Travel Guide: A Week In Shanghai

By Laura Weatherbee | November 17, 2022

This post was originally published on February 26, 2016 on www.lweatherbee.com. I recently spent an incredible week in Shanghai, and I wanted to tell you more about the trip. This past December, I travelled with my mom and sister to visit Shanghai, China. Although my mom is from Hong Kong, and we have been to Hong…

Adventures in Gardening – Our First Season Of Planting

By Laura Weatherbee | October 25, 2022

Since we moved into our house two years ago, we’ve been dreaming of planting a garden and growing our own food. It’s been hard to find the time with life being so busy these days, but this past spring/summer we tried our first season of planting. And while we only harvested a little bit of…

From Boring To Beautiful – Check Out This Thrifted Dining Table DIY Makeover

By Laura Weatherbee | February 1, 2022

I bought this dining table four years ago from Loveseat Vintage, a used furniture store here in San Diego. I don’t know if the store is still around, but at the time it was my favorite place to shop for good quality, affordable vintage furniture. I purchased this lovely trestle dining table for only $174.…

The Incredible And Fascinating Story Of Nobel Prize Winner Youyou Tu

By Laura Weatherbee | December 7, 2021

The more I learn about Chinese herbal medicine, the more I am blown away by all the amazing things it can do. Many people dismiss herbal medicine as weaker and less effective than Western drugs, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Chinese herbal medicine has been used effectively for thousands of years. It…

Let’s Make San Diego The Most Bike-Friendly City In The World

By Laura Weatherbee | December 1, 2021

San Diego’s Big Biking Problem Adam was recently quoted in a news piece on bike safety reported by NBC San Diego journalist Alexis Rivas. The story highlights the dangerous biking conditions in San Diego which have resulted in 14 cyclist deaths in the county this year. Among those killed include postal worker and beloved husband…

An Unexpected Change Of Plans – We Sold Gingerhawk

By Laura Weatherbee | October 22, 2021

Hey there. It’s been awhile since we updated you on Gingerhawk, the retreat property we’ve been building in Washington State. When we last left off in May, I shared that Adam and I were spending the summer in Washington to get Gingerhawk rental ready and running smoothly. We had a brand new logo, and we…

How Does Acupuncture Work? Let’s Look Into The Theories

By Laura Weatherbee | May 17, 2021

Image via Wikimedia Commons Last year was a time of great change for me. I left New York City after 13 years, and moved to sunny San Diego to pursue a master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. While this shift might seem random or out of the blue, it’s actually something that I had…

Introducing Dr. Laura! It’s Official – I Am Now A Doctor Of Acupuncture And Chinese Medicine

By Laura Weatherbee | May 5, 2021

The Big News I have some exciting news to share! This past April I graduated from the doctorate program at Pacific College, and have earned the title of Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. I also recently passed my licensing exams and am officially licensed to practice acupuncture. I’m excited to begin my career as…

Can Energy Medicine Help Heal Emotional Trauma?

By Laura Weatherbee | February 17, 2021

Image via Lisa Oliva www.polaritytherapysandiego.com Have you ever heard of energy medicine? As a student of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, I often see patients in our school clinic who are seeking relief from pain. This can range from joint pain to musculoskeletal injury, menstrual pain, low back pain and more. I’ve noticed, however, that very…

How Can Chinese Herbs Make You Healthier And Happier?

By Laura Weatherbee | January 23, 2021

For the past four years, I’ve been studying to become a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Although I didn’t know much about herbs before starting this program, I was blown away by the power of Chinese herbal medicine. There are hundreds of different herbs that have been used effectively for thousands of years to…