Running a fitness blog has its perks, like getting samples of healthy foods.  Recently, I tried a one-day raw, organic juice cleanse from Urban Remedy, a small business from San Rafael, in Marin County.  Although I love making green smoothies (my


I stand up for an ideal,

I sail against the tide,

Let the storm get stronger and

Dusk become darker...

I paddle along, until I see the dawn.... 

The Hing Wang Bakery keeps it real. 

Just three blocks from our ultra-modern biomedical campus, it still sells zongzi wrapped and served in pungent tropical banana leaves and cooked in big bamboo steamers. 

It all started with a baby tiger.

Even in food-obsessed San Francisco, a cup of great coffee should not be taken for granted.

When was the last time you observed a full moon in the sky?

Have you ever appreciated the touch of grass on your bare feet?

How many times have you watched a sunset or sunrise on a beach?

Got a long incubation time to kill? Waiting for your cells to spin? Bored in-between classes? In class?

20 Minutes, One Theme, No Edits, Backspace is OK

Today’s theme:  Bowtie Friday

There are a lot of wonderful things about the location of UCSF.  We are right by multiple Muni lines, we are close to Arizmendi bakery, and we have some of the greatest views in The City.  However, I think one of the best things about our school’s

The Mission Bay campus, with its inviting green spaces and futuristic buildings, is an urban oasis rising amid the concrete and gravel of its immediate surroundings.  However, only once you’ve been to the fourth floor of the Bakar Fitness Center w