Hey friends – As you may know, a year and a half ago we purchased a 25-acre property in Washington State that we hope to transform into a beautiful rental retreat called Gingerhawk. The last time we shared an update was way back in March – it feels like a lifetime ago with all the…

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As a student of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, I love learning about herbal medicine and holistic healing. I still have two more terms in school until I graduate, and it will be a few months after that until I am a licensed acupuncturist. I’m excited about starting my career, but also nervous about how it…

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On May 24th, we celebrated Hawthorn’s one-month birthday with a traditional Chinese Red Egg and Ginger Party. (You can read Hawthorn’s birth story here). My mom is from Hong Kong, which makes Hawthorn one-quarter Chinese. The custom of celebrating a one month birthday party dates back to ancient times, when many babies didn’t survive past…

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From Jamaican jerk to Southern soul food, vegan breakfast sandwiches and authentic East African cuisine, check out these tasty spots featuring flavors from around the world: 1. Street Car Merchants – Family-owned and operated Southern chicken joint and bar in North Park. Image via Street Car Merchants 2. Surf and Soul Spot – Soulful comfort…

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Me at 31 weeks pregnant. Photo by Lovers of Love Photography. It Begins For the most part, I loved being pregnant. I had dreamed of having a baby for years, and at 38 years old, I was so happy it was finally happening. But by Week 38, I was definitely ready for it to be…

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The Beginning I noticed the first marks in late November – a couple of red, itchy spots around my ankle. I had been to the desert recently, hanging out with some mangy dogs and doing yoga, so I figured maybe I’d gotten a couple flea bites. I didn’t worry too much about it, but several…

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