Chinese Medicine Day 5 & Surprise!

I’m on Day 5 of the traditional Chinese medicine. It feels like the ultimate detox. I’ve been struggling with GI discomfort and headaches. I’m trying to increase my oral intake. I’ve been drinking lemon and water to assist with this also. I’ve actually been sleeping more soundly since maybe night 2. I skipped the night 4 dose because the headaches were affecting my work.
I’m back on it today.
Oh…word of advice, don’t Google the possible ingredients. It makes drinking the concoction even harder!



I got accepted into graduate school!!!!!

* Insert shriek and dancing *

Catherine tries Chinese Medicine


This is me on my way to see a traditional Chinese doctor. As I’ve mentioned before, I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) in my early 20s. My periods are extremely irregular as in once every few months. As a result, fertility is affected amongst other things related to having imbalanced hormones.
A Chinese colleague invited me to go with her and I figured…..why not??


His office is in a village about 30 minutes away. He’s been practicing since 1964 and is considered a well known and successful doctor. He was very kind and excited to see me. (Via translation) I was asked about the characteristics of my period, discharge and etc. He assessed my pulse on both arms and my face. I was then told the plan…
1. Clean my blood
2. Regulate my cycles
3. Treat my horrible back pains during periods

He wrote a prescription and after an hour of preparation including cooking…I had my medicine!


I have to take it before breakfast and before dinner for 8 days. It tastes like an ancient tree concentrated into a cup. It’s literally horrible! However, I’m determined to give my best shot.

Tomorrow I will share how my first 2 days went…..

1 Day to 30 !


February 2015
I am flying out today to meet my sister in Thailand! We’re taking a couple of weeks to celebrate my 30th birthday! Although, I’m not claiming to be 30 until the 9th in America haha.

Elephant rides, waterfalls, amazing sights and time with my sister after 7 months away….. no better way.

Thank you for following my “30 Days to 30″ series♡

Catherine OUT ♡☆♡☆♡☆

2 Days to 30



December 2014
All my life I’ve taken pictures with the real Santa Claus up until this past year.
However, to be 29 years old, I was genuinely grinning like a 7 year old to take my first picture with the pretend Santa. Who would have thought he’d be in China of all places?

3 Days to 30


November 2013
I decided to trade in the family SUV I had purchased. I replaced it with my love which I call, Blade. She’s a 2013 Ford Mustang with black leather interior *drools*.
She is as fun as she looks. I wore my black boots, Batman shirt and leather jacket when I went to look at her and then drived her off the lot.
**Cheers to understanding the significance and having beautiful credit at a young age. **

4 Days to 30


Let’s see……. circa 2015, in about 6 months time,  I got my nose pierced 3 times! I had wanted a nose piercing for maybe a decade. I was always too afraid. One day, I decided to finally do it and I fell in love with how it accented me. My third try was going to be the last. Thankfully,  we’re going  more than 8 months strong.