First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

Portland, Oregon's Cancer Survivorship and Bodywork Zine by Compassion Arts PDX, LLC

My first guitar: a clue in choosing your first musical instrument

I got my first electric guitar when I was fifteen. Pappy took me down to Denny’s Strings ‘n Things in Gresham and let me pick her out. It was my … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Operation Livecrime, New Year’s Eve, 1991

New Year’s Eve. Nineteen ninety one. I was at the Queensryche concert in Portland, Oregon. My last chemotherapy treatment was the day after Christmas. Those last few sessions, I would … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Some days begin with bacon

My cancer survivorship program has been self-created through the years. I haven’t always eaten so well. Understanding the relevance of diet in our ability to thrive in the long-term is … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Thank you for this life

Mom passed away ten years ago today. Though she seemed to see her family doctor every other week for chronic pain for years, they diagnosed her cancer at an advanced … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 3 Comments

The 21st century cancer survivor’s breakfast: mixed vegetable sauté and fried egg

A friend recently asked me what I ate for breakfast. Sometimes a smoothie. Sometimes gluten free cereal. Oftentimes, I take time to whip up something fun and creative in the … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

A cancer survivor’s breakfast (with photos!)

Cancer survivorship truly means good eating. These days, I tend to eat less grain, less gluten, less sugar. I feed my body with good quality protein and more and more … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sunrise

She sat cross legged on the side of the road. Her name was Sunrise. Her name tattooed on her left wrist. Said she was an alcoholic. Said she was Apache. … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

New sound therapy album from Taking Care Sound Tribe!

The Taking Care Sound Tribe shed blood, sweat, tears… and, a pancreas, making a sound therapy album of the highest calibre. The recording process brought our deepest vulnerabilities to surface. … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

Basic programming

10 PRINT “LOVE” 20 GOTO 10 RUN LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Hamid : ) firstofnine.wordpress.com • compassionartspdx.com • takingcareportland.com Just finding First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog? Deep … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Can personal injury improve your massage therapy practice?

Sprains, strains, cuts, contusions, breaks, concussions… There are so many ways to get hurt! Massage therapists know, because we see the gamut of ways human beings get injured in our … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 7 Comments

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Hamid Shibata Bennett, LMT, CAMT (OBMT #301)
Advanced massage therapy and bodywork
3810 SE Belmont ST
Portland, Oregon 97214
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