Awakenings Wellness Center, Portland Oregon

Articles by our Therapists

Relationship is Everything

Submitted By Marc

We're all seeking the most nourishing relationship our heart's can imagine. To nourish means to feed and to sustain, and it also means to cherish and encourage. Nourishing food provides the essential ... [more]

Learning from the Body

(Jon Schreiber, DC, director of the Breema Center and Breema Clinic in Oakland, CA) Submitted By Kat

Breema returns to Awakenings again this year at a complimentary Experience Breema Evening on Wednesday, October 4. Denise Berezonsky, a Senior Staff Instructor from the Breema Center in Oakland, CA, w... [more]

Hope after Heartbreak

Submitted By Anita

Losing love is one of the most painful experiences we can have.

When our heart has been broken, its hard to trust again. Its hard to be vulnerable. Its hard to believe in love. We expect t... [more]

Jackhammers & Meditation

( Submitted By Kat

Meditation often conjures up lukewarm ideas in the mind of the public: deep relaxation and vegetable soup. If this is what you think, be ready for surprises: meditation can be a dramatic raising of th... [more]

The Power of Herbal Infusions

( Submitted By Emily

Its that time again, where the air is turning a little crisp, after the warmth of the afternoon sun fades away. The hi octane summer energy is still here, but we can all sense whats on the ho... [more]

Craniosacral Therapy: The Dance Between Science and Spirit

(Written for Oregon School of Massage) Submitted By Amy

"First thought, best thought"

We began Craniosacral Therapy: Introduction by entering a space that was clearly intended to invoke mindfulness and attention to the senses. A double-circle of ... [more]

Men, Power and Vulnerability

Submitted By Tom

Men, Vulnerability and Power By Tom Fuller, M.A.

I've been leading men's groups in Portland for two years and what continually keeps coming up is the topic of vulnerability. Sometimes I brin... [more]

Massage Update

Submitted By Leah

Summer Came and Went, Experiencing a Lovely Indian Summer, Kids are back to School, Time to support your Immune System..... Before the Holidays (Helladays) arrive

There have been some ... [more]

Finding the Sacred in the Season

Submitted By Durga

Celebrate the HolyDays, rather than the holi-daze.

Let's remember what we're here for. The year is winding down into the dark times. Our bodies are asking for more sleep, warm food, cuddling ... [more]

Gaia's Water Message

(Daily Om online class) Submitted By Grace


Think of this--in all the time on Earth, ever, there has only been the same water, recycled over and over again. The water in your cup, and in your body now, holds molecules a... [more]

Scratching the itch - Men coming into alignment

Submitted By Tom

There is an itch that many men live with that is really hard to scratch. There is a disconnect between who we feel ourselves to be in our deep nature and how we find ourselves acting in the world. ... [more]

Healthy Feet

Submitted By Leah

Why is it that when our feet hurt our whole body hurts? Think about it. The foot is our bodys main source of support. With 26 bones, 11 muscles, and 7,000 nerve endings, it deserves the same welln... [more]

Herbal First-Aid Kit

Submitted By Leah

First assess the needs of yourself and your family, and the situations that may arise requiring first-aid. Do you have young children? What maladies is your family prone to? A good first-aid kit co... [more]

Mysterious Moon Energy

Submitted By Leah

Last month I followed the daily rythms of the moon to find out how in tune I am to her energies. So, I kept a journal tracking how my digestive system was feeling, and when the moon was in Virgo, my... [more]

Herb of the Month - Calendula officinalis

Submitted By Leah

History of Calendula officinalis

The word Calendula is derived from the Latin Calens meaning the first day of each month because the Romans claimed they bloomed the first of each month. Chris... [more]

Raw Chocolate - Oh So Magical

Submitted By Leah

It all started when I moved to Portland, over two years ago....Cacao, Chocolate kept whispering to me. Mind you, I am very sensative to caffine and if I were to eat chocolate after 3 pm, I would... [more]

Parasites - The Enemy Within

Submitted By Leah

I first heard of Hanna Kroeger when I use to live in Denver, CO. One of my dear friends was a student of hers for 20+ years. During that time, I purchased all of her books, went to her herb shop and... [more]

Drugs and Their Affects on Massage

Submitted By Leah

Cardiovascular Drugs*

Calcium Channel Blockers

Common Usage:* These medications are used to prevent angina and arrhythmias by blocking or slowing calcium flow into muscle cells.

... [more]

Herb of the Month - Nettles

Submitted By Leah

"Nettles are so well known that they need no description. They may be found, by feeling, in the darkest night." Culpeper (1561)

The stinging hairs, underneath the mineral rich green leaves a... [more]

10 Good Reasons To Laugh For No Reason

(Andrea) Submitted By Andrea

"Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward." ~ Kurt Vonnegut

1. Laughter is a stress buster... [more]

What is Laughter Yoga?

(Andrea) Submitted By Andrea

"I like nonsense -- it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. Its a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope...and that enables you to laugh at all o... [more]

Judging Others

(Soaring Higher - March 2008) Submitted By Andrea

Judging others is a way of hiding from our flaws and only serves to disconnect us from others. Temporarily it might make us feel as if we are better than the person we are judging, but letting this be... [more]

A Breath of Fresh Air

(Soaring Higher - March 2008) Submitted By Andrea

Breathing is something we all do naturally, thus many of us never give it a second thought. As children we aren't taught how to breathe; it just happens. It is taken for granted by most until we encou... [more]

Practicing Gratitude

(Soaring Higher - November 2007) Submitted By Andrea

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house ... [more]


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