Let’s Get Cultured- Easy Fermented Foods Recipe Book

Hey Bliss Bombs,

I’m so excited to share the release of this awesome new fermented foods book with you. I had the grand opportunity of contributing recipes alongside experts, health advocates and chefs like Donna Gates and Kevin Gianni.

The book, “Cultured: Make Healthy Fermented Foods at Home” boasts recipes like watermelon kimchi, homemade miso, kombucha, and the healthiest of chocolates, kefirs and MORE. Plus, this stuff seriously tastes great.

But it’s not just about recipes. This is a very user-friendly compilation of history, how-to’s and what-for’s on fermented foods, and I’m so grateful to be a part of it.

Kevin Gianni (editor of this gorgeously delicious) book says that “Fermented Foods May Be the Healthiest, Most Affordable and Easiest to Make Superfoods on the Planet.” And, I couldn’t agree more. You know I love these foods for more than just their taste. They totally helped save our family from autism , candida, acne, seizures, acid reflux and so much more.

Please let me know if you have any questions about fermented foods and their use in healing your family. I am happy to share.

You didn’t think I’d leave you without a recipe, did ya? Never. Check out this one from the book:

Contributed by Shira Locarni (superfoods-for-superhealth.com)


Homemade Garbanzo Miso Recipe

5 cups dried garbanzo beans, soaked overnight (traditional soy is used, see side note*)
1 cup sea salt
3 tbsp unpasteurized miso
5 cups koji
1 cup cooking liquid

Equipment:

A one gallon glass jar or a crock of similar size
Plate, lid or wooden disk that fits snugly inside the jar
Heavy weight or clean rock
Thick cotton cloth to cover everything

Cook the beans until soft. Strain and save 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Allow beans to cool and dry in a strainer for an hour or two. Process beans in a food processor for desired texture.

Dissolve 3/4 cup sea salt into 1 cup cooking liquid to make a brine. Mash the 3 tbsp unpasteurized miso into 1 cup brine. Mix brine (containing salt and 3 tbsp miso) with the koji.

In a big bowl, add processed beans to this brine mixture. This is your miso.

Packing for Fermentation: (I often do this part first while the garbanzos are cooling.)

Wet the sides of the jar slightly with hands dipped in water. Place some salt inside the side of jar, put the lid on or cover, and shake it around, coating all sides and bottom of jar or crock with a salt layer. Pack the miso into the crock/jar with clean hands, press down firmly. Spread a generous layer of salt over the top. Place the flat object on top and put the weight on top of that. Cover with cloth and secure well with a tight rubber band, string or tape.

You have the option to continue the fermentation process, and like with fine wine, it only gets better with time. If you decide to continue fermentation for another year it is good to test it out and repack it again with salt.

Miso years are calculated by the number of summers it has aged. So, if you have gone through one summer of fermentation, then you have one year old miso. I like to start my miso projects in the spring time, so they are ripe and ready to experience the warmer temps of summer when they tend to be more active.

*You can make this recipe using soy beans as well. Just be sure to use organic soy, since there is less chance of genetically modified contamination.

What is koji and where can I find it?

Koji is a Japanese rice on which koji mold spores have been cultivated. This process allows for the fermentation of koji rice, which is the primary ingredient in sake. Although koji spores can be bought, they usually have to be bought from specialty importers. However, fermented koji rice that has already been inoculated with the spores can be found at your local Asian grocery.

Helpful Tips:

It is important that your miso is packed tightly, free from oxidation and protected by the salt layer. The cloth will also help to keep out impurities and unwanted bacteria.

Label your crock/jar with the date. Store the jar in a cellar, basement or other cool, dark spot where it will remain undisturbed. Have patience and ferment for one year. (See “miso years” above.) Open, scrap off top layer and celebrate with family and friends… your very first batch of homemade miso!! It should smell rich and savory like tamari. Pack it in clean, glass jars with plastic lids and refrigerate or store in a cool place.

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Namaste,
Gina

Solstice Angels and New Bliss Skool and Bliss Healing Opportunities

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Hello Love Buckets!

It’s really spring now isn’t it? So, now I can officially tell you that I’ve been sportin’ short dresses and cool shades for MONTHS now– since our Tour has led us SOUTH to the sunshine.

We spent the past 6 weeks living in a palapa-roofed tree house with chickens and roosters squawking outside the un-windowed holes in the walls. It was hot and sunny outside, and the boys and I went cruising, parasailing, ocean-wading, sand castle building, rock climbing, horseback riding and lots of hugging, kissing, homeschooling and relaxing.

Now, we’re excited to take our show farther south for some pyramid adventures, cave trails, mining and more connecting with nature. All of this has been made possible because of our pact to remain true to our ideals and live the most sustainable life we can. We are able to Thrive by sharing the best of ourselves, and we couldn’t be more grateful.

