Thankful Thursday: I’ve hit 2000 followers!

I AM SO HAPPY,

I DO THE DANCE OF JOY!

As of this writing,

I have 2006 followers.

Normally, my Thankful Thursday articles are geared toward highlighting one of my followers. Today, I just wanted to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to all of you for following me. This has been quite a journey, and one I am so grateful I took. It was a huge leap for me to “put myself out there,” so to speak. I’m a private and reserved person by nature, so writing in such a public way was very scary for me.

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I have definitely found my niche with blogging. I just love writing my articles and can’t wait until I can do it full time once again. It’s not just about the writing for me, however. This is one of the few places where I get to be myself. One thing I decided when I started this blog was I would be unapologetically myself. If people didn’t like it, they didn’t have to follow me. So, this blog has become an expression of me, of everything I know and love. It is part of me, of who I am. Here, Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about how important it is to truly find your niche and be yourself.

Writing this blog has raised me up and made me a better person. You all are a HUGE part that and why I love blogging so much. The very day I opened my blog I was welcomed into the blogging community with open arms. You all have become part of what I now call my “blogging family”. It is a warm, welcoming, encouraging and loving place. I am so blessed and so grateful to have each of you in my life.

As part of my thank you to all of you for this, I present to you the song You Raise Me Up. Originally by Josh Groban. However, this version is song by Jeffrey Li & Celine Tam, two extremely talented young people. ENJOY!

 A look back

I decided to do a bit of reminiscing today. So,  here are a few of my past follower posts.

100 followers

200 followers

500 followers

1337 followers

I HAVE ANOTHER GIVE-AWAY COMING SOON

Thank you once again. for following me. As my way of saying thank you for helping me reach this goal, I will, once again be having a give-away. When I reached 1000 followers, I gave away one cookbook. This time, since I’ve reached 2000 followers, I am giving away 2 things to 2 followers! (a total of 4 things!)

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I am giving away 2 packages. Each package (Retail value approximately $45) contains one RACHEL RAY cookbook and one set of cooking DVD’s. Both cookbooks are hard cover and each DVD set contains 3 discs. I chose Rachel Ray because she cooks great meals, made with whole food ingredients in 30 minutes. (Plus I’m a huge fan!)

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PACKAGE #1-

 

EVERYONE IS ITALIAN ON SUNDAY

30 MINUTE MEALS- ALL AROUND TASTY (3-DVD SET)

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PACKAGE #2

CLASSIC RACHEL RAY-THE ALL-OCCASION COOKBOOK

30 MINUTE MEALS – QUICK AND HEALTHY (3-DVD SET)

I will be officially announcing the giveaway on

Monday February 26, 2018

during Motivation Monday

so stay tuned on how you can win one of these 2 sets!

Closing thoughts

Thank you so much to all of you. You’ve all made a huge difference in my life. I am forever grateful to you for that. Starting this blog was the best decision I ever made. Yes it was scary, the best things in life usually are. I realize how lucky I am, not only to have found my niche, but the ability to carry it out. I know not everyone is that lucky.

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Have you found your niche? Are you doing what you love? Do you wake up everyday and say “Wow! I can’t believe I get to do this everyday?” If not…what are you waiting for?

NAMASTE MY FRIENDS

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Author: Tamara Hoerner

Welcome to The Purple Almond Wellness I’m Tamara Hoerner, MHNE, wellness educator and founder of Purple Almond Wellness. I work with middle-age individuals to help support brain health and develop whole body wellness, in order to improve the quality of their mid-life years. Heart and Alzheimer’s diseases run in my family and I struggled with weight loss, so I strive to help others with similar conditions. Using only nutrition, I rid my body of seasonal allergies, Psoriatic Arthritis and migraines, as well as cured my insomnia. I know what it takes to use food as medicine, especially in middle age. As a wellness educator and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Hawthorn University, I develop personalized nutrition plans and wellness education sessions, to help clients. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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