Write Out Loud

These Local Writing Workshops Will Help You Process This Moment

“So many of us are inhaling and not exhaling. We’re just sort of taking it all in, and we’re just being burdened and stressed and our bodies literally cannot...

08/22/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Sex Positivity

Do You Dare to Eat a Peach?

The Oregon Health Authority advises against it.

08/01/2020 By Conner Reed

July/August 2020

The Little Joys of Summer

Postponed trips and canceled plans leave plenty of time for smaller adventures.

08/01/2020 By Eden Dawn and Fiona McCann

Q&A

Dougy Center Director Brennan Wood on Coping With Grief, Loss, and Isolation During the Pandemic

‘Talking openly and honestly with your children about traumatic moments or tragic events creates a foundation of trust, enabling them to come to you in the f...

07/12/2020 By Greg Forbes Siegman

What Now?

This Recovered COVID-19 Patient Is Not Rushing the Path Back to Normal

Rebecca Frasure tested positive for coronavirus and ended up in a Tokyo hospital for 28 days. Now she's back in Oregon to share her story.

06/01/2020 Edited by Fiona McCann

Rescue 503

With a Shortage of Protective Gear, Oregon Businesses Pivoted Fast

Repurposed plants and volunteer makers have helped keep essential workers covered.

06/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Q&A

A New Book Aims to Provide Alternatives to Talk Therapy

Amid coronavirus, 'How to Heal' helps us understand and release our trauma.

05/09/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Corona on the brain

The Collective Trauma of COVID-19

How the uncertainty of the novel coronavirus is shaping social behavior and our mental health

04/28/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Birds of a Feather

A New Study Aims to Learn the Impacts of Social Distancing on Birds in the Pacific Northwest

Join in on the citizen science project and reap the cathartic benefits of bird watching from your own backyard.

04/09/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Babies

What to Expect When You’re Expecting during a Global Pandemic

Parents-to-be have many questions about giving birth at this time. Here are some answers.

04/08/2020 By Fiona McCann

The Vagina Dialogues

A New Start-Up Aims to Teach Us About Our Breasts and Vaginas

The Portland-based Gabbi wants women to speak up about their privates.

04/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

Love & Psychology

Love In the Time of COVID-19

OSU professor Regan Gurung helps us cultivate our relationships with one word: patience.

03/19/2020 By Gabriel Granillo Illustrations by Brian Breneman

LGBTQ+

Kate Brown Just Signed an Executive Order Protecting Gender Identity

The executive order also expands bathroom access at state buildings for those who are transgender, nonbinary or gender non-conforming.

10/25/2019 By Julia Silverman

Menstruation

Period Activists Call For An End to the Tampon Tax

A menstrual equity movement born in Portland goes national

10/18/2019 By Kiva Hanson

PDX Airport Guide: Wellness

How to Vacation Before Your Vacation at PDX

Believe it or not, the airport is a great place to relax. Start at the Hollywood Theatre, wrap at the wine bar.

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Insider's Guide 2019: Wellness

A Body Positivity Advocate on Where to Feel Good in Portland

Candace Molatore pinpoints Portland’s rejuvenating spots.

03/26/2019 By Eden Dawn

Beauty

I Had My Blood Spun in a Centrifuge and Injected in My Face to Look Good

In the continued quest for better skin, I turned to the hot new beauty treatment: my own blood.

01/29/2019 By Eden Dawn

Editor's Note

A Tarot Skeptic Gets Her Cards Read

And finds some inspiration in divination.

01/29/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Wellness

Want to Feel Better?

Portland’s party-starting dance teachers, massage therapists, modern-day witches, labyrinth walkers, and psychedelic guides have ideas. It’s a wild world of wellness out there.

01/29/2019 Edited by Rebecca Jacobson Photography by Nicolle Clemetson