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Posts by Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP

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Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
Rachel’s passion is to help people discover their personal gifts and strengths to achieve self-acceptance, create a healthy relationship with food, mind and body, and find meaning and fulfillment in work and life roles. She helps people create nurturance and healing from within to restore balance and enoughness and overcome binge eating, emotional eating, anxiety, depression and lack of career fulfillment.

Understanding Your Anxiety: When Worry & Apprehe...

We all get worried from time to time. Even feeling anxious is normal in certain situations. But, when those apprehensions seem to take over your life and leave you feeling paralyzed, understanding your anxiety may be key. Anxiety often seems like it’s uncontrollable, which can make it feel completely overwhelming. There are many different types…

Childhood Trauma: Why Therapy is Crucial for Healing

Guided by adults, you almost certainly took precautions as a child. You buckled your seat belt upon entering a car. Wearing a helmet was the norm when riding a bike. You looked both ways before you crossed the street. The list goes on and many items on that list became second nature as you grew…

Teens: How to Free Yourself When Social Media Has You...

In today’s world, it can feel like every single day brings a new advancement in technology. As things become increasingly digital, it becomes more and more acceptable to spend time in our alternate realities. One of the most popular virtual temptations is also one of the most dangerous: social media. Social media is a wonderful way…

Parenting with Insight: How You Can Help Your Child D...

Despite change being a part of life, dealing with it can be challenging. Children especially have a difficult time coping with change because it can shake their sense of security. As a parent, it’s your privilege to help your child deal with change and manage associated stress and anxiety in a positive way. Yet, this…

Teens and Social Anxiety: What to Do When Fear Paraly...

Anxiety and your teen may be well acquainted. Social anxiety, in particular, among teens, is becoming more and more prevalent. Mostly, it’s that the condition is more easily recognizable and acknowledged as a disorder rather than a simple choice. For this reason, parents have more options when it comes to treating it. As a parent,…

Increase Your Family Connection: 12 Doable New Year...

Why do we love New Year’s resolutions? There’s something about the possibility of change and intentionality of it all. However, we all know that lofty resolutions don’t stick, especially the things we think we should do, but don’t really want to do. But what about resolutions that are tied to our values, the things in our…

Broken Trust: What to Do When You Discover an Affair

It sounds like a worst-case scenario and something that happens to other people. But studies show that about one-fourth of men and 14 percent of women have cheated on their significant other. The numbers are probably higher because, of course, not everyone owns up or gets caught. Long story short: You may eventually be betrayed…

children naming their emotions

How Naming Emotions Helps Children Tame Them

The inimitable Fred Rogers often stated: “Anything that is mentionable can be more manageable.” This simple sentiment on the importance of naming emotions has become an important aspect of helping children develop healthfully, productively and creatively. In fact, renowned neuropsychiatrist Dr. Dan Siegel calls it “mindsight.” What Our Children Need According to Siegel, some basic childhood needs…

Use these relationships lessons to help after an affair

5 Relationship Lessons to Learn After an Affair

Some lessons are more painful to learn than others. When betrayal is at the root, the pain is particularly deep. What are we to do if we’ve been cheated on? At first, of course, some rather extreme options may appear tempting. With a little time and perspective, however, we are left with some stark realities.…

Learn ways to help mitigate sleep disorders

Sleep Disorders, What Causes Them, and How to Mitigat...

Sleep disorders — a blanket term referring to conditions that prevent people from sleeping well on a regular basis — are common. In fact, by some estimates, as many as three-quarters of adults suffer from some type of sleep disorder. Sleep disorders can have a significant effect on our general health and well-being. Issues with…

Learn ways your sex life and mental health are connected.

4 Ways Your Sex Life Can Improve Your Mental Health

It’s no secret that sex is a critical component of relationships. In fact, studies show the average couple has sex about 54 times a year, or about once a week. Regular, enjoyable intimacy has the potential to bring you and your partner closer together both physically and emotionally. While intimacy and pleasure feel exhilarating in…


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