Rindie Eagle, MA, LPCC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
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Healing from the trauma of an affair is rarely easy, and it’s rarely straightforward. However, I’ve worked with many couples in counseling who have come back from the devastation of infidelity to rebuild a strong marriage/relationship, so I know it is possible. If you’re on the road to affair recovery, one thing that’s important to keep in mind is that seeming “backsliding” doesn’t mean that you’re not making progress. Indeed, despite how frustrating or unexpected that apparent regression can be, sometimes it means that you’re further along than you think. Let me explain…
I’ve previously written on the early stages of recovering from an affair, but this time I’d like to talk about a common problem often encountered further along the path. When we are deeply wounded by a person who has been hugely important in our life and who remains in our life after the wounding, we need to find a way to protect our emotional center while we heal. That protection requires us to be less vulnerable with our partner, a state of being that’s understandable and useful when coping with the shock and pain of an affair, but a state that we will outgrow when we’re ready for

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I have to admit, when I first got married I had this false idea that we were going to be in marital bliss for the rest of our lives. I believed that all of our problems would just fade away and that I would finally live the life I’ve always wanted. This was not always…
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Tony was invited to address over 32,000 entrepreneurs and business owners in direct marketing from around the world at the Lyconet Elite Seminar in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The three-day conference brings together the world’s top network marketers to share strategies, insights and motivation to continue to achieve more in their businesses. Tony spoke to the crowd […]
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Tetelestai. The last word that Jesus spoke before dying on the cross means, “It is finished.” The atoning work of Christ is complete. Our immense debt to God is paid in full. While Jesus was hanging on a cross outside Jerusalem, a thick curtain was hanging inside the Jewish temple. This ornate veil marked a…
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“God is an awesome, amazing, miracle working God and we are a Supernatural people.” —Brian O’Donnell The word Supernatural is defined as: “a manifestation or event attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature… unnaturally or extraordinarily great” Marriage, purely by definition, is beyond scientific understanding, unnatural and extraordinary, therefore, marriage…
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Authenticity in your daily living is a sweet congruence of your beliefs, values and actions.  Your inner world and outer world align and there is a synchronicity or balance between who you truly are as an individual and how you conduct yourself in your life.  You are not bound by any narratives around how you “should” be but rather you live a reflection of you at your inner most core.
Ah, it sounds very peaceful doesn’t it?  Why would we all not be living in a blissful state of authenticity where we could be free to be ourselves?  Not everyone has the insight, awareness, tools and drive to seek an authentic life and there are good reasons for this. But it is an excellent goal to work towards.
Consider the following signs of living authentically and honestly reflect upon whether they exist in your life.  Maybe there are a few you can begin to integrate?
Authentic Life

You know yourself deeply; your wounds, strengths, vulnerabilities and successes.
You have worked through or are working through your stuff to be as clear as possible about who you truly are.
You take time to reflect and re-assess what’s important to you and realign if needed.
You seek to connect

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I have been doing a lot of reflecting lately. With a newborn in the house, a toddler running around, and a home-buying process in full swing, things have been challenging in a new way. Whilst thinking about the many changes, obstacles, and unforeseen challenges we have faced over the last few months, I felt the…
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Cecily Mak shares her personal journey and paradigm shift around the role of alcohol in her life.
“Whatever you do, don’t tell people you don’t drink. They’ll think you’re weird.”
Last night I attended an international boarding school reunion at a lovely rooftop venue on Park Avenue in New York City. I was among approximately 75 people of many ages, diverse backgrounds, and exotic nationalities, our experiences at a Swiss boarding school at some point in the last seven decades being the thread that tied us all together. I attended the reunion alone and knew nobody.
It’s always interesting to experience these types of events as a non-drinker. Whether it is a professional networking happy hour, a school fundraiser, a milestone celebration, or any of the many other types of professional or social gatherings comprised of mostly strangers there to meet, connect, exchange, possibly meet again, alcohol is almost always the common theme. Let’s face it: Alcohol is an excellent lubricant. A drink or more makes these events easier and often more fun. Our inhibitions lessen. We’re less intimidated by the unknown. We’re more likely to introduce ourselves, open up, share contact information, and sometimes more.
I’ll admit it: Though I still enjoy them,

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Physical intimacy in your relationship doesn’t have to be boring – even if you’ve been married for decades! But if you find yourself getting tired of the same old routine or you’re just looking to heighten the passion you already feel for one another, read on.
Being intimate with our partners is one of the biggest ways we connect on both a physical and emotional level. The oxytocin released during sex is responsible for bonding, building trust between partners, and lowering stress.
Whether you want something sweet and romantic or X-rated and naughty, these 5 tips are sure to spice up your sex life.
1) Do Something Different
One naughty way you can spice up your sex life is to be brave and try something different, and we don’t mean get-frisky-in-the-car different. We mean get entirely out of your comfort zone. This might make you feel awkward at first, but the thrill you’ll get from trying something new and naughty will outshine any temporary discomforts.

Say it. Dirty talk is a great option for spicing things up. Send your spouse a scandalous text telling them all the things you want to do to them when you get home or engage in some dirty-talk during sex.
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This article was written for the Tony Robbins blog by Raegan Moya-Jones, founder of aden + anais, and is inspired by content contained in her new book, What it Takes: How I Built a $100 Million Business Against the Odds. One of the most common tropes of the successful entrepreneur is that you must quit […]
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