Rindie Eagle, MA, LPCC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
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These are unprecedented times and we as a nation are being pulled tightly.  Tensions have been exceedingly high as we waited for election results and it continues since the election was called.  For months I’ve witnessed and engaged in difficult conversations fueled by primal feelings on both sides.  Anger, rage, fear, passion and righteousness have saturated communities across the country.
Let’s all remember we are humans having a wide range of emotional responses and it will all of us, no matter what side, to stay grounded and mindful that people are either ecstatic or deeply disappointed right now.
We are all human and need to allow adequate space for feelings to be processed before reacting in ways that might be more damaging   As much anger that has been whipped up, my hope is that we can all pause, reflect and be compassionate for the overall human experience in this country.
Healing relationships and healing this country hold some similarities; acknowledging pain, avoiding inflaming bad feelings with gloating and self-soothing feelings of hopelessness and despair will all be part of a process to give us a fighting chance for the nation to repair itself.  If we don’t take a healing approach, we are at

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