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Link love: #1BillioninChange, love at City Hall, and being a badass

Excited to start Modern Women's Many Moons guide

Excited to start Modern Women's Many Moons guide

Hey! Hope you had a great week. It's PRIDE in San Francisco this weekend – we'll be celebrating our LGBTQIA friends! What are you up to?

Some links to send you into the weekend:

So inspired by our talk with Jessica last night – you can watch the livestream here

Kiva hit #1BillioninChange yesterday! Check out Kiva U for resources to be a better global citizen

Love this video our friends at Forward Films made about about a day of weddings at City Hall

Sandra is a badass and you can be too

"Help is the sunny side of control" - Anne Lamott

One of our favorite artists and past speakers is leading a wooden spoon carving class

An early peek at our July event – we haven't announced it yet!

Congrats to OnlineSOS and all of these incredible resistance groups on their funding!

Winter is here

"My body is not a problem"

Have a wonderful weekend!

XO,
Lindsay

 

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#wcw: Allison Roman

Allison Roman

Allison Roman is one of the most dedicated people I've ever known – her passion for learning and sharing knowledge is absolutely awe-inspiring. She's my go-to for natural remedies and self-care support! She's a certified herbalist and nutrition counselor and her latest project is the culmination of years of practice integrating different healing modalities. Plus, it's my favorite skincare line. More about Allison and Kaliks Collective below!

Name: Allison Roman (formerly known as Allison Hodge)

What are you working on: A lot of my time is spent working on Kaliks Collective, my apothecary line featuring self care products for skin, body, and soul. Currently, I'm developing a few new products to launch this fall, which is both exciting and all-consuming. I love being in the creative flow. I’m also always working on being the best stepmom I can be to two young girls that are a huge part of my life. Setting an example as a strong, confident and empowered woman is a priority for me. You gotta walk the talk...

What's your vision for 2017: So far it has been about GROWTH. I’ve learned so much this year already from a handful of experiences. But I have to say business-wise my vision is expanding awareness and making it happen! On a personal note, I’m about leaning into my intuition more (it never fails me!) and fine-tuning my communication while owning my role as a creator and maker. 

Best thing our readers might not know about you: When I’m not learning about alternative medicine, cooking, getting out in nature, or hanging with my family you can find me glued to the Warriors games on tv screaming obscenities to the refs and opposing teams. All of my years of yoga and meditation go out the window when it comes to sports! I’m from Southeast Texas and despite my 12+ years in San Francisco, I still have a bit of grit and southern sass that enjoys getting rowdy every now and then! And although I’m a herbalist and nutrition practitioner, I’ve had years of chronic health issues that have required me to connect with my body in really profound ways. Healing can be paradoxical at times and some of the biggest hurdles are mental and emotional. I have a huge toolbox of self-care tips and nothing makes me happier than empowering others on their healing path. 

What brought you to WC: Lindsay Jean, of course! I most enjoying being introverted at home but can hang in pretty much any social setting. I found myself wanting to get out more and network with other like-minded women and Lindsay encouraged me to go. And...Women Catalysts = a good time! Such a wonderful group of badass women rocking their lives…always inspiring and warming my heart. 

Where will we see you next: Find me online! I have several fairs and online features in the works that I’m excited to share! And if you’re interested in skincare and wellness tips that are practical and joy-filled, come check out my blog.

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Link Love: Kamala, career un-advice, and mid-year reflections

By Flight Design Co.

By Flight Design Co.

Hello! Happy Friday! How was your week? Big weekend plans? I have an engagement party tonight and a pride party tomorrow. And it's supposed to be a beautiful weekend, so maybe a beach day too. 

A few links worth checking out to send you into the weekend:

This career un-advice really resonated with me

Run Across Haiti to end poverty with our friends Team Tassy 

MB and Jacki interviewed me for the Rock Your Bliss podcast!

Anukampa Freedom is on a mission to get America to Zero Waste – want to get involved?

