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The plan to watch holiday movies and write cards has changed because there are new episodes of #greysanatomy, #wheeloftime, and #theexpanse. These cards are going to be interesting, don’t you think?

Gina

Permission Slips for Unforgettable Holidays

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My Food As Ally Breakfast – November 4, 2021

This is the first foodasally.com post, representing a rounded approach to eating and teaching about eating. Food As Ally is about reclaiming our food choices, listening to our hunger and satiety signals, and being supported as we do.

I ate what I wanted, when I wanted, and how much of it I wanted. In doing this today, I discovered that my breakfast smoothie is too filling for me today and that I can wait until I want fruit to eat it. Even if that’s not today. Or tomorrow. If I look at this breakfast from the certified nutrition consultant perspective, there’s nothing wrong with it. I gave myself permission to eat what I wanted and what I wanted tasted good and I’m almost ready to eat again. It kept me full longer than I thought it would.

More discoveries await!

Gina

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#Pet #Reiki Shoutout

I love my dog, cat, and horse clients. Here’s a shoutout to them. A scratch behind the ears and a Reiki hug, too.

What do your pets do during their Reiki sessions? I love pet Reiki stories.

Gina

There are several ways you can support The Reiki Café. You can buy a book, review a book, have a Reiki session, take a workshop, study Reiki, tell your family and friends about me, share my posts, and/or donate to the virtual tip jar. All support is appreciated. Thank you!

Archetypal Chakras by Arnold Bittlinger|Book Review

If you read one book about chakras this year, I highly recommend Archetypal Chakras because Bittlinger had multiple approaches which I believe is one of the book’s strengths. Thank you to Feedium for publishing my review, which you can read by clicking right here.

Peace and love,

Gina

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October Energy Update From Lee Harris

Hello! Do you feel the shifts happening all around? I know I do and it’s so refreshing to see what Lee Harris has channeled about these shifts. Here’s his video:

Remember that all of your changes are supported and that if you need help you can request to be added to my free distant Reiki send.

Peace and love,

Gina

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Sweet & Spicy Taco – Dedicated to Childhood Friendships Which Have Stood the Test of Time

Miriam, Melissa and Charlene. We met in our school days. Charlene and I met on our Elementary school playground. Melissa and I in our 7th grade homeroom, simply because of the alphabet. Miriam and I were kismet from day one. These three women have been part of my life for more than thirty years. I am blessed!

Grammar Girl had a podcast about made up languages, which added to my fond reminiscing about those school days. We had made up languages that I think are known as carnival talk, z language and the ever-popular pig latin.

We were sweet and spicy as children, as we are now as women. The name for the recipe came first as I was trying to get more vegetables into my taco lunches and so added onions and corn. That made them too sweet for me, so I added green chiles. Now I had a little fire in them. Miriam’s family introduced me to glorious homemade Mexican food and then, voila, I wanted to dedicate this recipe to the women who were such a huge part of my childhood.

When you try these tacos, I hope it reminds you of your formative friendships, and to maybe call one of them, or visit, if you’re close by.

As we’re all grown with families now, it’s handy that this is a good make ahead meal. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a jar or food saver bag once in a while and have tacos at a moments notice.

Sweet & Spicy Tacos (pic with chile guy prop and recipe name in it)

Ingredients are listed per person so you can easily adjust for the crowd you have. All of the Thrive Life ingredients in this recipe are Preferred items and Preferred customers get free shipping on them when the order is over $100. Find out more about the Preferred customer program here. link

2 Tbsp. sweet corn

2 Tbsp. sliced onions

2 Tbsp. green chiles (if you like it spicier, add another tablespoon) link

2 Tbsp. cooked, leftover meat of choice

1 tsp. smoked paprika

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. salt

Combine all of the above ingredients in a saute pan set to medium heat. Stir. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes, until all of the ingredients are tender. Remove the lid, stir and cook until vegetables have the color and texture you want. For me, this is another 5-7 minutes.

Corn tortillas

Guacamole

Pico de gallo

Use two tablespoons of filling per taco. Top with guacamole and pico de gallo.

Thank you for walking down memory lane with me!

Gina

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