Tend Yourself

The words tend and tender come from the same root. Ten - to stretch. They mean:

Sensitive to pain. Easily injured by severe weather, therefore needing protection. Young, immature, and vulnerable.

Showing gentleness and concern or sympathy.

To care for or look after; to give one's attention to.

You are tender. You deserve tending. Here are some ways you might tend yourself.

Massage Reunion

Massage Reunion

Watch Laura's videos on how to do some DIY massaging!

Have Some Tea

Have Some Tea

Walk a Dog

Walk a Dog

If you don’t have your own try borrowing a neighbor’s. This is Laura's neighbors’ dog Matty; she borrows her almost every day.

Soak in Hot Springs

Soak in Hot Springs

Click here to learn about Breitenbush Hot Springs.

Sit in a Garden

Sit in a Garden

I recommend The Garden at Elk Rock. Click here for information.

Bike Near Water

Bike Near Water

Click here for information about Marine Drive bike path.

Be Scrubbed

Be Scrubbed

It’s a long drive to the Korean Bath House in Tacoma but you won’t regret it.

Sit in Another Garden

Sit in Another Garden

The Rhododendron Garden is lovely. Click Here to find out more about it.

Drive to the Sun (Literally)

Drive to the Sun (Literally)

It’s probably sunny on the other side of the mountain. Click here for information about things to do in Eastern Oregon.

Float in Water

Float in Water

Click here to find out about Amnion and Watsu with Mary Seamster.

Meditate at Dharma Rain Zen Center

Meditate at Dharma Rain Zen Center

Dharma Rain is a Zen Buddhist meditation center in NE Portland. Click here to find out more about them.

Walk Near Water

Walk Near Water

Click here for information about Kelly Point Park.

Take an Epsom Salt Bath

Take an Epsom Salt Bath

Visit Horses

Visit Horses

Click here for information about New Options Horse Rescue.

Walk in the Woods

Walk in the Woods

Click here for maps of forest park.

Meditate at Shambhala

Meditate at Shambhala

Shambhala is a Buddhist meditation center in SE Portland. Click here to find out more about them.

Breathe

Breathe

Click here to access quick and easy breathing exercises.

Come Get a Massage!

Come Get a Massage!

Click here to schedule a massage with Laura.

Meditate at KCC

Meditate at KCC

KCC is a Tibetan Buddhist meditation center in NE Portland. Click here to find out more about them.

Go to Therapy

Go to Therapy

Click here to find a therapist at Psychology Today.