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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Recipes: Herb and Leek Soup


Good Morning!

Recipes: Herb and Leek Soup

Take advantage of early Spring vegetables and create a delicious warm soup for a brisk afternoon! This can work as a nice appetizer before Easter dinner.


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium leeks, trimmed, washed and finely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2-4 new potatoes, scrubbed and diced (about 1 2/3 cups)
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, or vegetable broth
1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (1 1/2-2 cups)
2/3 cup snow peas, or sugar snap peas, stemmed and cut into 1/2-inch dice
3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, divided
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
2 cups 1% or skim milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt, for garnish


1.Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add leeks and cook, stirring often, until softened but not browned, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

2.Add potatoes and broth; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

3.Increase heat to medium-high and stir in asparagus and peas; simmer, covered, stirring 2 or 3 times, until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in 1 tablespoon chives, parsley, dill. Transfer the soup to a blender and blend until smooth. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.)

4.Return the soup to the pan. Add milk and bring to just below a simmer, stirring, over medium heat. Stir in lemon juice, salt and pepper. Ladle into soup bowls. Garnish each serving with a dollop of yogurt, a sprinkling of the remaining chopped chives and a sprig of fresh parsley.

Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
Therapies for healing
mind, body, spirit


Sacred and Spiritual Crystals


Good Morning!

Sacred & Spiritual Crystals

The power behind Earth's minerals can be felt the minute you put a
crystal in your hands or near your physical body. Crystals are the
treasures of the earth. These stones are filled with energy to be used. So for
this Holy week, I have collected some crystals with loving, spiritual

Chiastolite: The "Cross Stone"

Properties: This powerful crystal balances one's perspective in both creativity
and practicality. It is used as a sign of devotion towards awareness and dispels
negativity. It signifies both death and re-birth and helps one to understand the
realization of immortality. It is used as a bridge for "crossing over". It helps
one to assimilate during times of change. It provides insight to answers when
problem solving. This stone has a reputation for astral journeys and is used as
a gateway into the mysterious. This stone allows for the overcoming of fear, the
facing of reality and overcoming of the unknown. Chiastolite is used to attune
to our soul's purpose. Since it is associated with the Root Chakra, it
encourages ones survival instincts and is grounding and protecting. This stone
is said to embrace the emotions and assist in spiritual journeys. This stone is
famous for assisting in our financial lives by encouraging moderation,
simplifying our debt, helping us to stay focused on our fiscal worth and helps
us to see the bigger financial picture in order to stay the course in tough
times as well as manage appropriately.

Bloodstone: The "Martyr Stone"

Properties: The martyr stone aptly named, due to the legend of this stone being
at the foot of the cross and stained by the drops of blood from Jesus.
Metaphysically, bloodstone is used to either promote a calm, tranquil atmosphere
that is grounding or revitalize insufficient energy. A great stone for mental
exhaustion. This stone represents both courage and strength and is used for
achieving these attributes. It is associated with honesty and integrity and is
useful in removing obstacles in life. A classic stone for wealth, it attracts
abundance and good luck. Most effective on the Heart (green) and Root (red)

Staurolite: "Fairy Cross"

Properties: This mineral is a talisman of good luck! Historically, this stone is
said to be formed from the tears of fairies when they were brought the news of
the death of Christ. Formed in the shape of a cross, this amazing stone is
beautiful and powerful on your alter or meditation space, around your neck or in
your pocket. Represents four elements and joining of spirit with earth/matter.
Spirituality, compassion, allowing, dis-attachment. Focus centered on the here
and now. This stone provides protection and grounding energy and therefore, is
most often used at the Root Chakra.

Fulgurite: "The Finger of God"

Properties: The lightning stone, fulgurites are some of the most powerful stones and along with the power of prayer, they can help to manifest one's visions.
Fulgurites have a high-frequency vibration and seem to hold a clear, strong
resonance with the powerful electrical force that created them. Their extreme
"lightning energy" is believed to be the touch of the Divine. This energy, which now resides in them, acts as a magnifier of one's clearer intention, building a powerful resonance between oneself and the powers of the higher Universe.
Fulgurites are powerful stones for grounding. Their energy can be used to arouse
the Kundalini forces at the Root Chakra and move through each Chakra at every
level of our light body, purifying and cleansing the entire system. The
empowering energy from this stone opens the higher Chakras to Divine energy.

