General Health

Shop Local. Yes, But How?

November 24, 2010

Lots of folks want to shop local, but are stumped as to how to go about it. To be sure, the big box stores have made it easy to shop, well, in the box. But thanks to the participation of fine retailers like our friends at Live Oak Pharmacy in Shop Local Saturday it’s easier […]

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Plants vs. Drugs

November 21, 2010

I came across Dr Weil’s article on Why Plants are (Usually) Better than Drugs and found his conclusion a succinct summary of what I constantly try to explain to people: “Human beings and plants have co-evolved for millions of years, so it makes perfect sense that our complex bodies would be adapted to absorb needed, beneficial compounds […]

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It’s the Most Sneeziest Time of the Year

November 18, 2010

It’s only 37 days until Christmas. It’s only about that many days until the first mountain cedar pollen blows into the Central/ South Texas area. Might be a few more. Might be a few less. Really, it depends on the weather, and who can predict that? Regardless, whether you choose to ignore it or not, […]

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It’s All About Teamwork

November 8, 2010

As I may have mentioned a time or two before, I am a big fan of the attitudes put forth by the author of Dances with Fat: Self Esteem Comes in All Shapes and Sizes. Today’s post is definitely worth clicking over to read. My personal favorite line comes at the end (yes, I guess this counts […]

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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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