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- Rachel Dack is a Licensed Psychotherapist and a Nationally Certified Counselor who is passionate about helping others achieve positive wellbeing. Rachel offers psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in her Bethesda, Maryland office. Rachel also serves as a relationship coach for adults who are looking for love and would like support with dating, intimacy and relationship building.
Monthly Archives: February 2011
We all have a life story that includes the high points and low points, twists and turns and important moments on our journey through life. Our life stories are made up of the events, situations, relationships, experiences and interactions that influence us and shape our existence. Negative, positive, pessimistic or optimistic themes emerge in our life stories depending on our perspective. We can view our struggles as opportunities for reflection and self-growth or view ourselves as victims in our struggles. We can blame others and downplay our own roles or find compassion to forgive, let go and move through life with grace and responsibility. We each have an important choice. Continue reading
Life is complicated…It is healthy to view life as is.
It is unhealthy to view life as all good or all bad. Life experiences may be fun, exciting, annoying, frustrating, difficult, enjoyable and anxiety-provoking all at once. It is part of the human experience to feel- we may feel good (positive) or bad (negative) and we are supposed to feel a bunch of emotions in between. It is important to allow ourselves to feel and make sense of our experiences, interactions and relationships without reacting to all emotions. Continue reading
In your journal, reflect on one or more of your memorable, favorite or enjoyable childhood memories. Allow yourself to reminisce and soak in a memory or two. If you have any pictures from your childhood close by, use the photographs to bring these memories into your consciousness. Continue reading
Sometimes life feels as though it is moving by so quickly that we forget to take a pause and spend some time nurturing ourselves, our minds and our bodies. We may spend so much time giving to others and caring for those close to us that we forget about our own needs, dreams and desires. We may forget to allow quiet and calm time for our own rejuvenation, relaxation and emotional wellbeing. Lack of time for ourselves causes stress to build up more quickly and actually diminishes our ability to give to others in a healthy way. Continue reading
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” -Melody Beattie Continue reading
Let’s say thank you to the heros around us and think about the heroic deeds that we can do to leave a positive impact on the world. We don’t have to have a superhero outfit to be someone’s hero! Remember, as we learned from Spiderman, “with great power comes great responsibility.” Continue reading
Taking care of our physical and emotional bodies is a significant task for humans. We feel healthier and happier when we take care of ourselves, get enough sleep and rest, eat nutritiously, exercise our minds and make time for ourselves and our individual needs. In your journal, reflect on the ways that you care for your body, mind, and emotional self. Continue reading
It’s February 1, 2011. We are officially into the second month of the new year. The hype about a new year, a new beginning, a fresh perspective may not feel as motivating or important as time goes on. Or maybe you are still motivated to meet your goals, but aren’t exactly sure how. Do you need some motivation? Are you feeling as though your new year’s resolutions or goals are being pushed to the side? If the answer is yes, read below to discover some motivational tips for setting and keeping goals. Continue reading