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9 Things To Recognize About Your Spouse If You’re Married To A Highly Sensitive Person

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | February 5, 2021 |

If you’re married to a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), you’re a lucky spouse. Why? Because your partner is one of the universe’s deep feelers and thinkers. And “noticers” of subtleties. Maybe her uniqueness attracted you. Or her deep reflections, appreciation of nature, and delight in delicious food. Regardless, there are unique things to recognize about…

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Suffering From Depression And Anxiety? 25 Things To Help You Start Feeling Better

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 24, 2021 |

Depression zaps you of joy and energy. Anxiety keeps you on edge. At some point, we all struggle with some form of depression and anxiety. Emotions are part of being human. If you are suffering from depression and anxiety, you may wonder if there are things you can do to help you start feeling better.…

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How To Tell If Your Son Is Struggling With Male Body Image Issues

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 24, 2021 |

Body image issues are common and not just “a female thing”. Boys and men have body image problems too. Male body image issues can be harder to identify than females’. So how can you tell if your son is struggling with male body image issues? And what do you do? Let’s back up and talk…

How To Begin Overcoming Negative Body Image And Eating Disorders

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 21, 2021 |

“Oppression spares no body. Injustices are both systemic and intimate, taking root in the flesh.” –Mary Watkins You’re thinking it’s time to begin overcoming negative body image and eating disorders. But you aren’t 100 percent certain. And you’re not even sure it is possible. That’s ok. You can still move forward to improve your relationship…

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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…