A Musician’s Health, And Magic At Home: A Conversation With John Largess

~~~~~ Question of the day: what are you doing to keep yourself healthy and, on top of that, to expand your horizons even though you may be confined to home more so than you might wish? As a scholar and healthcare practitioner, now, for me, is an intensified time of both thinking–reading, writing, researching–and focusing … Continue reading A Musician’s Health, And Magic At Home: A Conversation With John Largess

Training For Excellence, Talking With a Friend in New Zealand: Conversations With Coach Ray of Qwik Kiwi

~~~~~ What do you like best about social media in general and Facebook in particular?  Do you find that you are able to meet interesting people from all over the world via the internet?    Or is it that you enjoy having a massive source of information readily at hand? Me, I love being able … Continue reading Training For Excellence, Talking With a Friend in New Zealand: Conversations With Coach Ray of Qwik Kiwi

Seeing the Dappled Light, and Discovering: A Conversation with Prentiss Douthit

~~~~~ Painting should call out to the viewer… And the surprised viewer should go to it, as if entering into a conversation. –Roger de Piles, Cours de peinture par principes, 1676 ~~~~~ About a year ago, Prentiss Douthit was wrapping up a personal journey that took place, at least physically, along the Camino de Santiago … Continue reading Seeing the Dappled Light, and Discovering: A Conversation with Prentiss Douthit

Tui Na in London Upon Reflection in Austin, Texas: A Conversation Between Friends

~~~ “One of the best things about Facebook is how I’ve made friends world-over. This is my friend Omar, who is in London. He has a fascinating history–he is a scholar, an historian, and a tui na practitioner with the most beautiful grandmother (an Egyptian lady with a history of her own that is like … Continue reading Tui Na in London Upon Reflection in Austin, Texas: A Conversation Between Friends

Heritage Boot, Elvis Costello, the Art of Narrative (Stories, Songs, and the Best Boots in Texas)

~~~~~ One of my favorite things about being the face of Two Hearts Wellness is the sense that I have a duty towards the readers of my blog. One does not wish to be boring or self-serving. Rather, one aspires to charm, to fascinate, and to share worthy information, thoughts, and experiences on not just … Continue reading Heritage Boot, Elvis Costello, the Art of Narrative (Stories, Songs, and the Best Boots in Texas)

This World We Live In: The Red Pearl Society and the Reply: “Why Not?”

~~~ “I work in a rehabilitation clinic in Kathmandu called Shanti Sewa Kendra. I work 6 days a week from 10am – 4pm. I see the patients who are diagnosed with leprosy, patients that are physically challenged (paraplegic, wheelchair bound), those with mental illnesses, and those who have serious illnesses but cannot afford their treatment. … Continue reading This World We Live In: The Red Pearl Society and the Reply: “Why Not?”

Tecolote Farm Talks to Two Hearts Wellness: No to the GMO and Yes to Yum

  ~~~~~ Tecolote Farm has just started their second half of this season’s CSA and time is going by so quickly.  If you recollect from the first installment, too, I promised a second essay in order to share the whole of my interview with Katie.  Now is the perfect time to share! What’s what here … Continue reading Tecolote Farm Talks to Two Hearts Wellness: No to the GMO and Yes to Yum

Tecolote Farm: A Conversation about Community, Owls, and Sorrel

 

If you ponder it, we are truly fortunate here in Austin because there is a wealth of options for organic produce and a thriving array of community-supported agriculture operations. But with many options comes the vexing need to make choices. So how do you decide which farm to follow and what happens once you choose one?

As for me…I had a neighbor, Rowan, who subscribed to the CSA and the sight of her weekly basket made me a convert. It has been three years now and I joyfully renew each season. The vegetables are that good and—just as important—it feels to me like there is a real relationship and community when I’m part of this CSA.  Plus, I’m a health coach, an Asian bodywork therapist (Chinese tui na-style), and a personal trainer.  Of course I’m going to be all about the organic vegetables!

We all have our Tecolote Farm stories, don’t we?

What caught my eye first was the beauty of the basket and its contents each week. cucumber melons SV 8-2012What made me stay are the connections I’ve made with Tecolote, with my hub pick-up friends, and with other subscribers. There really is a sense of community that is part and parcel of this particular CSA operation. And recently, I reached out to Katie and asked her some Continue reading “Tecolote Farm: A Conversation about Community, Owls, and Sorrel”

Sweet: Two Hearts Wellness talks with Two Hives Honey

  ~~~~~ The tagline “Holistic Wellness in Austin, TX” is deliberately a little vague and open-ended. What I want to achieve with my health coaching, Asian bodywork, and traditional Chinese medicine practice is wide ranging. One size most certainly does not fit all when it comes to health and wellness. A constant for me, though, … Continue reading Sweet: Two Hearts Wellness talks with Two Hives Honey