First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taking Care Portland at TaborSpace: Sunday, August 11th, 2013!

Born out of a Portlandia episode? Taking Care Portland is bringing group acupuncture, community bodywork and live, improvised sound therapy in the same room! So, there’s a Portlandia skit, where … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gluten free baguette French toast

Sunday morning requires slowing down to cook a proper breakfast. Taking time to cook food is encouraged for all cancer survivors! Yesterday, I picked up a gluten free baguette from … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

A massage therapist goes to NCNM

In January, Taking Care Portland was invited to speak at the National College of Natural Medicine’s 2013 Integrative Oncology Conference in Portland, Oregon. Of course we said, yes! Steve Frost, … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 12 Comments

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Hamid Shibata Bennett, LMT, CAMT (OBMT #301)
Advanced massage therapy and bodywork
3810 SE Belmont ST
Portland, Oregon 97214
503.975.1259

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