I wouldn’t wish being laid off & unemployed onto anyone, but I have to say it’s been nice the last couple of weeks to have one of my best girlfriends right there in the trenches with me. You can still be disciplined about finding work while taking moments for self care on a penny pinching budget. After getting up at 5:50am at our separate houses, we both knocked out the daily hours looking for work routine for what I deem ‘the morning shift’, we met up and had such a lovely break in the day. We found a free yoga class and then sipped tea lattes and looked through expensive design magazines on hand at the newer Tea Bar in North Portland – then back at the day. Both were such great experiences, I wanted to pass along! I especially can’t rave enough about Yoga Refuge PDX in Montevilla. Gentle Yoga was just what my inner doctor ordered!