FinTech entrepreneurs, check out this accelerator program

Oh hellllll no (and Kamala Harris is the BOSS)

Welcome to our world, Comey

Yoko Ono finally gets credit 

Photos of Pulse survivors and family

Genius hummus tips

The latest in the cancer diaries is up on VICE

Looking forward to our mid-year reflection workshop with Flight Design Co.'s Ariana on Tuesday and our interview with Jessica on Thursday – come!

XO,
L

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#wcw: Regina Felice Garcia

Meet our #wcw, the exuberant Regina Felice Garcia! Felice means happy or fortunate and girl, is she. She brings that happy enthusiasm to everything she does from photographing rad women to teaching yoga to the chocolate company she started with her sister – more on all of that below!

What are you working on: I'm working on infusing all of me into everything I do! I'm currently investing most of my energy into Badass Women Photos and Live A Lot (we just got our superfood chocolate into Rainbow Grocery YAY!)

What's your vision for 2017: 2017 is all about embodiment and taking action. It's about saying "let's go!" way more often than "maybe when the time is right..." because who the heck knows when the right time is, no one knows what that means!! This also includes being more mindful about allocating my "let's go" to the things that feel most aligned with my heart and energy.   

Best thing our readers might not know about you: I'm filled with love – for everyone I photograph, for early mornings, for lights and shadows, plants, strangers, colors, ahhh. I'm often overwhelmed with sweet life abundance to the point of tears – I call it a Gratitude Bomb

What brought you to WC: I was invited by Lauren Kaneko-Jones to a WC coworking day at GA and it was a natural fit...a group of women with drive and heart doing cool shit?! I'm in. 

Where will we see you next: You can catch me at Women of Words on the first Wednesday of every month and at Monthly Cacao Gatherings hosted by my sister, Giovanna – next one is on June 21st. I'll be sharing chocolate samples at different events and locations over the summer, stay tuned for those on Live A Lot. And you can see a bunch of photos of inspiring badass women here

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Link Love: pride, disco, and more pride

Hello! Happy Friday! Any big weekend plans? I'm at the Jersey Shore with my friend Trish. GTL!

8 talks for Pride Month from Creative Mornings

The benefits of talking to yourself

Good advice from our favorite chiropractor, Dr. Drwencke

Excited for our interview with Jessica Hansen from Kiva!

Congrats to Kim and the team at Aclima for changing how we view pollution

Adrienne is putting the disco back in discomfort for her talk at BIL this weekend

Lisa Marie is performing at Small Wonder in Oakland Sunday at 1:30

Sign up for Sarah's week-long challenge to get from frazzled to focused

Did you watch Comey's testimony?

Come to my Burning Man camp's Summer of Pride party next weekend

And I can't believe it's Day 67 of #The100DayProject! How's your project going? 

XO,
L

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#wcw: Jenn Choi

I met Jenn at one of our first coworking days. If you're lucky enough to get to meet her too, she'll be one of your biggest cheerleaders. She's also passionate about helping people and companies up their E.Q. (that's Emotional Intelligence) – more on that below!

Name: Jennifer Choi

What are you working on: I'm most excited right now about my labor of love Cup of Comms, which is a video series that teaches people how to communicate better. I'm also helping technology companies communicate more like humans with emotional intelligence via my consultancy Bon Intent. Oh! And I'm doing #the100dayproject to inspire others to find the extraordinary in the ordinary. Find the extraordinary with me here: #100daysofextraordinaryintheordinary. 

What's your vision for 2017: My vision for 2017 is two-fold: 1) To embrace my inner artist. 2) To fly like a bird. My mom is an amazing artist, and as I've grown older, I've totally realized that I'm an artist too. I'm a "word artist" (hell yeah, I can proudly claim that!) who is ready to unleash the creative spirit bursting out of me. And I feel like that creative spirit is a bird, ready to spread her wings. I plan to spend the rest of 2017 as a digital nomad, migrating like a bird. In June I move to Berlin, Germany for the summer. It's a very artistic city!

