Portland Therapy Blog
Local experts share the latest information and resources on all things mental health.
Want to be in love but hate the tediousness of getting to know someone? Try asking your date this question: “Of all the people in your family, whose death would you find most disturbing? Why?” According to one (decades old) study, you’ll be 1/36th of the way there.
There’s something both alluring and terrifying about a New Year’s Resolution. The attraction is simple—who hasn’t wanted to abruptly transform themselves? It’s part of the excitement of drugs. Who will you be? How noble to eliminate a bad habit others have struggled for decades to overcome.
Guess what the most frequent New Year’s resolution is? Yes, losing weight. We all know that's not an easy undertaking . One thing in particular gets in the way of even the best goals and intentions: cravings. They mess with our plans by telling us exactly what we should eat right now. They grip our thoughts. Suddenly it feels like we don't have a choice anymore. We won't get peace until that chocolate is gone.