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Spiritual Gemstones And Their Meanings

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Many people, including myself as of recent, turn to crystals for their healing properties. I'm a firm believer that gemstones and crystals are full of elemental energy. These precious stones help channel our true intentions and when placed in certain areas of the body, can provide mental and physical benefits. I personally use my crystals when I need to create alignment and balance within my body's energy field. I keep two jade stones in my office for focus and to help reduce stress. I recently went to a cool shop along the beach in Monterey, CA. There were crystals and gemstones everywhere and I was so overwhelmed. I picked a few that stood out to me and decided to study what their meaning and intentions were. Amethyst This is one of my favorites aesthetically. Amethyst is a spiritual healing stone widely used in meditation. It can help reduce anxiety, protect against fear, instill calmness and alleviate feelings of guilt. Amethyst stones tend to be lilac or purple in color. H

Christmas In A Crockpot Dinner Ideas

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It's Christmas day and you're probably exhausted and just want to stay comfy in your sweatsuit. If you're planning on hosting Christmas dinner with friends or having a cozy night in with the fam, these time-saving crockpot dinners will make your life a whole lot easier. Most of these recipes can be made the night before so you don't have to spend all of Christmas day in the kitchen. 1. Slow Cooker Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes I personally prefer scalloped potatoes over mashed potatoes any day. Plus, if you already served or had them for Thanksgiving, this will add more variety to your holiday dinner. The cheesiness of these potatoes will go perfect with your honey baked ham (see number 2).  Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 3 cloves minced garlic 1/2 tsp. dried thyme pinch of nutmeg 2 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch thick slices 1 cup Gruyere cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 1/4 tsp. thyme leaves Salt & pepper to taste How To Make It  1. Whisk the ga