Spiced Apple Oatmeal – Inspired by Who’s That In The Cat Pajamas by Sojourner McConnell



This chapter book charmed the socks off of me! Dolcey is so sweet, and loving! The story is relevant and moving. The illustrations are perfect for the story. I can’t wait for another Dolcey book!

While I was reading about Emily and Dolcey, I had the idea for this spiced apple oatmeal. You’ll understand why when you read this delightful chapter book.


Thrive Life Quick Oats are gluten free.

SAO jar

       Make ahead for busy mornings, camping and to give as gifts!

SAO apple can


That’s a family can of Fuji apples in the background!

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I’m bringing my spiced apple oatmeal to Fiesta Friday this week. It’s too good not to share! Our co-hosts this week are Suzanne @ apuginthekitchen and Monika @ Everyday Healthy Recipes.


Meet The Author

If you’re in Kentucky this October, you can meet Sojourner McConnell and get your copy of Who’s That In The Cat Pajamas signed!

Where: Karen’s Book Barn. 127 E. Main Street, La Grange, KY.

When: October 14th from 11-4.

Bonus! When you buy a copy of Who’s That In The Cat Pajamas at the signing, you get to choose one of these Snackies Singles to go with it. We call this a book and a Snackie. While supplies last.



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Thrive Life News & Specials for August



Simple Plate!

Tuscan-Style Beef Pappardelle

Tuscan Quinoa Bowl/Southwest-Style Chicken Quinoa Bowl/Chicken Bolognese & Gnocchi With Steamed Vegetables /Chicken Farfalle With Pasta Primavera (not pictured)


Garden Veggie Lasagna & Garden Veggie Pizza With Sausage

South Pacific Stir-fry with pulled porl

South Pacific Stir-fry With Pulled Pork

We have eight Simple Plate meals available now, and will launch many more this year.

How do you get your deliveries? Watch this.


New Snackies Singles!

Havarti & Pretzels/Cranberry Crunch

Available as pouches or Snackies Singles for on the go


Monthly specials for Your Grocery Box


Dinner Classics Pack is $89.39 plus shipping. Shipping on orders over $100 is free if all the items in the grocery box are preferred items. Two items in this month’s dinner classics pack are not eligible for free shipping – mashed potatoes and fudge brownies.

Dinner Classics Pack Includes:

Sweet corn (pc), kale (pc), fudge brownie mix (pc), mashed potatoes (pc), Chef’s Choice seasoning, beef slices (pc), celery (pc), spinach (pc) and mushrooms (pc).


Thrive Life Has it All!

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Thriving Nations

Thank you to every Thrive Life customer, consultant and employee. 5% of all sales profits go to the current Thriving Nations project.


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There Are Two Seasons: Coconut Oil Melted & Coconut Oil Solid

Many things change with the seasons, but two stand out for those of us who use coconut oil. For us, there are two seasons. Coconut oil melted and coconut oil solid. That’s where the idea for this graphic came from. I especially enjoy the adorable summery pooch and the wintery snowball with the ice crystal.





If you would like to see this design on a different item, please let me know and I will try to make it happen.


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Thrive Life Summer Launch Party – Today! Virtually anywhere.

Join in on details like how you can become a preferred customer, get free and half-0ff groceries, get 3% in bonus points on every order and qualify for free shipping! There’s a giveaway and fun games to play.

The best part is, spending time together. Wait, that’s tied with finding out what new items we added to the summer catalog. I am so excited to share with you!

Today, from anywhere you are, at 3:00 PST. It’s a Facebook party, so you can drop in when you like.

See you there!  Follow this link to the Thrive Life Summer Launch Party.

If you want a sneak peek, check out my Thrive Life website.

Find out for yourself why I feel so good eating Thrive Life food.


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Before We Are Masters – Reiki II Refresher

Greetings. Blessings. Joy! Today I feel amazing, not because I have zero problems, but because I just do. That’s a gift that Reiki gives. Peace in the face of anything life brings.

Onto the Reiki II refresher. I think it’s important to review Level I and Level II concepts from time to time. After all, you want to give Reiki lots of chances to master you!

Let’s review how to do a distant Reiki send, with the help of this cute little dog.

