October 2010

It’s That Time of Year Again

October 30, 2010

If you’re sneezing and congested like I am, it’s because the Austin allergy forecast has a surprise visitor this week Spoiler alert: It’s redberry juniper, a close cousin to cedar. You know which Herbalogic bottle to break out.

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I’m Late, I’m Late, for a Very Important… Wait.

October 28, 2010

I’m an American- I’m too busy to be happy. Happiness is something Europeans do. That’s why our economy is so productive and theirs is sluggish. No wait, that can’t be right. I came across this blog post on Raising Happiness this morning. I’ll admit that it’s a little aged, but after the week I’ve had, […]

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When Too Much Is Too Much

October 26, 2010

For reasons that don’t need exploring at this juncture, I have had a very anxiety- producing week which included sharing a bathroom with my husband. The culmination of this week long stress-fest came last evening when my cell phone, i.e. my life sustaining umbilical cord to the business world, went for a swim in the […]

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“Mawwage is what bwings us togwether today….”

October 15, 2010

In my experience, almost every aspect of marriage is, um, challenging. It’s another $&#*ing opportunity for growth all around. My husband and I recently celebrated our 5th anniversary. Occasionally I get asked how it is that we continue to defy the odds, and I usually jump to a glib quotation from June Carter Cash and […]

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It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere

October 5, 2010

Quite a bit of the difficulty the average American has with traditional Chinese medicine theory, I think, comes from the fact that TCM theory is often presented in metaphors that lack any cultural context or relevance to our lives. Take the description of how the human body transforms food and fluids into useable energy, for […]

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