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How to Know if You’re a Highly Sensitive Person or a Sensitive Person?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | July 18, 2022 |

It’s a sensitive topic. Literally. And, if you consider yourself a sensitive person, you’ll want to be in on this discussion about how to know if you’re a Highly Sensitive Person or a sensitive person.  What you think you know about sensitivity may not be all there is to know about it. And what you…

a black and white photo of a woman with onely one side of her body shown, and partially at that. She is an example of how to know if inpatient care for eating disorders is needed.

How To Know When Eating Disorder Inpatient Treatment Is Required

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | July 18, 2022 |

More often than you might think, people with eating disorders don’t recognize or acknowledge they have a problem. They may be full-blown into eating disorder behaviors while turning a blind eye to how severely ill they are. . Getting treatment for an eating disorder, therefore, can be difficult. And recognizing when eating disorder inpatient treatment…

A salt shaker with salt symbolizing why you should take any advice about food that fights anxiety and depression with a grain of salt

Why You Should Take Any Advice About Foods That Reduce Anxiety And Depression With A Grain Of Salt

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | June 18, 2022 |

Foods you eat play a role in overall well-being. No newsflash there! But does what you eat affect mental health? And if so, how? Common beliefs certainly suggest a link between nutrition and mental health. But, there’s actually little scientific evidence for nutritional advice on mental health issues. That’s why you should take any advice…

The roots and bottom section of interestingly shaped trees metaphoritcally represent body image ideas of good and bad

What Is A Bad Body Image Really?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | June 13, 2022 |

Bodies are neither good nor bad. Body image, however, can’t say the same. Good, bad, or somewhere in between, body image isn’t really about your body at all. It’s about the thoughts, feelings, and perceptions you have about it. Positive thoughts and feelings? Good body image. Negative thoughts and feelings? Bad body image.  For most…

It’s Not (Only) About Beauty: The Damage Beach Body Images Do To ALL Of Us

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | June 5, 2022 |

You’ve probably heard the saying about beach body images. The one that goes like this: If you want a beach body, go to the beach. With your body. Now you have a beach body! Sigh. If only we were all socialized to feel that eeezy breezy. But we’re not. We feel self conscious. If we…

a phot of a sign that reminds us to be patient and that no everything in nature blooms right away. Just like a Highly Sensitive Person.

10 Super-Effective Highly Sensitive Person Coping Strategies Every HSP Needs To Know

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | May 29, 2022 |

The sensitive life is filled with dimension, vibrancy, and awareness. That’s why super effective Highly Sensitive Person coping strategies for every HSP to know are important to know. People destined from birth to live a life of High Sensitivity (HS) know, with or without labels, that there is something different in their makeup. Unflawed, yet…

A wooden model in a running position illustrating you should run if someone is touting a highly sensitive person treatment

6 Reasons You Should RUN From Someone Touting A Highly Sensitive Person “Treatment”

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | May 24, 2022 |

We humans tend to criticize, judge, and even flat-out reject what we don’t understand. We take comfort in norms, even as we delight in their departures. If you’re a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), you know where this is headed. Those who don’t understand you are usually the first trying to “fix” you with a Highly…

a young black boy showing male body image issues do not start off at a young age

Three Reasons Male Body Image Issues Aren’t Discussed As Frequently As Females’

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | May 13, 2022 |

Bikini-prepping, Keto dieting, scales, tape measures, photo filters, celebrity icons, and constant self-evaluation in the company of a mirror. We may know it’s not healthy, yet somehow society has developed a collective “not-surprised” numbness to girls and body image issues.  But what about guys?  Why don’t we hear about male body image issues the way…

How Effective Are Anti-Anxiety and Depression Meds?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | May 5, 2022 |

There’s a decision that millions of people have to make at a time when they have the greatest difficulty making decisions. The decision is more complicated than pondering how effective anti-anxiety and depression meds are. When anxiety and/or depression begins to slowly, pervasively suffocate the “life out of life,” people have to choose. Do I…

What Parents Must Know About Social Media and Body Image Research

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | April 25, 2022 |

Helicopter parents, listen up! You may risk hearing, “I hate you!” followed by a slamming door as your teenager storms away. But this is an important credential to add to your (so your child thinks) overprotective parenting resumé. Social media and body image research are on screen-time overdrive for kids. And you ought to be…

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