Best thing our readers might not know about you: I once accidentally walked the red carpet at the Sarajevo Film Festival in Bosnia while wearing jeans and Nike sneakers. For reference, everyone else was in tuxedos and ballgowns. When I realized that there was no other entryway it was too late, so I ran in like a mouse in embarrassment. Later I discovered that everyone walking in was projected on the big screen at the National Theater. Woops. My regret was not my outfit choice but how I cowered. The next year I went back and wore something slightly fancier and proudly walked the red carpet, with purpose and confidence. 

What brought you to WC: The desire to connect with other badass women who are ready to make a change in their own lives and the lives of others. It's one of the best things that's ever happened to me since Lindsay became my coach for a few months while I was a budding entrepreneur. I am now confident enough to share my voice as a Unified Self. Thank you for changing my life, Lindsay and Women Catalysts!

Where will we see you next: Online! I'm a Featured Expert with over 350 videos on the new Q&A social media app Whale. Feel free to ask me questions on communication, being a woman entrepreneur, travel advice, or anything else here.

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Link Love: climate change, conflict, and the post-normal era

Airbnb's beautiful office

Airbnb's beautiful office

Hello! How was your week? I was surprisingly productive given that it was a short one. Had a great time leading workshops at Airbnb (which we can do at your company too!) and made a lot of progress on a new project. More soon! Any weekend plans? I have almost nothing scheduled, which feels great. Leaving town next week for the Jersey Shore!

Some links worth checking out on a quiet Friday:

The difference between the work you do and the person you are

The benefits of uptalk

Come talk about how to have hard conversations with me

There's no shade like political shade

Preach, Rebecca Solnit

Congrats to my dear friend Laura on her piece on climate change and conflict in Somalia

NYTimes books to read this summer

10 work skills for the post-normal era

Can't wait to check out Esther Perel's new podcast

Have a wonderful weekend! We're doing celebrations over in the Facebook group – come share what's good!

XO,
Lindsay

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Link Love: lust for life, free press, and more

Having fun in the Mission with my BFF // you are loved!

Having fun in the Mission with my BFF // you are loved!

Hello! How was your week? I can't believe we've passed Day 50 of #The100DayProject. My best friend is in town for the weekend and I'm looking forward to going dancing. How about you? Any holiday weekend plans?

Some link love for your long weekend:

Finding it difficult to narrow down your interests? Belma interviewed me about how to pursue multiple passions for her Work Bigger series!

Don't mess with journalists (insert nail painting emoji)

Feeling this song

Have you ever struggled to say the right thing to a friend who is struggling with illness? I'm leading an online workshop on how to talk to people about disease on June 5th.

Why that avo toast sets you back $10

I love everything about Drag Queen Story Hour

Photos from last weekend's Bay to Breakers

I would have loved to have been at the Guggenheim for this performance

This StoryCorps episode was so sweet

Considering going to this City Arts & Lectures talk with Arundhati Roy and Alice Walker

Can't wait to see the Conservatory of Flowers lit up this summer

We're so inspired by Guru Jagat – you can watch our talk with her here!

Enjoy!

XO,
Lindsay

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Link Love: smiling, color palettes, and big props

Curran Theater, San Francisco

Curran Theater, San Francisco

Hello! Thanks to everyone who came out to Lightning Talks on Tuesday! How was your week? I finished radiation on Wednesday! Still recovering and will be for awhile, but relieved to have that part of treatment behind me. Any big plans this weekend? I'm just hanging out with friends, going hiking, and maybe back to dance class.

Some links to send you into the weekend:

Why do Americans smile so much?

Want to help me raise money for AIDS Lifecycle next weekend? I'll be here selling jello shots (ha!)

Color palettes of iconic film scenes

There's just a few spots left for our June coworking day at Radiant

Master of None is back!

Mothers' Day plans? Check out Body + Soul with Kiki

What I'm reading now

Props to Jimmy Kimmel and definitely watch the Michelle Wolf clip below

Sally Yates!!!!

