Month: January 2022

A photo of a girl with her hands covering her face, as she is laying down, representing signs of a eating disorder a parent should identify

The Big 5 Early Signs Of An Eating Disorder And The Many Ways They Show Up. A Must-Read For Every Parent!

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 22, 2022 |

Eating disorders are insidious. They hide behind social media, dating, fitness-conscious workouts, and bathroom doors. By the time parents catch on, the challenge of catching up can be overwhelming…and consequential. It’s therefore important – imperative, really – that all parents become educated about the early signs of an eating disorder.  Indicators of eating disorders are…

A couple walking on the beach, one of whom is a Highly Sensitive Person, and the other is dating the Highly Sensitive Person.

5 Things To Know About Dating A Highly Sensitive Person

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 19, 2022 |

Are you dating a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)?* If you suspect so, there are things to know that will make or break your relationship. Having a sense of these features in advance (or even during) is helpful. But lacking familiarity with the trait of High Sensitivity (HS) could wipe out your chances of a second…

A presumed HSP woman on teh rocks by the ocean gazing out and thrinking about the mangy beit of being an HSP

10 Almost Unbelievable Benefits Of Being A Highly Sensitive Person

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 19, 2022 |

Describing the many benefits of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) might come across as peddled optimism, especially if you are an HSP. Perhaps people have repeatedly told you you’re “so emotional,” “can’t take a joke,” or are just “tooo darn sensitive.”  As much as the judgmental lack of understanding stings, you’re not alone. Many…

A photo of a hand with multicolored sprinkles on each tip, representing someone who understands recovery from binge eating disorder

What Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Looks Like

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 14, 2022 |

Relationships are mysterious things. Even the obvious ones that define our commitments and priorities can be enigmatic. But there are relationships we often don’t recognize as “relationships,” despite their behavioral influence in our lives. Money, work, food, to name a few – they are all reflective messages of often confined emotions. Binge eating, for example,…

A headless photo of a woman holding a pocket book and dressed in a long coat, as if she is going to reveal how to improve body image

How To Improve Your Body Image

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 13, 2022 |

She wiggles and giggles and waves and kicks, catching fingers and toes for chewing as they pass her angelic face. She delights in the perfection of herself and the perfection of being alive. There is nothing to improve. “Body image,” in the purity of her infancy, isn’t something to be learned, let alone grappled with…

A photo of a plant, suggesting the answer to why am I so sensitive is because of the many delicate layers you have

Ask The Psychologist: “Why Am I So Sensitive?”

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 5, 2022 |

This world can be a cruel place for sensitive souls. It seems to struggle with its ability to balance progress with presence. And those who suffer the most are often those with the innate gifts capable of giving meaning to progress. To feel, to process, to act upon the call of compassion take time. And…

A pug in a yellow jacket and the legs of a owman in boots may suggest she is wondering when to consider counseling for depression and anxiety

How To Know When You Need Counseling For Depression And Anxiety

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 1, 2022 |

Feeling overwhelmed by life – unable to keep up, let alone meet society’s expectations for spirited ambition and perpetual “on-ness” – can be maddening, deflating, isolating. And, if you find yourself paralyzed by anxiety or slowly sinking under the weight of depression, you may begin to feel downright hopeless. You may be tempted to tough…

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