QOTW: How Are You Exercising?

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I’m doing my custom Yoga routine, which stretches my shoulders, neck, and upper thighs, daily unless I get too sidetracked. The dog and I walk every few days to get the mail and take out the trash. I hope we’ll return to our 20 minute daily walks soon. Then there’s the stepper, which I use once or twice a week. Yesterday I did close to 600 steps in 15 minutes. I feel good!

 

I appreciate the time we spend together,

Gina

 

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This is what’s coming next for The Reiki Cafe:

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Numerology Answers To The Big Question In Video Form –

What Direction Can You Get From Your Destiny Number?

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Nutiva Hemp Protein Review + Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe -Tried It, Reviewed It, Recommend It

Nutiva Protein Powder

After trying every protein powder in the health food store and in my Urthbox delivery for the last three years, I know this is the best. Why? It’s organic. It’s hemp, which is a known superfood for its complete protein profile. It’s 100% hemp protein, no sugars or flavors added. I love the grind they use, which isn’t too fine, the way you often see with rice protein powder, which means that it blends well and has a nice texture. More bonuses – widely available, gluten-free, dairy-free, and there’s no bitter taste like you see with rice protein powder or pea protein powder.

Here’s an easy recipe to try out. Once you know the basics, you can take your smoothies as far as your imagination will go.

Banana Berry Smoothie

Ingredients

1 Banana

1 C. Strawberries (note: freeze if you want a chilled smoothie and freeze the banana, too,  if you want an icy smoothie.)

1 1/2 C. milk of your choice (choose one with protein). We use Trader Joe’s Simply Almond and Good Karma + Protein. Both are unsweetened. If you use animal-derived milk, buy organic, grass-fed, and raw, if the laws where you live allow for it. If not, get as close to that standard as you can.)

1/4 C. Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein Powder

Tools

Measuring cups

Smoothie blender and attachments

Directions

Put the fruit into the blender cup. Add protein powder. Then add milk. If you like a thinner smoothie, you may want to add more milk at this point.

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Blend for 45 seconds. Enjoy!

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One handy reason why smoothies became and stayed popular is how versatile they are. You can hide put supplements in and never taste them. I use MSM powder (known for its bitter taste and for its effectiveness) for inherited arthritis. It helps me use my hands all day long without painful, forced rest breaks. Another supplement I put in my smoothie is liquid iodine, which I personally have a high need for to keep my thyroid happy.

Smoothies are fast, easy, and delicious. Pro tip: use only the best ingredients. The fewer toxins you take in, the fewer you have to detox. This way all the good stuff works extra well to give you longevity, happy taste buds, and the freedom to satisfy your cravings.

I have a delicious mocha smoothie recipe. If you want to see it, comment and I will share.

Do you have a favorite smoothie combination?

Nutrition is one of my greatest passions and it’s important for every living being. That’s why I love sharing easy, tasty ways to nourish yourself.

You know what else is important? Having lots of organized tools to turn to when you’re figuring out new parts of your life. Like the ones in this workbook.

One reviewer called it “A personal blueprint for happiness.” You can get your copy here.

I include a monthly workbook exercise in my newsletter, which you can sign up for here. You’ll get 6 Fast Vitality Boosters delivered to your inbox immediately.

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Thanks for the time we spent together today!

Gina

There are several ways you can support me. You can buy a book, review my books, have a Reiki session, take a workshop, study Reiki with me, tell your family and friends about me, share my posts, and/or buy me a KO-fi.

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What’s Coming Next From The Reiki Cafe

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Destiny Number Video Poems

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QOTW: What Are You Watching, Reading, & Listening To?

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I appreciate the time we spend together,

 

Gina

There are several ways you can support me. You can buy a book, review my books, tell your family and friends about me, share my posts, and/or buy me a KO-fi. I post exclusives there to show my appreciation.

 

All support is appreciated. Thank you.