And just when you think he couldn't go any more off the rails...

Last weekend I saw The Encounter and the moving sound effects reminded me of Audium – have you been?

Have a wonderful weekend!

XO,
L

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Link Love: art, feminism, and food (the usual)

Hello! I've been a little MIA around here – radiation has me spread pretty thin. Good news: I only have 3 more sessions and we will definitely be celebrating. More soon! This weekend I've got a baby shower, a trip to wine country, and I'm hoping to catch this play on Sunday. What about you?

Do you have plans Tuesday night? Come hang out with us at Lightning Talks!

My friend Jessica interviewed me for her great podcast For When You

Can't wait for Sofia Coppola's latest

#vanlife? Great piece from The New Yorker

Definitely making this spaghetti squash and GF meatball dish

Episode 5 in the cancer diaries is up on Tonic

KQED's review of Women Who Work is just great

My friend Jenny's show "Expressions of a Voice" is at Spark Arts all month

Might have to get this kitchen tool

It's good for you to have more than one career (phew!)

Enjoy! 

XO,
L

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Link Love: critics, creativity, and looking good!

Artwork by Elle Luna

Artwork by Elle Luna

Hello! Cuba was wonderful but it's so good to be back. This weekend I'm catching up with friends and going to The xx concert. What about you?

Just a few good links to send you into the weekend!

Are you into natural beauty products? My friend Allison just launched Kaliks Collective and I love her stuff!

This was hilarious

I just started listening to this podcast and am totally hooked

Superbabies Don't Cry – best thing I read this week

Elle and I did a super fun interview with Patricia for Creative Courage Summit – check it out

An old favorite – how do you deal with the critics?

Doing #The100DayProject? Today is the last day to sign up for The Creative Collective!

Have a wonderful weekend!

XO,
Lindsay Jean

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#wcw: Mary Beth LaRue

Mary Beth and Rosy

Mary Beth and Rosy

You know how sometimes you meet someone and you just have a feeling they're going to be an important person in your life? Mary Beth was one of those people for me. We met the first day of yoga teacher training almost ten years ago and became fast friends. Back then, she had these beautifully handwritten Joseph Campbell quotes posted in her studio apartment in DC. We were both trying to figure it out, to find and follow our bliss. 

A lot of living has happened since then, but she's still following her bliss teaching yoga and also leading workshops and retreats around the world, writing, and coaching. And along with her bff Jacki, MB is the co-founder of Rock Your Bliss. She's got a lot of special things going on – she's someone you want to know too. 

Name: Mary Beth LaRue

What are you working on: Currently #mbstechnicolorlife for #the100dayproject and starting our 4th round of 7 Weeks to Bliss for Rock Your Bliss next Monday.

What's your vision for 2017: Honestly it's an intention. Appreciating the messy and chaotic nature of life. I have a tendency to be very methodical, very organized. Definitely a control freak. It doesn't serve me very well. When I can appreciate the messiness, I'm so much more present and grateful.

Best thing our readers might not know about you: I wanted a mullet in preschool but my mom said I had to wait until college. I didn't get one but now that they are somewhat trendy again... (editorial note: I did not know that!)

What brought you to Women Catalysts: Desire to connect with empowered female entrepreneurs who also have a sense of humor.

Where will we see you next: Wanderlust 108 San Diego this weekend and 108 SF the following weekend. Yay!

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Thanks, MB! Love you all of the loves. Connect with her online here:

www.marybethlarue.com
www.rockyourblissmovement.com
@marybethlarue
@rockyourbliss

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Link Love: songs, art, and love at first sight

Hi friends! How was your week? My big news: Elle + I announced The Creative Collective! It's a group program to support people participating in #The100DayProject and we are *so* excited about it. We'd love for you to check it out! 

Some links to send you into the weekend:

Curious about #The100DayProject or The Creative Collective? Join our free Q&A call Monday! We'll be talking about what makes a good project + more

Why is Silicon Valley so awful to women?