Life has shown us countless opportunities to either stand in our power and keep going on our path, or turn around and get swallowed In the muck. Wow! What a simply amazing existence!

So, we need to share more!

It’s 2012 and I believe it’s the year we really hone in our our psychic powers. Hence, all of my blogs about the topic.

So, we want to make more of our services available to you in easier fashion. There will be some new and improved services. And some of our prices are going up. Any price increases will take place in April 1, so you have time to schedule sessions at the previous prices. As long as you schedule before April 1, you can have our old prices.

New Services:

Email intuitive Readings: Just connect with me and let me know that you have something in your life that you’d like to work on, and I will tune in to you and relay the messages that comes to me. I’ll email it all to you in a beautiful, easy to read message. You needn’t share any details with me regarding what you are looking to learn. I can tap into your higher self, and retrieve information without much from you besides your desire. You also receive a complimentary Reiki Healing Attunement with this service if you like.

$33

Intro Sessions to Psychic Skool

Choose a beginner’s level course that explains the foundation of your unique psychic-ness and helps you feel it, or for more advanced topics– choose to work on one Psychic Skool lesson such as divination tools, chakra cleansing, Astra travel, etc. It’s up to you. Sessions last about an hour.

$133.

If you decide to continue with the 6 weeks of Psychic Skool coaching, we will deduct your intro class fee.

Psychic Skool Price until April 1-2012: $375
April 1, 2012 and through 2012: $555

Pay What You Can Intuitive Readings and Healings for My Healing Artist Friends.
We want to make consciousness and healing much more accessible to you. This is a great way to do it.

A Revamp of Older Services:

Shamanic Reiki Classes:
I still teach the original Usui Ryoho Skhikki Reiki, and I’ve added a beautiful Shamanic twist. There is no extra charge for this.

Skype Intuitive Healing Sessions and Bliss Eating Sessions:

We’ve figured out how to give you More! Live Skype chats allow you to have written record of our session. Plus you receive a follow-up email that includes a complete start-up guide to your best health and tons of recipes. This also includes us answering questions you may have following the session through email.

$111

Phone Intuitive Healing and Bliss Eating Sessions

This includes everything you get with your Skype session, except we get to talk on the phone.

$133

We know that you have Unique Needs, so contact us and we can design a session especially for you.

All Skype sessions will cost $111
All phone sessions will cost $133

Group classes can be specially designed for you.

Once you take a class with us, you can re-take that class when offered in group sessions infinitely for no cost!

All payments should be made through PayPal to gina@blissedlife.com to book your session. Email me if you need payment plans or have other questions.

Happy Spring loves!

Enjoy!

Gina

What is a Medical Intuitive and How Do You Do Distance Healing? Your Questions Answered

20120321-104002.jpg These are great questions that I often receive, so I thought it would be best to share them with all of you.

Q: What is a Medical Intuitive?

A: A Medical Intuitive is someone who has the intuitive ability to strongly sense the subtle energies around people and/ or animals, and understand how they relate to health.The first person who I know of to use the term is healer, Dr. Caroline Myss. Her book “Anatomy of Spirit” mentions her first encounters with this ability, and breaks it down using examples from every major religion– and so much more!

A medical intuitive can “tune in” to you and your body (only if you are willing), and detect things like food sensitivities, illness and emotions — and help you relate them to your spiritual path, and find relief where needed. By nature, intuitive work is done by sensing vibrations. That means that at any given moment your body will be pulsing out vibrations of thought, emotion, well-being etc. And a medical intuitive will be able to differentiate between these in his/her own way. It is very common for a medial intuitive or intuitive healer to scan all of your body and energy field around your body to sense for any blockages that are upsetting the flow of your true health. They will scan for physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual connections to the information they are receiving from you so that they can give you the fullest picture possible. An intuitive will only be able to give you the information that can be sensed at the time. We often send out the signals for what we need at the present moment so this is perfect.When you chose a medical intuitive, you are probably choosing the best one for your needs because these relationships have divine ways of manifesting.

Some medical initiatives may get their answers in the form of words, pictures, sounds, colors etc. And, the deeper they know themselves and their abilities, the better they can explain to you what this all means for you. You will find medical intuitives who specialize in a variety of areas. Many of my intuitive gifts have to do with understanding how nutrition and food effects us. I also quite easily sense colors, emotions, temperatures, and can see the organs communicating with one another. I understand how to explain these things that I see hear and feel to my clients so that they can make improvements they want to make. Some medical intuitives may describe the same condition differently, but the ultimate benefit of their work is to help you get to the core of your illness or problem and solve it naturally for lasting results. They see the whole picture. I’ve been doing medical intuitive work since I began helping people heal about 5 years ago. That means that I’ve been able to pinpoint exact foods that would help people get well, or exact reasons why they’d been unable to conceive etc. But, I only recently started using the term “medical intuitive” because it kept showing up in my life.

