Month: December 2020

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How To Live With A Highly Sensitive Person When You’re Sensitive Too

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | December 31, 2020 |

Whatever your age or relationship status, living with another person has its ups and downs. For Highly Sensitive People, living with anyone can be especially challenging – for either or both parties. You may think that you would automatically know how to live with a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) when you’re sensitive too. That may…

Graffiti of a black woman represents subtle risk factors for eating disorders

20 Subtle Warning Signs of Eating Disorders

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | December 31, 2020 |

Someone you love has been diagnosed with an eating disorder. You Monday morning quarterback and rack your brain. Would your loved one even have an eating disorder if you had known about subtle warning signs of eating disorders? Maybe. Maybe not. In any event, please do not take on the eating disorder as your fault.…

A Renaissance painting of a nude woman illustrates the idealized body of that time, suggesting that the ideal is always changing and making it difficult for anyone to actually achieve.

How To Break Free From Idolizing An Ideal Body Image

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | December 25, 2020 |

Most of us judge people by their appearance. And more specifically, by their weight. Weight stigma, weight bias, and weight discrimination are real. Even though we know we shouldn’t “judge a book by its cover”, we often do. Judgments can be so automatic that breaking free from idolizing body image ideals is challenging. Or maybe…

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5 Surprising Inspiring Facts About Anxiety and Depression

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | December 25, 2020 |

Did you know that anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem in America? About 40 million Americans have a diagnosed anxiety disorder. Depression is also common, affecting about 20 million adults in this country. Despite being so common, anxiety and depression aren’t often talked about. Here are some inspiring and surprising facts about…

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10 Risk Factors For Eating Disorders That Every Parent Needs To Know

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | December 24, 2020 |

Parents often blame themselves when their child has an eating disorder. Or they blame the child. The cause of eating disorders is way more complicated than faulting parents or the child. When parents know about risk factors for eating disorders, they recognize just how complex these disorders are. Risk factors for eating disorders come from…

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What It’s Like For Highly Sensitive People In An Insensitive World

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | December 20, 2020 |

What it’s like for Highly Sensitive People (HSP) in an insensitive world varies, from painful to blissful. One unfortunate commonality for Highly Sensitive People in an insensitive world is that big things and little things easily and often feel like “too much.” Western Culture in particular causes and reinforces that High Sensitivity is a bad…

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The 10 Most Surprising Effects Of Negative Body Image

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | December 8, 2020 |

Negative body image has some surprising effects. My definition of “body image” is the relationship you have with your body. Yes, relationship. The relationship I’m talking about includes your thoughts and feelings about your body, your perception of its size and shape, and behaviors you engage in or avoid as a result of this relationship.…

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3 Signs It’s Time For You To Seek Psychotherapy For Depression And Anxiety

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | December 6, 2020 |

How do you know if it’s time for you to seek psychotherapy for depression and anxiety? What are key signs for you that it’s time to get help for depression and anxiety? If you want to be in therapy, go ahead! For any reason! Just think about what you are looking for from therapy, and…

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