The Migraine Relief Plan by Stephanie Weaver, MPH, CWHC #BookBlitz #BookBirthday #amreading @rararesources

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The Migraine Relief Plan: An 8-Week Transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches, and Optimal Health

In The Migraine Relief Plan, certified health and wellness coach Stephanie Weaver outlines a new, step-by-step lifestyle approach to reducing migraine frequency and severity.

Using the latest research, her own migraine diagnosis, and extensive testing, Weaver has designed an accessible plan to help those living with migraine, headaches, or Meniere’s disease. Over the course of eight weeks, the plan gradually transitions readers into a healthier lifestyle, including key behaviors such as regular sleep, trigger-free eating, gentle exercise, and relaxation techniques. The book also collects resources—shopping lists, meal plans, symptom tracking charts, and kitchen-tested recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner—to provide readers with the tools they need to be successful.

The Migraine Relief Plan encourages readers to eat within the guidelines while still helping them follow personal dietary choices, like vegan or Paleo, and navigate challenges, such as parties, work, and travel. A must-have resource for anyone who lives with head pain, this book will inspire you to rethink your attitude toward health and wellness.

PROVENÇAL CHICKPEA SALAD

Makes 8 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Passive time: 12 hours

Budget friendly: Very

Per serving (assuming 1/8 of the dressing is consumed with each serving):4g protein, 12g carbohydrates, 15g fat, 2g saturated fat, 4mg sodium, 150mg potassium, 3g fiber.

We spent my 50th birthday in Provence, a life-long dream. My friend Angela showed us the Tarascon farmers’ market and made us an incredible lunch. This simple salad was one of many dishes that stand out in my memory from that bright, sunny day.

2 cups (250g) dried chickpeas

4 cups (1L) filtered water

3 stalks (65g) green onions

1 bunch (50g) fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley

1 clove garlic

½ cup (125mL) organic extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons white vinegar (see Cooks’ Note)

1 teaspoon dried mustard powder

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1. Soak the chickpeas in enough filtered water to cover them for 12 hours (overnight). Drain and rinse.

2. Add the chickpeas and 4 cups filtered water to a heavy cooking pot. Set it over high heat and bring to a boil. Re-duce the heat to medium–low and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Taste; the chickpeas should be tender to the bite but not mushy. If they are not yet tender, continue cooking and taste after another 10 minutes.

3. Remove from the heat, drain, and rinse with cold water. Make sure the chickpeas are thoroughly drained before transferring them to a serving bowl. Set aside.

4. Remove the root ends and tips of the green onions and finely chop them. Soak the chopped onions in ice water for 10 minutes to remove the sharp bite, then drain thoroughly.

5. Stem and finely chop the parsley and set aside.

6. Use a garlic press or finely mince the garlic, and then add to a jar with a tightly fitting lid. Add the olive oil, vinegar, and mustard and shake until emulsified.

7. Add the chopped parsley and drained onion to the serving bowl with the chickpeas. Pour the dressing over and toss until combined. Taste and add the black pepper as needed.

COOKS’ NOTE: Once you have tested white wine vinegar and are certain it’s not a migraine trigger for you, substitute that for the white vinegar for mellower flavor. Prepared mustard is not on the Plan because it’s fermented and high in sodium, so dry mustard stands in. If you have never cooked dried beans before, please give it a try. It really improves the flavor of this salad to cook the beans from scratch. You can also cook the chickpeas in a pressure cooker for great results. If using canned chickpeas, use two (15.5-ounce [450-g]) cans, rinsed and drained well.

Reprinted with permission from The Migraine Relief Plan by Stephanie Weaver, MPH, CWHC, Agate Surrey, 2017

The prize is a signed copy of The Migraine Relief Plan for US winner, or an unsinged copy of The Migraine Relief Plan for UK winner. Only 1 winner per blog so I will only draw one😄. Follow the author on one of her sites, follow me on here or if you already follow me that counts(I will follow back), and leave a comment on this post that you would like to enter and then your name into a hat by Wednesday the 20th and then on that day I will draw the winner! I will make sure to reference that you followed at least one of the author’s sites and one of mine as well!💙💜💚

Purchase Linkhttp://bit.ly/MRPlan


Author Bio –

Stephanie Weaver, MPH, CWHC, is an author, blogger, and certified wellness and health coach. Her recipes have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, Parade, and more. She lives in San Diego, CA.

