Ode to a Favorite Market Bag + a Splendid Poached Chicken Recipe

I said good-bye to a friend last week.  She had been with me for nearly as long as I’ve lived here in Thailand, accompanying me on nearly every significant market trip.   She was predominantly light blue and green in color and composed of an inexpensive Continue reading “Ode to a Favorite Market Bag + a Splendid Poached Chicken Recipe”

Becoming a Health Weirdo & Why You Might Want to Add MSM Powder to Your Daily Routine

I don’t know exactly when it was that I crossed the line from being this person who frequently declared belief in maintaining a “healthy balance” of food and lifestyle choices, and left it at that, into the one who obsessively actively seeks out the latest minutia of nutritional & wellness information for the purpose of experimenting on herself. A person whose social media heroes are Continue reading “Becoming a Health Weirdo & Why You Might Want to Add MSM Powder to Your Daily Routine”

3 Reasons to Reign in Your Relationship with Electronic Devices

Here in Thailand, life tends to move a bit more slowly than other places. The cultural impulse is to keep things relaxed and light. “Jai yen” means, “keep a cool heart.” This phrase is used to calm someone who is getting emotional – angry usually – in public.  Keeping the group together is priority number 1 – and if someone begins to get Continue reading “3 Reasons to Reign in Your Relationship with Electronic Devices”