Author Archives: Rachel Starck

Cultivate a spring state of mind!

  It has been a long cold winter, but spring is here at long last.  What better time to do a quick overhaul on your mental health.  Here are some quick ways to increase your optimism, move from negative, self … Continue reading

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What do I wish to cultivate more of in my life?

Happy February!  We are well into the new year, and resolutions may have faded, however it is never too late to ask this question.  Ponder what you wish for in your life, and then evaluation how you are inviting whatever … Continue reading

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Parenting Book Review

Negotiation Generation, Take Back Your Parental Authority Without Punishment,   by Lynne Reeves Griffin   I still love this book after several years of referencing it! This book addresses the ever-present parenting dilemma of maintaining authority while promoting your children’s independence and … Continue reading

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Tips for Maintaining Holiday Sanity

Juggling work and family?   The stress of the holidays is fully upon us. With stress comes irritability, exhaustion, overwhelm, lower immunity and higher susceptibility to sickness. In addition, stress affects our mood and can tarnish the joy of the holidays, … Continue reading

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Gratitude in Action

On practicing gratitude: I recently notices some sneaky “should” thinking that I had not even been aware of.  I was filling out a life satisfaction survey online, and noticed hesitation when deciding what bubble to mark.  I was feeling like … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Upward Spiral by Alex Korb

It is Fall in the Pacific Northwest, and those who were able to stave off depression during the summer months, may be struggling as daylight hours decrease, temperatures drop, and winter weather commences.  Depression can feel like a downward spiral, … Continue reading

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mother’s day whack a mole

So the other day, I had the very rare opportunity to read a book for more then five minutes.  My husband was sick, and after running around all day with my daughter, I then took my son to baseball practice. … Continue reading

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7 more simple ways to cultivate connection with your child

How are you doing with your connection with your child?  Remember, research shows that we need at least five positive interactions to each negative interaction to maintain a healthy, happy connected relationship that can withstand the normal conflicts and upsets … Continue reading

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7 Baby steps to building a better relationship with your child!

Are you struggling to connect with your children in the seemingly limited time you have with them each day?  Maybe you are dealing with a limit testing 5 year old, or a sullen pre-tween.  Research shows that we need at … Continue reading

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Rachel on the radio!

If you want to hear more about what I do, here is a recent audio link to my radio interview.  First time I have done something like this, and enjoyed it thoroughly.  Still working on the “umms”, but this is … Continue reading

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