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October 12, 2020
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From the time of the great Cleopatra, and through out ancient Greece the fig has been considered the symbol of love. Yet this sweet fruit has a complicated relationship with being known as an aphrodisiac.
Figs look sexy. Just cut one in half and take a look. It is even believed that the inside of a fig resembles the female sex organ. The many seeds in a fig represent fertility and their leaves are associated with modesty. (Think Adam and Eve, we’ll come back to that one later.)
In ancient Greece the Dionysian orgies used the fig as their offerings to Priapus, the phallic god of love (physical-sexual-love).
Ancient Chinese wedding feast had figs on their menu.
Fig leaves were said to be the leaves worn by Adam and Eve, just think about it, figs have historically been associated with sex and sin.
There you have it a short brief history of the fig as an aphrodisiac. Next time you have a chance try a nice ripe fig cut in half and drizzled with a touch of honey, and taste and discover a sensational aphrodisiac sensation. Get it? “Sin-sation.”
Just as honey was known in many cultures as an aphrodisiac. So too was the apple. The apple was the fruit Eve used to temp Adam, in the Garden of Eden.Yes, the Apple is perhaps the oldest known aphrodisiac and it has been likened unto the nectar of the Gods for this delicious fruit is rich in not only mythology and symbolism, but also in the fact that it is rich in vitamin c and other minerals.
Apples, like wine and chocolate, contain polyphenols and antioxidants that can stimulate blood flow to the genitalia, helping with arousal.
During the middle ages Europeans used the apple in “love magic” rituals. And it was said that if a woman slept with an apple under her arm or some other private part of her body, and then when she awaken, and she presented the apple to a man to eat, she would become the apple of his eye.
It has also been said that foods that resemble male or female genitalia were believed to increase desire which brings us to the old ancient folk saying that said if you cut an apple from the top to the bottom you will have revealed to you the temptation which Eve offered to Adam. I have never tried this experiment but the old folk saying said that many an unsuspecting maidens, after doing this experiment, must have blushed after they completed the experiment and realized after doing so that they were looking at the shape of their own vulva. Picture that one for a moment.
Today modern researchers have done studies and found that eating one apple a day can improve the sex lives of women. The researches believe the reason for this may be due to the compound called “phloridzin” that is found in apples. This compound is similar to the female sex hormone estradiol. Estradiol plays a large role in sexual arousal.
Well there you have it. Eve knew the benefits of eating an apple, old European folk lore knew the benefit of eating apples and now even modern scientific research has shown, eating apples can benefit your sex life.
Next time you need a nature aphrodisiac? Grab an apple!
October 6, 2020
Spinach & Bacon Salad with StrawberryIngredients
· 1 cup olive oil
· 1/3 cup cider vinegar
· 1/4 cup sugar
· 1 teaspoon celery seed
· 1 teaspoon ground mustard
· 1/2 teaspoon salt- optional* Slap Yo Mamma Cajun Seasoning
· 6 cups fresh baby spinach (about 6 ounces)
· 2 medium peaches, sliced
· 3 large hard-boiled large eggs, halved and sliced
· 1/2-pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
· 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
· 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
· Grated Parmesan cheeseDirections
Place the first 6 ingredients in a blender: cover and process until blended. In a large bowl, combine spinach, peaches, eggs, bacon, onion and almonds. Serve with dressing and cheese.
September 30, 2020
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The word Honey stands for a golden sweet food substance made by the honeybee. The honeybee is an insect.
But do you know that in many cultures honey has been known as an aphrodisiac?
Galen – the Greek physician of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius recommended that honey be taken at bedtime as a sexual stimulant.
European folklore says that an old French wives tale, believes a bee sting was supposedly like being given a shot of pure aphrodisiac.
Since honey is easily digested and a source of immediate energy this must be the reason the doctor ordered it.
Honey contains boron, which may regulate hormone levels, and nitric oxide, which is released in the blood during arousal. It's also a symbol of fertility and procreation in some cultures.
However, I am sure the main reason honey is considered an aphrodisiac is because it has been used as a sort of sexual anointment used in oral sexual practices. Use your imagination, you’ll soon get the picture.
