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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

Impressive Dinner Party Ideas For Guests

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                                  (Photo credit: Tasteofhome.com ) Entertaining guests doesn't have to be a hassle or break the bank. These easy dinner party recipes are not only delicious but will impress your guests and likely show up on Instagram.  1. Spicy Lemon Chicken Kabobs (pictured above from Taste Of Home) Ingredients: 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 medium lemons, halved 3 tablespoons white wine 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary 1-1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes minced chives  How To Make It: 1. In a large corning ware or baking dish whisk together the lemon juice, 3 tablespoons olive oil, rosemary, wine, and pepper flakes. Add the cubed chicken making sure to coat all sides. Refrigerate for 3 hours.  2. Drain the chicken and discard the excess marinade. Thread the chicken onto 6 soaked wooden or metal skewers. Place on the grill over medium heat and cover. Turn the chicken skewers after