Social Media Links –

https://www.facebook.com/stephanieweavermph

Twitter.com/sweavermph

Instagram.com/sweavermph

Thanks so much to the author & Rachel’s Random Resources for this opportunity!

Lots of Love! You guys rock!💙💜💚😍

Free Kindle Books: The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot In The Grave by C.C. Hunter

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Click here for the free novel!

You can find my review of this book @ https://touchmyspinebookreviews.com/2017/10/31/the-morticians-daughter-one-foot-in-the-grave-by-c-c-hunter4-stars/

Her dad’s job is with the dead . . . and he’s bringing his work home with him.

Once again, seventeen-year-old Riley Smith is the new kid in school and her dad’s career has her back to being dubbed a freak. Truth is, she’s a much bigger freak than her classmates think. The only company she keeps these days is the dead who follow Dad home from work. She can see them. She can speak to them. And Fate seems to think she can help them solve their last problems so that they can move on to the other side. Which is odd, because with the loss of her mother and her father’s alcoholism, she’s got enough problems of her own.

But nothing could prepare her for the next tormented young spirit who darkens Riley’s door. The young woman’s death wasn’t the accident everyone believes. Soon Riley finds herself face-to-face with the killer and her only protection comes in the form of another spirit, Hayden, a boy her age with a heart-melting smile and understanding eyes that make her feel safe. If she can escape becoming the killer’s next victim, Riley knows she’ll have to help Hayden move on too, but what if she can’t let him go?

I hope to be back full force A.s.a.p! I am also going to give a full update soon. I had some issues with some cyber hacker issues. So had to delete and change a lot of things but because of unexpected kindness of you guys and others, I have been able to start turning things in life around. Things are getting better slowly but surely.❤❤ I am so thankful to all the thoughts and everything. I am so blessed for everything and hope I get my computer up and running ASAP. I will be h hopping around Dani style and getting my reviews caught up! Here’s to a new and better year! I hope everyone is having a great and blessed holidays.🎁🎄❤🎆

Free Kindle Books Feature- Multiple Deal. With Different Genres!!!

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The Boyfriend Sessions by Belinda Williams
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PLEASE TAKE YOUR SEATS. THE JOURNEY TO HAPPINESS MAY INVOLVE SOME TURBULENCE.

Christa Morrison has commitment issues, a fact that quickly becomes apparent after she flees a romantic proposal in Paris, the thunder of impending wedding bells ringing in her ears.

Back in Sydney, she turns to her closest friends for reassurance. Instead they offer her a startling and painful diagnosis: she’s a relationship junkie. The cure? An extreme rehabilitation program guaranteed to reform even the most L-word illiterate.

With her girlfriends along for the ride, Christa commits to their radical plan and the chances of recovery look good. The only problem is Max Spencer. The one guy Christa—and her friends—never expected her to fall for. But he’s proving to be a temptation she may not have the willpower to resist …

For a shot at happiness, is being with Max worth betraying her friends? And will Christa have the strength to trust her heart when her colorful relationship history comes back to haunt her?

It might just be enough to make a poor girl leave the country (again).

The Goodbye Storm by Danielle Stewart

Autumn Chase is painfully aware grief is a beast that won’t be chased off before it’s ready to leave. When an icy road and a dark night leave her a young widow, she’s forced to trade in her perfectly planned future for the unknown. Like a child hiding from a monster, she pulls her covers up over and head with the intention of sheltering herself forever. But once an unexpected stranger shows up on her doorstep, Autumn has to choose between being alone or connecting with someone who is hurting as badly as she is.

Noah Key, an emergency room doctor. He has solemnly informed countless families that their loved one could not be saved. However, when his own wife dies suddenly there are no words to bring him comfort. His in-laws want him to fall to pieces to confirm his love for his late wife. His colleagues want him to take time off to grieve. The only thing Noah wants is to work enough hours in the day to forget his wife is gone. He’s written himself a prescription for a cocktail of distraction and exhaustion in order to trick his brain into thinking his life isn’t in shambles.

When the world keeps moving on without them, Noah and Autumn will need to decide if they’ll survive the storm or allow themselves to swept away by it.

