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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

How To Drink Alcohol And Still Lose Weight

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Most of us want to be healthy without sacrificing having a good time. I've tried more fad diets than I can count without ever sacrificing alcohol. You can, however pack on the pounds if you over-do-it with both alcohol and food. For many people, alcohol stimulates the appetite causing them to overeat and make poor dietary choices. For me, it has the opposite effect and tends to make me feel full and decreases my appetite. My problem is the next morning when I want to nosh on all things fat and grease to satisfy my stomach. The problem with alcohol while trying to lose weight is two-fold. First, you have the extra empty calories that do nothing but create toxins in the body. One small shot of vodka is around 70 calories, while a margarita can pack in close to an extra 400 calories. When you consume an alcoholic beverage, your liver goes on alert and focuses on burning off the alcohol first. Whatever you ate before, during or after consuming alcohol, gets put on the back burner and