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Let it all be carried away by the November wind.
November 17, 2018

'A LIFE WELL LIVED' E-Zine

November 2018




Hi Everyone,




As the days edge closer to Thanksgiving, my thoughts turn towards the Holiday season, while thinking back on a year that was…

2018 is a year I’ll remember, as my mother passed away. I spent a number of weeks caring for her before she left us, and I’m grateful that I had that time with her.

A few months later, I went to visit my daughter Rosie, in Portland, Oregon. It was good for me on a number of levels. Lots of fun and very healing.

It took awhile to get back into a writing mode … but, in time, that situation took care of itself and I’m back at work on the new novel.

As we approach this notoriously busy time of year, my hope is that you’ll take good care of yourself amidst all the parties, shopping, gift wrapping, decorating, baking and cooking … May you release anything standing between you and your inner peace. Let it all be carried away by the November wind. Free yourself, enjoy yourself and take good care of yourself.

May God’s peace cover you, His hope inspire you, His joy uplift you, His love surround you.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,

~ Bridget

… speaking of the year that was, here’s a photo from my summer garden …




Spirituality Article





A River of Light runs through me

We have all experienced a state of effortless flow in life. This energy feels like realized potential. It’s productive and uncomplicated. Words, ideas or solutions appear unimpeded and translate naturally into physical expression. It’s as if the air is electrified, underscoring our objective, becoming action that rushes forward like a current in a fast moving river. It’s a yoga class where your body feels great and your balance is solid. It’s such a wonderful state of being, but tends to be rather evasive. I once believed that flow was a gift bestowed upon me somewhat magically, when words poured out of me and onto a page; but now I know that I can match my vibration to this frequency, through the focused intention of purposeful alignment.

Continue reading here: https://www.desertrosebooks.com/A-River-of-Light-Runs-Through-Me.html


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Seasonal Recipes


Seasonal Kale Salad



pomegranate, roasted butternut squash and dates add a seasonal flair to this healthy Kale salad.

get the recipe here: https://www.desertrosebooks.com/Seasonal-Kale-Salad.html

Are you following Desert Rose Books on Facebook? I routinely add recipes over there.

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Brussels Sprouts Salad

with cranberries and dates


I have never really been a fan of Brussels Sprouts ... that is, until I found this salad. There's usually a line for the leftovers ... that's how good it is!

Get the recipe here: https://www.desertrosebooks.com/Brussels-Sprout-Salad-with-cranberries-and-dates.html



Bang Bang Shrimp

with crispy noodles

and mango pepper slaw



Absolutely phenomenal. Sweet + Spicy + Crunchy. Apparently, Bang Bang Shrimp is a thing ... I may be late to the party, but I got there ... and it's so dang good.

Get the recipe here: https://www.desertrosebooks.com/Bang-Bang-Shrimp.html


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Happy Thanksgiving!

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~ Bridget

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