One of our favorite Bay Area healers just announced this for Spring and it looks awesome

Thanks to Cutline for the sweet write-up of Lightning Talks!

Stephen Colbert talks about how he met his wife

Go get your birth control now, ladies :/

I wrote something new over on Medium

This bag is so cute – have you bought anything from Cuyana before?

Can't wait to listen to this podcast that has musicians telling the story behind the song

My friend Emily is leading a book drive for the Pajama Program, which gives the gift of a bedtime story to children in need. Want to contribute? Visit the wishlist here and click "ship with organization" at checkout.

I leave for Cuba Monday (!!) and will be totally offline, so you won't see me here for a few weeks. Enjoy yourself – I definitely will!

XO,
Lindsay

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Link Love: #The100DayProject, Forms of Resistance, + faking it

Artwork by Elle Luna

Artwork by Elle Luna

Hello! What a week! Did you do anything for International Women's Day? We had two magical events: an interview with Sophie Jaffe in LA and Lightning Talks in SF. Can't think of a better way to celebrate!

Here's some links worth checking out to send you into the weekend:

The100DayProject.org is LIVE! Sign up to get updates and inspiration for your inner creative!

Our LA event with Sophie was so inspiring! Watch the video here

Caley was featured in The Chalkboard Mag (and she gave us a nice little shout-out!)

If you're in the Bay Area, check out Hillary's art opening Saturday night for Forms of Resistance (I'm in it!)

Jenna referenced this video in her beautiful Lightning Talk about reframing fear to curiosity of being alive

This is really good!

Just signed up for Startup School

Ever feel like you're faking it? Come to my workshop on the Imposter Syndrome Wednesday night!

How well do you know the anatomy of your lady parts? (I accidentally wrote that out as lady party and almost kept it, ha!)

This is what I'm reading now (and I'm taking book recommendations for vacation if you have any!)

I will definitely be getting this book too

Come celebrate with us in the Facebook group!

XO,
Lindsay Jean

 

 

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Link Love: the disease to please + a different kind of white power

Keep Going by Endeavour Neon

Keep Going by Endeavour Neon

Hello! What are you doing this weekend? Kim, Katie, and I are heading to Google tomorrow for their International Women's Day celebration and I have so many birthday celebrations for friends. Lots of March babies in my life!

Here's some good links to send you into the weekend:

We made this awesome round up of resources for women entrepreneurs by Bond Street

Powerful interview. Have you heard of the "disease to please?"

"Not the white power Trump intended" – I die. So good!

Mary Betsy's video of the Women's March features lots of our catalyst community!

34 books by women of color to read this year

"By endlessly forgiving abusive men, we tell women that the abuse they suffer is less important than some guy's right to get his point of view across."

Switched at birth – crazy story beautifully told by This American Life

How are you celebrating International Women's Day? Come to Lightning Talks (in SF) or Catalyst Conversations with Sophie Jaffe (in LA)!

XO,
Lindsay Jean

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Link Love: art, food, and love (the good stuff)

Hello! Big weekend plans? I'm getting a massage (yesssss!) and seeing Hidden Figures. Maybe an Oscar party too? Some links worth checking:

8 things you can do to help trans kids

I love the NYT's "What to Cook This Weekend" newsletter

Check out my friend Peter's band Polaroid

Last night, I had the honor of interviewing one of my favorite artists

Did you watch Big Little Lies? I'm hooked...

Why the new bachelorette is a big deal 

What it looks like when an art museum removes all works made by immigrants

Do you ever feel like...maybe you don't deserve your success?

The now infamous words that have become a tattoo (would you??)

A Cuba reading list

XO,
Lindsay Jean

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Link Love: Aphrodite Emerges, free classes, + March events

Photo by Helena Price

Photo by Helena Price

Hello! What are you doing (or not doing!) this weekend? I'm going to SFMOMA with friends tomorrow and Kim and I plan to see 20th Century Woman. 

