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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.
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We all have been wounded, disappointed, hurt and angry in our lives. Many times these wounds aren’t fully healed, and in fact are still open. Wounds involving others wronging us or harming us can be especially difficult to heal from. … Continue reading
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As Eckhart Tolle’s above quote suggests, we find peace through self-reflection and increased self-awareness. We are at peace when we find ourselves by looking within and engaging in self-reflection. Peace comes from acknowledging our needs, taking care of our minds and bodies and accepting who we are. Acceptance of self is one of the greatest healers. Continue reading
We have the somewhat difficult task of meeting and interacting with many different people in a variety of settings and situations. We naturally evaluate how a new person may fit into our lives and we gather information about a person based … Continue reading
This Los Angeles Times article on happiness and focus brings up several interesting points and ideas about the connection between the mind and happiness. It discusses the impact that our perceptions have on our experiences and levels of happiness. The authors suggest that how we feel or think (about what we are doing) is a better predictor of happiness than what we are actually doing. 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
Write about or make a list of the opportunities, experiences, and gifts (including those that are tangible and intangible) that you have in your life. Reflect on your feelings of gratitude. Which opportunities and experiences are you thankful for? Make a list of at least fifteen things that you are gratitude for. Continue reading
Thanksgiving is only a few days away! Whether you are a fan of the holiday or not, Thanksgiving sends a powerful message to all. It is a holiday that urges us to give thanks and show our appreciation for what we have. Thanksgiving is a reminder to slow down, and feel thankful for the relationships, possessions, and other positive gifts and experiences that have enhanced our lives. Continue reading