After 5 years doing this work, I can tell you that it has gotten much better and easier for me with time. Just as a medical doctor would better be able to diagnose pneumonia after having worked in the field for some time, I too have noticed patterns. So, medial intuitives often have researched into the patterns of illness that they see in order it inform you with documentation to support their discoveries. This is not always the case though, every healer has their own unique way of working. And, in cases where pure spiritual work is needed, someone like me might revert to a more ancient way of providing healing to a client. If you think you are a medical Intuitive, you probably are. Those of us who have this type of calling can feel it within us.

Let me know if you want to learn more about honing in on your skills. If you are thinking of working with a medical intuitive, this is great for those with really open minds who accept the energetic and spiritual foundations for illness. Before choosing someone to work with, take some time to think about what you desire out of a session. Decide if you want to work in person or by phone. I have great results with distance clients. But, you will find what works best for you by choosing someone you can understand and easily communicate with.

Q: How Do You Do Distance Healing?

A: Distance healing has been being performed since the beginning of time…. So, I have my ways, but there are many other very valid ways. I use Reiki, a form of energy healing where I tap into source energy, and direct it to bring healing with intention. This is something I learned how to do through practice, and of course –some training. It’s something we all can do. Source energy is that subtle vibration that connects us. If it sounds pretty obscure, that’s because we are completely trained to ignore subtleties. However, it has been proven over and over again that even our DNA changes, not because of protein synthesis, but in fact through vibrational pulses. For example, the feeling of joy can be measured through Heart Math. And, this same feeling, if tapped into and used properly– can help heal someone.

People who are very good at it can do it very quickly. If this interests you, check out Masuru Emoto’s work with water. I think this is a cool way of explaining how energy and intention create positive change. And, remember that we are made up of water. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAvzsjcBtx8&feature=youtube_gdata_player.

So, doing Reiki from a distance merely involves me including that intention in the session. There are ancient techniques passed down from Tibet which we learn as Reiki Practitioners. But, the simple answer is that it is done with a strong intention. My first ever experience with this was when I was in Vegas and my son was in Chicago. He was sick with a fever and has way too many sensitivities to take medicine. I was freaked out. I tuned into his energy and was able to break his fever and help him release what was blocking him. Since then, I’ve experienced things that are nothing short of miracles. It’s hard to believe actually. Even for me.

Most of my clients are distance clients from all over the world. I have witnessed through them — clearing of infections, healing of heart problems and so much more. Reiki usually works best when the recipient is very ready to make a change. It’s a very subtle energy but can do huge things quickly if you flow with it. It’s easiest for me to do Reiki for you when you are sleeping because we are more open to being healed at that time. We’re in dream-land, so to speak. Not over-thinking things. So, I will often do distance healing while a client sleeps. Or, my clients will tell me that they had fabulous dreams on the night after we did our healing session over the phone, and the real transition is made during sleep.

Please Contact me for Medical Intuitive Healing sessions here.

Check out this link to more of your questions answered about, diet, colon therapy and autism healing questions and let me know if there is anything you’d like me to answer for you.

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Pay What You Can Intuitive Readings and Healings for My Healing Artist Friends

Are you someone who feels you have a gift of healing to share with the world? Whether through art, music, healing touch or some amazing unique combo of them all? I am! And when I first started making a business out of it… because I simply could not do anything else with my life for fear of imploding with unused creativity — there were so many people to help along the way. I’m so grateful for all that love, support and guidance that I want to share even more with you. I’m offering donation-based Intuitive Readings and Reiki Healings for those of you who  need to share your gifts, but are stuck. Talk to me if this is you! ♥!

Generally, these are  1/2 hour sessions that help you connect with the reason you are stuck and inspire you to  move through it into creativity.  These can be done through email or Skype.

Gina@BlissedLife.com

Autumn Equinox/ Fall Freedom Specials: Reiki and Intuitive Readings

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I love autumn energy. The shorter days make more time for your dreams. And, we get so much help from Mother Nature in releasing the old. The colors, the food, the crisp  air all represent Freedom to me.

There’s been a lot of magical release these days in my own life. Lots of freedom from those ideas that once held me back. In 9 days, my family and I officially hit the road in our house on wheels and get to live wherever we want, whenever we want. It’s such a dream come true, I’m still in awe.

To Celebrate, I’m offering you special prices on Reiki and Intuitive Readings until the end of the month.

As the seasons change, our moods, diets, sleep patterns and overall needs also change. If you need a boost of moral, energy or just clarity of your path a session would be great for you.

Read a bit about Reiki and Intuitive Healing/Readings

$88/ 1 hr consults (phone or skype)

$55 30 min consults (phone or skype)

$55 email consults

email me at gina@BlissedLife.com to set up your unique appointment.