Rough Waters Series:
Book 1: The Goodbye Storm
Book 2: The Runaway Storm

Ride With Me by Janith Hooper
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He is her dream come to life. She is invisible to him…

Jessica Harper is a sweet and innocent woman, held back from a life of her own. Clint Wilkins is a cut above the rest, but he’s broken, and emotionally unavailable. When Clint’s vow to never marry and his attraction to Jessie square off, will he take her innocence…or her heart, and change both their lives forever.

Jessica Harper only daydreams of escaping her demanding family. So when her Uncle Roy begs her to come to his large cattle ranch in Montana to help Mabel, his cantankerous cook, she jumps at the chance. Once Jessica arrives, the cook isn’t her only problem. Right out of the chute she meets the compelling, handsome ranch foreman. Though she recognizes him as her life-long dream, she must face the fact that they are not a matched set. He’s much too…everything, for her. Yet, Jessica can’t seem to keep her mind or her eyes off him. Her desire runs rampant, her faith is tested, her courage fails her, and that’s all before an unforeseen disaster strikes.

Clint Wilkins, the rugged, stand alone foreman — and Gallatin County’s most sought-after bachelor — has successfully fought off marriage for years. But, before he knows it, Jessica’s sweet nature and strong character burrow under his skin, blazing a path straight for his philandering heart. When he finds himself poleaxed by the wholesome Jessie, he must re-evaluate his calloused lifestyle. But, as he tries to change, he is reminded how damaged and used up he is, and how pure she remains. Yet, he can’t seem to resist her powerful tug on his reins.

Will they trust the path God has set for them, or turn away from each other for good?

Love you all!! Thanks for checking out my blog post. I hope to post reviews this weekend!❤💯 Xoxox. -Dani❤😘
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Pen and Paper… What’s Been Happening Without The Internet..

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Hey there lovelies!💖 I just wanted to fill you in on my days that I have been without the internet and a short time that the electric was cut off. Well I have made use of pen and paper. Well duh pan and paper is in your title. Let me explain this better, I am working on my first novel.😊 I never thought it was possible that I could put so much depth into words but I have! Awesome Sauce! It still is going to take a bit to finish but it’s in the works. It’s a thriller/suspense novel that is based on true events which happen to be ones I lived through. I can’t wait to get to the point of publishing and I already know people for beta reading(hell to the yeah!) But I also have done more while I was away. I have been volunteering as a life coach and tarot reader to help people in need.😊 I know there is a lot of skeptics out there but mostly I was just helping people by giving them guidance through Oracle Cards(which have all positive messages) to help guide them along their journey. Even though I am disabled, it has always given me much pleasure to help people. I have even done the suicide hotline recently and also volunteered with the local soup kitchen and with drug and alcohol counseling for people trying to face their addictions. Being a part of these things and also writing my book have been a great coping skill for me.😊 I know I am in need in so many more ways even though I was blessed more than I could ever imagine but it gives me hope to know I am helping other people. I know many people might wonder whom might want help from the lady at rock bottom, well sometimes we all need help and who else better than someone who understands and has the degree to back it up? I pray that all of you have a great holiday and if anyone wants to talk or a reading feel free to email me. Dani.Divination.Diva@gmail.com  Your privacy is #1 and I offer free general readings and really just do readings after that by donations if you have it but all in all just like everyone has helped me I want to help them if they need it whether it’s talk and guidance Tarot, Numerology, Astrology or just talk for hours, I am here.😊 Also I will be more active thanks to the help I now have internet and looking for some kind of work! I am so glad glad that I was blessed and given hope With my fundraiser! I have to admit, I was just surviving and wasn’t in a good place. If you don’t know what fundraiser I am talking about click below and as far as writing does anyone have any tips or suggestions? Sorry for my rambling guys you know how I get!!!😵

Click here to go to the fundraiser!



Fierce Grace by Jess B. Moore~Book Review @rararesources

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Fierce Grace by Jess B. Moore

Genre: NA / Adult romance / contemporary romance

Tour Dates: 2nd – 8th November 2018

Publication Date: 2nd November 2018

Publisher – Crooked Cat Books

Fierce Grace

Annabelle Dare is in a good place. She landed a sweet job, teaching at the quaint Fox River Elementary School. She has everything she needs: teaching music and sharing an apartment with her best friend. A simple life, she’s convinced, is all she needs.

