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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.

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Coping Skills for Managing Stress & Anxiety in U...

In uncertain times, it is normal for anxiety, worry, panic, stress and depression to peak. Uncertainty and loss of control creates anxiety for everyone. The whole world is coping with anxiety and the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. If you have specific vulnerabilities such as health or financial challenges, stress and anxiety can be even…

Ways to Calm and Soothe Yourself

Self-Care Strategies for Times You Feel Stressed and Overwhelmed We can all feel stressed and emotionally overwhelmed. Each of us, however, may find different types of activities soothing and may need different types of soothing activities at different times. Identify your preferred style of self-soothing. Here are the general categories of soothing self-care activities: creativity,…

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Are You Experiencing Anxiety? – How to Identify Anx...

Although up to 40 million Americans struggle with severe anxiety each year, plenty of symptoms remain undetected. Mainly, anxiety flies under the radar because it can manifest in “acceptable” ways—strong work ethic, deep desire to help others, cleanliness, etc. Thus it can be difficult to identify anxiety symptoms. Moreover, some anxiety is a normal part…

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Your Emotional Child: How to Help When Their Feelings...

The legendary Mister Rogers once wrote a song called, “What Do You Do with the Mad That You Feel?” The song taught children how to identify and manage their anger — and it pertained to all emotions. Helping your emotional child cope with challenging feelings is one of the greatest gifts — and lessons —…

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Has Porn Ruined Your Relationship? What Can You Do

It doesn’t matter if it only happens on occasion, or if you (or your partner) find yourself flipping open your laptop each day to do it: Porn can seriously damage a loving connection. Are you wrestling with the fear that porn ruined your relationship? You aren’t alone. The pornography industry is a giant. It spans…

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Transgender Child? How to Cope and Become a Better Al...

If your child comes out as transgender, the most important thing you can do is love them—unconditionally. That might seem like a bold statement to start with, but if nothing else, showing them your love and acceptance can make a huge difference in their lives. With that said, even if you are genuinely accepting, a child…

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How Exposure Therapy Can Help You Overcome Your Fears...

What do you know about exposure therapy? Being exposed to the very thing you’re most afraid of likely sounds like a nightmare. In fact, you probably take deliberate steps to avoid people, places, objects, or even animals that might remind you of past trauma or trigger severe anxiety. The phrase “exposure therapy” may sound contradictory.…

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Think Your Spouse is Cheating? 5 Signs Your Suspicion...

No one wants to think about their spouse cheating. Of course, assuming infidelity can do more harm than good. Cheating is one of the biggest trust-breakers in a marriage, and often a reason relationships end.  But, it’s also not fair to accuse your spouse of cheating when they’re not. Thankfully, there are some common signs…

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Identifying Depression: 7 Signs You Shouldn’t Ignor...

When people think of depression, the most widespread emotion to describe the condition is sadness. This problematic mindset causes many people, with or without depression, to think that’s all there is to it. But depression is far more than only sadness. The reality is that depression encompasses many symptoms. Some are physical, while others are…

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…


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