Kathleen's Eggplant Tomato Sauce Recipe

This is my famous hodge podge sauce. It started as a combination of chicken cacciatore and pasta alla norma, but has since taken on a life of its own. I basically lived on this sauce as my primary diet for a few years. The biggest take-away is to try making an eggplant and tomato sauce. If you sauté eggplant slices and add it to a tomato sauce, the eggplant will completely dissolve and blend into the tomato sauce. It creates a very thick sauce that tastes great. Cook time: 4 hours of active ...

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Exploring Insecurity and Self Worth

Alison Cross noted that the arrows in the Wildwood's Seven of Arrows represent communication, which opened the flood gates of my mind about how others' communication to us about ourselves effect our self worth so significantly. To start with, insecurity is basically feeling unsafe. Anything that can threaten our basic needs for survival -- food and shelter -- will make us feel insecure. We can help soothe these fears by trusting in ourselves, those around us, and that those closest to us wil...

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Make Your Own RWS Tarot Coloring Book

Grab the printable black and white tarot images I provided in a prior blog post. Choose the size you want to work with (8.5"x11" vs 5.5"x8.5") and print out the pages. I recommend using a nicer, thicker paper than your regular printing paper. I've been using this matte brochure paper optimized for laser printers and have been quite happy with it. The price is quite good for being crafty with it! The paper curls in the printer, but it can be uncurled with some work on your part. It's easiest ...

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RWS Tarot Images in Black and White for Free Download

Here is the ultimate collection of black and white RWS tarot images in PDF format all for free. The RWS deck is so old that it is now in the public domain both under the old system and new system (life+70 years), so I am offering my collection for free. These are in PDF format to make it easier to download them in bulk and print them straight from the files RWS Tarot Images in Black and White Each image is 1780x3180 pixels. The PDF files have bookmarks to make it easier to jump to a speci...

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How Living with an Overly Judgmental Person Can Cause Suicidal Ideation

From my understanding, suicidal ideation comes from two paths: 1) extreme pain, and 2) depleted self worth. When pain becomes so extreme, suicide can seem like the only way to make the pain stop. I think this is the type of suicidal ideation that most people are familiar with. Suicide is more understandable for a person in a physically injuring situation who is fearing of future injuries. It makes more sense for that person to consider suicide as they are attempting to escape actual physical...

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Why is it inappropriate for men to watch My Little Pony?

The latest version of the My Little Pony TV show actually isn't half bad. It's basically the Golden Girls with a dash of loony toons. It just takes looking past the fact that its My Little Pony in order to see that it's actually a decent show. It somehow ended up with a good idea with great writers. So, if you didn't know, there is a huge adult community that loves the show, dominated by men. And there is a backlash by general society saying its fundamentally wrong for anyone who's gone thro...

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Tarot reading for the best way to approach Trump's presidency

I am studying tarot, and this is actually my second reading ever. I decided that today, Trump's inauguration, it would be a great practice exercise to see what is the best way to approach Trump's presidency. Full disclosure: I voted for Hillary Clinton. The vast majority of my friends are Democrats and liberals, so I hear of their pain. I also have friends who are Republicans and conservatives, some who voted for Trump and some who did not. I also hear their pain. I hear the distress from bo...

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Failure is like a little boy

I was feeling terribly anxious and needed to do something about it. I decided to attempt to embrace the anxiety and feel it all, completely, without fear. This is based on my theory that emotions need to be felt in order for them to dissipate.I meditated. I explored the different anxieties I have and felt them. I shifted from one to the next letting it fill me, feeling all the pain with it. Then I came to the anxiety about failure. I was tentative. I tried to embrace it, but I kept re...

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Even as adults, we have comfort objects

Anna Walters wrote a fantastic article, "Did you have a 'Blankie' as a kid? Here's what that says about you." It is an exploration into transitional objects while growing up, and admitting that even as adults we likely have comfort objects! Me as a child, cuddling with both my blankie and my cat, Sunshine I had a blankie. It kept getting lost and we'd buy a new one. I don't have any memory of the final separation, but it's probably mixed in with my memories of all the other separation eve...

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Advanced theming for Postach.io

I have gone through all of the themes offered by Postach.io and pulled out all of their theme elements and significant syntax. The goal is for this to serve as reference and make it easier to add and modify aspects of a theme when modifying the source code. HTML provided is for context only to make it easier to understand where a code snippet is intended to be used. Overall page elements These are the primary elements that would appear on each page of the blog. html prefix="og: http://ogp....

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