Month: January 2014

What are you practicing?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 26, 2014 |

Just like the piano teacher tells his students about playing piano, practice is the only way to get better at piano playing.The coach reminds her players to practice, practice, practice. Then there is that joke about Carnegie Hall. You know the one that goes something like this: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Answer:…

How to overcome negative body image: Dr. Daniels’ top 3 suggestions

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 14, 2014 |

Both men and women suffer from body dissatisfaction, especially in Western culture. Here are some tips to improve body image: Notice what is RIGHT ​The NEGATIVITY BIAS many of us have means that when we look at ourselves in the mirror, we see flaws. Instead of focusing on perceived flaws, notice features that you like.…

Ortho what?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 10, 2014 |

People who obsess about food and have otherwise healthy eating may be suffering from “orthorexia nervosa,” a term that literally translates to “fixation on righteous eating.”  Orthorexia may begin as a well intentioned attempt to eat more healthfully, but the intention morphs into a  preoccupation with food quality and purity.  People with this condition become…

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