Holiday Stress and Staying Sane: Tactics, Strategy, Sass, and Flair

~~~~~ Does the holiday season start for you at Halloween or at Thanksgiving? (Or even later, like on December 20th, and only with great reluctance?)  And what, for that matter, does the holiday season mean for you? For me, holiday season starts at more or less at Halloween because I love the Mexican holiday traditions … Continue reading Holiday Stress and Staying Sane: Tactics, Strategy, Sass, and Flair

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)

Two Hearts Wellness @Alamo Drafthouse: Hell or High Water (A True Romance)

~~~~~ Today I saw the movie Hell or High Water for the second time.  When I left the theater, the server–I think his name was Drew–said, “We’ll see you soon I’m sure” and I smiled and said, “Yes, you will.” Have you seen the movie Hell or High Water yet?  For whatever reason, Alamo Drafthouse … Continue reading Two Hearts Wellness @Alamo Drafthouse: Hell or High Water (A True Romance)

Two Hearts Wellness on Facebook: Seeing Flowers, Letting Go

  ~~~~~ I’m a latecomer to Facebook and I had a pretty standard routine on my personal page once I started. Cute pictures of baby bats, Italian fashion and/or things that are just a little dark and edgy, clothes-wise, plus of course social justice commentary were my three primary post subjects if I think back. … Continue reading Two Hearts Wellness on Facebook: Seeing Flowers, Letting Go

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?”

Fibromyalgia Relief and Ancient Chinese Medicine: Tai Chi, Acupuncture, and Tui Na

~~~~~ Fibromyalgia—in a word—hurts. To the 5 million-plus sufferers who know this condition intimately, it is a case of Tolstoy’s “every happy family is alike and every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way” when it comes to symptoms, presentation, and effects on quality of life. The common link, of course, is muscle pain. … Continue reading Fibromyalgia Relief and Ancient Chinese Medicine: Tai Chi, Acupuncture, and Tui Na