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How To Heal From 3 Heartbreaking Side Effects Of Eating Disorders

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 14, 2021 |

Eating Disorders are serious illnesses that squeeze joy and ease out of your life. They take a huge toll on your body and mind and can shorten life span. Despite how damaging the effects can be, you can heal from most of the heartbreaking side effects of eating disorders. Consequences of eating disorders vary, depending…

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How To Manage Being A Highly Sensitive Person In A Highly Unsettled World

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 10, 2021 |

The world will always be unsettled. One of the best ways to manage being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) in a highly unsettled world is to change the way YOU think of the High Sensitivity trait. By thinking of the trait differently, you’ll interact more effectively in the world. And maybe even feel empowered along…

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Why Loving Someone With Anxiety And Depression Can Make You Depressed (& How To Stay Healthy)

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 1, 2021 |

To watch someone you love suffer is painful – whether the suffering is physical or mental, or a combination. When someone you love has anxiety and depression, you may feel particularly helpless and wonder how to offer support. Especially because their pain is not visible in the way it would be with a physical wound…

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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…

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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.…

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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. For the sake of this discussion, “body image” refers to 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…