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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

Best Slow Cooker Lasagna

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                                            (Photo credit: Gimmesomeoven) Even though I'm watching what I eat including my carb intake, Italian food is usually my go-to cheat. Depriving myself of bread and pasta most of the time, makes me crave lasagna and garlic bread. Now because I only eat it occasionally it better be good. This crockpot lasagna is not only to die for, but it's also so convenient especially on busy weekends or weeknights. You have free reign to stuff the lasagna noodles however you like. You can do traditional lasagna with cheese, spinach, Italian sausage, ground meat, or go all-veggie. Choose whatever sauce you enjoy, red or cream.  Ingredients: 1 lb. ground 2 (24oz) jars of Italian pasta sauce 16 oz. uncooked no-boil lasagna noodles 32 oz. part-skim ricotta cheese 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 cups chopped fresh baby spinach 1/4 cup finely-chopped fresh basil How To Make It:  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground Ital