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Mindful Dating: 5 Ways to Adopt this Mentality

Dating on autopilot, staying in your comfort zone, not acknowledging genuine thoughts and feelings and dating unintentionally generally lead to unsuccessful dating and dating difficulties. Applying a mindful approach to your dating life will make you feel more confident, in … Continue reading

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How to Be In the Moment While Dating and Find a Great Partner

Many single individuals date because they are “supposed to.”  They may date to find a partner or spouse, but fail to think about this important point… Dating is not about finding any partner or someone who will do. Dating is … Continue reading

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How to Take Control of Negative Thinking- eHarmony Guest Blog

Negative thinking patterns make life less satisfying as they keep you stuck in what’s wrong versus what’s right. Negative thinking commonly gets in the way of what you really want. It leaves you feeling empty, dissatisfied and unsettled. When your glass is … Continue reading

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How to Leave Your Past Behind and Find New Love- eHarmony Guest Blog

2014 is here and there is no better time to leave your past behind to achieve a healthier, happier relationship now and in the future. When it comes to relationships, the past can feel so heavy. Holding onto old hurts can actually cause … Continue reading

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10 Strategies to Boost Your Mood and Enhance Your Emotional Health- eHarmony Guest Blog

Your mental health is a major component to the quality of your interactions with others. The healthier you are, the more rewarding your relationships will be. Whether you are single, casually dating, in a serious relationship, married, separated or divorced, … Continue reading

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Five Strategies to Determine if Your Date is Right for You!

On your search for Mr. Right, there’s potential to get caught up in the fantasy of love and romance, the superficial stuff, his looks, etc.  When you are caught up in the above, it becomes difficult to get to know … Continue reading

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Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s Mental Health Blog- Handling Adversity Video: “Carrots, Eggs or Coffee Beans”

Happy Sunday! I came across this video, Carrots, Eggs or Coffee Beans, on Flickspire. I think it is absolutely worth watching and I am excited to share it with you.  I hope that you will check it out and come back to … Continue reading

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Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s Mental Health Blog- Mindfulness for Children

Mindfulness for Children I came across this article, “5 Tips to Teach Children Mindfulness and Meditation,” by Lorraine Murray and wanted to share it with you.  The article supports parents, adults and educators in teaching children mindfulness techniques that are … Continue reading

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Stay Grounded and Present for the Holidays! Soak in the Joy!

Sometimes it feels as though time is moving faster and faster.  As we cram our schedules with work, play, fun, chores and other to-do’s, it is common to forget the importance of staying grounded and being conscious of our breathing, … Continue reading

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Healthy Communication in Relationships

During a psychotherapy session with a brilliant client earlier this week, I felt captivated by his wisdom.  He reflected on his life and failed past relationships with a sense of ownership, poise, clarity and safe distance.  He examined a failed … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Journey of Life

Life is a journey. We are always moving, changing, evolving, growing and experiencing. There are windy roads, rough waves, dark skies just as there are smooth rides, calm waters and clear blue skies in our forecasts.  Seemingly harsh conditions in … Continue reading

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Build Your Mindfulness Muscle

Check out Want to Be Happier? Keep Your Focus, an article from the U.S. News and World Report website.  It discusses the benefits of using a mindfulness practice to improve focus and increase happiness. The article offers five tips for building your … Continue reading

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Life is Complicated…

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

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A Healthy Distance from Thoughts

So what can you do to give your thoughts less power over you and your life? Check out the ideas below. Most of these pointers are rooted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness principles. Continue reading

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Mindfulness for Pain and Mental Illness

“How do we consciously overcome reacting to unpleasant sensations in daily life? By cultivating mindfulness, moment by moment and grounding ourselves in our body and our breathing”- Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living “Feelings come and go like clouds in a … Continue reading

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Becoming Unstuck

In my work as a psychotherapist, I see many clients who begin therapy in deep, excruciating pain that stems from unresolved childhood wounds.  In other cases, clients come to psychotherapy because of painful present realities, such as unemployment, financial stress, … Continue reading

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