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What’s Coming Next From The Reiki Cafe

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and

Destiny Number Video Poems

 

Moments With Marni & How Good Can It Get – LOA Manifesting On 4-4

Every day is special if you make it that way. Today is more so, because it is the 4th day, of the 4th month, of a 4 year. What that means in terms of numerology is that it is full of 4 energy – which we use to build what we want through discipline and work.

What do you want to bring into your life that you’re willing to work for? Now, with that in mind, watch these two videos about manifesting. Remember to keep it easy, effortless, joyful, graceful, in the highest good of all, and harming no one.

 

 

These two ladies have been inspiring me for a long time and it is a pleasure to share their videos with you.

 

Peace and love,

Gina

 

Destiny poem videos are coming soon. Do you know your destiny number?

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Note that if you are seeing this post on a mobile device, use the desktop setting so the calculations below line up in a way that makes sense.

Here’s how you find out what your destiny number is:

Find the number equivalent for each letter of your full name as it appears on your birth certificate, using this letter/number grid. I’m using a Pythagorean grid.

Our example is going to be a woman I greatly admire –
Maya Angelou. Her name at birth: Marguerite Annie Johnson
M   a    r    g    u    e    r    i     t     e      A   n    n    i     e        J    o    h    n   s    o    n
4 + 1 + 9 + 7 +3 + 5 + 9 + 9 + 2 + 5      1 + 5 + 5 + 9 + 5       1 + 6 + 8 + 5 +1+ 6 + 5
                         =                                              =                                     =
                         54                                           25                                   32
                        5+4                                         2+5                                 3+2
                          =                                              =                                    =
                           9                                            7                                     5
                           9  +                                         7  +                                5 =   21
                                                                     2 + 1 = 3
Maya Angelou is a destiny number 3, a creative, self-expressive destiny she fulfilled despite any setbacks she faced.
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Small Business Love

We find ourselves in potentially life-changing circumstances, where many of our main sources of income have completely stopped. Some of us have secondary businesses which have become our primary incomes. That’s why I thought we could help each other by sharing what we have to offer and have the opportunity to buy what we need from a home or small business.

We hope the many small things we do are helpful.

 

Now, I have something exciting and new for you!

 

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There are several ways you can support me. You can buy a book, review my books, tell your family and friends about me, share my posts, and/or buy me a KO-fi. I post exclusives there to show my appreciation.

 

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Peace and love,

Gina

 

What Is Your Biggest Need?

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No matter how relieved some of us are to have our schedules slow down from a frantic pace, we are all adjusting. If you’re like me, you want to help. This is one way we can help each other from where we are. Drop a comment telling us what you need, and we’ll put light around it.

If you don’t want to type your need into the comments, just tell us you want to keep it private. Reiki will work the same way.

 

Much love and light to you!

 

Gina

There are several ways you can support me. You can buy a book, review my books, tell your family and friends about me, share my posts, and/or buy me a KO-fi.

 

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Perspective

Blessings In Every Situation

We’re going through a lot together, which is why I’d like to ask if you are finding blessings in your life?

What we’ve noticed in our home is that we are aware of how dependent we became on paper goods, and how we’re adapting without them. We’ve realized how many things we took for granted and are finding new appreciation for every person who contributes to giving us a good life.

What blessing are you finding?

 

Gina

Creating Your Own Opportunities For Change By Guest Author Valeria Teles

Valeria Teles has great ideas to help you make the most of your life and the calm reassurance that we can do it!

 

Valeria Teles

Here are some of the ways to create your own opportunities to change:

 

#1: TAKING BETTER CARE OF YOUR PHYSICAL SELF

 

  • Eating in a healthier manner, exercising, getting enough sleep.

 

  • Believing in yourself more.

 

  • Giving yourself credit for all the healthy and positive things you do or have done.

 

  • Learning to accept yourself for what is in your heart—for the principles and virtues you know you have.

