Rindie Eagle, MA, LPCC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
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Something really interesting happens when you’re forced to slow down.  One thing, you get creative.  Boredom can also stoke creativity.
As the new social distancing way of life rolls into the third week, I’m noticing myself doing things differently as I move around in my home.  The pressure to be anywhere isn’t there.  I’m taking my time to the dishes in the sink without preoccupation with the other things I should be doing.  Items on the bottom of my “I’d like to do that but I never get around to it” list, like art and baking, are actually happening.  And humor is more important to me than ever.  We all need it.
On Twitter, there is a hashtag making the rounds called #IsolationLife and people from all over the world are sharing things they are doing (or even thoughts they are having) while in self-quarantine.  It’s clear people are stretching themselves, finding silver linings, in contemplation and using loads of humor to get through this thing.
Enjoy some  #IsolationLife tweets (the second one is mine):
“Shaved the sides of my head, having a Britney moment.”
“I read a study about the benefits of doing art “even if you suck at it” so I drew the

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To say we are living in uncertain times is a massive understatement. I’ve been blessed to be on this earth now for 60 years, from the Vietnam War to 9/11 to the global financial crisis. I’ve lived through periods of tremendous change and turmoil in the world, at various moments in the history of society […]
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These are challenging times.  Most of you have had to redefine what’s “normal” as we practice social isolation to do our part to avoid the spread of COVID-19 / novel coronavirus.  Some of you are home with your partners and kids, challenged to be teachers as your children continue their schooling online.  In many of those cases you are trying to work at home too, if possible.  If your kids are younger, you may be trying to entertain them and create some semblance of order.  Some of you are without kids in the home but as a couple, individual or roommates, also trying to wrap your brain around your new temporary lives.
Some are highly stressed, worried about your health and the health of those you care about.  Others are also worried about finances.  Where will money come from if your place of work is now closed?  And if you are in a country where there is a literal lock down in effect, you are even further contained in what might be a small apartment, where you aren’t even allowed to leave without permission (to shop or essential needs only).
This global pandemic is a collective experience and indeed, we are all

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“I’ve found that spouses often feel more betrayed by emotional infidelity because it’s not just about sex. Emotional affairs are about an intimate relationship with someone outside the marriage. Learning to trust someone and be emotionally vulnerable after these affairs can be incredibly difficult. If only they had learned how to talk to their partner…
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In a time when “social distancing” to “flatten the curve” has literally hijacked life as we used to know it, it’s critical for our emotional health to stay upbeat whenever possible for what could be a long haul.
At the moment, though in this together collectively, we may have different coronavirus impact depending on where we live (the San Francisco Bay area, for example, has a mandatory shelter in place order).  Some of you may have kids at home that are doing some kind of online schooling (perhaps while you try to work if you’ve had the ability to do so remotely).  Others may still be going to work because your area has not been restricted yet or perhaps you are one who is considered an exception (in health care or other required social services).  And there are surely those who are terrified about fundamental needs and their economic survival if out of work during this pandemic.
One thing seems pretty clear.  It could be a while.  As we settle in inside to decrease the spread of COVID-19, now more than ever before in any of our lives is it important to stay connected with the people we care about and find

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Editor’s note: In honor of International Women’s month, we’re highlighting Miki Agrawal – a social entrepreneur who uses creativity and innovation to challenge the status quo, and change culture. She is relentlessly dedicated to creating sustainable impact, and disrupting the shame surrounding topics – and industries – that have been deemed taboo by many people. […]
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What is nepotism? Many small businesses tout themselves as “family-owned.” This description can often be synonymous with nepotism, or the act of hiring close friends and family members, and can have a negative connotation. However, there can be many benefits to hiring family in the workplace if you do it correctly. How hiring family members […]
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“Business is a sport for gladiators, not the faint of heart.”  The business world is a fast-paced, constantly changing arena – one where only the strongest gladiators survive. It takes a truly unique person to jump into this arena, confident and determined. That’s the American entrepreneur.  Robbins Research International took a deep dive into this […]
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We are extremely disappointed to announce that we have no choice but to postpone the Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within (UPW) event planned for Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 15, 2020 in San Jose, California. The governor of the state of California has recently declared a state of emergency and unfortunately, the SAP Center at […]
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At the grocery store yesterday, I noticed that people seem dazed.  I watched a shopper in the parking lot as she bewilderedly looked for her car (though I think we’ve all done that) and when I asked the store checker how she was, she paused and honestly said, “I don’t know.  It’s a weird time.”  She was a woman in her late 60’s and I wondered what she was worrying about; Her own health?  A loved ones health?  Whether she would have a job at the store if people were asked to socially isolate and no one was coming in?
This situation is even further unique in that it’s a collective worldwide experience.
So here we are.  We’re all in this together.  Aside from doing what you can do wash your hands frequently, disinfect your surroundings and possibly stock up some items in case social isolation is called for, there’s not much we can do other than do our best to work with our own personal anxieties.  This will not only be beneficial to YOU but to those you care about, especially if you have children.  Remember that emotions are also contagious.
9 Ways to Stay Calm when Things are Not Calm
1- Breathe. 

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