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Grow Your Own Herbal First-Aid Kit

Grow Your Own Herbal First-Aid Kit

Stop and smell the... herbal first-aid kit? Dr. JJ Pursell, founder of the Portland-based Herb Shoppe, uses locally grown flowers, leaves, roots, and fungi to address a wide world of ailments. So can you. These five herbal powerhouses—suitable for container gardens, windowsills, or raised beds—will safely help any city dweller soothe life’s inevitable scrapes, sneezes, and overindulgences.

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This article appeared in the June 2015 issue of Portland Monthly. 

Hush Meditation Reopens In the Pearl District

Hush Meditation Reopens In the Pearl District

In the summer of 2015, Northwest Portland’s mindfulness startup Hush Meditation quietly closed its doors to regroup. After marketing serenity by the hour to the city’s corporate execs, business owners, and tech gurus, the company struggled to find its stride. Founder Kristin Reiter found herself torn between nurturing the young business and dedicating energy to her job as a concept director at Nike. Luckily, Hush community member Chanel Carlascio stepped up to head the company, relocate, and refresh with a goal of inclusivity and affordable community offerings.

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This article appeared in the Balance blog at Portland Monthly.