ask yourself every question you can think of. Truly explore every angle you can find to look at. The purpose of this exercise is to satisfy yourself that you’re not hiding away from something you’re afraid of, or ashamed of.
Take time to breathe through your feelings. You have 100% of your own attention right now in your mind, your body, and your spirit. Really let yourself relax and explore. If you need to forgive yourself, forgive yourself. If you need to forgive someone else, and you’re ready to, forgive them. If you need to express a gentle truth, express it.
You will come to a place where your thoughts start to repeat themselves. That’s when you’re ready to look at your problem with the tools from the technique from “In Closing,” in the workbook. Which one of the three is it? Is it time to gather more information? Is it time to allow things to unfold, because you’ve already done all that you can? Or is it time to take action right away?
If it’s time to take action right away, and you’re not sure which action to take, visit the toolbox in chapter one. Choose as many of the tools there as appeal to you, and take action.
As always, I’m happy to lend an ear if you have a question.
I’d be honored to hear how problem solving is going for you. What was in your can of worms? If you have something private to share, feel free to connect on Facebook or through e-mail.
Much love always,
If you’d like to win a copy of “The Dreaming”, or “Keep it Simple:Permission to Illuminate Your Life Easily, Effortlessly, & Joyfully” & have Joe ask a question for you in The Dreaming, follow the instructions at the end of my interview with C.V. Larkin. http://cvlarkin.com/blog/seven-questions-supernatural-scribbler/
Happy Memorial Day to all.
You all remember meeting Queentutt on my Interviews With Inspiring People series, right? Well, she also introduced me to an amazing historical romance author, Tarah Scott. I jumped into her latest Highland romance, “My Highland Lord,” with gusto. I’ll do my best to express how much I enjoyed my first Tarah Scott novel by telling you that I sighed Phoebe and Kiernan’s names one night as I was falling asleep. Their romance touched me that much. It is exactly this feeling that draws me to read and write romance.
“My Highland Lord” is the second novel in the Highland series. I bought it thinking it was the newest release, so, a bit of confusion there. Once I knew that I was reading the second book, I started looking for couples that could have been in the first book. They will be my next review. The third Highland title will be released on May 15, “To Tame a Highland Earl.” Oooh, dishy.
Before I get carried away thinking about what goodies Tarah Scott has for me in her next novel, I’ll finish telling you more about why “My Highland Lord” gripped me, and didn’t let go. It’s an adventure with some humorous mishaps along the way. Phoebe is an intelligent, beautiful woman who has some mysteries to solve. Kiernan is a man she can truly love and respect. He is also a dishy, intelligent, Scot. Phoebe and Kiernan are both dedicated to righting wrongs done against people in “lower” classes, which makes them admirable. I hope you don’t mind the small spoiler there.
Tarah Scott’s research of the time the story is set in, and her detailed descriptions, set the scenes perfectly. I finished “My Highland Lord” and went immediately to start reading the book before it, “My Highland Love.”
It’s series like these that remind me of why I love romance.