Author: Christina Chan, R.Ac.

Ways to support us (and yourself) into the winter

Ways to support us (and yourself) into the winter

It is an increasingly stressful and uncertain time for most small businesses, now that we are midway through the fall and heading into darker, chillier and soggy Pacific Northwest days. We are sailing through uncharted waters as we embark on the start of cold & flu season during this COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to…

10 years…

10 years…

We quietly turn 10 today providing acupuncture for everyone as we always have since day 1, but now navigating pandemic practicing… Countless ups and downs, obstacles, challenges and close calls, but knowing that we are leaving this community better than we found it. We feel we are taking this practice that has survived centuries of…

Love, according to Nick Cave

Love, according to Nick Cave

“Love has something to do with the notion of being seen — the opposite of invisibility. The invisible, the unwitnessed, the unacknowledged, the isolated, the lonely — these are the unloved. Loving attention illuminates the unseen, escorting them from the frontiers of lovelessness into the observed world. To truly see someone — anyone — is…

Chuffed Crowdfunding: WET COAST Mutual Aid Kits

Chuffed Crowdfunding: WET COAST Mutual Aid Kits

It’s a hard time. We need each other more than ever. That’s why we have come together to create Wet Coast Mutual Aid Kits (MAKs)—wellness support for those most impacted by the pandemic. Mutual Aid Kits (MAKs) are… Lovingly and ethically prepared for Indigenous families caring for children and elders as well as frontline workers….

Reopening updates

Reopening updates

We heard the updates announced by Premier John Horgan and H&H is in the process of determining a safe and measured approach to reopening, including trying to acquire the supplies and PPEs we require. We are also awaiting further instructions from our licensing board so we have clear standards for operating as well as how…

Small Kindnesses

Small Kindnesses

by Danusha Laméris I’ve been thinking about the way, when you walkdown a crowded aisle, people pull in their legsto let you by. Or how strangers still say “bless you”when someone sneezes, a leftoverfrom the Bubonic plague. “Don’t die,” we are saying.And sometimes, when you spill lemonsfrom your grocery bag, someone else will help youpick…