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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

5 Ways To Use Sardines

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                                    (Photo credit: Foodandwine.com ) Sardines are an unpopular type of fish that get a bad rap. They're packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids making them essential for heart health. They're also high in protein, iron, calcium, and potassium. If you can't stomach eating them straight from the can, here are 5 ways you can enjoy sardines that will help mask the fishy smell and flavor.  1. On Toast Or Crackers With Spicy Mustard You can make this as a snack but for me, it's a meal in itself. I like to use Triscuits or Wasa crackers with a light spread of Dijon spicy mustard. I then layer a thin slice of red onion, tomato, 1/2 of a sardine, and squeeze fresh lemon on top.   2. Sardine Fish Cakes                                             (Photo credit: Champagne-tastes.com ) Ingredients: 2- 4oz. cans of sardines 1 egg 1/2 cup plain yogurt 2 twigs fresh thyme 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs  2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning Sauce: 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 t