How to overcome negative body image: Dr. Daniels’ top 3 suggestions

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 14, 2014 |

Both men and women suffer from body dissatisfaction, especially in Western culture. Here are some tips to improve body image: Notice what is RIGHT ​The NEGATIVITY BIAS many of us have means that when we look at ourselves in the mirror, we see flaws. Instead of focusing on perceived flaws, notice features that you like.…

Ortho what?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 10, 2014 |

People who obsess about food and have otherwise healthy eating may be suffering from “orthorexia nervosa,” a term that literally translates to “fixation on righteous eating.”  Orthorexia may begin as a well intentioned attempt to eat more healthfully, but the intention morphs into a  preoccupation with food quality and purity.  People with this condition become…

The Science of Happiness: The Big 7

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | November 7, 2013 |

Relationship.  People who have one or more close friendships are happier. The size of our network of close relationships does not seem to matter. What seems to make a difference is if and how often we spend time doing fun activities together and that we share our personal feelings with a friend or relative​​ Caring.  People…