Archive | April, 2019

A Japanese Healing Garden Offers Resilience To Men In Custody: The Power Of The Human Spirit To Transform – 3 parts below

Posted on 29 April 2019 by Douglas Merrow

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Reduce Stress, Make Space for Wellbeing this Spring

Posted on 28 April 2019 by Douglas Merrow

It’s all there underneath the hustle. When you Pause, you’ll find it.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) infuses the energy of mindfulness into your everyday life by systematically training the mind to break free from cycles of stress, anxiety, exhaustion and unhappiness. Pause Meditation offers comprehensive training programs which teach skills and techniques that tap into your deepest resources to develop an innate sense of wellness, balance and inner freedom. These courses provide structure, accountability and huge support for you to build and establish a mindfulness practice in your life. Learn simple, science-backed practices that train your mind so you can live a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life.
This 8-week course is ideal for anyone who is ready to take a deep dive into practice, and is especially helpful for people seeking relief from high levels of stress, illness or pain. The mental training synthesizes insights from three primary sources, neuroscience, positive psychology and wisdom traditions, into a simple, non-religious approach to training the mind. Backed by modern science and research, Pause trainings consistently yield a greater sense of wellbeing in participants, from joy and inner peace to resilience and stronger work performance.
The MBSR Spring Course is offered Sundays, May 5-June 23, 6:45-8:45pm and is also available Wednesdays, May 8-June 26, 7-9pm. Both groups will join for an all-day retreat on Sat. June 15.
Want to learn more before you jump in? Chat with the instructor, schedule a free 15 minute phone visit with Ryan to discuss if this course is right for you. Phone; 503-343-4831; email: Register: Pause Meditation Studio, 213 SW Ash St #209, Portland.

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Help Chewy walk again…as a tri-paw

Posted on 28 April 2019 by Douglas Merrow

Chewy is a 3 year old mastiff/lab mix who loves to spend time with his family and in nature. He is full of energy, love, affection and kindness. He came through the second chance program as he is a big boy and was not getting adopted due to his size and people’s worry he would be an aggressive dog…although, nothing could be further from the truth. He is the kindest, most resilient, most joyful being his family knows. They wrote a song for him about how he is such a sweet big boy who bounces around the house, with his tongue hanging out of his mouth.

Chewy recently was hit by a car and his leg could not be saved so the tough decision had to be made to amputate his right front leg. He is a young, strong and healthy boy full of life, though he is also a big boy who will need time, patience and support living life on 3 legs. The costs of his trip to the ER to help manage his pain, the surgery to remove his leg and rehabilitation and recovery supports and supplies are adding up.

His mommas are both social workers and have limited resources to finance his road to recovery, though they love him soooo much and want to be able to help him live a healthy, happy, lively quality of life. They chose not to have children to dedicate their lives to rescuing dogs…the dogs are their children. Any support and assistance you might be able to provide would be greatly appreciated. Every little bit helps. Thanks for your consideration, thoughts and care!!

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CBD Hemp Store Opens New Location in Beaverton.

Posted on 28 April 2019 by Douglas Merrow

The CBD Hemp Store is family owned and aims to be the friendliest, honest CBD store that provides the best customer service while being proud to sell CBD products that are safe, lab tested and made in the USA. CBD Hemp store is not a marijuana dispensary; they are a retail CBD boutique, online store and wholesaler. All four Portland area stores carry hemp-based CBD products, including CBD oil, tinctures, edibles, lotions, vapes, pet treats, pet tinctures…and much more!

Hemp Oil supports a healthy lifestyle by helping to manage pain, reduce inflammation, maintain healthy joints and reduce stress, anxiety and depression. It is important to note that CBD Hemp Oil products are, by FDA guidelines, treated as food supplements. CBD is a naturally occurring compound that is non-toxic, like a vitamin, legal in all 50 states and does not get you high.

You can find CBD Hemp Stores online at and the following locations:

1523 SE Morrison St, Portland, (Buckman Neighborhood) Phone: 503-206-4060

7384 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, (Sellwood Neighborhood) Phone: 503-206-8242

230 E Main St Ste A, Hillsboro, (Downtown Hillsboro) Phone: 971-228-8499

10020 SW Canyon Rd, Beaverton, Phone: 503-208-2623

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NLP Practitioner Certification Training

Posted on 28 April 2019 by Douglas Merrow

We all have the ability to empower ourselves. Sometimes we get stuck, and we don’t have to stay stuck. Ask yourself… Are you in control of your thoughts and emotions? Are you able to easily change a habit or incorporate a new one? How do you talk to yourself about your goals, dreams and habits?

Often described as a user manual for your conscious and unconscious mind, the scientifically-proven techniques of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) provide techniques to reprogram your mind for success. Utilize the same tools super successful people such as Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey and Pharrell Williams use to bring effective changes in every aspect of life.

A more EMPOWERED you!

Join the Empowerment Partnership with Dr. Matt James for an Integrative NLP Practitioner Certification Training in the Portland area May 2-5 at the Courtyard by Marriott, Portland City Center. This experiential program provides proven techniques to communicate more effectively, build rapport easily, release limiting thoughts and negative behaviors, overcome unwanted habits such as procrastination, lack of motivation, depression and phobias.

Only $144 to attend this life-changing four-day training with Promo Code NATURAL.

For more information and to register, visit, call 800-800-MIND (6463) or email

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