Reminding ourselves that we can celebrate Pride any time of year by... posting a Pride 2021 blog in July! Yeah -- it's later than it was originally planned, but it's full of Alycia's reflections on being queer in the 2021 year! (Yes, that was an intentional rhyme; thanks for noticing!)
We're introducing some of the main therapy approaches that our therapists are trained in. This entry we're focusing on Strengths-Based Therapy. Join us to consider the question: What would it be like if the voice in your head was kind to you?
Included in this blog post: Bonus Activity to practice a strengths-based intervention at home!
Understanding who you are is a lifelong process! Often, as we journey to know ourselves more, we pick up negative self-talk along the way - even from well meaning people. You have to actively cultivate positive self-talk to have a warm relationship with yourself. Read our blog post for 5 tips on adding positive affirmations to your daily life to build confidence, cultivate positive self-talk, and create a sense of self-worth.
In some seasons of life, smiling comes as easy as breathing – we smile at passersby on the street, we smile when our pets do something precious, we smile when we smell a flower, we smile when our team wins a game. In other seasons, we may feel less joyous. It may take effort to smile, even at things you truly appreciate. It may even feel like there isn’t much (if anything at all) to smile about. These ebbs and flows are a natural part of life.
Keep reading to learn about a skill that can help you return to those moments of joy and positivity so that peace and gratitude can flourish in your life.
An intentional approach to summertime can help you meet your self-care needs and also nurture relationships throughout the season. Check out our blog for some fun resources and activities happening in the Portland and Gresham areas this summer!