12 Crystals: The "Breastplate of Aaron"

The Breastplate of Aaron is of interest to crystal lovers because it is an early
account of the use of crystals for both symbolic and decorative reasons. The
Breastplate of Aaron, High Priest of the Hebrews, and brother of Moses, was of
great importance because by means of it, God revealed his Divine will to His
chosen people. It was designed by God Himself and the directions as to how it
was to be made were given to Moses (as illustrated in Exodus 28.) The original
association of a special gem with each month was recorded in the Bible (Exodus
28 and 39). The twelve gems in the breastplate were later linked with the Signs
of the Zodiac and later still, associated with the months in the year. Upon the
breastplate were set four rows of precious stones, three in each row, and upon
them were engraved the names of the twelve tribes. These beautiful gemstones have been aligned in a particular order. They have
been left for interpretation over the centuries, but many scholars believe that
these stones have been interpreted as follows: In the first row there is a ruby,
a topaz and a beryl; in the second row a turquoise, a sapphire and an emerald;
in the third row a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst; in the fourth row a
chrysolite, an onyx and a jasper.

Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
Therapies for healing
mind, body, spirit


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March guests on the Bob Charles Show


If you are interested in listening on the Bob Charles Show.
March 24th Sunday 1-2 pm EST - Karen Doonan: Author, Healer, Channeler and
Teacher. Founded Crystalline Sanctuary, to help anchor TRUTH on planet
earth, to help the starseeds remembrance of their mission here on planet earth
at this time. Works with ALL realms/races who share this universe with us
and to facilitate the dialogue between these realms and the starseeds
incarnate upon planet earth. My Book "Truth Codes - Chronicles from Orion",
comes through the BEings from the Orion Constellation. A how to dissolve that
which no longer serves us, and to embrace the new world. A background in
crystal healing and sound and vibrational medicine, she also works closely with
the Crystal Skull collective to bring through more knowledge in order that
the human race begins to remember. The new earth is now seeding, those who
have incarnated upon planet earth are Stirring and Awakening to help
harmonize and balance the higher energies within to allow us to become the clear
channel for these energies. Scotland
March 24th Sunday 2-3 pm EST - Barrie Silberberg: Inspired to write a book
from her personal journey through challenge, hope, love and healing for her
son Noah, who has experienced drastic improvements with his autistic
symptoms as a result of the GFCF diet. A mom who currently works part-time as
freelance writer, teaching American Sign Language, lectures, employment and
life skills assistance for individuals with disabilities and working as an
aide for children with special needs. She is on The Autism Perspective
advisory board, and on the ANDI (Autism Network for Dietary Intervention). She
speaks to general mom's groups and autism support groups. Her guide on the
GFCF (Gluten Free/Casein Free) diet has helped her son soar and lose many of
his autistic traits. Prior to having children she was a vocational
rehabilitation counselor, and elementary school teacher. She has always been
involved with charity work related to disabilities, cancer, children and
animals. Barrie's book, The Autism and ADHD Diet, A Step-by-Step Guide to Hope &
Healing by Living Gluten Free and Casein Free (GFCF) and Other
Interventions: gives detailed info. on the GFCF diet. Calif.
March 24th Sunday 3-5 pm EST - Dr. Louis Turi: Author, Astrologer, born in
Provence, France. Had 4 UFO experiences, influenced by Nostradamus'
methods of Divine Astrology. He moved to the US in 1984 and has since established
himself as a successful hypnotherapist, astropsychologist, astrologer.
March 28th Thurs. 7-8 pm EST - Kim Sheridan: Author, always had a special
connection to animals and an ability to communicate with them. Special
psychic abilities she didn't fully understand, and from a very early age, she
was fascinated with paranormal and the afterlife. As an adult, Kim's life
changed direction she earned degrees in Psychology and Clinical Hypnotherapy.
Studied health and nutrition; earned a degree in Naturopathy, became a
health writer, researcher, and nutritional consultant. Co-founded HealthForce
Nutritionals, Inc., nutritional supplements for humans and animals. A
certified Feng Shui practitioner. While grieving the loss of a beloved animal
companion, Kim began to receive signs and messages from the Other Side. This
led her on a incredible journey in the realm of animals and the afterlife.
Inspired to write the book Animals and the Afterlife. A expert on life after
death for animals, and to those who are left behind when they pass. Calif.

March 29th Friday 7-8 pm EST - (mailto:angie@Joel) Joel

Fuhrman M.D: Author, a board-certified family physician, NY Times
best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and
reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. Dr. Fuhrman is an
internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, and has
appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows. Latest books Eat For
Health and The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse
Diabetes. New Jersey
Bob Charles Show on Kinetichifif.com web radio:

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