Friday, February 15, 2008


Transcript of a text message conversation between my sister and I on Valentine’s.

“guess what sis- the main man got me a pearl necklace for v day! isn’t that crazy? and no, not the sexual kind”

“ omg so amazing - if he ever gives you the other kind, please don’t tell me “.

“ promise “

Let's sully this blog a little more by promoting my friend Larissa's amazing v-day cards by hand that she sells at the Concordia Co-op Bookstore (2150 Bishop Street) where she is a manager. This year, I purchased this one:

cover: Screw V Day
inside: Now Screw Me

Hee hee, so naughty!

Some of her other gems include "Happy V Day! I'm pregnant!" and a play on the other meaning of "V.D".

February is a rough month folks: Hang in there! The sun is starting to shine a little bit brighter...

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Good Doctor

Everyone needs a good doctor.

Mine happens to be elite, exclusive and expensive, not to mention German. And he happened to save my life.

World, meet Dr Hauschka!

Dr Hauschka is a skin care line from Germany that uses biodynamically grown ingredients and an anthroposophical approach to encourage and kickstart our skin’s natural self-healing abilities.

All my life I have battled with skin issues: I came into this world with eczema all over my body. I have spent a lifetime already seeing specialists, dermatologists, homeopaths, on and on. I have used hundreds of different skin care products - some that injected steroids into my skin and left me with permanent side effects, some that burned and made things worse, some that worked for a stint but kept me addicted and slathering cream on twenty times a day.
Three years ago, a friend of mine introduced me to the good doctor and I ain’t never going back. Most days, I use my body and face cream once. I need only wash my hair twice a week. I no longer use a night cream and instead spray my face with toner and allow my sleep to support my body’s natural balancing processes. Four years ago, this would have been unthinkable to me.

I know it’s not affordable (the little pot of eye contour cream can run you 50$!) but can we really afford to continue to subject our largest organ to synthetic products that only treat the symptom, thereby never allowing your skin to actually heal and rebalance?

I don’t care if I have to open a store and become a retailer, or take out another line of credit - I ain’t never breakin’ up with my good doctor.