Month: March 2014

I got this!

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | March 31, 2014 |

My yoga teacher shared a story last week that I love.His five year old son recently went cross country skiing for the first time.The boy loved it!His dad noticed that whenever his son fell down, his son talked aloud to himself.The words he spoke were enthusiastic, joyous, and confident.“He’s down, but he is back up!”“You got…

Surf’s Up

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | March 28, 2014 |

Feelings are natural. Feelings are normal.Some are easier to recognize, regulate, and tolerate than others.Most of us can easily list the feelings we like, and the feelings we would rather avoid.  Who wouldn’t choose joy over anxiety? The perennial pursuit of enjoyable feelings and avoidance of unpleasant feelings are what fuel addictions, overeating, and mindless…

ARFID: Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | March 20, 2014 |

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) has replaced Feeding Disorder of Infancy and Early Childhood.The DSM-Vis the manual used for diagnosing psychiatric problems. It stands for The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition.  The Fifth edition has been out since May 2013 and includes changes to how eating disorders are categorized and diagnosed. This post will address one of…

Are you Authentically you, in Relationship?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | March 15, 2014 |

Note: I originally wrote this article as a guest blogger for the blog “”How to be Your Authentic Self in a Relationship Being your ‘Authentic Self’ can be difficult. Being in a relationship can be difficult. Put the two together, and you have a real challenge on your hands! What/Who is your Authentic Self? There…

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