Yep, love really *is* complicated. Hormones, neurotransmitters, sensory neurons, oh my!

After metaphorically banging my head against a wall for two weeks, I finally got this drawing done for the updated hangtag for our heart plushie. A heart-to-heart with my favorite cardiac nurse really helped -- I sent her a whiny text asking for help with this drawing and she wrote back, "Waiting for a 'fresh heart' to come out of OR right now." Thank you for the reality check, Sheila Rose!

The heart is amazing in so many ways! It's electrical! It's mechanical! It's awesome!

This Valentine's day, put your heart into it -- literally! Bonus: How many hearts can you count in this photo? View our entire Heart Collection including our heart plush!

doctor-gift-medical-giftThey're stocking candy canes at the grocery store, and our local Bed Bath & Beyond's got plush singing rabbis (I'm not making this up), so that must mean the holidays are near. Gearing up for the holiday season before Thanksgiving fills me with disgust, but being the gut-monger I am, I suppose I must jump aboard the holiday retail bandwagon and remind you to check out our Gutsy Gift Guide. It'll tell you what to buy if your best friend is getting a mammogram, or just the thing for your diabetic brother. There's even a sebaceous gland lapel pin for that diligent cosmotologist who got rid of all those zits for ya. Our handy list will help you find just what the doctor ordered for that marvelous nurse, amazing pediatrician, or that special medical student in your life. So take two lapel pins and call us in the morning.