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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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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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Journal Jump #20

When we live authentically, we are able to show the world our true selves and let go of our need to hide behind a mask.  Living this way is not necessarily an easy task due to societal expectations and pressure … Continue reading

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Journal Jump #19

Reflect on the above quote in your journal. What does it mean to you? How much do you agree with it? Write about the abundance that you have in your life and think about your methods of feeling full and grateful. How content are you with what you have? Do you tend to take what you have for granted? How can you consciously recognize the abundance that you have and tune into the abundance that is already a part of your life? Continue reading

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Gratitude Groove On #7

Make a list of people who have guided, inspired or helped you throughout your life. Think about your entire life (including your childhood) and reflect on the people who offered you support, guidance, empathy, inspiration, knowledge, etc. Continue reading

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Journal Jump #18

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

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Gratitude Groove On #6

“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

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Journal Jump #17

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

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Journal Jump 15

“It is possible to live happily in the here and now. So many conditions of happiness are available—more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don’t have to run into the future in order to get more.” – Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist teacher and Zen master Continue reading

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Gratitude Groove On #3

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

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Journal Jump 14

Relationships with others are incredibly powerful and contribute to the way we feel about ourselves. Some of our relationships offer us support, joy and comfort while others may challenge us, disappoint us or leave us feeling drained. Continue reading

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Journal Jump 11

In your journal, reflect on the quote above. How does the quote relate to your present life? How does your experience of fear affect your life and your perspective on change? What does your fear look like? What is fear holding you back from? What does change look like to you and which emotions does it bring up? What does the quote offer you in terms of inspiration? Continue reading

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Journal Jump 10

We all encounter stress in different ways.  The emotional experience is unique to each individual so it is valuable to gain awareness of your own sources of stress, worry, fear, depression, etc.  Identifying your triggers is an important step in … Continue reading

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Journal Jump 9

In your journal, reflect on the quote above. What does it mean to you? What about it resonates with you? What does it offer you in terms of inspiration? What is your meaning of treasure in the world and in yourself? Continue reading

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Journal Jump 5

What is inner peace? It is can be described as the state of being emotionally, mentally and spiritually at peace that keeps us grounded during stress and conflict. It is peace of mind and homeostasis that protects us from overwhelming stress. Finding peace within helps us manage challenges with strength and clarity. It helps us stay true to ourselves and creates happiness from within. Continue reading

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