February 9, 2018

Grandma passed away peacefully in her living room, just like she wanted to, about a year and a half ago. I was glad to be there at the time, holding down the fort with friends and relatives who came to say goodbye in their various ways.

Now aunt Marsha is cleaning out grandma's closets and I'm hoping to find new homes for some of her things. She had great sty...

August 25, 2017

We're changing right now. Your nose is probably growing, even if the hair on your head has stopped. All those tiny little hose nose cells are changing. Your emotions are changing and your mind is in constant movement and change. The grass outside is growing and changing and the atmosphere around us is always moving and changing. Dust is settling on the floor...

June 16, 2017

We all experience anxiety. Anxiety is a part of life. Even little babies experience anxiety when they are hungry and there’s no food readily available. Some parents may recognize this expression of anxiety in a little baby’s closed fist. Many adults still do the same thing when feeling anxious – close a tight fist or grasp on to an object tightly. (Like grab...

January 3, 2017

What happens when you smoke?

Do you hide from your colleagues, your boss, your parents, your spouse or children? Do you feel shame? Do you cough all the time? Do your clothes stink, do you worry about your health, with feelings of fear and guilt? Do you feel out of control, manipulated and weak? Do you feel like a failure? Do you stress out if you are going s...

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Jen Procter Andrews has founded three startups and sits on the Health Advisory Board,  the Nasomah Board of Directors and the Culture and Education Committee for the Coquille Indian Tribe. She lives in beautiful Portland, Oregon with her husband and niece.

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