A Beginner’s Guide To Understanding Your Libido

The Wellness Consultant in me is thrilled to share important information about true sexuality.

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By Brazen Edwards

Sexual desire in women naturally fluctuates over the years. We sometimes go through high and low periods of passion at the beginning or end of a relationship or when we experience significant life changes like menopause or other health issues.

Our sexual pleasure is impacted by our psychological and physiological well-being. Societal pressures and expectations, and unfortunately, we still don’t have a great understanding of female sexual anatomy or the female orgasm.

When people think of sex, they often think of orgasm as the ultimate way to achieve pleasure. However, adequate research or information about the female orgasm is still insufficient. The end result is not always the best determination of success.

Enhancing Your Libido

Although we can generally define the different ways people tend to achieve a good sex life, there is no common ground as to what a healthy libido looks like, and there is…

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Fattoush – A Mediterranean Salad

Tasty and healthy!

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I recently learned that many cookbooks on Mediterranean cuisine have a recipe for Fattoush salad – I didn’t know it was so popular. It is a Levantine salad made from toasted (which I prefer) or fried pieces of Arabic flatbread which includes pita bread. In one of my cookbooks (Dada Eats Love to Cook It: 100 Plant Based Recipes for Everyone at Your Table) she made sourdough croutons replacing the traditional pita chips. I liked these a lot maybe because they were spiced with za’atar. She also added pomegranate arials which noone else did – I enjoyed them.

I enjoy a tasty and healthy salad…

Fattoush is composed of mixed greens, or maybe just romaine lettuce; veggies such as tomatoes, wedges or cherry, cucumbers (Persian or English), radishes, green onions or red onions. Two fresh herbs are usually a part of this refreshing salad; parsley, mint and occasionally fresh thyme…

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Shambhala and Rainbow Warrior Prophecy and the 5th World

Great spirit food from Cynthia Sue Larson.

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Did you know about the Shambhala prophecy, or about Rainbow Warriors helping to usher in a new Golden Age?  With some people sensing we are living in world-changing times, it seems the perfect moment to reflect on past Earth changes and interesting prophecies predicting a Golden Age, ushered in by Rainbow Warriors.
Some of us with high sense perception are noticing a wonderful availability of support from unseen realms.  It feels to me that angelic protection and guidance is extremely accessible now, and helpful for boosting our spirits if we feel down.

From Bodhisattva Blues to a Shambhala State of Mind

I recently felt sad about the overall vibe I’m picking up from collective consciousness of people in the world, and my inability to help everyone.  While I was focused on people suffering, and my seeming inability to do much about it, my blue mood felt to me a bit…

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Forget The Glass Skin TikTok Trend! Here’s How You Can Obtain Luminous Skin More Naturally — THE LIFESTYLE COLLECTIVE

By Brazen Edwards As someone who prefers to embrace ageing gracefully, my normal skincare routine is lacklustre and consists of using cleansing wipes, Cetaphil for hormonal acne (being peri-menopausal sucks) and rubbing coconut oil into my laugh lines.  Don’t roll your eyes! It works for me as people are often shocked at how young I […]

Forget The Glass Skin TikTok Trend! Here’s How You Can Obtain Luminous Skin More Naturally — THE LIFESTYLE COLLECTIVE

Detox Foods

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A vital component of achieving optimal health is detoxification.

Lemon

Lemon

There is a solid reason why lemons are a mainstay of many detox diets. First of all, lemons are a fantastic source of the disease-fighting antioxidant vitamin C, which is beneficial for the skin. The citrus fruit also has an alkaline impact on the body, which means it can aid in restoring the pH balance of the body and strengthen the immune system. To assist your body remove toxins and cleanse itself, try starting your day with a cup of hot water and a slice of lemon.

Ginger

Ginger

It could be beneficial to include ginger in your diet if consuming too much fatty food or alcohol upset your digestive system. Ginger can aid with digestion, bloating, and gas reduction in addition to being effective for lowering nausea. In addition, ginger is beneficial for strengthening the immune system…

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Spaghetti alla Nicolina (Spaghetti with Zucchini and Pecorino Romano)

You can feel Aunt Juju’s beautiful heart in this post.

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Nicolina Sergiacomo Peduzzi is the maker behind Rustichella D’abruzzo. the Italian pasta used in this post. She also created this recipe which I found in; Autentico Cooking Italian, the Authentic Way by Rolando Beramendi(2017). The pasta is made with carefully selected durum wheat semolina and pure spring water in Abruzzo where many consider the finest pasta comes from. The Peduzzi family has been making pasta since 1924 from this region of Italy. On the back of the pasta: “The combination of our fertile soil, salty Adriatic breezes and pure Apennine mountain spring water has long been said to work magic.”

This is a recipe Nicolina makes often for guests and the author of this cookbook had this pasta dish the first time he met her and continues to enjoy it everytime he comes “home.”

Simple and you won’t believe how good this is!

A very authentic Italian…

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Sumac-Spiced Grilled Chicken Cutlets with Tomato-Onion Salad

I love the flavor of sumac and am excited to try this recipe.

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All I can say is you have to make this sumac-pomegranate flavored recipe while the tomatoes are perfectly ripe (at least here in Michigan). The spiced onions are heavenly and the chicken is tender and goes perfectly in this Palestinian recipe. It is a take on a dish called musakhan, which is chicken seasoned with tangy, deep red sumac which has a hint of lemon. Serve with some flat bread of your choice – I had some Naan on hand.

This is Christopher Kimball’s version of a popular dish from his cookbook “Milk Street Tuesday Nights Mediterranean”. There are some different ingredients as well as the method of cooking. It is simple to make with ingredients that are easily obtainable. I made some changes creating my own version. This recipe is a great choice to start winding down the summer.

A spicy dish with fresh tomatoes and…

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Body Wisdom and Food Shopping

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Today’s trip to my favorite store, Trader Joe’s, was always going to include an array of fruits, vegetables, and nuts, because my mental, emotional, physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies thrive on them.

When I saw these on the shelf, I didn’t think or hesitate to put them in the cart. I knew they were meant for me.

Photo and graphic by Gina Briganti.

Now for a new approach and insight into how much my relationship with food and my bodies has changed – I wanted to find out why they were meant for me. What did my intuition know that my brain didn’t?

A quick search revealed that fresh green figs are:

High in vitamins A and C

Prebiotic

Rich in calcium, iron, and potassium

Even without knowing the science behind what I need right now, my tastebuds are excited. Fresh figs are a treat. If you haven’t tried them…

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Journal Opportunity – Food As Ally

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Which breakfast choices give you natural energy to start the day?

As you answer, check in with each body.

What does your mental body need to get going in the morning?

What does your physical body need?

How about the emotional?

The spiritual?

Observation is a big part of making food your ally. Gentle reminder: observation is not judgment. Focus on awareness. Let the insights come. Here’s an example of the difference: if you’re thinking, “I should get a juicer,” that’s most likely judgment. If you’re focusing on allowing your bodies to speak to you, a juicer could gently pop into your mind, or one of your bodies could call out for fresh juice.

It takes practice, but with practice, you will gain perspective that reshapes your world.

Peace and love,

Gina