 

  • Letting the child in you express herself/himself—letting her/him come out and play!

 

  • Becoming your own best friend.

 

  • Treating yourself with kindness.

 

Here is a conversation I have with my body, mind, and soul while doing Tai Chi tapping:

 

“I am sorry… (for the hurt I have caused you…)

I am grateful for your strength and resilience… (thank you for hanging in there…)

I love you… (for who you are… just the way you are…)”

 

 

#2: PRACTICING GRATITUDE

 

  • If you want to experience happiness, all you need to do is be grateful for what you have.

 

  • Make appreciation a daily practice.

 

  • Try to show those around you how much they mean to you (in your own way; it doesn’t have to be through words). Focus on what you like about them. We don’t have to like someone as a whole to appreciate them.

 

  • Be genuinely appreciative of the smallest things that “others” do for you.

 

  • When exposed to people’s negative behaviors/responses, practice not taking what they do or say personally. Rather, practice being grateful for the lessons you are learning regarding how NOT to act or behave.

 

 

#3: PRACTICING ACCEPTANCE

 

  • Self-acceptance is imperative for changing the way you think of yourself.

 

  • Embrace your imperfections, your silliness, your awkwardness—accept every little part of you, one by one.

 

  • It’s fine to make mistakes. When you make them, be patient or laugh before judging yourself.

 

  • Think of when you were a child; when you didn’t judge yourself and just enjoyed the freedom to be you.

 

  • You acknowledge that every negative thought you still have about yourself and “others” has been a practice you have engaged in your entire life. You are not trying to eliminate these thoughts. Rather, you are trying to create new, healthy, and positive ones that, by manifesting them as a new reality, replace the old ones.

 

  • If you can’t replace old, negative thoughts, integrate them with healthy and positive experiences. This was exactly what I did when I wrote the Fit for Joy My new, exciting career as an author was fostered by telling the story of my life, which, basically, had been a “ball” of negative experiences.

 

This changed everything. I was even able to be grateful for those negative experiences, for without them I wouldn’t be experiencing a kind of deeper understanding about myself, life, and “others.”

 

 

The “Loving” ourselves practice starts by learning to identify where your fears are hiding, while trying not to consciously face them with other kinds of disguised fearfor example, jumping out of a plane because you are afraid of heights. Rather, begin by practicing virtues associated with “Love” awarenessacceptance, gratitude, patience, kindness, understanding, and letting go—among others.

 

Everything is practice.

 

Living in fear takes the practice of allowing negative responses to govern your lifean “asleep” state.

 

Living with “Love” awareness requires you to practice remaining awakened in the dream of life.

 

Think about the dreams we have while we sleep. Life that we understand as reality is not much different.

 

Your dream is creating your reality. You have no control over where it takes you and how you get where you find yourself.

 

This is no different from emotional feelings when you let them guide your life. But when you are “awakened” in the dream of life, you are where you want to be (in the moment) and you also know how you got there.

 

Valeria Teles (pen-name) aka Valeria Koopman, was a fitness trainer and first-prize fitness competitor who became the author of the Fit for Joy book to share the connection between holistic health and spirituality.

 

In Fit for Joy, she starts a conversation about the “true” meaning of health through her professional and personal experiences.

 

Teles is also a non-duality author who  recently published a new book on Love awareness. This work is comprised of thoughts on self-care, non-dual living, self-inquiry, and relational awareness. It brings to light how self-knowledge ignites the process of defining what “Love” is in our lives.

 

As a podcast host, Valeria explores meaningful truths, ideas, and insights about physical, mental and spiritual health to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us toward a new way of being well.

 

Valeria coaches self-love for well-being and promotes the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to anyone she comes across. She eats mindfully, exercises regularly and enjoys living by nature.

 

She resides in New York with her husband Christopher.

 

Website: fitforjoy.org

Email: info@fitforjoy.org

For coaching services: https://fitforjoy.org/coaching