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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.

Learn why getting outside is beneficial for children

Getting Outside is Good for Your Kids: Here’s W...

Just because something is a cliché doesn’t mean it’s not also true. Every day, we are bombarded with more evidence that our tech has taken over our lives. Getting outside is no longer a given. As we read such updates (on our phones, of course), how often do we ponder the role modern technology plays …Read the rest…

Unfaithful partner ready to recomit

6 Signs Your Unfaithful Partner is Really Ready to Re...

Trust is hard to earn yet so easy to lose. In the case of infidelity, trust can be shattered in a heartbeat. This situation has doomed many a relationship. Conversely, it is most definitely not an automatic death knell. Tears will be shed. Angry words will be yelled. Ultimatums, threats, and doubts will run rampant. …Read the rest…

Take a look at the impact of traumatic events in childhood

The Cognitive Impact of Childhood Traumatic Events

During childhood, we each experience countless events. These can range from mundane to extreme. The events that fall into an extreme category can play a major role in how we live our lives. When such events are negative or traumatic, they are known as adverse childhood experiences or ACEs. Every child has ups and downs. …Read the rest…

If your child is negatively impacted by striving for perfection try this tips to help.

Striving for Perfection? Help Your Child Develop a He...

Each generation is capable of heaping too many expectations upon the youth. However, it’s probably safe to say that the current way young people find themselves striving for perfection is exhausting. Across a broad spectrum of avenues and platforms, perfectionism is being, well…perfected? And the outcomes are widespread and far from positive. Perfection is a …Read the rest…

Anxious Teen? How Their Attention has Been Hijacked &...

A teen using social media is often an anxious teen. This is not social media bashing, it’s a research-based reality. And it’s not slowing down. Your teen’s attention is being hijacked and the results are not even close to positive. The good news? You can help turn this trend around. How Your Teen’s Attention is Being …Read the rest…

Try these tips to help after infidelity.

From Infidelity to Intimacy? What It Takes to Be Clos...

The initial response to infidelity is often some blend of shock, anger, shame, guilt, and resentment. At some point, however, a concrete decision is made. Will the couple break-up or stay together? For those who choose to try again, it can be a long, bumpy road back to intimacy. In fact, there are more than …Read the rest…

Learn ways to connect with your kids

Why Knowing How to Connect with Your Kids is so Power...

Parenting styles may vary widely over the years — and from culture to culture. The variations are far too numerous to detail but some common threads exist. One of the most important and enduring foundations involves connections. Healthy parenting involves discovering how to connect with your kids and how to maintain a secure and strong …Read the rest…

Learn ways to help your over-achieving teens anxiety

Why Your Over-Achieving Teen May Need Help with Anxie...

Plenty of teens will stress over an exam or worry about a first date. Anxiety is much more than that. It is a diagnosable mental condition that can negatively shape a teen’s life. If an over-achieving teen feels pushed or coerced into achieving at all costs, the anxiety quotient increases. There are many factors involved …Read the rest…

Parenting mistakes happen take a look at tips on how to respond

Parenting with Forethought: What to Do When You Make ...

Parenting mistakes happen. Parenting with forethought simply means planning ahead. It’s an essential part of finding equilibrium when anxiety affects your parenting. It can often feel like you have to be ten steps ahead of whatever your child is thinking or doing at all times. But as with most other areas of parenting (or life …Read the rest…

Learn what compulsive eating is

What is Compulsive Eating and What Can I Do About It?

Upon first glance, eating should be one of life’s simple pleasures. Once you’ve scratched the surface, it seems you’ll uncover an endless list of pitfalls. From calories to ingredients, from quantity to quality, there’s plenty to ponder. But what does it mean when eating becomes compulsive eating…and what can we do about it? What is …Read the rest…

Read more about adverse childhood experiences and how you can help victims now.

Adverse Childhood Experiences: What ACE Victims Need ...

In most cases, the word “ace” gives off a positive — even powerful — energy. But when it’s the acronym for adverse childhood experiences, ACE becomes ugly and sad. The acronym evokes trauma, violence, abuse, and the long-term negative impact they can impose on a young person’s life. ACE victims need a wide and ongoing …Read the rest…

Take a look at this tips to help your shy child.

How to Help Your Shy Child: 5 Things Not to Forget

Children don’t have to be socially anxious to be considered shy. There are endless factors that can contribute to a child’s interaction comfort zone. We don’t have to force them to “change,” per se, but habitual shyness can dramatically lessen a kid’s emotional and social growth. Striking a balance when addressing a shy child’s need …Read the rest…

Recover from your body image issues with these tips

How to Cope with These 3 Key Contributors to your Bod...

Body image issues can affect almost anyone. No matter your size, shape, gender, or age, no one is immune to a negative body image of themselves. We live in a society where the standard of perfection keeps getting higher and more unrealistic. But, it’s not always fair to just blame one or two things for …Read the rest…


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