August 28th, 2014 by Celia

I work in a most beautiful place…

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A couple of months ago, I started renting office space at a new location and I couldn’t be more pleased.
I had originally toured the space back in October of last year when I was scoping out offices but not quite ready to sign a lease. I was immediately enamored with the homey feel, natural light, thoughtful decor and of course, the plants. Since I didn’t know when I would be getting my license to practice acupuncture (most people get them around Thanksgiving, but they could come later), I decided not to rent the space because it felt a bit preemptive. Good thing I didn’t, because my license didn’t arrive until January!
One Monday in May, I woke up thinking about the office space I looked at 7 months prior. The next day I woke up and thought about it again. This happened every day that week, so on Friday I decided it was at least worth an investigation…maybe the space had opened up again? Sure enough, I saw that it was open and by that afternoon, I had viewed it and decided to move.

My office is in a building called Knott Street Health Center here in Portland and houses a variety of health care practitioners. I rent a space from Hana, a fellow acupuncturist with a certain penchant for decorating as you can see. The entire building feels very nurturing, bright and open, yet solid. My favorite part is the attic space which is known as “Heaven”.  Practitioners can rent it out for classes or treatment or office space. I am dreaming up some classes to hold there as we speak…
Below are photos of details from my treatment space, as is the photo above of an air plant with the most amazing flowers and seed pods. It is an ant plant, something I never heard of until recently.
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One Response to “I work in a most beautiful place…”
  1. It is so beautiful! The feeling of a space matters so much for health practioners. The space itself can feel like part of the healing. I’ll go to my acupuncturist sometimes just so I can hang out in the building :)

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