Distant Reiki Refresher

Sending Reiki to an animal, situation or a person all have the same steps.

Questions? Please ask.

If you would like for me to send distant Reiki to you, please let me know. It’s my pleasure to help!


Reiki Master Teachers and Level II or III students, check out the brand new Reiki III (ART) Manual from The Reiki Cafe! Let me know if you purchase a copy so I can send you a special launch bag while I still have a few! Available for Kindle and in paperback.


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Thrive Life – Versatile Tomato Powder


I would love to hear what you do with your tomato powder. I use it all the time to add depth to my lunch-time vegetable bowls, veggie drinks and soups.

This is where you get tomato powder! Start with a pantry can if you don’t use a lot of tomato. If you like to make sauce, get a family can. Here is the landing page to a bunch of recipes using tomato powder.

In a few days we are launching ten new grocery choices you are going to love for those nights when you want good, healthy food, but haven’t been to the store and don’t want to go to the store. They take little preparation, but do not taste that way. You know what I mean?

There are new Snackies Singles coming your way, too!

Our new preferred customer program will give you free shipping on orders…

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And the Winner is…

Kelly! This has been a lucky month for Kelly! She also won the newsletter drawing! Congratulations, and I look forward to seeing which virtual one-on-one ART workshop you will choose, or if you will take it in person at a retreat! Either way, these are your choices:

Workshop Choices

If you don’t have your copy of The Reiki Cafe Reiki III (ART) Manual, now is a great time to order it. I have more swag bags to go with your copy. The manual is available for Kindle and in paperback. Simply let me know when you have purchased your copy and I will be in touch so you can choose your crystal pendant and other awesome surprises! While supplies last, yada yada.


ART III (ART) Manual


Remember, you are always welcome to request distant Reiki when you have a need, and you can schedule your own virtual workshop with me. Workshops are $60 and are between 60-90 minutes. Contact me here or through thereikicafe@gmail.com.



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I Love My Fat Daddy!



That’s what it says on the back of the t-shirts worn by the busy, bustling staff at Fat Daddy’s, a family owned and operated BBQ spot in Redding, CA!

Do you think that you can’t have BBQ because you are a health foodie? I can respect that. I can also endorse having a plate of quality BBQ, heavenly beans and BBQ potatoes. You can get coleslaw if you haven’t had a salad yet before you answer the craving for smoky ribs, chicken or tri tip.

Try not to be too mad at the owners. Neither of them are fat. A testament to the fact that you can have your BBQ and your salad.

Now I know many of you aren’t close enough to Redding to treat yourself to a meal in the restaurant decorated by autographed dollar bills hanging from the ceiling and walls, but you can still taste…

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Go Where The Boat Takes You – New In The Enriching Life Graphic Design Store


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Summer on the lake is one of our dreams come true. These photos were taken on beautiful Lake Shasta, in California. They will take you back to those lazy summer days and remind you to let your boat float and drift with the breeze. Let go of control and let life happen.

Everything is on sale today in the Zazzle store! Use code zazzlesite20 to save 20%!



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You’re Invited to The Reiki Cafe’s Reiki III (ART) Manual Launch!

Yay! The Reiki Cafe’s first Reiki manual is ready to launch!
Where: Virtually anywhere as long as Facebook reaches there!
When: Saturday, July 15th at 4:00 PST

The first dozen (or so) to purchase either the Kindle version, which is available now, or the paperback version, for which I will post a link as soon as it is available, will receive a celebration swag bag! There is a gorgeous crystal in each bag, selected by Epona, me and you! Yes, you get to choose your crystal, and some other goodies as well!

Today is Prime day over at Amazon, so I read that if you purchase the manual today, you will receive a 40% off coupon to use on another book, if you are a Prime member. Not bad, Amazon.

Adding to the Reiki knowledge base is not what I set out to do, but as I say in the manual, I was teaching a Reiki Master Teacher class back in the fall of 2015 when I realized that nearly everything I was teaching was what I learned through the countless hours I spent with you, my students, in classes, workshops and sessions. I feel honored for the time we spent together, and for the support I feel from my Reiki guides.

I am honored to live a Reiki life!


As always, thank you for the time we spend together!



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