Post – Pandemic Issues

Welcome to my Radiant Journey blog. I am so excited to have you join me! I am Rachel E. Ford, ThM of Radiant Journey to Wellness. I am a wife, mother, sibling, aunt, cousin, in-law & friend. I am a member of a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, multi-faith, multiply-abled family.

I am USAF Veteran, I worked in Health & Social Services for 30-years, retiring from Mental health in 2018. I have a degree in Human Services and a bachelor and master’s degree in Theology with an emphasis in Counseling

I have lived in or travelled to 6 Countries & 6 States.

Through the goodness in my life, I have survived trauma and tragedy, allowing me to through stronger than I ever imagined; these experiences allow me to live everyday with an incredible positive demeanor on my Radiant Journey.

My life experience, coupled with my education and career experience allow me to guide you through your own Radiant Journey to become your best self!

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Given the incredibly hectic pace of the 21st Century, especially the past two-years, many people feel they cannot find enough time to address their mental, physical, or Spiritual wellness until stress catches up – leaving you dazed and confused. Many people have access to some sort of mental health care, but not everyone or perhaps you are not comfortable with who your insurance or job wants them to seek support from- or they are receiving inadequate services given who they are. Staying well at this time in history will be easier if you have someone to guide you and to offer you unfettered support, allowing you to discover your own Radiant Journey. Please contact me for an Q & A so we can determine if I can offer you the support you need In the meantime, I would like to share some steps to alleviate stress until we can set up an appointment.

Alleviating Stress

Anyone can get run down with the hectic pace most teenagers and adults’ try to exist in. These tips can help you lessen your stress and heighten your potential on your Radiant Journey.

  1. Create a routine. If you get yourself in the habit in your life which includes working out, and sleeping at certain hours, it will be easier to fit in all the things you need to do in a day without feeling too stressed out.
  2. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Many people feel embarrassed or ashamed to ask for support with their emotional or mental health issues, but this is unnecessary as one in five Americans faces these treatable issues and you don’t have to deal with it alone. You can go to: and schedule a FREE Q & A to find out we can work together to calm your nerves and guide you to your Radiant Journey to your best self.

Learn how to politely assert yourself. Don’t let anyone make health, wellness, or Spiritual decisions for you that you feel uncomfortable with or disagree with. If you don’t want to eat that donut or have a drink, then don’t. If you need support making health or medical decisions I am here to support you. If you feel you need medication or counseling but those around you are telling you not to accept mental health support, know that you have someone to support you. If have decided a specific religious path is or is not for you, but those around you have differing, often argumentative opinions they are trying to push on you, know that you have someone who will support you. Contact Rachel at Radiant Journey to Wellness for a FREE Q & A or to set up an appointment.     [email protected]

I look forward to your questions, comments, and suggestions as we get to know one-another, so I may better serve you.

Peace, Rachel E. Ford, ThM                                                                                                          [email protected]

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