First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

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

The Taking Care Sound Tribe goes to the recording studio

For a spell, I worked the admin desk in the massage clinic at my old massage therapy college in Portland, Oregon. The music was piped in from closet a level … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · 6 Comments

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and happy new year! Thanks for reading First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog! We’ll be returning soon with all new goodness! Articles on massage therapy, sound therapy and music, … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shipwreck

Some days are a Shipwreck And land seems a Memory You once knew a Life you’ll never get it back… Leave the wreckage Of that broken hull After the tumult … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Quinoa and beets

Quinoa cooked in homemade chicken broth with steamed beets and sautéed carrot and beet greens from the backyard gardens of Portland. A splash of balsamic vinegar and dash of saffron … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Long ones, Short ones, Skinny ones, Fat ones

I found this lovely three string instrument the other day at Trade Up Music in southeast Portlandia. A bit of research revealed it was built by Wendell Powell of Arkansas … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Winding Road

Winding Road: A Samurai’s Journey I’ve carried these bones Along this winding road Past all the fields of Home And I see and I see The road before me Just … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Breath is a rhythm

Breath is a rhythm We gotta say in. The bounce in our step Is chosen in the brain. An understanding of the continuous myofascial network of the human body brings … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

With thanks… Taking Care Portland, August, 2013

Sunday morning. August in Portlandia. Light filters through the window, soft and golden. Hydrate. Stretch. Move. Dance. Run. Down to the river with the dogs to stand atop the old … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

Pocketful of poop bags

Minimalist running gear list: Toe shoes. Shorts with a zippered pocket. Pocketful of poop bags. Dogs. Go. Hamid : )

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Every guitar

Every guitar has a spirit. A force of expression, waiting to be plucked in hands of heart. Every instrument has a voice that is only heard in your playful hands. … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

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