Food as Ally Weekly Group Support Meeting Schedule

Food as Ally Weekly Group Support Meetings are currently Thursday evenings at Entelechea (Richardson, TX), and Friday evenings on Zoom. Join us by registering below for the meeting you want to attend. There is a bonus pack if you purchase 5 meetings – a free 30-minute private Food as Ally session with Gina ($50 value).

New clients, schedule your free 20-minute Q&A video or phone call here.

Gina Briganti, BASc, D.H.N, RMT,
Developer of the Food as Ally program

How we empower our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual relationships with food is by:

Reclaiming food choices

Listening to hunger and fullness cues

Reiki from Gina during meetings

Being in a supportive community led by an experienced professional who developed the program after 17 years as a Wellness Consultant.

Shifting away from emotional eating and food obsession.

Food as Ally Weekly Group Support Meeting for Thursday, February 9th, 2023, 6:30-7:30 p.m., CST.

Entelechea Center 1201 International Parkway, Suite 200 Richardson, TX 75081 Flex Room There are 2 seats remaining in this meeting. Registration closes the Wednesday before the meeting. 0 of 3 have registered for this meeting. Scroll down to the bonus package if you’d like to a free 30-minute private session. Your gift when you pre-pay for five meetings.

$20.00

Food as Ally Group Zoom Support Meeting February 10th, 2023, from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. CST*

You will be emailed the Zoom link and a PDF copy of the Food as Ally program overview and steps materials for where you are in the program before the meeting. Registration closes the Thursday before the meeting. *Not available in all areas due to nutrition laws in different states. Please check with Gina before registering by email foodasally at gmail dot com. 1 of 3 have registered for this meeting. Scroll down to the bonus package if you’d like to receive a free 30-minute private session. Your gift when you pre-pay for five meetings.

$20.00

Food as Ally Weekly Group Support Meetings Bonus Package

Pre-pay for 5 meetings and receive a 30-minute private Food As Ally session with Gina. ($50 value). You can mix and match in-person and Zoom meetings if you are in Texas or any state where nutrition laws allow individual nutrition counseling.

$100.00

Private Food as Ally video, phone, and in-person sessions are also available. Click here for more information.

New clients, schedule your free 20-minute Q&A video or phone call here.

Questions? Feel free to ask here or contact Gina through foodasally at gmail dot com.

Gina

Five Instagram Accounts To Follow If You Have Anxiety

THE LIFESTYLE COLLECTIVE

By Do Tien Dung

If you ever had these symptoms: feeling nervous, restless or tense along with an increase in heart rate, breathing rapidly, sweating, feeling weak or tired, there are high chances that you are facing anxiety disorders. If you ever googled “Anxiety attack symptoms” or “How to treat or stop anxiety”, this is the article for you. Here I recommend five Instagram accounts you should follow if you have anxiety.

But first, let’s find out what anxiety is. Understood.org tells us there are two usual types of anxiousness. The first is one most of us experience when we face stressful situations, like going to the dentist, making a presentation, or speaking in public. The other kind involves intense feelings that suddenly pop up for no reason, lasting a long time. This might indicate that you need to take a serious look at things.

If you’re struggling with…

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1/12/23 Update: Registration is closed for this class. If you would like to attend a future class, please email thereikicafe at gmail dot com so we can get that started for you.

Learn Reiki With US!

Pre-requisites:

You need to have had a 1-hour Reiki session, whether it was with Gina (me) or another Reiki Practitioner or Master Teacher.

You must have a book about Reiki which includes self-treatment hand positions. The book choice is up to you. I have a list of suggestions ready.

Have a conversation with me at least one week before class, if we don’t already know each other. You can schedule a free 20-minute Q&A with this link: https://the-reiki-caf.square.site/ If you don’t see a time that works for you, reach out and we’ll find one.

Included in your class tuition:

Q&A, attunement, meet your Reiki guide (guided meditation), snacks and lunch, self-treatment practice, and certification.

Reiki Level I Class Registration Bonus

Complete payment by 1-2-23 includes a bonus 30-minute Reiki session. You will be contacted at the payment email used with next steps. 2 of 4 seats remain in this class.

$350.00

Reiki Level I Class Deposit

This deposit holds your space. Full registration is due by 1-14-2023. 2 of 4 seats remain in this class. You will be contacted via email with next steps.

$50.00

We are excited about this class and looking forward to a transformative day!

Peace and love,

Gina

Reiki I Class in Dallas, TX 1-15-23! Early Registration Discount is $50!

Pre-requisites:

You need to have had a 1-hour Reiki session, whether it was with Gina (me) or another Reiki Practitioner or Master Teacher.

You must have a book about Reiki which includes self-treatment hand positions. The book choice is up to you. I have a list of suggestions ready.

Have a conversation with me at least one week before class, if we don’t already know each other. You can schedule a free 20-minute Q&A with this link: https://the-reiki-caf.square.site/ If you don’t see a time that works for you, reach out and we’ll find one.

Included in your class tuition:

Q&A, attunement, meet your Reiki guide (guided meditation), snacks and lunch, self-treatment practice, and certification.

For the early registration discount, complete registration by the end of the day, Saturday, Dec. 3rd. A $50 deposit holds your space, and locks in the $300.00 price. Dec. 4th – Jan. 14th tuition is $350.00.

