Rindie Eagle, MA, LPCC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
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Thanksgiving is a time of reflection and pause around gratitude, sharing this with the people closest to you.  Families come together from near and far to share meals, games, conversation, walks and other activities.  Many have the tradition of going around the table to express the things they are grateful for, which can include health, the food on the table and each other.
These practices are a wonderful way to slow down and be in the moment.  All of the usual things to honor on this day never get old but rather serve as important reminders before everyone slips back into their flurried lives.  And it feels like this Thanksgiving is particularly poignant after all that we as a society have gone through together.  Covid impact and the emotional drain of the political landscape over the last several years has been enormous.  Things have improved in so many wonderful ways, albeit concerns remain.
I’m a therapist who has worked with individuals and couples throughout the last almost two years, practically non-stop.  Much of the work, especially in the first year, was around themes related to the emotional and relational impact of Covid and political divisions.  Recently, the therapy topics are less directly

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I was struck by an opinion piece by CNN’s Chris Cillizza about his Covid anxiety and why it’s spiking now.  He talked about how his personal battles with health anxiety and compulsive behavior predating this pandemic are now exacerbated as he tries to navigate himself and his family through the complex intricacies of the moving target of Covid.
“I’m exhausted from the constant not knowing,” he says.  “Each new day feels like it brings a darkening prediction of what the future holds, and I’m tired. I am a creature of habit. I love knowing what the next day will bring. With the pandemic, it feels like the situation is changing by the hour.”
As a psychotherapist and human being with my own leanings towards anxiety, this resonates with me and know for many others too.  Everyone can relate to Covid “fatigue” but what Chris is talking about is different.   If you don’t have mental health vulnerability across the anxiety spectrum or a history of threats to your physical, emotional or psychological safety, you possibly don’t understand those who find themselves activated again now as we slog our way through Covid’s murky waters, this time with Omicron.
I’ve noticed that there can be a

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How many times have you made New Year resolutions? How many times have you actually seen them through? At the start of a new year, “resolution” is the word of the day, yet many of us struggle with giving a resolution meaning, much less making it stick. We seek out New Year resolution ideas, but […]
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Have you ever been to a nice restaurant, had a delicious dinner in a beautiful environment with great service, then received a bill that nearly made you fall out of your seat? How did that change your mood? Did you walk out of the restaurant raving about the experience or lamenting over the bill? Instead […]
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Office culture has undergone some major changes in the past two decades. Gone are cubicles, rigid 9-to-5 schedules and “climbing the ladder” of corporate structures. Open office layouts, flex hours, working from home and diplomatic corporate structures are the new normal in the white collar workplace. But there is one part of office culture that […]
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With time-honored traditions, festive lights and delicious food, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. But it can also be one of the most stressful. Family encounters may bring up challenging memories of the past. Gift-giving gets expensive. And sometimes, it feels like you’re running from one activity to the next […]
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The power of gratitude is proven to have a direct effect on our happiness, helping us to feel more fulfilled and turn obstacles into opportunities. But gratitude isn’t just positive thinking. It doesn’t mean covering up your emotions with platitudes and social media posts. It means learning how to live in gratitude each day, not […]
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Investing in employees has big benefits. When employees feel their contributions are recognized, they are more engaged. Engaged employees are more productive because they find their work fulfilling and rewarding. They are also less likely to quit, making employee appreciation an effective retention strategy. Creating a culture of gratitude in your workplace starts with being […]
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The gift of gratitude – the ability to find the blessing in every experience and show appreciation for it – is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. When we think about showing gratitude, we often think of creating the feeling of thankfulness within ourselves, whether we journal, practice priming or meditate. But […]
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Human emotions are one of the great gifts of life. Nothing in the history of humanity has had such an impact on world events. Emotions have started wars and ended them. Emotions cause people to do crazy things and they bring ultimate fulfillment. In all their power, it’s easy to think that human emotions are […]
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