Dr. Elayne Daniels

How To Tell If You Have An Eating Disorder

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 18, 2023 |

Diagnosing an eating disorder is hard. Symptoms are hidden, by design. And you can’t tell just by looking at someone if they have an eating disorder. So then how do you know if someone has an eating disorder? For that matter, how can you tell if you have an eating disorder? Let’s be honest. Denial…

5 Pieces Of Sound Advice For Highly Sensitive People From A Successful Highly Sensitive Person

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 16, 2023 |

When you’re in the minority or have needs beyond the familiarity of most, where do you go for advice? For Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) looking for sound advice, this isn’t a rhetorical question. It’s a real-life dilemma. If your answer is to go to an expert, we’re on the same page. Dr Elaine Aron isn’t…

The Latest Findings In Body Image Research & How They Can Help You Fall In Love With Your Body

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 1, 2023 |

Times change. People change. Bodies change. But interestingly, findings from body image research haven’t changed much in the past 30 years. Sadly, the common thread of impossible beauty standards still stitches its way through the world’s many cultures. And people still struggle to like, let alone love, what they see in the mirror. In the…

20 Famous Highly Sensitive People

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | December 26, 2022 |

We love genius in all its forms. And we are, as a species, often selfish, short-sighted, and without boundaries when it comes to it. We want the products of that genius – quickly, consistently, perfectly. But we too often fail to acknowledge the source — and price — of that genius. We gravitate toward famous…

16 Eating Disorder Behaviors Every Parent Should Be Able to Recognize

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | December 21, 2022 |

Parenthood, by its very nature, opens the floodgates of attention to issues and responsibilities you may never consider otherwise. Car seats, potty-training schedules, childproofing everything in your home, monitoring social media activity – the list grows as your child grows. So don’t despair of your parenting skills if “researching eating disorder behaviors” doesn’t top your…

Take this Body Image Questionnaire and Discover How You Can Love Your Body More

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | December 17, 2022 |

What does Albert Einstein have to do with body image? Perhaps not so much in the direct sense. But, as one revered for his astronomical mind and theories, he favored insatiable curiosity and great questions over the presumption of absolutes. A body image questionnaire, then, if composed of key questions, could lead the open-minded, curious…

6 Or More Signs You Could Be Dealing With A Highly Sensitive Person

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | December 13, 2022 |

What is he seeing that I’m not seeing? Why did she get so emotional at the movie? Why does he overthink everything? How on earth does she just know that? No doubt you’ve pondered moments like these with certain people in your life, never guessing that these are signs you could be dealing with a…

Why CBT For Eating Disorders Works Well For HSPs

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | November 12, 2022 |

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a highly effective psychological treatment approach. It’s considered the gold standard for treating eating disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, insomnia, and many other psychological conditions and illnesses. This discussion is about why CBT for eating disorders works well for Highly Sensitive People (HSPs). Let’s start with the basics. What…

AMA: What Exactly Is The Brain Difference Of Highly Sensitive People?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | October 27, 2022 |

We’re all different, each and all uniquely our own. And yet, we find connection and sense of place in those moments of sameness, consistency, and mutual recognition. And so it is with a unique segment of the population known as Highly Sensitive. Different from the majority. Recognizable precisely for their differences. And, because of more…

AMA: Can A Highly Sensitive Person Change?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | October 21, 2022 |

Who are you? What defines you? What immutable characteristics make you “who you are”? And do you believe you can change more than what you do and actually change who you are? The examination is important, not just for understanding and accepting yourself, but for shaping the way you understand and accept others. Those who…

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​Here I get real on body image, eating, sex, yoga and more. Sometimes the topics are more random. All relate to psychology (after all, I am a psychologist!)             --Dr.D