Dr. Elayne Daniels

How Can Listening To Music (and Lyrics) Benefit Highly Sensitive People? 

There are songs that play their way into our memory with such determination that one or two opening notes are enough to introduce them. Two syllabic, droning notes (dun dun…dun dun) can make us turn our heads to scan for shark fins. And the opening chord of a favorite song can generate a swell of […]

7 Tips On How To Prevent Eating Disorders In The Next Generation

So let’s say a blockbuster movie featured a villain that siphoned over 3 million healthy life years from humanity every year. Who would be the protagonist? If that villain robbed its victims of quality of life, and even offspring, who would provide hope? (Stay with me, here. This really does have to do with how […]

Can Animals Be Highly Sensitive?

Catfish, platypus, elephant, Planet of the Apes. Oh, and Homo sapiens. No, this isn’t Final Jeopardy. The question regards high sensitivity. If humans can be highly sensitive, can animals be highly sensitive, too? Since the mid-1990’s, high sensitivity in humans has been widely researched (thank you, Dr. Elaine Aron) and brought to the forefront of […]

Why You Shouldn’t Praise Weight Loss

“You’ve lost weight!” “You look fantastic!” “Wow, you’re so skinny now!” “How did you do it?” You pour on what you’re convinced are the ultimate compliments, never considering that praising weight loss isn’t the kindness you think it is. But, wait, how can that be? Everyone likes the positive strokes of weight loss praise. Don’t […]

Which Home Remedies For Depression And Anxiety Work?

We all want ways to feel better — physically and emotionally — without falling down the rabbit hole of medical and pharmaceutical care. But that means taking initiative and playing an active role in our own health, often with the help of home remedies. For depression and anxiety, the remedies usually involve behavior and lifestyle […]

The 8 Most Beautiful & Inspiring Poems About Body Image

I want to talk to the body-haters out there. Look in the mirror, then fill in the blank: “I hate my…..” What body part du jour grabbed your disapproval this time? Your thighs? Hips? Stomach? Butt? Chin? Neck? Cultivating love for your own body is easier said than done and takes more than cliché affirmations […]

5 Things To Know About Tapping For Anxiety and Depression

People are always seeking ways to better manage anxiety and depression. After all, medicines don’t always work, and they have side effects that often out-maneuver their efficacy. Also, psychotherapy may not be your cup of tea. That’s where the technique of tapping (also known as Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT) for anxiety and depression comes […]

How HSPs Tend to Deal with an Eating Disorder Diagnosis (And What They Need To Do Instead)

Eating disorders are complicated in origin, presentation, and treatment. Observers see the physical and behavioral effects, if anything at all. But those who suffer, with or without an eating disorder diagnosis, have a complex mental and psychological experience that others don’t see.  For Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) with an eating disorder, everything about the experience […]

11 Most Effective Apps For Anxiety And Depression

“There is an app for that” is a phrase Apple trademarked in 2010. And it’s so catchy that it’s often parodied in the media. Almost 15 years later, here we are with apps for just about everything: apps for stores, apps for paying bills, even apps for anxiety and depression. You heard correctly: apps for […]