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Self Care Day (Pedalpalooza)

June 30

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Meditate
Find a quiet place to pause for a bit.

If you’re new to meditating, listening to a guided meditation can be helpful. UCLA Mindful offers free beginner meditations in English and Spanish, which can be streamed on the web or through their app.

There are thousands more meditations available through YouTube and meditation apps. One popular paid app, Headspace, is currently offering a free one year subscription to anyone who has lost their job in the pandemic. Another popular app that’s free to everyone is Insight Timer.

However, no app or streaming service is required. If you’d rather keep it simple, just find a comfortable seat, set a timer (3 minutes is a good starting point), and focus on your breath. Don’t worry if you get distracted; just bring your mind back to your breath and practice being present in the moment.

Do Yoga
Yoga in your yard! Stretch on the sidewalk! Find peace in the park!

Celebrate Sobriety
Treat yourself extra special if you’re sober or congratulate a friend who is clean and sober.

Portland AA Intergroup and Portland NA list meetings and resources. It’s currently unknown which groups may be hosting in person meetings by June 30th. Otherwise most are available by Zoom meetings.

Treat Yourself
Make some me time and get yourself a sweet treat.

Try one of these local ice cream shops currently slinging scoops, support a black owned business such as Fat Cupcake, Donut Queen, or Hana’s Authentic New Orleans Snowballs, or try the 24 hour no contact dessert vending machine at Pix Patisserie.

Treat Your Bike
Give your bike a spa day and enjoy a cleaner, smoother ride!

Today’s hashtags: #PedalpaloozaPDX #SelfCarePDX