LIFTING LIMITS: Develop Conscious Habits Using the Subconscious Mind

Cynthia Crossman has always thrived on helping others achieve a better quality of life, and spent many years teaching yoga meditation. When she moved to Bend in 2015, Cynthia found a new calling as a hypnotherapist. “I saw the need for this in our community,” she says, “and it’s an exciting, innovative field.”  She trained with a hypnotherapist in Portland…

Five, Four, Three, Two, One!

As we begin 2020, a new decade, we set goals for what we want our future selves to be like and look like. We take a glance back at where we have been and what we have done, and we try to remember to extend ourselves grace. January is a time to cleanse, to start … Continued

January 2020 Around Town

SeaPort Hardwoods & Flooring Opens Showroom in Bend SeaPort Hardwoods & Flooring recently opened a new showroom in Bend. With more than 15 years of experience working in the greater Portland area, the family-owned and -operated wholesaler is eager to work with the Central Oregon community. SeaPort helps a homeowner with all their hardwood flooring … Continued

Results Neck & Back Therapy Celebrates Anniversary with Artist’s Reception

In honor of their third anniversary, Results Neck & Back Therapy hosted a celebration and artist's reception November 8 at their Old Mill clinic. The featured artist, painter Shelly Wierzba, showcased her newest work and physical therapists Lesley Berger and Kevin Bourlai welcomed guests with appetizers and refreshments. They treat neck and back pain, spinal injuries and general orthopedic cases.

High Desert Chamber Music Gala

High Desert Chamber Music (HDCM) held its 12th Annual Gala on November 9 at Bend Golf Club. The evening included a silent auction, dinner and a performance by HDCM's student group, the Spotlight Chamber Players. Proceeds from the event allow HDCM to offer outreach programs in Central Oregon at no cost to students, teachers or … Continued

MountainStar Celebrates Annual Supporters at Thanks for Giving

Volunteers, donors, and fairy godparents from across three counties came together on November 14 at Worthy Brewing to celebrate the year of support for local families. MountainStar Family Relief Nursery works to prevent child abuse and neglect through community support and therapeutic services that help vulnerable children and families succeed. PHOTOS: TREVOR BARCLAY/MODEST PHOTOGRAPHY

Assistance League of Bend Hosts 2019 Gala ​​​​​​​

The Assistance League held their 2019 Gala on November 16 at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes. The theme Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree provided a festive setting for the fundraiser to support multiple Assistance League programs that make a difference in the lives of children and adults dealing with poverty, homelessness and cancer in Deschutes … Continued


Ten years ago, when Cynthia LaRoche was still new to teaching yoga, a group of women asked her to lead a retreat somewhere warm. Cynthia had no clue what this yoga retreat would look like or what participants, both seasoned yogis and those new to the practice, might expect from an intensive week of yoga, but she said, yes. In…

RUNNER’S GEAR Teague Hatfield/Owner/FootZone, Bend.

When it comes to running, Teague Hatfield has put in the miles (and years) to be an expert.  In 2020, he’ll celebrate 20 years as owner of FootZone, where runners gear up, gather and connect with the running community. Last year, Central Oregon sponsored more than 100 walking and running events. With so many options, Teague suggests, “You can tech-out,…


In 2020, the decorating trend of indoor plants continues and expands to include the bathroom. Given the dry climate of Central Oregon, a shower space shouldn’t be overlooked to create a healthy and serene oasis of green. Yet, the trend isn’t just aesthetic. Plants not only evoke a nature-inspired, mood-elevating feeling, but they also filter carbon dioxide and toxins during…