Taking Care Portland’s signature event! Integrated, multi-modality therapy for all folks affected by the cancer journey: survivors, loved ones, caregivers. Healing in community!
Live sound therapy session with the Taking Care Sound Tribe
Community massage therapy *
Group acupuncture *
Beautiful “food as medicine” meal
Although we do our best to accommodate folks who walk in to visit us, guests who pre-register through Eventbrite are the first priority for receiving body work.
The earth will be soaked with heat, newly transitioned into Autumn when we hold our next Taking Care Portland Integrated Therapy event on October 9th. Dr. Kat Lopez, MD from the Chitari Foundation and the Sunnyside Collaborative Care, will be discussing the role of Cannabis in cancer care.
The Uses of Sorrow
(In my sleep I dreamed this poem)
Someone I loved once gave me
a box full of darkness.
It took me years to understand
that this, too, was a gift.
This is a survivorship story, so I should begin with the beginning; people always want to know how I entered into the world of the brain damaged.
Late one evening, in a nightclub in Biloxi, Mississippi three gangsters were assaulting a homosexual man in the bathroom. I interfered, the gay guy ran away, and the gangsters rained down their retribution. It is a blessed gift that I have no memory from that period of time.
When I emerged from the coma, confused and tentative, I was a new person. I learned to talk, and then walk again on my own, and eventually fell back into my old job, my old narrative. Yet I was different.
I could not feel the ...
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