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How To Know If Body Image Therapy Is Right For You?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | November 11, 2020 |

A woman is in a hammock with her legs hanging over one side, seemingly happy in her relaxed body.

A woman wearing a red hat and holding her hand up to stop the physical symptoms of anxiety and depression.

How To Keep The Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety And Depression From Derailing Your Life

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | November 1, 2020 |

There is nothing wrong or unnatural about feeling anxious or depressed. If you are a human being, you inevitably experience anxiety and depression.  That is life. Anxiety and depression have physical symptoms associated with them. Knowing how to keep the physical symptoms of anxiety and depression from derailing your life is an important part of well…

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How to Overcome an Eating Disorder When You Are Not Even Sure You Have One

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | October 15, 2020 |

Acknowledging you have an eating disorder is hard. Even if you know the facts.  So then how do you overcome an eating disorder when you are not even sure you have one? Complicating this process even more is that a person with an eating disorder rarely recognizes the dangerousness of the symptoms. Head’s up: Expect…

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

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | September 21, 2020 |

Ever wonder how to deal with a highly sensitive person? A great majority of suggestions out there work – if you’re not highly sensitive too. If you’re highly sensitive, knowing how to deal with another highly sensitive person can be …. challenging. It can be confusing when it comes to understanding what you’re bringing to…

5 Subtle Signs you Have Poor Body Image

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | September 7, 2020 |

In a perfect world, poor body image would not exist. An article about subtle signs you have poor body image would be silly. Or at least of little interest. The world we live in is not perfect. (Newsflash, right?) Historically, there have always been people (mostly women) dissatisfied with their body.  And, cultural definitions of the…

Four Breathing Exercises for Anxiety and Depression

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | August 29, 2020 |

How can something as easy as breathing exercises for anxiety and depression be helpful? Almost sounds too good to be true, right? Well, first, keep in mind the utterly amazing fact that your body automatically knows how to inhale and exhale. Even when you are asleep.  Breathing is one of many cool things your body…

10 Surprising Things All Eating Disorders Have in Common

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | August 24, 2020 |

What images come to mind when you think of all eating disorders? How about when you think about what they have in common?  Perhaps you think of a skinny white teenager? Or a young, rich woman purging? And/or a middle aged woman in a large body eating from ice cream cartons and potato chip bags? …

Highly sensitive woman practicing self-care with her dog on a trail.

Four Reasons Highly Sensitive Person Self-Care Takes More Effort Than it Does For Everyone Else

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | August 3, 2020 |

Highly Sensitive People (aka HSPs) feel the world deeply. They are born with a nervous system wired to be super attuned and responsive.  If you are a highly sensitive person, self-care is critical because everyday life can be draining. You need self-care to refuel so you can make best use of the unique gifts of…

How Your Negative Body Image Is Hurting Your Sex Life

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | March 7, 2020 |

Experts suggest you “embrace your Inner Sex Goddess” as if it were an easy thing to do. Even if you are well aware your negative body image is hurting your sex life, there is no on or off switch to change how you feel. Especially if all you can think about is how “disgusting” your…

Wabi-sabi: Beauty of Imperfection

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 31, 2020 |

Is Wabi-sabi the same as Wasabi, the horseradishy condiment? Nope! Wabi-sabi is an ancient Asian philosophy centered on simplicity. It focuses on acceptance of life as is. It celebrates the beauty of things that are imperfect, temporary, and incomplete. It finds beauty in things that are modest and humble and unconventional. It is present-oriented. It…