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8 Body Image Quotes And Sayings That Will Help You Fall In Love With Your Body Again

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | September 20, 2021 |

Body image is complicated. Rarely is there anyone over age 4 or so who loves her body. That is so sad; none of us is born hating our body. And even through early stages of life, we revel in our fingers and toes. And in our body as a whole. Chubby babies are considered “so…

Why So Many People Wonder, “Are Highly Sensitive People Psychic?”

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | September 16, 2021 |

If you’re a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), you’ve probably had the experience of sensing something was about to happen before it did. Or of feeling people’s energy or mood. Maybe even when they themselves were unaware of their own emotions. It’s no surprise people have wondered if you, a Highly Sensitive Person, are psychic. Whether…

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4 Tips For Managing Depression And Anxiety You Can Use For A Flare Up

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | September 13, 2021 |

Never in the history of managing depression and anxiety has anyone benefitted from being told to ‘just snap out of it.” Or “just relax!” Depression and anxiety can spiral to the point where they feel unbearable. But to expect a person to be able to “snap out of it” is not realistic. Or helpful. If…

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5 Things You Need To Know About Treatment Options For Eating Disorders

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | September 9, 2021 |

Looking into treatment options for eating disorders for yourself or someone you love can be overwhelming. Even knowing where to start is challenging. In fact, a recent Google search for “treatment options for eating disorders” yielded 11,800,000 results. You read that correctly – over 11 million results. As hard as it has been for you…

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11 Empowering and Inspirational Quotes for Depression and Anxiety

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | August 23, 2021 |

If you have depression and anxiety you’re probably looking for ways to feel less alone. While there is no magic quote that will make depression and anxiety vanish, sometimes quotes can shift your perspective enough that you start to feel better. With that in mind, these empowering and inspirational quotes for depression and anxiety can…

How to Overcome Poor Body Image and Body Dissatisfaction

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | August 19, 2021 |

Tips for how to overcome poor body image and body dissatisfaction tend to be generic. Or at least limited. Suggestions such as valuing what is inside and not just what you look like on the outside. Focusing on what your body can do instead of how it looks. Or that how you look is not…

A woman peering through leaves of a branch appears depressed and anxious, as if looking to better understand what her diagnoses mean.

What It REALLY Means If You’ve Been Diagnosed With Anxiety or Depression

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | August 19, 2021 |

Have you been diagnosed with Anxiety or Depression? If so, now you know that what you’re feeling has a name. You also know you aren’t alone. It is an actual ‘thing’. And maybe, just maybe, there is a silver lining. A diagnosis of Anxiety and/or Depression is increasingly common. Especially post global pandemic. But what…

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4 Tips For Highly Sensitive People To Be Less Reactive To Life’s Ups & Downs

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | July 25, 2021 |

Life is filled with ups and downs for everyone. Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) tend to feel ups and downs even more intensely than people who are not Highly Sensitive. Tips to be less reactive to life’s ups and downs can help. Reactivity isn’t a bad thing. It can make life more stressful, though and is…

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Why Are Some People Highly Sensitive & Most Aren’t?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | July 18, 2021 |

Ever wonder why some people are Highly Sensitive, but most people are not? Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) are born that way. Highly Sensitive. High Sensitivity is not a disorder. Nor is it an attempt to be dramatic or to get attention. It’s a trait in the same way eye color is a trait. HSPs’ nervous…

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6 Steps for Healing Anxiety and Depression

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | July 18, 2021 |

Ever wonder what steps to take to heal anxiety and depression? The kind of anxiety and depression I’m focusing on here is not the everyday type, but the kind that is diagnosable.  Let’s start with the fundamentals. Anxiety and depression are feelings. Feelings exist in the body. As humans, most of us believe we’re cognitive,…

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