Ditch self-care. Try values instead.

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”– Jack Kornfield I have a secret, one that I hide from most of my other therapist friends and colleagues. I hate the concept of self-care. There, I said it. My name is Jenna, I am a therapist, and I say f%&k self-care! That could get … Read more Ditch self-care. Try values instead.

So…Whatever Happened to Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Lose 20 pounds. Find a husband. Makeover every room the Marie Kondo way. How’s it going? At the beginning of your shiny new year, all of your New Year’s Resolutions probably seemed possible and hopes of accomplishing your goals were high. But now, just a few months in, well…not anymore. You don’t meal prep the … Read more So…Whatever Happened to Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Embrace Discomfort and Connect to the Meaningful Things in Your Life

Did you make a new year’s resolution at the start of this year? Or have you ever made one in the past? Like most of us, you probably started off with a lot of enthusiasm and lofty goals. But how many times have you actually succeeded in sticking to the resolution? How many times have … Read more Embrace Discomfort and Connect to the Meaningful Things in Your Life

The Pursuit of Happiness: Understanding the Research

Does valuing happiness help us live a joyful life, or does it backfire? Happiness seems to have a high currency in America. Over the past few years, the number of popular books written on how to increase it has skyrocketed. To name a few: 10% Happier, The Art of Happiness, Authentic Happiness, The Happiness Advantage, … Read more The Pursuit of Happiness: Understanding the Research

Pain, values, compassion, and a dying dog

“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”  — Rumi Just about three years ago, I wrote a blog post titled “Pain and values: two sides of the same coin” about our amazing … Read more Pain, values, compassion, and a dying dog

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Portland Psychotherapy is a clinic, research & training center with a unique business model that funds scientific research. This results in a team of therapists who are exceptionally well-trained and knowledgeable about their areas of specialty.