A Closer Look– Chamel Raghu’s Angle

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Sitting down over jumbo banana nut muffins with Chamel Raghu, local artist, UT Alumni, Harvard Review featured prodigy, was as heartwarming as catching up with a long-lost friend over a home cooked meal. Humble, charming, honest and intelligent, Raghu openly welcomed me into his studio on a balmy, spring day in Austin. As I entered […]

The Karma Bus drives Full Circle

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I’m in constant amazement of the beauty in the World. I see it everywhere, in everyone I meet, I live my life finding the silver linings. Just as the Grinch was born with a heart two sizes too small, I was born with a heart two sizes too tall. It’s taken me 36 years to […]

Hope Floats!

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Another long silence. But, I’m not sorry. I had to take time to prioritize me. Life was throwing me endless curveballs and instead of dodging them, I had catcher’s mitts on both hands, both feet and I started throwing the heat! I needed to slow my role, wear out my knees, pray with all my […]

Flying Upside Down

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I guess by now the suspense is killing you. It’s been quite an extended radio silence, especially from a girl that you all know by now…has A LOT to say:) Earlier this month, like clockwork, I was on my way to see my favorite Doc in the World. Up until this point, my angels, my […]

Mis Rocas Vidas!! Life Rocks…Period.

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You, and you, you, him, her, you right there, hey you in the back, yes you, that one, that one, this one, you, you, not you, but you…duck, duck, goose, you, you the stud, you the rockstar, tu y tu… you on your phone, the guy with the mustache, you in the plaid, and….you over […]

Astrid’s Angels

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To those of you that have been here from the beginning of this blog’s induction, I offer you the utmost gratitude and praise. You’ve seen, heard, and read so much of my journey. Through phone calls, emails, texts, and social media, you have come to me offering support, encouragement, gifts, and a sense of well-being […]

Bee Well

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So, I go to Walgreens…a lot. I’d say that I visit my favorite location roughly 10-15 times a month. For one, all but two of my prescriptions come from there, they have an incredible app for my iPhone that reminds me when to refill my meds, I get a text alert when they are ready […]

Jacked Up

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Hello My Precious Readers, Great Gravy! My 2014 has started with a bang! Pow! Boom! I hope that your year is off to a great start and you are making everyday a fabulous one. I’m going to start with the most recent medical update and kinda work backwards, so bear with me. This will be […]

Loving a Lymie

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Hello Friends! Soon, I will compose a longer post about my latest medical voyage with my dear friends Kelly and Ryan, but I did want to give you a quick update… It seems that the last 6 months of treatment have been ineffective. Partially due to the MTHFR gene mutation, but my doc suspects that […]

Farewell, 2013!

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Boy howdy! What a year it was!! As the year draws to an end, I reflect on the myriad of events that have led me to where I am today. Last year, I kicked off the 2013 New Year with a trip to sunny San Diego. I never could’ve envisioned what this year would serve […]