Asher Grace knows who he is and what he has to offer. Nothing. A poor boy from the wrong side of town, steel worker, with too much weight on his shoulders as he is trying to hold his family together. Best choice is avoiding too-sweet-for-her-own-good Annabelle at all costs.

Annabelle falls in love with the way she comes to life with Asher. He awakens a hunger for life and love in her that she didn’t know she possessed.

Asher must learn his worth beyond his upbringing and his past. Annabelle must learn to stoke the fire of life as it burns within her and learn how close she can get before the flames lick her.

Purchase Linkmybook.to/fiercegrace

This novel surely kindled a fire within me! I have been going through grief and this was the perfect feel good book to lift me up! I loved the character’s sweet romance that is looked down upon but how beautiful the fire grew within Annabelle and Asher. They grew together and learned how to love together. I know it’s been a while since I have posted my reviews but during the grieving process I finished numerous novels and just need to catch up on all the reviews *hides behind the cover* but I can definitely say this was one of my favorite reads because it hit all the right feels and helped make me feel alive again even though it still hurts. I love how books can be great therapy and I recommend this book for any aliments you may have or not! I am so glad I got to experience this sweet and realistic romance. ❤❤❤


Author Bio –
Jess B Moore is a writer of love stories. When she’s not writing, she’s busy mothering her talented and stubborn children, reading obscene numbers of books, and knitting scarves she’ll likely never finish.

Jess lives in small town North Carolina with her bluegrass obsessed family. She takes too many pictures of her cats, thinking the Internet loves them as much as she does. She is a firm believer of swapping stories over coffee or wine, and that there should always be dark chocolate involved.

Please leave a review to tell other readers what you thought. Reviews are everything for writers!

Look her up on social media @authorjessb – she’d be thrilled if you followed her on Twitter, overjoyed if you visited her on Facebook, and filled with glee if you liked her Instagram posts.

Social Media Links –
Website: https://jessbmoore.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorjessb
Twitter: https://twitter.com/authorjessb
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorjessb/

Hey guys! I am hoping to get back into the swing of things after the hospital and my recent losses. I have hope most importantly that I will be able to make it all work out plus I miss the bejeebus out of all of you!!! Don’t forget you guys haven’t left my thoughts and are the cheese to my macaroni. 💖😊🔮 So expect me to be hopping your way soon! 💖💖💖


Update On Dani’s Crazy Life And What’s Been Going On, Grief…

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Random Rambles

*Possible Trigger Warning

So I have been promising a few on a update with me and my crazy life. This is going to be a bit of a hard of a thing to talk about but it’s not all bad. If any creepers are on my page just to get facts about me, heads up, being possessive and taking away every bit of my freedom and privacy is not cool. Sorry about that rant, my friends but the person whom I am referring to and others know that I am talking about them and it’s no one I met online.

Let’s start with some good news though my family has finally a stable source of income at least for the next year or so. This is a huge blessing and I couldn’t be more thankful for something coming in.❤❤❤

So to kind of put it out there for the bad news it started 6 months ago. I was not doing well mentally, physically or financially and to top that off someone burgalarized my house taking all my money for my bills and posessions that couldn’t be replaced. Then I found out my kids were sexually harassed and it was like my brain was tugging at straws to stay alive. As well as my health took a sharp turn for the worse. On top of that have someone whom you have taken care of for years tell your children you’re a terrible mom and they aren’t cared for. I mean if someone has all these problems with you and is a P.O.S. and can’t say it to your face instead they rather talk to themselves and around your children and your family about all their issues with you and poor them. Fuck that shit and I’m going to get off that because that’s not my main thing I am battling right now and don’t have time to let hypocritical Christians eat up my soul and waste anymore of my time. My love for that person is fading because if someone doesn’t want you to be happy and only cares about their feelings than that’s on them. Fuck it. *brushes shoulder off* This is really the big issue but I guess it feels good to get some of the pent up hurt out.*I started this post a week ago and have forgiven this person and know they are neurologically sick but am not forgetting but they are going to get help. This person isn’t my main issue at all but it feels like a lot to edit to remove it because what’s in the next paragraph is what stopped me from posting this post.