Pay the total early $300 tuition by Dec. 3rd and receive a free 30-minute Reiki session.

Total tuition is due by Jan.14th.

There are 2 seats remaining in this class.

Reiki I Class, Jan. 15th, 2023 in Dallas, Texas. early registration deposit.

If you are new to Gina or to Reiki, remember to schedule a free 20-minute Q&A with the link above. You will be contacted at the email you register with for next steps.

$50.00

Reiki I Class, Jan. 15th, 2023 in Dallas, TX, early registration, paid in full, plus bonus.

If you register in full by the end of the day on Dec. 3rd, you receive a free 30-minute Reiki session.

$300.00

I’m excited about this class! Can’t wait for you to have Reiki!

Gina

Don’t Miss Out On The Museum of Ice Cream’s Pinkmas Celebrations!

The Museum of Ice Cream is in Singapore. Check it out.

THE LIFESTYLE COLLECTIVE

This December, be prepared to be swept up by the magic of Pinkmas, and be transported into a pink winter wonderland at Museum of Ice Cream. For this entire festive season, MOIC has created unlimited festive treats and interactive installations to enable you to enjoy the full Pinkmas experience, from their Pinkmas tree forest, craft a take-home paper gingerbread house, to all the delicious flavours that celebrate the spirit of the season.

Warm yourself with seasonal delights like their pink hot chocolate and peppermint soft serve while wandering through  a magical pink forest and a quaint gingerbread town. 

Make your way to the MOIC Cafe & Bar and reward yourself with scrumptious treats, only available this festive season. Grab a friend and dig into their Pinkmas Sundae, which features three frosty scoops topped with whipped cream, and decorated with Pinkmas inspired sprinkles.

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Do Common Baking Staples Expire?

Good information here.

THE LIFESTYLE COLLECTIVE

It’s that wonderful time of the year again, when we start to pull out our baking supplies, and get ready to make some Christmas cookies and cakes and other delicious holiday treats. And if you step inside anyone’spantry, you’ll find most if not all the necessarybaking essentials. But the question is:how long have they been sitting in that cupboard?

Whether you’re an avid baker or someone who gets an occasional craving forhomemade cookies, it’s important to know how to keep those staple ingredients fresh so you can use them for as long as possible, because using expired baking ingredients can greatly alter the taste and texture of your sweet treats.

But before you start tossing food away, here are a few things to look out for to see if they need to be replaced, or can still be used.

Does Flour Expire?

While flour isconsidered to be non-perishable, it…

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It’s Time To Speak Up About Body Shaming In Workplaces: The Elephant In The Room Is NOT You

My personal thanks go out to everyone who is compassionate enough to understand how deeply body shaming hurts.

THE LIFESTYLE COLLECTIVE

By Sarah Ryan

In my twenties, I developed a thyroid condition that led me to gain a lot of weight. Unfortunately, I also worked with a group of people notorious for commenting on any and all female bodies wandering past their line of vision. Hearing remarks like “Wow you’ve gotten bigger. You still look good though“, had my already low self-esteem spiralling. 

Once the pesky thyroid was treated and the weight dropped off, it was time for the backhanded compliments like “You look so much better than you did before.”, which also made me feel like rubbish.

If I mentioned to the culprit or the manager that it was not appropriate, I was told to “Stop being so sensitive.”. Eye roll.

Maybe I Am Just Sensitive. Surely It Isn’t That Bad?

Fortunately, body shaming in the workplace is becoming widely recognised as a form of workplace bullying and…

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Jamaican Seasoned Tilapia and Greek-Style Lemon Potatoes

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Tilapia is a very mild fish and easily adapts to all kinds of spices and flavors. It is readily available and a very affordable fish that doesn’t taste fishy. A light entree that’s healthy too especially needed during the holiday season. This seasoning would be delicious on any mild flavored fish. I don’t buy seasoning rubs very often but I really liked this one as it can be used in so many ways where you want “a little kick.”

There is some controvery over farming practices of tilapia – all I can say is know your fishmonger and buy from a reputable source.

I frequently associate lemon with fish so I thought a lemon flavored potato would be a good side. The fish recipe, slightly adapted, comes from fellow blogger Gail at https://snapshotsincursive.com/2022/10/07/jamaican-seasoned-fish/

I also drew inspiration from Gail’s Greek potato side dish but combined a few recipes to make…

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Easy Chicken and Chickpea Curry

Wow. I’m making this for our community share tomorrow.

Maroscooking

Serve this easy dish with some steamed brown rice and your favorite roasted vegetable. It cooks up so quickly. Using the chicken thighs assures that yours chicken will be tender and not dry. I love to get my curry from Penzey’s. They have some locations but also have mail order. my favorite is their sweet curry. I served this with roasted zucchini and yellow squash, but any roasted veggies like eggplant, broccoli or cauliflower would be great.

Quick weeknight Chicken and Chickpea Curry

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 11/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs , cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder, plus another 2 teaspoons for sauce
  • (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 1/4teaspoonskosher salt, divided, plus more as needed
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 4large clovesgarlic
  • 1(2-inch) pieceginger
  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper

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