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

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.

unresolved grief reflected in a tree

Understanding Unresolved Grief: What is It? What are ...

The 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, Hurricane Ike hitting Galveston and Houston in 2008, or the repeated wildfire blazes in California – all examples of devastating events that cost a lot of lives and caused massive grief for many. In today’s world, there are more things aside from old-age that rob people …Read the rest…

time for a mental health tune up

Feeling a Little Bit Off-Kilter? See Your Local Thera...

You take care of your car with regular maintenance and tune-ups. You also take care of your physical health with annual checkups. But many of us don’t think about the fact that we may need a mental health tune-up as well. If you feel like you’ve been out of sorts lately, it’s a good time …Read the rest…

blended family on a pier at sunset

Blended Families: 7 Tips to Help Ease the Transition

As divorce is on the increase in numerous places in the world, blended families have become a common type of household. Many families have a lot of difficulties navigating this unique family situation with success. A major reason is that members of blended families must make many adjustments in their lives. The transition can be …Read the rest…

abandoned boat in lonely lake

Fear of Abandonment: What Causes It? How Do You Overc...

Fear of abandonment is the constant feeling that someone significant in your life is going to leave you. To a certain extent, this is a normal feeling for a human being to have. But when the fear of abandonment is constant, and so severe that it affects other aspects of your life, it can make …Read the rest…

children in slippers for bedtime

A Bedtime Routine Helps Children Sleep Better. 5 Tips...

Your child’s sleep habits are either a nightmare or no big deal, there’s rarely any in-between. If your child isn’t sleeping well on a regular basis, it will significantly disrupt both their lives and yours. Numerous studies show that good sleeping habits benefit children in many ways, from lower levels of obesity to improved behavior and school …Read the rest…

comfort foods that aren't really comforting

Comfort Foods: Why They Are Not Actually “Comfo...

A few months ago, Alejandra went back to school to finish her degree. She was excited about the challenge and changes that returning to her studies would bring into her life, but she didn’t anticipate the stress. It feels like there isn’t enough time in the day to do all that’s required of her at …Read the rest…

The Best Job Sites: Making the job of looking for a j...

Today we’d like to feature a guide from Reviews.com. Their team spent six weeks reviewing the most popular sites for job seekers to find which have fresh, frequent, and relevant postings, as well as effective scraping algorithms that pull in listings from other places on the web. They analyzed web-traffic data, consulted with software engineers …Read the rest…

10 Fun Little Things You Can Do for Your Partner Each...

Life can get busy It’s easy to fail To show your mate love every day It doesn’t cost much, though A deed – “just because” It’s worth it to go out of your way It’s easy to let the grind of everyday life get to you and allow you to be drawn into silly arguments …Read the rest…

lonely woman looking into the sunset

How to Overcome Overeating — What If It’s not abo...

Emotional eating refers to eating food when not hungry, often in response to or to cope with feelings such as boredom, stress, shame, anger, sadness, and anxiety. Emotion-driven eating also occurs when sleep deprived, fatigued or burned out, or emotionally and physically depleted. Emotional eating is not only about eating when experiencing negative emotions – exciting, …Read the rest…

the eyes of a sad redheaded girl

7 Signs Your Child’s Behavior Problems Are More tha...

Children don’t come with an instruction manual. Every parent has had at least one occasion when they’ve felt overwhelmed and confused. We don’t always know how to handle every situation. We can often ask a wise friend or trusted elder for advice. But there are circumstances that require more than just advice or deciding how …Read the rest…

how to create more joy and peace this holiday season

7 Ways to Make the Peace and Joy of the Holiday Seaso...

Whether you live in a big city like Houston with a population of over two million or in a small town with just a few hundred residents, during the holiday season you’re bound to notice that many people try to be more joyous and peaceful. It’s by no means easy, of course. The holidays can …Read the rest…

distant couple sits on bench looking outward

How to Deal with a Spouse Who is ALWAYS Right

Few things are more frustrating than having a conversation with someone who thinks they’re always right—especially because that means that they also think you’re always wrong. But it’s even worse when it’s your spouse who thinks they’re always right. No matter how much you try to get them to see your point of view, nothing …Read the rest…

shy teen's crossed legs

5 Ways Teen Therapy Can Help Your Painfully Shy Teen ...

Does your teen seem quiet? Do they get invited to parties and sleepovers, but they usually don’t want to go? Do they have a few close friends, but refuse to branch out beyond that limited group and get to know new people? It’s not necessarily unusual for teens to be a little shy. After all, …Read the rest…


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