Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Wednesday Roundup

Mornings have been looking like this lately.
Meditation. Coffee. Inspirational Reading. Catching up on notifications & messages.
Cuddles from my heart.
As I told two friends this week, I am pu$$y deep in self-help reading.
I will have some new ones to share with you soon.
I did find this great free app on my android phone. 
I have been using it consistently for almost 30 days.
It is wonderful!!
You can choose from almost 5000 guided meditations, anywhere from one minute to hours.
There are many different categories to explore.
There's also just a timer that you can set with sounds, music, etc.
I am in love with it and have been beginning each morning with a guided meditation or two.

I did some progress pics on Friday.
I was curious how I was looking from the back.
Not the butt this time.
At least you can see a little something brewing!
I know I still have fluff, but it's something!
Well, I should not be left alone with scissors and clippers.
Today at the gym, it got tucked behind my ear for super pixie look.
Eh, it's just hair!

Friday, 21 April 2017

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“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” -Albert Einstein
The truth can shatter our illusions, but what is truth? Often times, one person’s truth is another person’s lie.
Luella Parker doesn’t know what is real anymore after Fletcher Stevens betrays her trust, and crushes her heart. Arthur Ross is there to help her pick up the pieces, teaching her that each person’s reality is their own, and theirs alone to create. With his help, Luella pursues a dream that can become a concrete actuality – that has nothing to do with her heart.
Luella learns to look at her perception of life in a new way, living in the present moment, and she comes to see that there is more to truths than meets the eye.
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Quick, Easy, Healthy Shrimp Rice Stir Fry.

This is super simple, especially if you prep a big batch of rice for the week.
I always have sweet peppers and jalapeno peppers around too.
You can also prepare this the night before and bring for a packed lunch to heat up.
I did that for hubs too.

What you will need:

4 oz shrimp - I buy them frozen, peeled and deveined. Hey, land locked state.
Sweet peppers - I used 4
Jalapeno peppers - I used 1/2 of one
Zucchini - I used maybe a 1/3 cup sliced thin
1/2 cup +/- of chopped broccoli 
2 small cloves of garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons of coconut oil
1/2 cup brown rice
1/4 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice (optional)

I sauteed my veggies first until softer, but not mush.
Then I added the shrimp.
When the shrimp were close, I added my 1/2 cup of rice and the Chinese Five Spice, and tossed it about the pan.

Take off and enjoy!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Reading, Writing, Thoughts, and A$$ update! (and Pic)

I know. I know.
I've been a little M.I.A.
That's because I have a new book releasing next week, but on to other stuff.
I have been on the self-love, happiness train!
I have been voraciously reading, and listening.
Gotta love audiobooks for the treadmill!
Here are my two most recent.
I listened to this one.
It was not as fast-paced or lively as You Are A Badass, however, the stories were poignant.
I found myself having to hold back tears in the middle of the gym.
Listening to all of these stories, especially the people who faced such diversity, yet went on to do monumental things with their life, stirred me.
I have learned that I want to say, "Yes," more.
I want to help others more.
I want to inspire.
I want to entertain.
I want to make my big dreams come true.
I want to provide Happy Acts towards others.
So, with just those few ideas that I've mentioned, it's definitely worth a listen.

I am almost finished with this one.
Gala is a new super hero of mine!
She is funny, deep, totally out there, and speaks to me.
She looks at how we should take responsibility for our thoughts, choices, people in our life, where we are now. If we are not happy in situations, it's our own responsibility to make choices to change that, otherwise, you're just going to mire in your own miserable head, and life.
I sped through this book. It's easy to read and understand.
She sprinkles her own journey, including the stuff most of us are afraid to admit.
But setting the truth out there is freedom, isn't it?

I'm coming closer and closer to setting myself free, so hang in there with me on this journey.
Speaking of, I have this weird distortion of myself in the mirror, which is why I take so many selfies.
You guys should see what doesn't make it here or on Instagram!
(Just a note: Gala has a theory on taking selfies until you love whatever part of your body that you hate.)
Somehow, it makes me see clearly what I have going on.
We know I have my journey for my bubble butt.
It's not there yet, but I took this pic. For me, I see some progress. Granted, I still have cellulite, but hey, it's not anything I haven't gotten rid of before.
and I am finally seeing a bit of curve from my flatness!

So, not that I have horrified you, on to a bit of other news.
More recipes to come.
I have been enjoying so much in the realm of real food.
I have been keeping it pretty simple, which is probably why I have posted many photos of food!

I began a group on Facebook. It is a combo Street Team, Reader's Group, Source of Inspiration and Support of Finding Happiness and Positive Vibes. 
Oh and there is silliness and some sexy stuff too.
Yes, I have the conclusion to The Surrender of Luella : Perchance to Dream Book One releasing next week. 

I find that I have been imparting more life messages into my erotica. So far, I am pleased with the feedback from the people that received an ARC. They said it made them think, reevaluate how they perceive situations, and even cry.
No matter what happens after the release, how can I feel bad with feedback like that?

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Giving Back - I would like to play a part

I would like your input. I am thinking of trying something - giving back if you will. I have received quite a few messages from women who have read Ripped & Twisted over the past few years, telling me how they related so much to Faith's situation with domestic violence that she escaped from. It got me thinking, and I will pick a month, maybe next month or June (probably June because May is pretty slammed & it will give me more time to plan promotion.) During that month, half of the proceeds from sales of Ripped & Twisted will go to a charity/nonprofit for those who are victims of domestic violence. I have been reviewing many, but it's overwhelming. If you have any recommendations of groups that are stellar in helping victims, please list them below. Please list them below. If you see one that you are for, like the comment, just to keep it from being too repetitive. Afterwards, I will create a poll to vote for the top groups. Then, I will plan the month and we can promote it. Does that sound good?
Also if you would like to comment on the post on my Facebook page, click this LINK.