Offer End 11/11/11

Oh and, I’m also giving away 11 bottles of my Liquid Reiki ( infused with your own personal healing attunement, affirmation, precious gems and Bliss Frequencies) to the first 11 people to sign up

Bliss You!

Gina

Intuitive Healing and Dream Sessions Special

Hey Loves! I’m offering $55 intuitive healing phone sessions and bringing back Dream Healing sessions until the end of Aug.

 

After Aug 2011 find more info here!

If you decide to schedule a session now, I will extend the special price to you for any follow-up sessions until the end of 2011. Msg me @ Gina@blissedlife.com to connect.

 Intuitive Healing:

The gift of understanding the feelings, visions, voices and spirits we connect with is one of the most refreshing and healing aspects of life. Psychic power is not “super natural.” In fact, it’s a sense that is naturally ingrained in each and every one of us. We’ve been conditioned to ignore our own inner-knowing — but let me tell you, once you embrace yours — the doors to consciousness and synchronicity open for you.

What to Expect from Your Intuitive Healing Session

  • We connect in-person, phone, email or Skype
  • I use Reiki, intuition, emotional freedom techniques, movement, sound, and/or sensory healing to help you release blocks (things that are keeping you from feeling your best)
  • I teach you exercises to do at home to help yourself heal and unlock your own intuition
  • I share the messages that come to me during your session, and you receive a detailed follow-up email

As a Distance Client, You Receive:

  • a personalized healing play list emailed prior to the session
  • recipes for what to eat following the session in order to maximize your benefits

Sessions  last an hour or more and normally cost $111. I believe in going with the flow of what you need, so let’s talk about how I can make your session work best for you.

To receive your discount, simply email me at Gina@BlissedLife.com

Dream Healing:

Your dreams are not only symbolic of what’s to come. They can also be maps to help you navigate your current situation.

Your dream is my key into your life

When you share your dream with me, I enter as an observer who can pinpoint the patterns, messages and helpful intuitive advice  that is locked within your sleep-time, subconscious thoughts.

Most importantly, I share how you too can map out your own dreams and strengthen your intuition.

What to Expect From a Dream Healing Session

  • You share with me the details of a recent or recurring dream
  • I help you map out the meaning behind each moment
  • I share the intuitive psychic messages that are revealed to me through our session
  • I teach you how to do it yourself
  • You receive a follow-up email with additional information that I receive after our session

What Else Can happen?

The possibilities are endless. If you are open and trusting — I can  read quite a bit. One thing for sure is that whatever needs to be revealed will be. People leave these sessions feeling inspired, relieved and fulfilled.

Some have made contact with spirit animals and guides, some have discovered how to end harsh life patterns and others have really begun to embrace their power to control their lives.

Sessions last 45 minutes to 1 hour and cost $44 (USD)

email Gina@blissedLife.com with questions.

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Much Love!

Gina
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Happy Birthday Pisces- My B-Day Gifts to You

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My favorite thing about being born in Pisces is sharing the sign with some amazing,creative and compassionate people like my Nani, whose birthday is March 8th.  She was born 2 days after my favorite author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

My cousin Dana– who is like my sister, and grew up rollerskating, playing Truth or Dare and telling secrets with me — makes my heart jump and dive every time she feels joy or pain. I love that March 5th Pisces girl. What a gorgeous Artist.

When I hear someone sing or read their words I can tell if they share this watery astrological sign. And, although what’s in the “stars” is only one tiny beauty in the vast beautiousness of the universe– I love to celebrate any chance I get!

I CELEBRATE  one of my new fave writers who came out of the woodwork of real-estate. I celebrate other Reiki healers who have taught me and who I have yet to meet. I sing James Taylor and I swim through this dream you guys call reality.

Sure, if my “sign” said I was mean and critical, maybe I wouldn’t rock it so hard. But, there’s something about this time of year that I always look forward to. I once wrote a complete novel while sitting under a tree in Southern Illinois during the month of March.

My dad always went overboard to make my birthdays really special. And, for that I kind of grew up thinking I was perfect. Good thing. Cuz those thoughts have saved me these days.

I’m fabulously blessed. The depths of the aloneness I’ve ever felt only killed me a little. Then it made me grow. Now, the light is bursting though me.

I bet you want your gifts now Don’t You? Well here goes!

If you are a Pisces,  Happy Birthday Love! – Enjoy Donation Based Reiki and Intuitive Healing Sessions throughout March 2011.

If You are everyone Else Who I Love – Enjoy:

Msg me at Gina@BlissedLife.com for questions or to schedule your appointment.

I wish you love. And I leave you with this:

We’ve also got Reiki Certification Courses and an Intuitive Eating Class coming up. Big Bliss all around, and discounts offered if you wish to take more than one class!!

 What do people think of our services?…

Love You!

Gina