A golden retriever puppy with a serious expression, as if she is wondering why you would have negative body image

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…

3 Signs It’s Time For You To Seek Psychotherapy For Depression And Anxiety

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | December 6, 2020 |

How do you know if it’s time for you to seek psychotherapy for depression and anxiety? What are key signs for you that it’s time to get help for depression and anxiety? If you want to be in therapy, go ahead! For any reason! Just think about what you are looking for from therapy, and…

10 Things All Parents Must Know About The Prevention Of Eating Disorders (& Overcoming Them)

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | November 29, 2020 |

A family of 6 and their golden retriever are enjoying time together, which is an important part of prevention of eating disorders and other mental health problems.

A young girl sticking her tongue out as she understands her characteristics as a Highly Sensitive Person.

4 Amazing and Powerful Characteristics of a Highly Sensitive Person

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | November 24, 2020 |

If you are a Highly Sensitive Person, and you know it, clap your hands. The amazing and powerful characteristics of a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) ARE celebration – worthy. Your nervous system is highly attuned and your perception is heightened. Your senses are turbocharged simply by nature. You are among the 15% of the population…

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

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | November 11, 2020 |

If  you have a problem with your shoulder, heart, or other body part, you probably seek medical care. Or at least know you could or should. But what if the problem is your body image, i.e. your relationship with your body? How do you know if body image therapy is right for you? Body Image…

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…

Woman sitting outside wrapped in blanket feeling gratitude for overcoming an eating disorder.

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…

Happy HSP couple in the ocean who have discovered how to deal with a highly sensitive person.

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…