Now to the main thing that’s current and I have been facing is I found out I was far along 5-6 months pregnant and didn’t even have an idea how. I mean my intuition was telling me but doctors told me I couldn’t and it’s been so long since I had relations at least with any man. *Sorry for my bluntness today* But I was already feeling kicking on even the outside so when my appointment came last week I was already nervous because of the dangerous medications I was on but to wrap this up so it doesn’t trigger anyone or anything. I had a heartbreaking loss.😢 There was no heartbeat on the screen and I fell apart. I fell apart but everyone else was falling apart around me and I had to try and keep my head above water. So I guess all the sickness and how much my blogging experience declined was due to an unhealthy pregnancy full of stress. So I said goodbye to a little one that I only have seen once and never got the chance to know and it was so later on that I miss all those jabs and I miss all the fear yet excitement of something so unplanned but my intuition warned me the night before with a dream/vision so I kind of prepared myself that day before going and feeling no jabs and rolls but I don’t know if it’s possible to prepare for this grief. I have experienced a few miscarriages but this just seemed to knock the wind out of me but like they say when you TRULY are rock bottom, there is only one way to go but up.

Please accept me back as an active bloggy member as soon as I can get my head above water. I feel so bad for all my absences. Please pray or send me thoughts or vibes that I continue to push forward, that my kids stop being bullied and stay happy and healthy and that my family’s overall health improves. Four sick adults is no fun and also those prayers we can have a chance to catch up financially with all the sudden changes and expenses in life.😕 I’m sorry for this negative posts and I swear I have been doing everything in my power to change my outlook and let go of these crazy hormones. I love you all and I can’t thank you enough for all the times you have been there for me. I have hope and I will be pushing through because I loved being part of this community and miss everyone with all my heart but please know I have hope.

This song and everything behind it plays through my head all the time now and it’s so relevant in so many ways to how I feel.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=EKF6ghfcQic

Lyrics: 

I’ve gotta keep the calm before the storm
I don’t want less, I don’t want more
Must bar the windows and the doors
To keep me safe, to keep me warm

Yeah, my life is what I’m fighting for
Can’t part the sea, can’t reach the shore
And my voice becomes the driving force
I won’t let this pull me overboard

God, keep my head above water
Don’t let me drown, it gets harder
I’ll meet you there at the altar
As I fall down to my knees
Don’t let me drown, drown, drown
Don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me drown

So pull me up from down below
‘Cause I’m underneath the undertow
Come dry me off and hold me close
I need you now, I need you most

God, keep my head above water
Don’t let me drown, it gets harder
I’ll meet you there at the altar
As I fall down to my knees
Don’t let me drown, drown, drown
Don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me drown
Don’t let me drown, drown, drown
Keep my head above water, above water

And I can’t see in the stormy weather
I can’t seem to keep it all together
And I, I can’t swim the ocean like this forever
And I can’t breathe

God, keep my head above water
I lose my breath at the bottom
Come rescue me, I’ll be waiting
I’m too young to fall asleep

God, keep my head above water
Don’t let me drown, it gets harder
I’ll meet you there at the altar
As I fall down to my knees

Don’t let me drown
Don’t let me drown (don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me drown)
Don’t let me drown (don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me drown)
Keep my head above water, above water

WordPress & Theme Issues-Feedback Please?

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Random Rambles

So as most of you know I have had my fair share of battles with WordPress. I tried talking to Akismet and it was a disaster again. I would not get a clear answer and it made me bonkers! Ugh! But anywho, the theme that I currently have up has been giving me loads of issues along with my posts that I am almost finished making delete themselves, scheduled posts disappearing, over half of my comment notifications I don’t receive, my page is slow, and I can’t access your pages half the time.😒 It’s been nuts and even makes me feel like giving up sometimes but I really have the desire and really miss all my friends in the blogosphere so so so much. I want to post my reviews but it makes things so difficult. But I know all I am doing is complaining but if you guys have any current accessibility issues to my site or it takes a long time to load my page vs. Others or do you enjoy my page? Please give me some feedback, lovelies! I really enjoyed the unique setup of my theme but I want other’s feedback and maybe some advice on a background change? Maybe I should try another non gif one but it acts the same for me. But if you guys can offer any feedback and advice that would be amazing! If you find my page enjoyable, I want to fight for it and set my mind to fighting out these glitches and trying to work with WP. You guys are always in my thoughts always and are the bee’s knees!💖