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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 the everyday type. Not necessarily the more intense 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…

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How Do Eating Disorders Develop?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | July 17, 2021 |

No one thing causes eating disorders to develop. It’s more like a perfect storm of genetics, biology, psychology, culture, and environment. Lots of factors merge together around the same time. Genetics is one of many factors in how eating disorders develop Genetics contribute for sure! In fact, they predispose individuals to eating disorders. Eating disorders…

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5 Tips For Happily Navigating Life As A Highly Sensitive Person

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | July 6, 2021 |

What is the #1 most important thing to know about how to happily navigate life as a Highly Sensitive Person? That’s an easy one to answer! To happily navigate life as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) you must first and foremost recognize you have the trait. Dr Elaine Aron, a pioneer in the HSP field,…

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How Social Media Affects Body Image For People Of All Ages

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | July 4, 2021 |

There are plenty of articles about the terrible ways social media affects body image for people of all ages. And for good reason. It’s true. Social media can be a huge body image killjoy. You probably already know this, firsthand. Especially if you identify as female. And because, the United States, like most Western countries,…

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What’s The Cure For Depression And Anxiety?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | June 25, 2021 |

Ever wonder about a cure for depression and anxiety? You should! Depression and anxiety are often misunderstood. And both are more common than you might think. Depression affects more than 16.1 million American adults age 18+ in a given year. Struggles with depression can develop at any age, yet 32.5 years old is the median…

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How To Know If Your Child’s Body Image Problems Are Cause For Concern

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | June 17, 2021 |

How do you know if your child’s body image problems are cause for concern? If you’re thinking, “Oh great! Now this to worry about?” I get it. Just what you need –yet another thing on the mile long list of concerns. Please don’t panic! At every phase of body image development, parents can do lots…

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Unexpected Challenges and Joys Of Being Married to a Highly Sensitive Person

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | June 12, 2021 |

Are you a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)? Or married to a Highly Sensitive Person? Either way, you’re a lucky duck! Especially when you understand what being an HSP means. Certainly the more you know about High Sensitivity, the more ease you’ll have navigating unexpected challenges. And enhancing unexpected joys. Don’t worry if you’re feeling frustrated…

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How To Avoid Burnout If You Have High-Functioning Anxiety And Depression

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | May 31, 2021 |

Anxiety, depression, and burnout zap the joy out of life. Sometimes they co-occur and may be hard to distinguish from one another. Avoiding burnout if you have high functioning (or not so high functioning) anxiety or depression can be extra tricky. Especially with overlapping signs and symptoms. And, because of anxiety and depression, your resilience…

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