Here's some good stuff to take you into the weekend:

Congrats to our friends Elle Luna + Susie Herrick on the launch of their kickstarter for Aphrodite Emerges

Pixar offers free storytelling classes online

We haven't announced our March events yet but here's a sneak peek at the first two

Into it

Speaking of, did you see this announcement from the Women's March organizers?

It ain't me

Got a subscription to this magazine for a science-loving friend – have you heard of it?

Walked past this place in the Castro a couple of weeks ago – anyone want to go?

Have a wonderful weekend, honeys! Come share your celebrations in the Facebook group.

XO,
Lindsay Jean

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Link Love: free school, reflexology, + Cuba!

Leo's Oyster Bar in SF

Leo's Oyster Bar in SF

Hello and happy Friday! Some things worth sharing:

A practical guide for resisting

I interviewed sex coach Myisha Battle (who is leading a workshop on using sexuality to tap into your creativity for us next week!) for the I love that! podcast

SF City College will now be free for city residents – yes!

LAUNCH Fest still has some tickets available for founders – apply here

My integrative doctor recommended this reflexology board...hurts so good

Why cooks love the Instant Pot (do you have one?)

I love Lena Dunham's LA home. So colorful! I'm with ya

She was warned

I booked a flight to Cuba next month – would love your recs, especially for beaches!

Have a wonderful weekend!

XO,
Lindsay Jean

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#wcw: Lauren Kaneko-Jones

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#wcw: Lauren Kaneko-Jones

Lauren Kaneko-Jones

Meet Lauren – acupuncturist, writer, teacher, healer. We love Lauren's approach to living well – just the right mix of magic, realness, and a whole lotta love. And she makes a hella good chai too!

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Name: Lauren Kaneko-Jones

What are you working on: My clinic, always – Service Workers Acupuncture Project. Some really awesome seasonal health group coaching programs. Just finishing up a program on how to prepare for the rest of your year by embracing winter called End + Begin. The Spring program is coming soon!

2017 Vision: My vision for 2017 has been fuzzy to be honest. It is a huge year of transition, and I'm waiting for some pieces to fall away or come together while I continue to create the next steps.

Something people might not know about you: I used to hate needles (including acupuncture needles), be a picky eater, and roll my eyes at anything woo woo or magical. I am a total convert. The holistic woo is now an integral part of my life and seriously boost all the structured medical wisdom I use. 

What brought you to Women Catalysts: Another boss lady friend brought me to Women Catalysts. She told me about the warmth and friendly community and accessible way of networking and connecting.

Where will we see you next: You will see me teaching more and more! Making all my Chinese medicine wisdom and clinical experience intertwined with art and creativity and personal growth. It all goes to together. Healthy, wealthy, and wise, right?!

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Sign up to get Lauren's healing magic delivered straight to you here. She'll also be leading a workshop for us next month – more on that soon!

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Link Love: Sex, Stretching, + Bad Feminists

Myisha Battle, by Lauren Crew

Myisha Battle, by Lauren Crew

What. A. Week. And we're just getting started. Here's some link love to send you into the weekend. 

Don't mess with Arnold (he'll be baaaack)

Facebook reminded me this week about the videos I used to make to get you to stretch at your desk

I'm with Jessica Williams

Congrats on the launch of Threshold, Amy!

My dream club

Get laid and get paid...should that be our new tagline?!

Mary on why she's changing her name after 5 years of marriage

ACLU donations soared last weekend (I donated, did you?)

Awesome resource on building inclusive tech hubs from Change Catalyst and Women Techmakers

"My son was a Columbine shooter"...heavy, but worth watching 

Your voice counts! More proof! And more! This too!

The QUEEN has three hearts! 

My favorite balm (totally natural, no waste)

I have my eye on this cookbook

LA! Come hang out with us this Wednesday!

SF! Coworking day next Friday!

As always, we're doing celebrations in the Facebook group. Come say hi and tell us something good. 

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