It has been said that the best honey comes from Hymettus, a mountain near Athens. Honey has been collected here since ancient times.
And finally, we all know that the word honeymoon stems from the hope for a sweet marriage.
Now there you have it honey, a strange but sweet natural aphrodisiac!
So, you just published your book, now what?
Trying to remember your friend’s number… The one who said that they knew how to get your book featured on Oprah’s Book Club.
Ahhh… Didn’t your cousin Pookie say that friend was in jail? So much for getting on Oprah’s Book Club.
What else have you got? Well you could just see what kind of marketing you can do yourself… Really?
How To Get Started
Make sure your book cover is Eye Candy Catching Nice! Big Time!
Focus on being discovered! Think Press Releases
Submit your press release to free press release distribution sites.
eBook promotion- “Where to Start:
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Make sure you have your Author’s Platform set up:
Use two on-line social media - To establish your author’s platform.
For example: You can use Facebook and LinkedIn or any other two social media platforms you like.
However - With Facebook you can set up “Pages”
Your Facebook pages could be for each of your books or just your author’s platform.
Here is a Link to help you set up your Facebook Author’s Page.
Here’s another link to help you build your author’s platform.
Next: On Facebook you can find groups, communities, people, and other pages to promote your book too. Or to blog too.
Post and engage with your Author’s Platform or Page daily for at least 30 minutes.
How do you post or engage? By creating text, videos, audio, images, etc. to post to build your fans and followers.
Next Build an email list. Don’t know how to build your email list. “Google” how to:
How To Build An Email List In Gmail Using Labels
1. Log in to your Gmail account and click Google Contacts from the Google App drop-down menu.
2. Go through the list of emails that are displayed and select the contacts you want.
3. Click on the label icon to create a new group of contacts.
Don’t like gmail or don’t use gmail… Still want to build an email list?
How to Build an Email List from Scratch: 10 Incredibly Effective Strategies at blog.hubspot
Next Blog… Blog… & Blog! Yes, blogging is engaging.
Next Do a Contest Giveaway! Great place to start check out via Goodreads. Or try a member giveaway at LibraryThing.
Next Create a readers guide at the end of your book. Use your book’s description to let people know that your book contains a helpful discussion guide at the end.
Next Create a promo kit. Include graphics, images, links, excerpts, and sample Facebook shares and Tweets, which can be sent to bloggers upon request.
Next, remember that eBook publishing is ever evolving. It changes daily. You must stay up on that change. Googling to research updates is a monthly “must”.
Otherwise use websites you know you can trust.
Here is one website I can count on for being updated on all things “self-publishing” it is Reedsy.com.
Connect with Reedsy.com today and they will become your “go-to” for your publishing needs.
Also, Reedsy has a fantastic website that keeps you up-to-date on ebook promotions, formatting, and a host of other topics that matter to authors.
Finally, start working on your next novel. Creating a series is the way to build your audience of loyal fans and keep them coming back for more.
September 26, 2020
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A Beautiful Soul that came to Earth to show us the way…
His beauty was so great to look upon…
His skin glisten like the purest of black gold…
His Spirit was so fierce, proud and free…
His life force he bared for the world to see…
Brilliant like the rays of the sun cascading down upon this earth
Not many are called to God’s earth to rein among us as bright as the stars…
Not many even know their true destiny…
Yet he chose to come down to this earth to become, Leroy Boseman son…
And live in South Carolina where he was born and raised…
His ancestors were the mighty Krio people, the Limba people from Sierra Leone and the Yoruba people of Nigeria. These are the people who begot Leroy Boseman, the father to the son, Chadwick…
The son we know as Chadwick Aaron Boseman, the man who became our Black Panther.
Yes, you came down from heaven to this earth and you showed us the way of he who became our Black Panther.
Now from the earth back to the sky you must go, for the death Angel has come to take you home… Know that your ray of light still shows us the way... Always!
And thou you are gone… You are never forgotten Chadwick Aaron Boseman – The Black Panther!